Friday, January 10, 2020

Birthday Cards for Grandsons and New Video Releases from Stampin' Up!

January is one of those minor birthday months in our family. Next week it's my own birthday and on either side of my birthday falls two of my grandsons' birthdays. I also have two nieces with birthdays this month! So yay, January! But, I like to think my grandkids look forward to Grandma's birthday cards almost as much as they look forward to their birthday presents....Well maybe half as much?....a quarter? Well they don't throw them out anyway! They often tell me what they want on their cards and, if it's not too complicated, I try to comply.

My eight year old grandson wanted a fox on his card, and since we have Nature's Beauty stamp set carrying over, that's the stamp set I used to make his with:

  • Nature's Beauty stamp set, Woven Threads Designer Series Paper, and Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends Combo pack were the main elements of this card with some Memento Black ink for the stamping and a little light Pool Party Stampin' Blends to highlight the snow. It came together really quickly.
  • The sentiments were from Itty Bitty Birthday and Family Party.

My 5 year old grandson loves Super Mario and owls, but I didn't have any good owl stamps so I decided on a punch art version of Super Mario:

  • I'm not going into all the punches I used for this card, but they were mostly circle punches and some retired oval punches, and I had to throw a couple of the Layering Circles Dies to get the larger sizes and the scallops I needed for the mustache and the sideburns and hair. The ovals were the ears and tongue. The flesh coloured (Petal Pink) pieces were sponged all the way around for depth and some Dimensionals used for the same reason. I had to do the M on the hat by hand.
With the new Jan/Jun Mini Catalogue out now, there are many new product videos put out by Stampin' Up! So I'd like to share a few with you today.

The first one I want to share with you gives you the TOTAL lowdown on the Peaceful Poppies' Suite, and there is a LOT to talk about! Take it away, Holly:


In this next video, just in time to start crafting Valentine cards, Erica introduces the From My Heart Suite:


And finally, Tanner introduces us to the Tropical Oasis Bundle:


That's all folks!                                                                                                          

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