Today the USA celebrates its independence from Great Britain, a time for family, friends, food (mainly BBQ’d) and the odd foaming peevo! Normally it would be a hot sunny July day here in North Texas, however we were woken up by huge thunderstorms and rain at about 5:30 this morning. It is a little after 10am now, although the rain has stopped it is still very overcast and most ‘unlovely’…… Typical bank holiday weather in my native UK in fact!
Welcome to Card # 6 using the Celebrate Today Stamp Set, which takes a Christmas theme.
I know, I know – we are not even half-way thru September and here I am showing Christmas cards!!! but Christmas ‘stuff’ has been in the craft stores for several months now and I am sure the next 3 months will fly by so I don’t think it is too soon to be thinking about getting a head start on the Christmas cards.
Today’s card using the ‘Celebrate Today’ Stamp Set is a shaker card, I have not done one of these before but I thought the balloon theme lent itself to a shaker card. I trawled the internet for some inspiration to find out how to do this and came across a video which I have linked further down this post.
Welcome to card #4 of my week with the ‘Celebrate Today’ stamp set When looking at all the pieces in this set it came a surprise to me to see ‘wedding’ as one of the greetings – had not really associated balloons and weddings before – so I took it as a personal challenge!
There is also a video for this one……………….!!!!!!!!!!
It features window sheet and is based on a card by Connie Stewart of Simply Simple Stamping.
The card features a balloon but also has lots of stars, which was inspired by one of the stamps in the set.
The Celebrate Today Stamp Set was introduced in the 2015 Occasion catalog back in January – and it was included in the 2015 – 2016 Annual Catalog that came out in June. I was looking for inspiration for a birthday card and picked up the set….. just to see what ‘vibes’ it would give me………. although the set has a balloon theme it also has a bunch of greetings that would celebrate most life experience occasion…… birthday, baby, wedding and graduation.
While I made the birthday card – which I will share, I also thought it would be a great opportunity to create a week of cards using this set……. so here is #1……..