Belated Birthday Balloon

It was my Dad’s birthday a couple of weeks ago and I had been well prepared with his card completed many days in advance.  However I hadn’t written in it or addressed the envelope, and then my little eye accident happened and I couldn’t see to write!!  So my best intentions went out the window and his card only got to him yesterday!

Masculine_birthday_stampinup_magpiecreatesAfter struggling with them for a few years, I seem to have hit my stride for masculine cards – this one came together rather easily.  One of my favourite new products are the Candy Dots – these are available in all of our core Colour Collections and are super cheap!  They are adhesive backed so really easy to pop straight on any project, or you can team them up with the brad bases for a more solid look, as I did on this card!

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Candy Dots Brights 130931
Candy Dots Regals 130932
Candy Dots Subtles 130933
Candy Dots Neutrals 130934
$11.95 for 100

 

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Candy Dots Brad Bases 132293
$5.95 for 25

Materials
Stamps: You’re Amazing, Gorgeous Grunge, Clockworks
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Soho Subway DSP
Ink: Island Indigo, Crisp Cantaloupe, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Early Espresso
Other: Natural 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon, Neutral Candy Dots, Candy Dot Brad Bases

 

Sneak Peek Time – Perfectly You!

It’s time for a little sneak peek at a stamp set from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue!  Perfectly You is a great Hostess Set featuring images for all holiday occasions.

This gorgeous little box was one of the projects we completed during Make ‘N Takes at our Home Office visit!

Birthday box Close Birthday Box FullI love the little ‘bunting’ wrapped around the box!  The handles and flags are created using the new Witches Brew Washi Tape, and can you spot the new Gold Foil paper?

Materials
Stamps: Perfectly You
Cardstock: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Gold Foil Paper
Ink: Coastal Cabana
Other: Witches Brew Washi Tape, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Hearts a Flutter Framelit Dies, Big Shot, Linen Thread

 

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