Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Blueprint Birthday Cards and a Winner!

Oh my word, where is the time going?? Between a flurry of work at my day job (seriously, whomever said that summers were slow and laid-back obviously wasn't an engineer) and my baby sister's wedding in just under 2 weeks, I've barely had a moment to myself to craft lately!

I did manage to go play the other night; if you follow me on Instagram and/or Facebook, you may remember I was having fun coloring some of the Tim Holtz blueprint stamps a while back. I didn't have a specific project for them at the time, I just liked the idea of having them ready when I wanted them. Let me tell you, that planning was a great idea! I snagged (6) of the images, sliced them down a bit, and then went to town pairing them up with card bases, patterned paper layers, and embellishments. It was a ton of fun, and in under an hour I had (6) birthday cards ready to go.

tim holtz cupcake blueprint stamp pretty pink posh 4mm clear sequins
Cupcakes with mini sequins
I decided to keep the cards similar but different, so with each set I used different embellishments. On each card I picked a base card & patterned paper that coordinated with my coloring and popped the image up with my foam tape. For the cupcakes, I added some Pretty Pink Posh 4mm clear sequins (swoon!).

tim holtz balloon blueprint stamp pretty pink posh wood stars
Balloons with wooden stars
The balloons I tilted slightly to mimic their flight and added some wooden star embellishments from the Pretty Pink Posh Woodland kit.

tim holtz party hat blueprint stamp card mme enamel dots
Party hats with enamel dots
For the party hats, I tried out my new My Mind's Eye enamel dots; oh my, I might be in love. They're so fun!

I'm giving linking my supplies a try; see the end of the post for a list of what I used!

I promised you a winner as well; from the Mountain Plains Crafters blog hop Lynnette Kaufmann is the winner of the Itty Bitty stamp! Lynnette, you've got an email waiting for you. ;)

One last note - the Die Cut Crazy magazine blog hop starts this Friday, August 15th. You won't want to miss it!

Happy Crafting!