Wednesday 11 June 2014

Bright birthday with Bright Blossoms by Stampin' Up

Have you checked the Stampin' Up retirement lists yet? Loads of items are retiring to make way for new items in the new catalogue and there are some real bargains up for grabs! Are any of your favourites on the lists?

One of the sets on the Retiring Stamps list is Bright Blossoms. I find this set handy for a whole range of cards, from summer invitations to Christmas cards! (See more of my Bright Blossoms ideas here.) Today it features on a bright, happy birthday card - come and see:

I've been cutting up some card stock to use to make my own Project Life cards (see this post for why!) and of course they come in very handy as card toppers too! This one's 4" x 3" with rounded corners and I love the way it contrasts against the Wild Wasabi card base.

I used a stamp-a-majig to position my flowers and leaves and drew in a stem with a marker. The flowers are grounded with the wonderful Gingham Garden washi tape (also retiring and a bargain at  just £3.15 for three coordinating reels!) I embellished the flowers with candy dots and added a banner-style sentiment from Stampin' Up's Itty Bitty Banners stamp set.

The inspiration for this card came from the layout at Retro Sketches and the colour palette at CAS Colours and Sketches:

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Card stock: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
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Talking of bright, I thought you might like to see a book that my husband recently found in a second hand book shop and brought home for my youngest son to read.

As well as such essential skills as polyphany and wireless telegraphy, the 'bright boy' is expected to excel at all forms  of sports and the book recommends building up the muscles for this...

... although I can't help thinking that the local farmers would take a dim view of their methods! There's also a section on 'mumming'. Isn't that my department?!

See you tomorrow,


  1. Love this adorable card - awesome job with the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

  2. This is so sweet....I love this color combination, very fresh & pretty.
    Hmmm, I couldn't even find "polyphany" at, and I am not sure what mumming would be either, although we do have a Mummer's Parade in Philadelphia, but I doubt a British boy would want to dress up in feathers, sequins and satin and play on a banjo!!!

  3. This is gorgeous Vicky - I shall be sad to see this set go, thanks for joining in this week at CC&S - Jacqueline xx

  4. What an adorable card. It is so bright and happy. Love the colors. Great job on the sketch!!


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