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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Card Kit

Hi Everyone! Hope you all had a great Christmas. Our family sure enjoyed the holiday! Peyton is still all excited about it all. She still sings Christmas songs and wants to watch all her Christmas movies. On Christmas Eve my entire family - minus my brother serving an LDS mission - went and saw Tangled. What a cute movie! Even Thong was laughing throughout the whole thing. I enjoyed it even more than Princess & The Frog. I can't wait to get it on D.V.D. And then on Christmas, we all got to talk to my brother who is serving a mission in Montana, of all places :). We actually all got to video chat with him through Skype. It was really awesome to see him. He left at the beginning of the year and has been greatly missed by everyone. But at least it is halfway over and he has one more Christmas to go before he is home again :).

Look how cute Peyton is in her Christmas Mini Mouse pj's. She was just starting to get into her stocking. The crazy white mutt is our dog Izzy :). Yep, I named her after Izzy from Grey's Anatomy. And then there is me in all my Christmas pj's glory!
Here is my next kit for my Etsy store, craftydork:

Don't you love the mini rosettes! I added them on after I thought I had the card finished :). I do that a lot!

And there is the finished kit! I made this kit so that all you need is a glue stick. The foam adhesive and Continuous Line are provided for you. I will have it listed on my Etsy hopefully tonight, so be sure to check it out. My favorite part about the whole card is the rhinestones in the middle of the rosettes. Thong and I went to a wedding of a friend a few months back where she had rhinestones in the middle of rose buds and it was so pretty! And now I want to put rhinestones in the middle of everything - not that I didn't want to before!

Here are the supplies I used:

Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper - Cosmo Cricket
Stamps - birdcage and bird Studio G; Happy Birthday and scallop circle Stampin' Up!
Inks - Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist Stampin' Up!
Punches - Scallop Circle, Scallop border Stampin' Up!; small corner rounder EK Success
Buttons and Bling - Stampin' Up!
Baker's Twine - my stash
Adhesive - foam Stampin' Up!; Continuous Line Glue Dots
Ribbon - Soft Suede polka dot grosgrain Stampin' Up!

I thought it would be fun to show you the next kit I am currently working on. I have been getting inspiration from all over the place. I knew I wanted to make a kit that had envelopes. Because of the size of cards I usually make - 3" x 3" or 4" x 4" - it is extremely hard to find envelopes that fit the cards right though. So until I can find some online or until I can find a template or die to make my own, I will make them without. But I do already have this cute little scallop envelope die that I first got when I originally purchased my Big Shot. I haven't really used it a whole lot though. When I have it has been to put a cute little envelope onto the front of normal 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card. I decided to stick with my small card theme though and make a card to fit the cute little envelope! And can I just say, I love it :). I am working on getting all the pieces together.

Here is the finished card in the mean time though:

I absolutely adore this chair stamp! It is part of the newest set I purchased from Stampin' Up! In the words of Vallee Wright - a youth leader from when I was growing up - "Could you just die! Could you!" I know I could! :)

I will list the supplies and everything once I have the kit complete. So check back soon and come buy it on Etsy :).

Now the that holidays are behind us, I am going to start focusing more on starting the decorations for Peyton's 3rd birthday party. She wants a princess party. And then also, I am really super duper excited!!! I am getting the opportunity to teach at a local scrapbook store coming up in the next few months! I really could just die! I am so excited, I can't even begin to tell you how excited I really am! This will be my first teaching opportunity that didn't occur in my home or someone that I knew. A real class in a real store! I have absolutely no idea of what I am making or anything! So I will for sure get started on that very soon!

It is way past my bedtime, so I am off! Hope all of you are doing good and that you have had a wonderful holiday season! I am looking forward to New Years and a nice glass of wine!

Stay Crafty.