Monday, July 19, 2010

Take me out to the ball game....

This is a loong post today with a lot of pictures. So, grab your coffee and sit back and enjoy!
Noah turned 7 in May and wanted a "sports" birthday party, so this is what I came up with.

I made the invitation similar to a baseball ticket. The baseball was cut using my circle scissors plus, drawing on the stitching and then die cutting the number 7 with my Big Shot Alphabet Numbers Simple (it is perfect because he turned 7 and Joe Mauer's number is 7!). The info on the inside was typed on the computer and I used our house number for the "seat" info, our street address for the "row", etc. I then mailed these in clear envelopes to his friends. Yes, you can mail cards in clear envelopes. I had the back of the invite on the front, so it was a solid color and then attached an address label to the outside of the clear envie. For the return address labels, I punched a circle out of adhesive sheets, drew the stitching on so it looked like a baseball and wrote our return address on it. I'm not sure if the boys appreciated the invites, but most of the moms loved them!

The thank you was a pocket card. Once again I made a baseball for the front, and then stamped Go Team in red from the Sporting set (now retired) on the part that pulled out. I had Noah sign his name on the thank you card and I filled out the thank yous as he opened the gifts and sent them home with the kids at the end of the party. The button was tied on using white thread. I thought it was "boyish" enough, but also added a bit of "cuteness" to the thank you.

Below is a picture of the goody bags. I carried over the baseball and #7 from the invite and thank you. I adhered the baseball onto brown lunch sacks (nothing fancy!).

This is a picture of the back of the goody bag. I stamped All Star from the Sporting set onto adhesive sheets and punched it out. This kept the bags closed.

The next pictures are of some of the items in the goody bags....all pertaining to baseball. I used the Sporting stamp set once again.

We also had cracker jacks and a baseball in the goody bag, but I didn't do anything to jazz them up:)

The next pictures are of my family and I at the Twins game. We went July 2, got to ride on the train to the game, experience the beauty of Target Field (it was nice out, so very enjoyable!), the Twins won and we saw a great show of fireworks after. It was a great treat for all of us!

We are waiting for the train to arrive....

Target Field....

Our favorite player, Joe Mauer....

Thanks for looking-

Chapstick Cards

This is a fun card for girls. Inside the card is a lip smackers chapstick. The butterflies were die cut using the Beautiful Wings Embossilit and the grass is from the Inspired by Nature Stamp Set. I punched two holes in the side of the card and tightly tied ribbon around the chapstick to hold it in place.
Chapstick tied in the card...

Card standing up to show that the chapstick will stay in place if the ribbon is tied tight:)

Happy Monday!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Gala Greenhouse Designer Paper Again!

This was the 2nd card that was made at my open house. The white card stock was dry embossed using the Polka Dots Embossing Folder. A scallop border of Early Espresso (new color!) was adhered along the side of the designer paper. I used a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes, punched it out with the Word Window Punch and layered it on a piece of Real Red card stock that was punched with the Modern Label punch. This card could easily work for a masculine card which always seem harder for me to make.

Our son, Noah, is playing baseball tonight under the lights! It is a BIG deal and then his last game is tomorrow. We will have a break from sports until soccer begins again at the end of August. Will I have more time? Probably not, but a girl can dream:)

Have a fabulous weekend-

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ribbon Ruffles

My stamp club ladies made this card on Monday night. This card uses the new Gala Greenhouse Designer Paper. When you have paper this pretty, you can let it do the work for you:) I ran the designer paper through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice embossing folder to give it some texture. The Daffodil Delight strip was punched using the Scallop Trim Border. I then placed a piece of sticky strip across the card and then started on the left hand side to adhere the ribbon. You press the ribbon to the tape, and then fold a piece up, press the next part to the sticky strip, fold, press fold until the end. It is a fun look and definitely adds some dimension. This card would require extra postage if mailing!
Close up of the ribbon.
Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ribbon Shares

This is my second post for today, so be sure to scroll down to see my other one:)

I have the following ribbon shares taking place. This is a way to get a yard or two of a variety color of ribbon. The shares give you enough to sample the ribbon and make a few cards/projects.

Email me if you would like to take part in the ribbon shares. I will leave the shares open until July 26.

Ribbon Shares

1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon $7.00: 2 yards of each of the in-colors, total 10 yards

1/8" Taffeta Ribbon $9.00: 1 yard of 13 new colors

1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon $3.00: 2 yards each of the 4 new colors (daffodil delight, rich razzleberry, marina mist, early espresso)

3/8" Taffeta Ribbon $8.00: 1 yard each of the 10 new colors (daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, real read, rich razzleberry, night of navy, marina mist, certainly celery, old olive, early espresso, basic black)

5/8" Grosgrain $9.00: 2 yards of each of the 8 new colors (whisper white, daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, pretty in pink, rich razzleberry, night of navy, marina mist, early espresso)

5/8" Satin Ribbon $9.00: 2 yards each of the 6 new colors (daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, rich razzleberry, night of navy, marina mist, early espresso)

Open House Make-n-Take

My open house is tonight and here is a picture of one of the cards you can make. It uses the 1 1/4" square punch on the new Gala Greenhouse Designer Paper. This layout is one that I will be coming back to and using with other designer paper as well!
I hope you can make it to my open house. You can come anytime from 7-9. There will be retired items for sale, items that I made for my craft fair for purchase, new colors to see in person and best of all...dessert:)

Thanks for stopping by-