Friday, April 27, 2012

Stampin' Addicts Retiring Blog Hop

Welcome to Stampin' Addicts Retiring Stamps Blog Hop
This hop will begin Friday, April 27 at noon and ends Sunday, April 29 at midnight.
Click here for the complete list of featured stamp sets.

There are 15 stops along this "Hop".  If you have been following the "Hop" in order then you have just arrived from Lisa Young's Blog "Add Ink and Stamp" where she showed off some beautiful creations she made using the I (Heart) Hearts stamp set.  I love the baby card!  Anyway, so the stamp set I'm showcasing is called Party This Way.  I fell in love with this stamp set during SAB, it was one of the stamp sets I got for FREE. 

Stamp Sets: Party This Way, On Your Birthday
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
DSP: Under The Big Top, Brights Collection Paper Stack
Inks: Pacific Point, Real Red, Daffodil Yellow
Other: Big Shot, Basic Birthday Sizzlets Decorative Strip, Top Note Die, Paper Snips, Word Window Punch, Blender Pens, Dimensionals, White Baker's Twine, 1/8" Red Taffeta Ribbon, Slot Punch

This was a super fun card to make.  I call it a double pop-up card.  If someone knows the real name I'd love to hear it.  I was trying to figure out how to maybe make the balloons seem like they were floating off, this was as close as I could get.  I'll be sharing directions for this card next week. So check back on Wednesday.
So with every birthday set you have to have a gift card holder, right?  This one is very easy to make.  It uses the Top Note Die to form the slot for the gift card.
And last but not least you need a scrap page to put all those birthday pictures on.  I used the Word Window Punch to punch out the candles so I wouldn't cut off the flame, added some White Baker's Twine to the balloons and it's ready to finish.  Oops almost forgot I really like the Birthday Sizzlet Decorative Strip that SU sells adds a fun touch.

Remember get your favorite retiring stamp sets before they are gone forever!  Now it's time to hop on over and see what cute things Heidi Baks has come up with using the stamp set Nursery Times on her blog "Running With Scissors".  Thanks for hopping by.



19 comments:

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Very cute! Such a great idea to use the ww punch for the candle!

Shelley Z said...

Terrific page! Love your idea with the word window punch and candle.

Katherine said...

Hi Twila, these are great projects. Those balloons really do seem to float right off that card. Also, I second what Rhonda said - I never thought of punching those candles out like that.

Lisa Young said...

Cute, cute, cute! I don't know the name of your card either but I love the total idea!

Kim said...

It's a Double Slider card. I like the pop up name too. It fits better with the ballons. Love all your projects for this set!

Deb B - Debadoo said...

Love what you did with this set. The double slider, using the ww for the candles! Cute, cute, cute!

Adriana Benitez said...

Great projects. Love the double slider with the balloons popping up - fun!

Tanya Boser said...

Awesome projects! ANd I love how you used the Word Window punch to cut out the candles!! Great tip :)

Heidi Baks said...

Cute projects, Twila! Love that double pop up!!

Krystal De Leeuw said...

Super cute projects Twila!! Love your gift card holder made with the Top Note die. I'll be needing to "borrow" that idea! ;)

marg0006 said...

Great idea for a card.

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Mickey Roberts said...

All of the projects are adorable. Love the idea to use the word window punch for the candles and the Top Note die for the gift card holder. Too cool!

Betty said...

Twila- I always learn something new from your projects! I LOVE the idea of using the Top Note for a gift card holder cut out--brilliant!! And what a sweet idea for the floating balloons. Oh and great use of the Big Top dsp too!!

Debbi said...

What fun projects Twila! Love the idea to use the word window punch to cut out the candles.

Paula said...

Great projects Twila! Love the balloons!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Love the double pop up card! So very cute!

Carmen said...

Way too cool!! Might have to borrow this for my son's bday!!

NickiS said...

Love the balloon card. You did great making them look as if they are floating.

NickiS said...

Love it. The balloons look great!