Monday, October 13, 2008

Bitty Birthday

One of the features of splitcoaststampers.com that I love is the ability to create a file of my favorite cards submitted by fellow card artists. It really helps me find inspiration when it's time to make cards for my monthly class.

This one is by Linda Keal, and I really liked the use of ribbon in this layout. Although I have the Chocolate Chip 1" double-stitched ribbon, I didn't want to use the color scheme she used. I already have a couple of fall colored cards, and I wanted something different.

It took several tries with a couple different combos of card stock, but Mary Jo Albright's list came to the rescue again, and I went with So Saffron, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive. I was surprised how much I really liked these colors together! I substituted the 1/2" striped PP ribbon and am pleased with the results.

The little cupcakes, which are UBER popular in the stamping community right now, are from the Hostess Level 1 set called Bitty Basics. This is an adorable little set with 10 stamps--a leaf, a heart, a butterfly, a flower, a star, a cupcake, a coffee mug (!)--and the words smile, thanks, and hello. I paired it with one of the sentiments from It's Your Birthday, and I think this would be a nice card for an adult or a child. Who doesn't like CAKE?

And who doesn't like FREE stamps? Anyone who hosts a class and has an order of $150 or more in merchandise could choose this set or Live Like You Mean It, the one I used on the card I posted earlier today, FREE! This month would be an excellent time to host a class. With the economy the way it is, making cards for gifts and a family's greetings just makes sense! Think about it...let me know if you'd like to partner with me.

6 comments:

Nancy Riley said...

GREAT card, Jenn !!!!!!!

sandra said...

very cute!!!

whittakerwoman said...

Hey girl... the pay pal button on the side bar works. Sorry about that. I look forward to meeting! H

Beate said...

Lovely card, Jenn! Great layout to showcase little stamps.
Hugs and smiles

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Very cute Jenn! Great case and wonderful adaptation with those cute cupcakes!

BTW...this is my day job bwhahahaha!

Rebeckah said...

You make really beautiful cards : ). I wish I lived close to you in Georgia so I could see them in person! What I like most about you is your pretty smile! It just jumped out at me from that Get to know you page for the blog party! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. God bless.