Tuesday 15 November 2011

FTL 166 - Button Buddies snowman tag card

I've missed so many of the sketches over at Clean and Simple Stamping because time has run away with me, but the latest sketch is a tag design and, since I'm currently having a bit of a tag moment, I've managed to whip a little something up! Come and see:

I really do apologise for the photos today - I was struggling with some very low light levels and all the photo-editing software at my disposal hasn't helped! - but I think you can get the general idea. I wanted the card to be clean and simple so I kept all the elements the same colour with just a flash of red in the sentiment, ribbon and snowman's embellishments. The tag is from my Two Tags Bigz die and I embossed it with one of the frames from the Designer Frames embossing folder. The large oval punch fits the inside of the frame perfectly so I was able to cut out this snowman image and fit him in there popped up on dimensionals.

Here's a closer view of the snowman - isn't he a cutie?! I made a mask by stamping him in early espresso on a scrap of paper and then punching out his head and body with 1/2" and 3/4" circle punches. Using a sponge dauber and some Whisper White craft ink, I daubed some 'snow' onto some Baja Breeze card stock, then held my mask over it and daubed more white ink inside. Using my stamp-a-majig, I stamped the snowman image over the top having first coloured the rubber with markers.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Button Buddies, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Poppy Parade, Early Espresso, Whisper White craft ink
Card stock: Baja Breeze
Punches: Scallop border punch, 1/2" and 3/4" circle punches
Other: Two Tags Bigz die, Designer Frames embossing folder, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. 

Today is a very, very special day. Sixteen years ago today, my gorgeous little baby daughter was born two weeks late, and my life changed for ever. I could never have predicted how utterly I would fall in love with my baby and what joy she would bring and, sixteen years later, she's become a young woman that I respect enormously and who remains one of my favourite people to be with.

We'll be celebrating tonight with take-away curry and home-made banoffi pie - her choices! - and naturally I've been beavering away on some little projects to celebrate her birthday! I'll show you those tomorrow if you fancy popping back. 

Hope to see you then,


  1. Wonderful, fun CAS card, Vicky! I had exactly the same problem as you with the light. I couldn't get good photo shot anywhere.

    Happy birthday! to your lovely daughter...Sweet Sixteen!! Such a beautiful photo of you holding her, and I bet it doesn't seem like sixteen years ago. You had such beautiful long hair, Vicky xx

  2. You used the word 'beavering' and for that I love you! LOL Happy birthday to your daughter!! And your holiday card is beautiful. I love all the scored lines!

  3. Another gorgeous Vicky creation. Don't you just LOVE the new little embossing frames? I adore what you've done with it on the cute tag, Vicky. My first boy arrived 16 years ago yesterday, also two weeks late! Isn't it wonderful seeing our little people grow up?

  4. Hello Vicky

    A beatufiul CAS card. Happy Birthday to your daughter, have a wonderful evening.

  5. Lovely card Vicky, this snowman is so cute. Happy birthday to your daughter, I hope she has a great day. A xx

  6. Your card is great. love the white on white.

    And congratulation with your daughters sweet 16th birthday. Time is flying. My daughter is celebrating het 14th birtday in februari. And i never realized that she would have such an impact on my live. My boy's do the same. I can't imagine a live without them.

  7. A card of layers with a very clean and simple feel - how do you do it.
    Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter, enjoy your day x

  8. Gorgeous tag card Vicky, great design and love the cool blue. Happy birthday to your daughter, bet the last 16 years have flown by. My two babies were both two weeks late and I can tell you they weren't that little when they came out! Have a great evening. xx

  9. Lovely textures Vicky, I love the baja breeze with a pop of red !
    Happy Birthday to your daughter, have a wonderful day !
    Jane x

  10. Great card Vicky the snowman is sooooooo cute looking forward to seeing what you have been beavering at !!!!!! a big Happy Birthday to your daughter and have the most fantastic evening Luv Sue x

  11. Super snowman card.

    LOOK at all your hair too!

    Send Happy Birthday wishes to your daughter. Ahh, Sweet Sixteen . . . . I can barely remember it!


  12. The tag cards you have made this week are lovely.
    I hope that you are feeling better now and can enjoy your evening out with the birthday girl.
    Linda x
    PS Love the hair!!!

  13. Hi Vicky
    What a gorgeous pickie of you and your Daughter.....
    Fabulous tag card some thing i haven`t tried....
    Enjoy your evening

  14. Beautifully blue card Vicky.
    Have a wonderful time celebrating with your Daughter - Jacqueline xx

  15. Ah look at you a mere slip of a girl ! although you still look like one today ! Beautiful card love the blue on blue and the cute snowman . Another perfectly balanced and professional card. Happy birthday for your daughter enjoy the eveing.


  16. Gorgeous card Vicky.. Love the colours :)Gorgeous baby girl and pic of you from 16 yrs ago.. :)

  17. Fab card Vicky, hope the birthday girl has a great evening
    M x

  18. Stunning card Vicky, have a fab time with your Daughter on her sweet 16 lol Karen x

  19. Beautiful card Vicky, we used this die for the tags at the SU day and it's really versatile. Love the photo of you and your daughter I hope she has a fabulous birthday, I can't wait to see what goodies you made her! Amazing hair by the way:)
    Val x

  20. I'm enjoying the blue on blue Vicky and you've slipped another tag onto a card that I think is fab! Say Happy Birthday to your little girl from me and hope you have a great evening :)
    Jenny x

  21. Fabulous card, great use of the tag die.

    Happy birthday to your sweet-sixteen year-old, how time flies.

    I admire your creations so much, hoping to meet you at convention.

  22. Vicky your snowman is really cute, and he looks great on the embossed frame.

    Many Happy returns to your daughter, and I hope you all enjoy your curry and banoffee pie


  23. Such a cute little snowman on this tag! Daughters bring such joy!

  24. Oh, I love this tone on tone card ... and what a wonderful way to use that tag due! TFS
    Cheers, Karen

  25. Lovely Christmas card......and oh to be 16 again..lOl..lOl


  26. Vicky - the Christmas card is just adorable - so cute.

    But the photo of you and your baby girl is just beautiful!

  27. Great card and such a beautiful photo of you and you little girl


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