Hello stampin' friends! Are you a little surprised to see a post from me today? I've just joined a new blog hop so, in addition to my usual four posts a week, I'll be posting on the third Saturday of every month, too! I hope you'll join me as we hop around to the blogs of 11 other talented demonstrators! I'm excited to see lots of fun, new ideas! To those of you stopping by my blog for the first time, WELCOME! Come back and visit anytime! :)
Usually we'll have a specific theme to follow for our projects but this month is "stamper's choice"...I decided to use a set that I haven't really had much of a chance to play with yet. And now that I'm looking at my card, I realize that I STILL haven't used the set!! Lol, oh well, it's still an adorable card:
Isn't that little sloth too cute? I found him on a piece of the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper and thought he would make a perfect focal point for this birthday card. I started this card by fussy cutting him out of the DSP with my Paper Snips.
To create the background piece, I cut a coordinating piece of the DSP to 3-1/2" x 4-3/4". I had a strip of Smoky Slate cardstock cut to 1" x 3-1/2" ready to go. I laid the middle-sized framelit (from the Stitched Seasons framelit collection...I'll talk about that in a minute!) down onto the DSP to see where I wanted to layer the Smoky Slate piece...then adhered it to the DSP before running both pieces through the Big Shot with the framelit. Easy-peasy, perfect layer and I only had to cut once! :) Happy Birthday was then stamped in StazOn black ink.
I used some Mini Glue Dots to adhere the sloth onto the cutout above the sentiment, then wrapped a piece of Black 1/8" Cord around the frame and secured it to the back of the cutout.
The card base is Smoky Slate with a layer of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. I adhered the cutout to the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals. To finish it up, I tied a knot with the Black Cord on the front and added a few black mini sequins with a Fine-Tip Glue Pen.
Ok, I have to go back and mention the framelit. The Stitched Seasons framelits coordinate with a beautiful, limited edition stamp set called Blended Seasons. The stamp set and framelits are available only until the end of August...as a bundle, they are a dynamic duo to add to your collection but if you aren't a big fan of the stamp set or your budget doesn't allow for both....I want to HIGHLY recommend adding the framelits to your collection!
The floral and leaf pieces are awesome but my favorite part of this framelit set is the three graduating-in-size frames. They make the most perfect layers and I love the detailed stitching...it's on either side of the cutting blade so you get stitching whether you cut out the frame or use the negative. There, that's my pitch! :) I know you won't regret adding these to your August order!
Are you ready to see what's up next! Just click the link below and you'll be magically transported to the UK to see what Laura Mackie has to share...and thanks again for stopping by! I'm already looking forward to next month's hop!
Take advantage of your order in August...for every $50 you spend, you'll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code which you can come back and "spend" in September when the new Holiday Catalog is live! How much fun is that?
Thanks again for stopping by today....I'll be back tomorrow with a scrapbook page to share for the Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop! Oh! Oh! And I'll be going live on my Facebook page tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 pm (PST)! If you'd like to join me, go to Facebook.com/dalbee.pocketfullofstamps and "like" my page!
Until next time...happy stampin'!