Friday, April 19, 2013

Dressing Up

When my girls were growing up, the best games seemed to involve dressing up and video cameras.  Oh, the imagination that flowed on those afternoons! And they are still the favourites when we go to watch family videos.  The best gift I ever gave my kids was a big box full of costumes and princess dresses and funny hats.

For my Birthday Stamper's Dozen class, I wanted a birthday card that could be used for little boys or little girls, because different customers have differing family composition.  I came up with a sentiment, colour scheme and layout that could be used for both cards and then the customer just had to change the main images to make them for a boy or a girl.

Here's the girls card:

The sentiment is from Bring on the Cake stamp set, which is indispensable if you are making a lot of birthday cards, having a wide range of sentiments.  With the stamp I used here, you can colour in the appropriate age and circle the right ending (st, nd, rd or th).  The images are from the Dress Up stamp set and the colours are very primary, bright and cheerful.  The purse is stamped in Daffodil Delight, then hand snipped and mounted with Dimensionals.  

The layout for the card came from a card by Sam Post that I pinned on Pinterest and reproduced for the boy's card:

Isn't this Lego Card so cute!  And fun to make as well.  With Stamper's Dozen, I wanted to keep the cards simple enough to complete 12 of them in the 3 hour time frame, so I figured the fewer of those little circles, punched with the 3/8" Circle punch, for the Lego Blocks the better.  They have to be glued individually onto the "lego blocks", which is fiddly and time consuming. Then the blocks have to be sponged with the same coloured ink.  Most customers made only 1 or 2 of these and for the other 1 or 2, they used the girl pattern.

Before I leave you, I want to remind you of two events:

  1. The first is the fundraiser for Dominican Feed the Kids.  I am hosting it a Westside Alliance Church, 2011 Daimler Street, right across from Constable Neil Bruce Middle School.  It's on Saturday, April 27 from 10 am until 2 pm.  The fee is $20, $10 of which goes to the Charity.  Any orders placed that day, I will donate my profit of 20% of the cost to this ministry as well.  There will be Make and Takes, Door Prizes, Games, Demos, and snacks as well as access to my non-consumables for your own paper crafting projects.  Register here before April 30.

      2. The Mother's Day Weekend Mini Creative Escape! Register on your own or let me know and I could        
            help you register.

Stamps: Bring On the Cake (w121899; c121958); Dress Up (w127317; c127319)
Paper: Pacific Point (111350), Daffodil Delight (119683), Real Red (102482) and Whisper White (100730) card stock
Ink: StazOn Jet Black (101406); Classic Stampin' Pads in Real Red (126949), Pacific Point (126951), Daffodil Delight (126944)
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)
Tools: Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127749), Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (117335), Paper Snips (103579)

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