Sweet Songbird Congratulations Card

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One of my grand-daughter’s is into dance and has been very successful in competitions. Just before Christmas we learned that she has been selected to compete on behalf of the UK in the World Dance Championships in Portugal this coming summer. As you can imagine we are beyond proud of her accomplishment and could not let it go without a card to tell her so!

She has just turned 10 so the Sweet Songbird Stamp Set with coordinating Songbird punch is just perfect for the job.

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Hey there ~ Cute Squirrel Card with hand colored ribbon

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I promised to share my voyage in learning how to use Stampin’ Blends. In this 6th video in the series, I share how to color ribbon to match your project and features the utterly cute Nuts about Squirrels Stamp Set.

I have shared before that often my ribbon drawer is the starting point for choosing colors for my projects but sometimes there just isn’t the color I need ! No problem ~ I can color up some of my own! As I explain in my video, today’s card is to welcome my great-niece into the family and I was looking for something cute but not pink so Pale Papaya and Calypso Coral it is and although I designed it for a new baby I think it would work for just about any occasion!

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Patchwork Technique – Congratulations Card

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I am not entirely sure what to call the technique used on today’s card, so I have dubbed it a ‘Patchwork’ Technique. I wanted to use the Messages Dies in a different way and when I finished it looked like a patchwork!

The Many Messages Stamp Set with the coordinating Messages Dies are one of the most popular in the January to June 2021 Mini Catalog – and I can understand why – it allows you to create multiple greetings in one go, either use them all at once or keep a little stash if you need to quickly create a card.

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Good Day Baby Card

Ooppss………………. I did it again!  A new baby arrived in the neighborhood and I STILL don’t have any new baby stamp sets!  So once again I have improvised and found a couple of really cute images in the Good Day stamp set that fit the occasion perfectly….. and coupled with the Balloon Bouquet punch I feel happy with the result. Continue reading

New Babies –

Last October we got some new neighbors, a delightful young couple who told us they had just found out they were expecting TWINS! …….. and she seemed so calm and collected about it!  They arrived in mid-April ~ a little girl and a little boy.  My grandmother used to refer to this as a ‘pigeon pair’ I had no idea why – so I just looked it up……………… Twins of opposite sex, boy and girl: so called because pigeons lay two eggs which normally hatch a pair of birds, a male and a female……. absolutely fascinating that nature will take care that there are not more ‘hims’ than ‘hers’

I needed a card of course, but I am ashamed to say I don’t have much in the way of baby themed stamps – so had to improvise a little – here is what I came up with….. Continue reading