Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Birthday !!!!

My grandmother asked me last week to make her some more birthday cards to send out to all her friends so this is what I've gotten done so far.

Life Is a Delicate Balance

As you can see, the original stamp shows her holding tea. 
 I kinda thought with the sentiment I was using, the martini and wine glass would be funnier.

Card Description:

4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base
Nestabilities Standard Circles Large: one for cutting and embossing the image and one larger for just embossing the front of the card to use as a frame for the image.
Life Is a Delicate Balance stamp
Art Impressions stamp K-2789
Stampin' Up! Watercolor pencils and a blender pen
Clear stamp set for the wine and martini stamps
Blue satin ribbon

Eat Something Cute!

Card Description:

Standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card
Stampin' Up! Birthday Bakery Clear Stamp set
Voila party ribbon
Stampin' Up! Scallop Trim Border Punch
Modern Label Punch XL
Watercolor pencils and aqua-blender pen

Sneak Peek Card

Card Description:
Standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card
Embossing folder
Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Ovals Large
Stampin' Up! Blooming With Happiness stamp set
Watercolor pencils and aqua-blender pen
Pink ribbon

So Excited!

Back for another debut with this funny stamp set
is the birthday day girl and cake.
She's baaaaack, but with gifts this time.

Card Description:

Standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card
Totally Stampalicious! Bugaboo Stamp set
Katie & Co cake stamp
Stampin' Up! Tag Time present stamp
Paper by Basic Grey
Watercolor pencils and aqua-blender pen

Happy Bird-day to you!
The owl is falling off the wire while holding the gift.

Card Description:

Standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card
The wire is hand drawn
Stampin' Up! Love Ya Bunches stamp set
Stampin' Up! Zoofari stamp set
Stampin' Up! Owl Punch

Snoopy and Woodstock

Can't resist Snoopy and Woodstock.

Card Description:

Standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card
Hand drawn clouds that I taped to the card before sponge daubing the background.
Stampabilities Snoopy Stamp
Stampin' Up! punches to make the balloons
Creative Memories cutting ruler to make the banner

Never Too Old...

The instructions to this pop-up card are here.

Card Description:

Dawn does an excellent job in the tutorial with the dimensions, but here is what I used to embellish.
Art Impressions U-1929 stamp of the couple
Hand drawn clouds
Rosie's Roadshow musical notes stamp
Stampin' Up! Cowboy Kid stamp set for the cactus and horseshoe
Studio G Alphabet stamp set series #3 for the letters
Fiskars Woodgrain textured plate (They run perfectly through any cutting/embossing machine)
Twine from Wal-mart for the lasso
Watercolor pencils and aqua-blender pen

And this one is still in the works, but almost done.


Card Description:

Standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card
Stampin' Up! On the Grow clear stamp set
SU! Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper
Scraps of paper to piece over sections of the scooter for more dimension
Crystal effects for the mirror of the scooter and dew on the flowers in the basket
SU! Eyelet border punch
Daubers for the background

I hope this gives you some inspiration for knocking out those birthday cards in advance.
Also, on the discussion of birthdays...
today is my son's 16th birthday and I am making a Zombie scenario cake.

Happy Birthday Brendan!!!!!!!

Stay tuned for pictures of that....

Have a wonderful weekend and happy stamping!!


Maire Gamber said...

You are amazing Lisa! I just love how you come up with the most amazing images and cards. I find your work so inspiring!!!

Lisa stop by my blog to pick up an award!!

Unknown said...

Wow so many cards, you've been so busy, love each one of them. Hugs xx

Margaret said...

She is going to love these! And yes, the wine and martini are a much better addition to the card! Also love the 'gotta pee' girl (maybe because I'm reaching that age...) Hope your son's birthday theme was a success!