The Birthday Memories Suite has some unforgettable imagery and fun embellishments. But they will all be leaving us. As all good things must come to an end.
For my March Stamp-In Workshop, my girls created a card similar to the one shown here. I say "similar" in that they had a few choices to make.
Before the workshop, I had stamped and fussy cut an assortment of the girl's dresses on Designer Series Paper scraps that I thought would make a cute dress. So, their first choice was to select the wardrobe for their girl, and then to dress her.
They also had to choose a larger piece of DSP that would coordinate well with the dress their girl was wearing. Finally, they had to create and fussy cut their own flower, and decide <as her hairdresser> what color hair she would be wearing.
From that point on, everything else was preset and precut, ready to go. Needless to say, each of the cards had a distinctly different look.
A couple weeks ago, I introduced this little girl to you in my Paper Pieced Girl With Flower blog post. So, I realize she's not exactly new to you. I thought, however, that you would like the tutorial to create a similar card for yourself (before her retirement!)
Sahara Sand cardstock
Melon Mambo cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Scrap Designer Series Paper appropriate for the project
Birthday Delivery (Page 69)
A Little Wild (Page 108)
Sentiment (Paper Pumpkin)
Stampin' Write Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Sahara Sand Ink
Basket Weave Embossing Folder (coming in the new catalog!)
Stitched Shapes Framelits
Melon Mambo Ribbon
Delicate White Doilies (Page 194 -- RETIRING!)
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
On Whisper White cardstock, in black ink, stamp the little girl. Cut this out with the largest of the Stitched Shapes oval Framelits.
Stamp the girl's dress once again on a scrap piece of Designer Series Paper that would make a cute design for a dress. Fussy cut the dress pieces. Adhere the pieces over the girl stamped on the white oval.
Stamp the flower over the girl's dress so the stem lands between her hands, as if she is holding the flower behind her back. Stamp the flower shape again on a scrap of white cardstock. Color it as desired. Carefully cut out the flower and the leaves. Adhere them in place over the flower you'd stamped between her hands.
Finish coloring the girl's hair, arms and legs as desired using the Stampin' Write Markers.
Mount the completed oval onto a 2 5/8" x 3 1//2" oval cut from Melon Mambo. Adhere this piece centered onto a doily. Set it aside for now.
With the Basket Weave embossing folder in the open position, rub the Sahara Sand ink pad across the side that has the Sizzix and Stampin' Up! words on them. When it is inked up, insert a 2 1/2" x 5 1/4" piece of Sahara Sand cardstock and run it through the Big Shot. When using a Dynamic embossing folder, such as this, you only use one clear cutting plate in your sandwich instead of two.
Adhere the embossed piece to the right side of the card base, leaving even margins around the top, bottom and right sides.
Choose a piece of DSP that coordinates with the girl's dress. With it cut at 1 1/4" x 5 1/4", adhere it to the left side of the card base with even margins at the top, bottom and left side.
Cover up the intersection of the two papers with a 1/4" x 5 1/4" strip of Melon Mambo cardstock.
Adhere the girl piece to the card front, with even margins at the top and sides. This doesn't need to be popped up.
On a 3 1/42" x 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in black.
Fringe the ends of a 5 1/2" strip of Melon Mambo ribbon. Adhere the fringed ribbon to the back of the sentiment piece. Attach this piece with a few Stampin' Dimensionals to the lower portion of the card.
Now, how many of you are coming to the little girl's retirement party? Don't forget to RSVP!