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Best of… BIRTHDAYS!!!

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Aren’t Birthdays fun times??  I’m happy now because my birthday always falls on our school’s FALL BREAK.  So, I always have the day off! It’s great!!

Anyway, thanks for joining us again on another Blog Tour!  This tour is the BEST OF 25 YEARS TOUR.  Every month of 2013, SU!  is bringing back some of the most popular images and adding a new image and releasing them in a brand new set!  AND… each set comes with a special decal proof of purchase sticker.  If you save 6 of these, you can trade them in for a FREE STAMP SET!!  (valued at 14.95).

For this set, I decided to make a cute set of 3×3 birthday cards… perfect for attaching to a gift.  SO…  with out further adieu, here is the BEST OF BIRTHDAYS!!  (132929, $14.95, clear)

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For this set, I looked on Pinterest (my favorite place for wasting time) to find a color challenge.  This is a good way to jump start a creative process.  I chose one that was Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Basic Black, Lucky Limeade and Pool Party.  These cards are basically made all the same way… 3×3…  I used the scallop border punch to punch the bottom… and in doing so, I put a different color to be the inside of the card just so it would show up under the scallop border.

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This set has mostly outlined images, so I pulled out the Many Marvelous Markers (and they are MARVELOUS) to do some ole’ fashioned coloring.  I love to color.

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The rhinestones just added a touch of bling that made gave the little birthday tag a little sparkle.  I also toyed with using dazzling details glitter, but didn’t want to go over the top…

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I like this one the best.  And, the black on the inside is only a 1/2″ piece, so that the giver could still write on it with a regular pen…

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The moment I saw the oval stamp, it screamed to me white emboss on black card stock.  So, that’s what I did.  I also embossed on Pool Party so I could trim out that banner image in the center.

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Well.  Maybe I like this one the best.  I like cupcakes.  DELICIOUS.

The supplies for these little cards are pretty simple.  In addition to the cardstock colors I listed above, I used black staz-on ink, the markers, and the scallop border punch.  You could sit down in an evening and knock a bunch of these out so you’d be set for birthdays for the whole year.  They’re cute and FAST and are sure to make the receiver smile.

Thanks for joining us!!  Off to the next stop… click the button below…

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In case the link doesn’t work, or SOMEONE else’s link doesn’t work, here is a list of the blog tour participants in alphabetical order:

nancy Amato – http://stampinallnight.blogspot.com/
Linda bartolucci – www.inkstampandscrap.com
Ingrid Blackburn http://createwithingrid.wordpress.com/
Melissa Bolinger – 
www.stampinup.net/blog/2089191
Jackie Bottomley – http://jackiebottomley.blogspot.com
Lee Bradford – http://inkartfromtheheart.blogspot.com/
Susan Carlson – http://stampinmomoffour.blogspot.com 
Connie Deibler – www.conniestamps.com
Tamra Davis  –Www.theCardLadies.com
Sherri Eddleblute – Www.sweetestdesigns.blogspot.com
Lynn Embrey- www.PossibilitieStamperStudio.com
Becky Evans www.alwayshappystampin.com
Kathy Hamrick – www.countryroads.typepad.com 
Crystal Kondo  www.http://card-ed.com/
Debra Lehigh- www.thestampinhut.typepad.com

Debbie Lever – www.debbiescreativespot.blogspot.com

Lynn Marshall Http://raganscrazycreations.blogspot.com
Anne Matasci – www.MauiStamper.wordpress.com

Oooo. Sale-a-Bration is a comin’

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So, I know it’s wrong.  But.  Hey… if you wanna be part of the it, you gotta sign up to be a demonstrator.  That’s part of the perks.

What’s WRONG (at least how you guys must see it) is that I have my SAB stuff and am CURRENTLY playing with it.  So exciting.  It’s a VERY fun year in regards to Sale-A-Bration.  So, I think it is LOVELY…

But, I couldn’t WAIT to show you what I get to play with!!  Though I cannot show you the set of stamps, I can show you stuff I made with said stamps.

This card is made with a set called Madison Avenue.  It is the one I made for a swap I am in with some other team members.  One of my  upline demos has organized it.  This is a second year I’ve participated in the swap.  It’s a lot of fun and I get lots of great cards made by talented demos (another PERK of being a demo).  Made sitting in my friend, Anne’s kitchen (another demo…which is another PERK… stamping is a communal sport…)

Anyway, here it is:

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So, in this, I’m using the Madison Avenue Stamp set, the coordinating Sycamore Street DSP, and Vine Street (TIEF).  ALL of these items are in the SAB catalog (which means, you get one free with every $50 you spend on merchandise).  YAY!

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Here is a close up.  (Gasp, you do have to cut the tangerine tango layer out of the flower by hand….)  Sorry.  But, it adds SO much…  it really doesn’t take long.

I don’t know why, but I’ve been in a texture layering mood lately.  So, as you can (kind-of) see, the rich razzleberry is embossed with the vine street (TIEF).  Then, I layered the DSP with the same print, then dsp with polka-dots and a solid (Tangerine Tango).  I just love the bright colors.  It really is kind of an ‘in your face’ card but it is a perfect, cheery, “Hello” in an envelope.  The card base is made out of summer starfruit (confession, when I first saw starfruit, I thought it looked vaguely similar to something that comes out of a newborn… BUT… IT IS PROBABLY ONE OF MY FAVORITE COLORS now…)  absolutely love it.  And, I would nave never thought of using these colors with it, but was just trying to keep the same as what is in the dsp…  And, it works!!   Those SU designers have it all figured out.

You will get a chance to earn SAB products starting January 22.  So…  if you wanna host a workshop (get more stuff for free) give me a call and we can set a date.  Also, if you haven’t received the new Occasions Mini, or the SAB catalog, let me know and I will be happy to get you one.

Anyway, As preparations are being made for ringing in a new year, I wish you the best.  And, hopefully you are safe and have a little time to enjoy some crafting!!  And family!!  and friends!!  and… and…and…  we are so richly blessed….

AND OH!!  Our next blog tour is coming up… Jan 13!!   It will feature Hearts A Flutter from the Occasions Mini (Think Valentine’s!!)

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