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Thursday, November 10, 2016

A Pumpkin Birthday

Today is my grandson, Jacob's, 4th birthday!  So when thinking about making him a special card, I happened upon an idea posted by another demo (thanks, Janet Wakeland!) using the September Paper Pumpkin ingredients.  Although her card was very different from my final version, I appreciated the sharing of ideas that got my juices flowing.

And here it is:
Yes, that's a test tube attached to the front of the card!  If you recall, last month's Paper Pumpkin contained 16 test tubes (along with a ton of other stuff) to make Halloween treats.  I put 12 of mine together for work buddies, but had a few sitting on my desk.  When I saw Jen's card, my brain couldn't "un-see" it, and thus, my card was born.

A mix of sets pulled this together; Marquee Messages worked well with Number of Years (and the matching framelits - Large Numbers).  I started by stamping in Pacific Point and Real Red; the number was stamped in Cucumber Crush and cut with the framelit.  Before adhering it, I ran my Whisper White card stock through my Big Shot with the Lucky Stars embossing folder.

Then it was time to attach the test tube filled with birthday candles (4 of them, of course!) in matching colors!

I adhered the Cucumber Crush strip to the white layer, and punched two holes, threading some Basic Black Bakers Twine through and creating a loop for the test tube.  Then I simply tied it in the back and adhered the whole thing to a Basic Black layer, and then to the Cucumber Crush card base.

It still needed something...

Of course!  A sprinkling of Crushed Curry stars, punched with the Confetti Stars Border Punch!  Perfect!  (and I added a few left over stars to the test tube, so it's almost like a "shaker card".

A fun card for my adorable grandson (and I heard from his mommy this morning that he loves his card with the candles!).  (heart)

Happy, happy 4th Birthday, Jakie!  Grammy loves you!

All supplies can be purchased here (including the test tubes in the Paper Pumpkin refill kit, if you are a subscriber.  You're not?  Well remedy that by clicking on the link on the right, and if you sign up by today, you'll get a special edition holiday BLUE box instead of the usual orange one.  Don't miss out!)

Product List
Stamp : Jar Of Love Photopolymer Stamp Set [141587] , Jar Of Love Photopolymer Bundle [142342] , Timeless Love Wood-Mount Stamp Set [138772] , Timeless Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set [139408] , 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes [141410] , Brights Enamel Shapes [141680] , Marquee Messages Photopolymer Stamp Set [141727] , Number Of Years Photopolymer Stamp Set [140653]

Ink : Rich Razzlebberry Classic Stampin' Pad [126950] , Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' Pad [141395] , Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad [126982] , Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad [126986] , Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pad [126951] , Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad [126949] , Cucumber Crush Classic Stampin' Pad [138324]

Card Stock : Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper [141660] , Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [115316] , Sweet Sugarplum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [141418] , Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [100730] , Cucumber Crush 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [138335] , Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [121045] , Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [100730] , Crushed Curry 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [131199]

Punch : Confetti Stars Punch [135861]

Ribbon & Trim : 3/8" (1 Cm) Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack [142015]

Accessory : Stampin' Dimensionals [104430] , Basic Black Baker's Twine [134576]

Big Shot : Everyday Jars Framelits Dies [141490] , Big Shot [143263] , Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder [139672] , Large Numbers Framelits Dies [140622] , Big Shot [143263] , Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folders [135817]

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