Sorry I've not blogged in a couple of weeks again. Life has been very busy, though sadly, not with much that's blog worthy. Some of us have been having an interesting 'How early is too early for Halloween decoration?' debate on Facebook. I'll share my thoughts and what spurred the conversation later this week when I finish putting together some Halloween themed items.
Today I'm posting some cards for a Late Night Stamper's challenge The theme is dots/stripes. I love both, so it was tough to decide which to choose. Ultimately, I couldn't decide so I did both. The first two will be birthday cards. I made these ages ago as cards for two of the girls from my church to celebrate their accomplishments at dance festival in the spring. I liked them enough that I made two more. Ok, it was more the fact that the scraps and the stamp set were easily accessible and I needed a couple birthday cards in a hurry than any great love for the design. They need bling! I didn't have time, though.
The baby cards are older ones I forgot to post, so I am not technically submitting them for the challenge. We made these at card club in the spring. I love the set we used, though I resisted the temptation to buy it. That, and realized my friend was buying it so I could just use hers. ;)
In the first version, the main part of the buggy is paper pieced. For those who haven't tried paper piecing, it is super easy! You just stamp your image twice, once on the neutral base (in this case, the white) and once on the coloured cardstock or patterned paper of your choice. They cut out the coloured version and adhere it right over top of the other one. What I as worried about was being able to cut it along the lines properly so it fit just right and it worked without any trouble. And I am NOT a great cutter, so if I can do it, anyone can!
Sorry about the glare on the second card; the only difference between the two is that the second one is coloured with markers.
Card Details - All products Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder, Tangerine Tango
Patterned paper: Cheerful Treat DSP (top); In colour collection pad
Stamps: Mixed Bunch; Perfectly Penned
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, So Saffron
Stamps: Baby Bundle, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Other: Border punch, ribbon, Big Shot embossing folder
Have a wonderful night! See you later this week with some Halloween projects.