Category Archives: birthday cards

The Willow-Wren and the Bear

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The challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp is to get inspiration from a Fairy Tale or Nursery Rhyme. When I was teaching, I loved to read Fairy Tales by the Grimm Brothers to my students and The Willow-Wren and the Bear was one of my favorites.  

So, I had to use my Bird Builder Punch once again! (If you are new to my website and you look around, you will see that I love birds!) The Early Espresso Card Stock represents the bear, the red button-the fox, the vintage trim – the queen, and the bird-the King of the Birds. I even used a fancy flourish to represent the kingdom. I’ve made cards like this before in different colors, but this one is my favorite because there’s an underlying story behind it! Hope you like it as much as I do. this was such a fun challenge!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Terry



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Challenges, Challenges!

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All week I’ve been doing challenges on different websites.  This card is for Unscripted Sketches Challenge #125.

You all know how much I love the Bird Builder Punch! So here it is again. This time I’m using Peach Parfait Card Stock and Peach Parfait Designer Series Paper. I love this color, too! I embossed the paper with the Finial Press Embossing Folder and also used the Modern Label Punch.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

Maine Special! $$$$

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I’m having so much fun in Maine, I thought I’d add a special to my Ribbon Share (we only need 1 more person for the ribbon share!) and the Stampin’ Up! Paper buy-3-get-1-free special!
Until the end of the Summer Mini Catalog Sales Period (Aug. 31st) I’m offering 20% off all the stamp sets in this mini catalog. Most of them are not included in the 2011-2011 Idea Book and Catalog! So, get them now by looking through the catalog (see the Summer Mini Button in the right column), writing down the wood mount or clear mount ID number, and emailing or calling me with your order! YOU CANNOT GET THIS DISCOUNT THROUGH MY STAMPIN UP WEB SITE!   Here are some cards made using some of the stamp sets.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

Delicate Doilies

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Here is a card made with “Delicate Doilies”(122590 or 122592), a new stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog. The new catalog came out on July 1st, and is full of new stamp sets, colors, and ideas. When people think of a catalog, they usually think it’s full of things a company wants to sell. While the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog has many fabulous things to buy, it is also chock-full of card, scrapbooking, and other paper craft ideas. It’s a wealth of inspiration! If you don’t have one yet, but would like one, get one free with your $60.00 order by emailing or calling me and I will send one to you; or click on the “Order Stampin’ Up! On-line” button in the right hand column and you can order one for $9.95 (125856).

Anyway, back to the card. I stamped one of the large doily stamps with Tempting Turquoise, Bravo Burgundy, and Peach Parfait and a smaller doily stamp with Wisteria Wonder randomly on Whisper White Card Stock. The Whisper White Card Stock was then embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976) and the Big Shot. I love what this embossing folder does to the card stock…It gives it an almost cloth-like feel.

I used another new item, the Lace Ribbon Border Punch (122362) to punch a strip of Peach Parfait Card Stock and adhered it across the card front after I wove white ribbon through some of the openings. The greeting is also stamped in Tempting Turquoise and punched out with the Modern Label Punch (119849). The birthday cake was stamped in Peach Parfait and punched with the 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle (119854), which was adhered onto the 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle (118874) with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and then to the card front. (The two scallop circle punches layer perfectly!) The card front was adhered to a panel of Tempting Turquoise and the to a card made out of Whisper White Card Stock. Hope you like it!

Please leave me a comment…I love reading them! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

Delicate Doilies

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My first order from the new 2011-2012 Stampin” Up! Idea Book and Catalog arrived last week and one of the stamp sets I purchased was the Delicate Doilies Set (122592). This set comes with 4 beautiful doily stamps. This is my first card using one of the them and I love the background it made! I stamped the doily randomly on a piece of Whisper White Card Stock with Versa Mark and embossed all the images with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109133). I adhered the panel to a card made from Riding Hood Red Card Stock.

I stamped the cake image (retired) twice, once on a 2 x 2 3/4 piece of Whisper White CS and once on a scrap. The image on the scrap of Whisper White was colored, cut out, and adhered over the cake image on the panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a square, black brad to each corner of the panel and then it was then adhered to a piece of Riding Hood Red CS with more Dimensonals.

Another piece of Riding Hood Red was punched with the Scallop Edge Punch and piece of black ribbon was added. It was adhered to the side of the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The greeting (from another retired stamp set) was stamped on Riding Hood Red Ink and punched out with the Decorative Label Punch. (I’m so glad this punch is in the new catalog! I use it all the time.)

To purchase any of the products used to make this card, just click on the “Order Online” button in the right column.

Let me know what you think! Terry

Funky Folds Card

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This flower image is from the Fabulous Florets Stamp Set which will be available in the new Summer Mini Catalog. The Mini Catalog sales period runs from May 1 – August 31, 2011. The stem is from the Awash With Flowers Stamp Set. The image was stamped in VersaMark and embossed in gold.

Please leave me a comment…I love reading them! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

Orlando Regional Swap

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This is a card front I made for the Orlando Regional SUDSOL Swap.  I could only find two of the members, so I ended up swapping with other Stamp’ Up! Demonstrators.  Next year I plan on making a lot more card fronts than I did this time.  Practically everyone wanted to swap and I ran out before the end of the day.  I received some gorgeous card fronts in exchange for mine… These ladies are so creative!
I also got to meet some of my upline members.  It was nice!  Hopefully, next year my downline members will be able to go with me.  I had so much fun! 
Please leave me a comment…I love reading them and if you haven’t become a follower yet, now is the perfect time to do it! 
Thanks for stopping by!  Terry