Monday, April 22, 2019

Hedgehugs


Aw, man! I'm sad to see these adorable creatures on the retirement list! Hedgehugs are too cute! I have seen the new catalog and I know that there are some GREAT stamps coming, still hard to say goodbye! Well, I will share with you the cards that I made with this cuuute set!

I focused on the squirrel in my first card. The little gems that I used as embellishments are also in the retiring list. Isn't Soft Sea Foam a pretty color? It's pretty subtle but lovely. The words under the squirrel say, "Today is special--just like you." 


I used the flower from the set and created to a background paper. I used Crumb Cake Blends to give the hedgehog's tummy a bit of color.


I again used the Blends to add a touch of color to the hedgehog. When I stamped the Tree Rings background stamp with Early Espresso on Whisper White, I thought it was too stark. I used an Aqua Painter and pulled the color from the stamped image. It softened the white and the stamped image at the same time.  


I have more retiring sets to share with you. I have had fun playing with them. I'm not sure I'll get a chance to share everything with you here but I am going to try!

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Picture Perfect Birthday


Now that the retirement list has been revealed, I am going to showcase the stamp sets that will be leaving us. It is a sad day. I always struggle with Stampin' Up! retirement season. I always feel like I haven't used a stamp set enough yet for it to retire! The worse is when you just get a stamp set and it's on the list. (I have one of those sets to highlight soon.) Yet the new rubba is always worth losing a few oldies.

Picture Perfect Birthday is a pretty awesome set that I just discovered. I made my cards using a more masculine color palette because I'm always struggling for birthday cards for men. Let me show you what I made. These cards are again #simplestamping because I only used paper, ink, and stamps on these cards except for the punch I used to add the banner cuts.

The candles are my favorite part of this set. I had a little smudge on the one but I think you can still see the idea. The white strip is stamped with the confetti stamp in Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy, and Sahara Sand.


I used the bow to create this next card. I stamped it in the three colors and put them on this card with dimensionals.


The party horns are the center stage on this card. They were pretty easy to line up too! Gotta love easy!


Do you struggle with masculine birthday cards like I do? I hope I was able to inspire you at least a bit!

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