Cards for my gals

Today I'm back to share a couple of cards that I made recently for some of my stampin' team members and to give you a sneaky peek of what you can expect to see here tomorrow...

This first card (inspired by FTL 172 from Clean and Simple Stamping) was for Sandi - a lovely gal in my team who is going through some pretty tough medical treatment at the moment, so at the instigation of another of the lovely gals in my team, a few of us banded together to purchase an Amazon Kindle and a download card so that she can cart all her favourite books to the hospital with her in a more convenient fashion.

sandi-card

See  the Poppy Parade scalloped mat?!   Bonus points if you can guess how I did it ;-)

Quick tip: When looking for a greeting to use on your cards, be sure to check all your stamp sets as the most suitable one might come from a most unexpected place!  The Thinking of You on Sandi's card is from the Best Dad Ever set - you know the one with the row of little ties?!  It has four fantastic greetings using simple fonts, two of which don't necessarily have anything to do with dads!

This next card was for the gal that instigated the Kindle idea for Sandi, as she had a birthday herself back in January and a few of us gathered at a playground and coffee shop to mark the occasion.  Love ya Mini!

mini-2012-bday

The 'inlaid embossing' technique was all the rage last year or so and I was happy to revisit it in a way that I hadn't previously, by cutting out the butterfly shape as a background for the technique.  Some previous cards that I created using this fun and funky technique can be found {HERE}

The colour combination was naturally lifted directly from the Everyday Enchantment DSP (I know, I know, I promise I'll step away from the DSP soon...) and the flowers were made of various combinations of the Boho Blossoms, Itty Bitty and different sized Circle Punches.

Speaking of birthdays, I have one of my own tomorrow and I'll be back then to show you the delights that were sprung on my by several stampin' team members last Thursday night!

Here's a tiny peek at some of the loveliness you can expect to see...

If you have any questions about any of the cards or techniques in today's post, please give me a shout!

Stamps: Best Dad Ever Paper: Soft Suede, Poppy Parade, Naturals Ivory, Pool Party, Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB) Ink: Soft Suede, Early Espresso Accessories: Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Big Shot, Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, Everyday Enchantment Brads, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals

Stamps: It's Your Day Paper: Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Everyday Enchantment DSP Ink: Soft Suede, Early Espresso Accessories: Punches: Boho Blossom, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Two-step Owl, 1/2" Circle, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Decorative Label; Beautiful Butterflies Die Bigshot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals