Thursday, February 17, 2011

Birthdays- Boy and Girl Style!

Good morning! I have two cards to share today that we made at my stamp class last week- both birthday cards, but each very different. The first is a hybrid card- half digital and half real. As you may recall from last week's post, my Stampin' Up box was lost in two snowstorms and came the night before my class. Digital stamps to the rescue!

I used a retired Simply Scrappin' kit for the paper- great primary colors for a boy card! I digitally "stamped" the greetings from the "Bring on the Cake" set (which you can buy as either a digital or as a "real" stamp set) on Whisper White paper. I colored the letters with Ballet Blue, Wild Wasabi, Real Red and So Saffron markers- we figures out that the only limitation to this set is that you can't easy do double years (i.e. 11, 22, 33, etc)- luckily I need a card for an 8-year old, so I'm good to go!

The inside was kept pretty simple because, despite what I want to believe, this card will be thrown away almost instantly after it's read!

This was the girl birthday card we made using the new "Create a Cupcake" stamp set and "Create a Cupcake punch"- very fun! The Blushing Bride background paper was run through the Perfect Polka dots embossing folder to give it a bit of texture and I kept with a simple pink, Vanilla and Espresso color scheme. I outlined the diecut edge with an Early Espresso which is a nice look.

The inside here is also kept pretty simple, even though I am sure the girl who gets this will treasure it-lol!

That's it for today- hope you're having (had) a good day!


  1. Great cards. I love that cupcake punch.

  2. Wonderful cards, Heidi! Your kids look very Texan! :)

  3. Great job!! I love it. What is the designer paper you used on this card?