Thursday, November 13, 2008

Playing with the retirees

HI stampers!

I won't have a chance to stamp anything for you today. We are off to a kindermusik class with our play group. My little one is feeling so much better today so I didn't want her to miss it! I made a card for my nephew, he turns eight at the end of the month. My niece and nephew's birthday parties are together since they are both in November. You know...I don't really have any age appropriate stamps for an eight year old. I could have used loads of love, but I used that for him last year. He is into Star Wars and Bakugan...definitely do not have the stamps for!!! So I pulled out party harty! I really wanted to use the cupcake image...but I knew I would "girl" it up too much with beads or know I couldn't resist! lol!!! So, here is what I came up with.

Now....a lot of the products here are retired...but you could easily substitute current papers and colors for your cards! I didn't want to not have anything to show you.....

The card base is pumpkin pie. I stamped the candle from party harty across the bottom just for fun! current designer series paper is pretty I pulled out a retired pack, jersey shore. I loved the geometric prints in this pack. I cut four squares out of the prints and matted them on a piece of wild wasabi - also retired. sorry ;( I loved all of the In Colors last I stocked up! Just because it is retired doesn't mean you can't use what you have, right? The main image is stamped onto whisper white. I stamped the center with pumpkin pie onto scrap paper and punched it out with my 1/2 inch circle punch and then mounted it up on stampin' dimensionals. I matted that entire panel onto brilliant blue and adhered that with stampin, shocker there, huh? lol! Last, but certainly not least....the sentiment is stamped in brilliant blue. All of the stamps are from party harty - what a fun stamp set!!! to kindermusik! My little one loves to sing and dance...i hope she can focus on the class! lol!!

1 comment:

Tracy said...

Oh for cute! I am hosting a stamp-a-stack featuring this set in January. This is a great design! I am totally going to case it from you. :)