Saturday, June 11, 2011

Happy Birthday, Kim

Last week was my daughter Kim's birthday. I am always looking for different techniques to use when creating a family member's birthday card. For Kim's this year I used chipboard to create the letter 'K'. I flipped the chipboard letter over and on the opposite side of the DSP I traced the letter, cut it out and then glued the two together using SU's glue stick. To smooth out the edges I used the Stampin' Up's Distressing Essentials tool kit.

Fabulous Florets

One of my favorite stamp sets from the
Summer mini is Fabulous Florets. The
First Addition DSP compliments the Real Red
and Basic Black card stock. I stamped the image on Whisper White card stock and then stamped the florets again and colored them in. For the center of the flowers I like to use Stickles to add a little pizazz.

Heartfelt Thanks

Today's thank you card was made using the retired set, Heartfelt Thanks. I was sorry to see this set retire.

I like to have thank you cards on hand so when I need to thank someone for a kindness I have them available. I feel it is more personal to send a card then an email, don't you?