I have a card to share with you today in celebration of my birthday this past weekend. It is also ice skating themed, which is probably because I REALLY wanted to go on Friday night...but the rink cancelled open skating that night. It made me sad, but we made up for it by playing a really fun game with all our friends. And we are definitely going to be planning a skating night with our friends when they DON'T cancel it! Tee hee! Here is what I created:
"Cozy Winter Birthday" supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (kraft, vintage cream)
Paper/Paper Layers/Transparency/Epoxy Stickers/Jewel: Glitz Design (Beautiful Dreamer: Houndstooth, Floral, Polka, Toile)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (On Ice set) & Glitz Design (Beautiful Dreamer set)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: frost white, Donna Salazar Mixed Media: honey, chiffon & Stephanie Bernard Dye: chocolate)
Ribbon/Twine: May Arts
Seam Binding: The Cat's Pajamas
Button: American Crafts
Flowers/Pearls: Michael's brand
Diecut Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Dies: My Favorite Things (doilies) & Papertrey Ink (skate)
Corner Rounder: Creative Memories
Instructions: Make card from kraft cardstock, round two opposite corners, and ink the edges. Cut houndstooth paper slightly smaller, round the same corners, sand the edges and adhere. Cut a strip of floral paper, round the upper right corner, sand the edges and adhere. Cut a strip of heart dotted paper, round the lower left corner, sand the edges and adhere. Cut banner edges to a strip of aqua ribbon, adhere to the left side of the card, fold the top over, and tie together with a piece of twine. Diecut the doilies from paper, and stamp the doily image to the smaller one. Layer together and adhere to the front. Add the transparency across the middle, then ink the edges white. Add a jewel to the middle of the doily, then an epoxy sticker to the right of it. Diecut and stamp the ice skates, thread with a piece of twine, and adhere. Tie a double bow from seam binding, add a button to the center with twine, and adhere to the top of the folded ribbon. Accent the skate with pink flowers, and the top of the card with pearls. Stamp the sentiment to the lower right corner to finish.
Card Challenges Used:
-The Kraft Journal #54- stamp it pretty
-Cupcake Craft challenge #175- winter birthday
-Our Daily Bread #92- WINTER word play (ink, twine, ribbon)
-Stampin' for the Weekend #24- out with the old
-Annabelle Say It With- anything goes
-Charisma Cardz #1- birthday
-Sisterhood of Crafters- winter
-Tuesday Throwdown #80- winter
That is the card that I have to share with you today! I want to start another fun little feature on my blog, where I share some things that I am personally loving at the moment. It is like getting to know me a little bit, and you never know when I might share something that you really want. I know that I love finding new things from other people's blogs, so hopefully I might offer up something to my readers on occasion!
1. Jou Jou Houndstooth Coat: Josh got this coat for me for Christmas, and I just LOVE it. It is a bit thin, but we are having a super mild winter right now...so it has been a perfect layer over top of my clothing. And because it is thinner, I will be able to wear it all the way throught Spring! (And I am dying over the price of it right now...pretty sure Josh didn't get THAT deal! Tee hee!)
2. No link to this one....because my amazing husband crocheted this for me in just a couple hours the other day. I have been wearing it a ton...and I just love it! It is my super cute, flowery Griz hat!
3. Maurice's Lace Tiered Tank: My little brother got this for me for my birthday. It is SO cute with a pair of jeans, and I have the perfect gray sweater to go over it for winter. And this summer, I can wear it by itself!
Well, there you have it! Three things that I am loving right now! I hope to do this on my blog a couple times per week....and hopefully you will find some things that you love too!