Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Happy Basic Birthday!


I was asked to make a special birthday card {thanks T!}. It was funny, I just had a conversation about "custom" cards with some gals and they thought it was a "slam dunk" for me...easy smeasy. I typically ask for a color palette and then "go with it". It isn't easy smeasy for me because I want it to be special. On this Birthday card I worked with blues....and K&Co's Blue Awning is my favorite. I broke out my new Stampin' Up Curly Label punch and inked up the "thank you" image {without the thank you}. I have tons of Basic Grey rub-ons that I picked up when one of the local Paper Zones was closing up shop and decided on the fun birthday cake one. I glittered up the edges of the punch using my new Martha glue pen...it rocks!!! I'm still a huge fan of the Sakura Quickie Glue pen for my bling, but will start using the Martha pen for the glitter. I finished off the card with my janome...stitched all the panels together...I certainly would not do that with mass produced cards...only the special ones.
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stamps: stampin' up curly label ink: stampin' up night of navy paper: k&co blue awning, stampin' up river rock accessories: stampin' up curly label punch, basic grey rub-ons, janome

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful! :D Love the stitching and sparkle on the label! :D

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  2. This is so pretty. Love the colors and the layout.

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  3. this is absolutely beautiful Amy, fab papers :) x

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  4. whatever you make always looks so smeasy for you :)
    this is one gorgeous paper

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  5. stampin' up makes an artisan label punch you say...hmmmmmmmmm... :)

    well, of course i believe EVERYTHING YOU SAY...but nothing you do ever looks like it wasn't effortless...i think it's an "elegance" thing...let's face it you've just GOT THAT, sista!

    i have bought those BG birthday rubs in black & white at least 3 times each...they are practically on my "basic needs" list...but i don't think i use 'em as well as you do! ♥

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  6. Oh this is gorgeous! Love the stitching and the sparkle! Are you telling me there's another glue pen I need to try? lol!

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  7. Very pretty! Excellent paper combination and beautiful stitching!

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  8. I love this. I want my bedroom to look like this.

    How hard could that be...???

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  9. Hi Amy! I gotta look into that Martha pen. And also, I'm just starting out, so I have a ways to go before I can stitch anything...how do you like your Janome? Curious to know if that's the best machine to buy?

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  10. I so love your long cards! This one is not exception and thanks for the heads up on MS's glue glitter...I'm always looking for greatest and best out there!

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  11. Too smart, and your card is too cute, Amy! You will have to show me how you ink up that stamp w/o the Thank you...I can't visualize it. Glad you got your stamps&punch though! :)

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  12. Love this Amy, the stitching is a perfect touch. I will have to check out Martha's glue.

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  13. Amy, this is stunning! I love that label puch, and the stitching and glitter make this really special. Thanks for the tip about adding bling with the Quickie. I always use Diamond Glaze, which is kind of hard for the tiny stuff. I forget about the Quickie!

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  14. What a great card!! I love the pretty papers, stitching, and sparkle on your label!! Love this, Amy!!

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  15. Awesome, awesome!!! I don't have that punch. I should cut something like that with my KnK. Very nice!

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  16. Love the map paper and the contrasting blue - super stitching on this Amy!

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  17. Wow! Stunning card. What a gorgeous shade of blue. That DP rocks. Love all the details. This card has a fresh, unique look!

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  18. LOVE that shade of blue! Beautiful card! :D

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Cheers,
~amy~