Party Animal Birthday Card

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Hello, hello 🙂

Today I am back with something I made to grow my always depleted birthday-card stash.
I find it tricky to create masculine cards, since I have to steer clear of bows, pink, glitter, butterflies and all the other things that make life a little more sparkly 😉

Fortunately, birthday cards are always fun, so here is one more of the “Use your border cuts and snippets” series – this time using the “Party Animal” stamp set by Avery Elle with some American Crafts Turquoise Pigment ink stamped in a Die-Namics double stitched circle:

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This also uses a cute wooden “Jippie!” (=”hooray!”) stamp by the German company catsonappletrees stamped in Versafine Black Onyx ink, some Mr. Hueys for the paint splatters and the paper strips on the bottom are Crate Paper, My Mind’s Eye, Cosmo Cricket and Studio Calico, if I remember correctly 🙂

One little thing I did was to curve the otherwise straight sentiment strips to fit around the circle perfectly. You can do that once you’ve placed the strip on your acrylic block and then use the die-cut circle as your template. A tip here would be to stamp the sentiment before you pop the circle up on foam, just to make your life easier.

Anyhoo, that would be all from me now, I hope you’ve had a splendid week (mine was… well there were ups and downs, let’s put it that way. Imagine being pushed into a pool of… manure… through no fault of your own other than standing too close to said pool without even realizing and now it is your daily task [on top of all other tasks] to use that teaspoon you have been given to dig your way out of that mess. Yeah. My mantra is: One day at a time, one step at a time.) and that this long parenthesis of tmi in the middle of what was just going to be a wave goodbye if at all made you count your blessings 😉

Have a great new week and see you soon! *wave*
Nina

 

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Little Birdie Thank You

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Hey all,

How’s it?

Over here, we’ve got summery temperatures and tonight’s the first of three castle fireworks events this year in Heidelberg ❤

Card-wise, I’ve got something clean and simple for you today, featuring a sweet little bird saying “Thank You”.

20180514_183744_FotorThe background was stamped with a cute Cats On Appletrees stamp in “Fog” (Avery Elle), I then added a label (forgot where that was from) and a bow (embroidery twine), popped that up on some foam adhesive.

20180514_183750_FotorThe little bird is Marianne Designs, cut from Kraft yardstick and adhered to a ticket I had lying around, patterned paper is older Cosmo Cricket. A few enamel dots and there you go! 🙂

Clean, simple and cute.

Hope you’re enjoying your weekend, wherever you are!

Nina