Friday, September 30, 2011

Masculine birthday

Another need for a male birthday card.  Found this color combo in the Color Coach - Bravo Burgundy, River Rock & Baja Breeze.  So thankful for the Color Coach cards... would not have thought to pull these together.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps

Just made a batch of cookies using the Stampin' Up! Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps. If you like shortbread sugar cookies, oooh they are good!

The Cookie Stamps will be available for purchase on Saturday, October 1st!

The set includes solid wood handle with three interchangeable stamp images, two recipes, and tips for use. With the easy-to-use cookie stamp, you can create beautiful, hand-stamped cookies in a flash. Just make your favorite shortbread cookie dough and stamp away! The stamp images are completely food safe and child-friendly.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fall Birthday Cards

Birthday cards are needed all year round.  It's nice when they can be tailored to season and or gender.  In this post I used one set of Specialty Designer Series Paper to create two birthday cards - one male, one female.  I like how color and shapes set off the gender differences.  From this template, you could create several cards at once and have several on hand for the next birthday on your calendar!


Specialty Designer Series Paper - Mocha Morning
Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Garden Green
Stamp Sets - Flower Fest, So Happy for You
Classic Ink - Cajun Craze
VersaMark
Punch - Build a Bird
Big Shot, Sizzix Leaves #2 Die, Sizzix Fun Flowers Die











Specialty Designer Series Paper - Mocha Morning

Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Stamp Sets - Just Football, Jumble Alphabet, Pennant Parade
Classic Ink - Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Punch - Petite Pennants Builder Punch



Inside writing area for the football birthday card.



Thanks to "Crafts by Beth" www.craftsbybeth.blogspot.com, who was inspired by Dawn Griffith's video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxJBKNYZSWE!  I just checked their links and they've posted even more masculine ideas.  The card template is at Beth's blog.




Thursday, September 8, 2011

Happy Birthday - masculine

I know many of us can have a shortage of ideas when creating cards for the men in our lives - we are used to doing the frilly, dainty, colorful ones for our girl friends or kids.

I came across a great set of Designer Series Paper and coordinating colors for a masculine birthday card.


Supplies...
Well Worn Designer Series Paper
Classic Ink - Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Card Stock - Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Stamp Sets - Punch Bunch, The More the Merrier

CASE'd (Copy and Share Everything)
Thanks to "Crafts by Beth" www.craftsbybeth.blogspot.com, who was inspired by Dawn Griffith's video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxJBKNYZSWE!  I just checked their links and they've posted even more masculine ideas.

Blessings!

Dawn

Friday, September 2, 2011

2011 Holiday Mini - Check it out!

Hello, crafters!


When you need a quick break from the Labor Day Weekend festivities and where we are, HEAT, stop by my blog and click on the 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog icon to see all the fun fall and Christmas projects and products.


While you are at my blog, you can see a few Fall & Christmas project samples and think of a time you'd like to host a demonstration, craft hour, ladies craft night, or whatever fits what you'd like to make!  Check out the Events Page in the tabs section at the top to see when I have events scheduled at my home.  I'd love to add your event to my list.


Blessings!
Dawn