petal pizzazz April sure does have a lot of birthdays around here! Does your family have one month that has a lot of birthdays all lumped together? It's months like these that I'm glad I've stashed away some birthday cards, but I know that I need to get started on more!

I really liked this card I made for a friend's daughter's birthday just after I started as a demonstrator. I really like the colours and the background of the card. And the paper piercing, okay well I really like all of it! I've just changed up the flower colours and used a different stamp set too.

Stamp Sets: Petal Pizzazz, Short and Sweet
Inks: So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive
Paper: So Saffron, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, glitter, scallop circle punch

Happy Birthday Mom!

April 08, 2009 in ,

This is not the actual birthday card that my mom received, but it is her birthday today! Lately I've been trying to stock up on birthday cards, April always has so many of them. My supply has started to dwindle and so this card was made.
Stamps: Embrace Life, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Riding Hood Red, So Saffron
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron
Accessories: Riding Hood Red button - Button Bouquet, White taffeta ribbon, 1-3/8" and 1-3/4" circle punch, silver brads, sticky strip, stampin' dimensionals, linen thread, scallop edge punch, 1" circle punch

A Great Way to Connect

April 07, 2009
Spend $50 on Occasions Mini Catalogue products and choose any one item from the "Under $12" page in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalogue for free.

Hostesses: Hold a workshop of $200 or more and choose any one item from the "Under $12" page in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalogue for free. For every $200 spent at a workshop, the hostess will receive another "Under $12" item free.

Make sure to place your order before April 30th!
Have you ever tried using regular everyday household bleach with your stamping projects? I have yet to try putting my stamp into bleach (you can do without harming your stamps!), but I do like the effect you can achieve using the aqua painters and bleach, or just a small cup of bleach with a paintbrush. Especially when you are using darker papers.

On the large circle the flowers are embossed in white on Elegant Eggplant and then I've bleached the petals.

Stamps: Botanical Blooms (Sale-A-Bration)
Ink: Versamark, Pale Plum
Paper: Sahara Sand, Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum
Accessories: White and Black embossing powder, Filigree brads, Certainly Celery Sale-A-Bration ribbon, sticky strip, 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" and 1-3/4" circle punches, Mellow Moss Stampin' Write marker, stampin' dimensionals, household bleach, aqua painter

fifth avenue floral
I've done the same thing on this card, embossing the flower in white and then used the aqua painter with bleach to colour in some of the petals.

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Ink: Versamark, Perfect Plum, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White, Perfect Plum
Accessories: White taffeta ribbon, white embossing powder, household bleach, aqua painter

The Ocassions Mini catalogue products are now avaliable! Click here to download from Stampin' Up!'s website. Make sure you check out the new scallop oval punch on page 8, window sheets on page 10 and there is just too much new stuff to list it all, you'll just have to check it all out!!

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