Sunday, June 7, 2015

Happy days! Stamping for a few fun people!

Every once in a while, I get asked to do something and I get really excited about the project that I know it will result in.  Sometimes, its attending a 1 year old's birthday party, sometimes it's creating a card for a great cause or special person!  Here are a few of the cards I've completed the last week or so, all of which, got me really excited to do!

A little over a week ago, one of my friends since high school had a huge landmark, her adorable son, Kaleb turned 1!  He is one of the HAPPIEST babies I have ever been lucky enough to know.  

His party was Mickey Mouse themed, which you KNOW I was excited about.  I came up with an adorable little card featuring Mickey Mouse!  I have over the last couple of years, been gathering Disney stamps (they're hard to come by!) but this one seemed perfect to me. I colored Mickey up using my Stampin' Up Blendabilities. 

The letters were a new acquirement, I had to stamp each one individually so it ended up looking handmade, but it is so I'm still happy.

I used Mickey Mouse colors for the cardstock to pull it all together and this ended up being my little pal's birthday card from Auntie Disney! 

My next exciting project was a retirement card for a member of the Orlando Fire Department who has been with them for 27 years (WOW!)  For this card, I 
found a fantastic set of digital stamps on Etsy (after searching for the right one for hours!) I ended up blowing the truck up MUCH larger than 
I intended, but I love how it looks!  I colored it up using my Stampin' Up Blendabilities & Copic alcohol markers.  To make the windows and the light really POP, I hit them with my Stampin' Up Crystal Effects, then at the last minute used it on the ladder too so it stood out from the paper.

My friend requested I use the OFD Maltese (funny story there, long story short, it's not a dog, it's their logo haha!)  That I shrunk so that I could make it legible but work well on the card.

I had planned on using the word "Congratulations" as the sentiment, but when I pulled out my favorite congrats set, Bravo by Stampin' Up, I say that "Woo-Hoo!" and knew it was the one!  It pops off the old designer paper from Stampin' Up! that I love.  I put it all together on some Crumb Cake Cardstock from Stampin' Up!  This is one of my favorite colors to use as a base because it's so easy to pair with everything, it is just rustic enough to add depth but not too flat!

My most recent project was a last minute birthday card for a friend to send to a friend!  Again, the Disney stamps, I've collected and ADORE.  The birthday girl LOVES classic Mickey (who doesn't??) For the balloons, I used Stampin' Up! embossing powders in Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Iridescent Ice & Gold (it's like magic!) They are on SU Pacific Point cardstock.
I used my SU Blendabilities to color up the sitting Mickey and dimensionals to make him POP after I fussy cut him and mounted him on SU Melon Mambo cardstock.   I carried the Melon Mambo into the card base and the pop up for the sentiment!  I used my Decorative Label Punch to give the sentiment a pretty display.

I'm sure you can tell, I'm starting to get a little brain fuzzy, it's dinner time and I've had a long day.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  Make sure you stop by my Stampin' Up! website to shop the new catalog and get yourself some new goodies!

~R. Winn
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