Hey Everybody! Welcome to my blog and guess what?! It's One Stamp At a Time blog hop day and this month our theme is Birthday Bash!! That means we've got 18 stampers from all over who have made some amazing birthday cards and projects to share with you today! If you are starting the hop here...Welcome to my blog, it's so nice to have you! If you've hopped here from Melissa Davies' blog then thanks for stopping by! After you check out my projects don't forget to click the next button at the bottom of my page to continue the hop and see everyone's amazing projects!
Now, let's get to it! My card and my project are all one big project this month because I made a set of six cards with custom envelopes and a fun little box to package it all up in. I used one of my favorite sets from Stampin' Ups! annual catalog, Birthday Fiesta. This set is wacky-amazing and makes me grin like nothing else! I hope you'll get a kick out of the fun llamapaca and cactus stamps featured on my card set today... Here's a shot of the gift box I made to package my card set in.
I don't know if these are llamas or alpacas so I call them the "llamapacas!" This "Fiesta like there's no mañana" sentiment is one of my favorites! We should all Fiesta like there's no tomorrow a few times in our lives.
The cactus stamp and flowers from this set are so fun! Here I've paired them with the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and coordinating Punch to make these fun little notecards. When the new catalog first came out I thought I could get along without the Thoughtful Banners set. Boy am I glad I rethought that because since I purchased it I have been using it non-stop!
My little cards are not a standard card size so I made six of these colorful, perfectly sized envelopes to go along with my cards (so easy to do with the Envelope Punch Board). This Festive Birthday DSP is so colorful and happy! The envelope on the left looks exactly like a blanket that I got in Mexico when I was in high school!
Here are a couple close ups of my cards so that you can see the details... I used the streamer framelits with this llamapaca card.
And, on this card I used the confetti from the framelits... or, maybe they are small cactus flowers? I dunno, but on this card I'm calling it birthday confetti!
Here's one of my cactus cards...
And, another cactus card but this time with a different sentiment. Did you notice that the sentiments are curved to follow the curve of the banner? One word: Photopolymer! Photopolymer stamps bend and this allows you to shape them just the way you like which of course gives you endless possibilities!
That's it for today. I hope you liked my card set, envelopes and box today. If you have a minute please leave me a comment below and let me know what you thought. Be sure to click the next button below to continue on to Pam Staples' blog! She's always got something fantastic to share!
Have an amazing day and come back soon!
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