gdp 042: a mod birthday card

GDP042Welp, I confess that this week I decided to take this GDP#042 sketch and put my own spin on it. No circles or banners, but ribbons and layered dies and flowers.

I have a family member who is 100% classy, modern, and simplistic. She’s a lady-lady, and she’s stylish but timeless. So as I sat down to make this card, I knew that I couldn’t adorn her card with loads of feminine frill or stamps, but just needed to go back to some lovely basics. Gold, black, and white with a few pops of color.DSC06388 copyBig, bold stripes in colors that will always be “in”. The Pop of Pink specialty designer series paper is so nice, since some of the sheets have gold in them. “She leaves a little sparkle where ever she goes” comes to mind. With my gold twine (a Target steal for $.50) and this subtle gold-white paper, this card comes together.

I know, I know, not spot-on with the sketch, but I like to live on the wild side. Background shape, sentiment, specialty feature, some horizontal features… wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am.

DSC06392 copyHere’s a handy dandy supply list:

  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Pop of Pink Specialty DSP
  • Lots of Labels dies
  • Jar of Love dies
  • Big Day stamp set (retired)
  • Pistachio Pudding, Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and Tangelo Twist classic stampin’ pad
  • Gold-white twine from Target

Hope you enjoyed this one. I’ve come back from the blogging dead as Chris is nearing the end of EMT school and goes on shiftwork soon, so my evenings are spent working on cards as he studies.

Happy Stamping!

gdp 041: floral thinlits

Gdp041This week for #GDP041, we were given a really marvelous color challenge. This seems like a timeless combination that is soft and feminine… And the cards created by the design team are really outstanding.

I was trying to figure out WHY this color palette felt so familiar. And then I realized, ah, yes… I was a bridesmaid for my sister’s wedding and the theme was exactly the same. (Aren’t we all so young and fresh?)


Initially when I set to it, I thought about using the Floral Boutique DSP since it is stunning and lovely, but as I was sitting there shuffling papers around my desk, I hit the crafting version of writer’s block and scrapped the idea. Instead, I decided that I would use the detailed floral thinlits, white on sugarplum with navy to accent… And created a congratulations card for some family getting married next week.

DSC06331 copyHere’s the handy dandy (super simple!) supplies list:

  • Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock
  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Night of Navy Bakers Twine
  • Night of Navy classic ink pad
  • Balloon Celebration stamp set
  • Detailed Floral Thinlits

You can order all of these products at my storefront. And don’t forget about the awesome Ultimate Starter Bundle available through the rest of June.june free stamp flyer

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Happy Stamping!