Aug 13 2009
It’s a Birthday Party! — Yes, today is Stamp Simply’s 100th Challenge, so that’s good enough reason to celebrate for me!!!† Thank you ALL for coming to read our challenges, check out our projects and play along with us over the last 100 weeks — we’ve loved every minute of it!!!† So, it only follows that today’s challenge is to make a birthday card — that’s it — how simple and how fun!!!†
And going beyond the challenge, we at Stamp Simply ARE having a Birthday Party, and YOU are invited!!!† Today many of the designers who have worked with us in the past in any capacity — Retired Designer, Guest Designer, Party Participant — have been invited to join in our celebration to bring some fun projects and ideas to YOU!!!† We have a wide variety of things going on.† Read the links below to find out what is happening at each blog, then I hope you can find some time to sit down with a nice cup of coffee or tea and start cruising to see what you can find — have fun everyone — and THANKS for coming!!!†
Keyword†ssnotime100 - There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload your project at Splitcoast†and/or your Blog, anytime at all. You (and that means anyone and everyone, blogger or not!) can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.
Pat Adam†- Christmas Gift Tags†with BLOG CANDY
AJ – 1 Card Done 3 Ways
Janine†-†A†Stress Free Summer Menu with BLOG CANDY†
Tammy – Birthday Reminder Book with BLOG CANDY
Jennifer†- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY
Julie†- Card Set in†Tote with Directions†
Barbara-† Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY
Deb- Tutorial on Dying Silk Ribbon Using Copics and Refills
Jenny- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY
Jerri – Birthday Card and Tutorial on Hand Embossing with Light Box
Joan- Birthday Card†and Etched Glass†with BLOG CANDY
LeAnne – Birthday Card with Glitter
Barb- Birthday Cake 3-D Gift Item with BLOG CANDY
Darlene – Birthday Card with Special Recipe
Rose Ann- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY
Leslie – Gift Tin of Soaps with Coordinating Card
Heather – Birthday Card
Sabrina- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY
Sharon- THAT’S ME!† Monogrammed Birthday Gift Set with BLOG CANDY
Please bear with us as we are all uploading and linking on Thursday night. Everyone should be uploaded by Friday morning.† Thanks, girls!
And†my†creation for today is not a birthday card, but a GIFT that could be given as a birthday present — a simple trio of monogrammed cards — who doesn’t LOVE monograms!† Take a look:
Aren’t they pretty and fun, using some new SU DP I got — Cottage Wall.† My Moss Silk Ribbon went perfectly with this DP and the fun prints just screamed for a girly monogram, so I chose to use my FAV monogram border, Damask, and I used the Curlz Font for the initial in keeping with the light-hearted feel of this paper.† I’m happy with the results!!!† SU cardstock used is Whisper White, Orchid Opulence and Old Olive.† SU ink used is Rich Razzleberry.†††Also used the SU Corner Rounder and Dimensionals.
Here’s a better look at the monogram. Easy to do — all stamped in one color ink, cut and matted with my Petite Circle Nestabilites, embellished with Kaiser Rhinestones and crowned on top with a Moss 100% Silk Ribbon Bow made with the Bow Easy.
This was a super easy and quick ribbon treatment — and I think it is SO flirty and fun!!!† I adhered my length of ribbon with heavy double sided tape under the monogram, ran it up and†over the panel top, adhering on the back of the panel.† And see how it is then shirred at the bottom, just above the monogram?† I did that by running a piece of the same colored silk in 1/4″ under the ribbon, then drew up the tails and tied it tightly to shir the ribbon.† I then turned that 1/4″ ribbon so my knot ended up under the 1.25″ piece.† Then, after making my bow on the Bow Easy, I glued it into place using Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue and I was DONE!!!
The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries the following items used to make this trio of cards:
Curlz†Deluxe Monogram Kit (for font) and the Damask 1 Letter Borders (for the border), OR any of the Monogram Kits work for this type of card, all by JustRite
Moss 100% Silk Ribbon in 1.25″ and 1/4″ widths, by May Arts
Hope you liked my trio of monograms!
Now, since this IS a PARTY, we’ll move on to the BLOG CANDY I am offering.
The Blog Candy winner will be drawn at 6:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, August 18.† I am offering the winner $20 of ribbon, their choice, from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.† To enter, merely leave a comment below, telling me which type of ribbon either IS your favorite, or what type of ribbon you are looking for but can never find.
Here’s how it’ll work as we will have people commenting to be entered for the Blog Candy, plus people will be commenting to provide the link for their card — and that’s OK — both types of comments are welcome.† ONLY 1 comment trying for Blog Candy, BUT if you also play the challenge and link your card, THEN you get to make a 2nd comment, providing us your link.† SO, that means if you make a card or project for the challenge, you get to comment twice, giving you DOUBLE the chances to win!!!† How’s that for incentive to play — no cheating — only double comments allowed from challenge players.
OK, I guess that’s it — NOW, on to all those links above — you will see some DYNAMITE projects!† Thanks everyone, SO MUCH, for coming!!!† What’s a party without friends — so glad you stopped in to celebrate with us!!!
And remember, JustRite releases all the new Christmas sets next Monday.† Be sure to check back in for the JustRite Christmas Blog Hop on Monday.† I’ll be playing, for sure!!! You can follow all the fun at the JustRite Blog this week as they sneak peek and offer Blog Candy as well.† The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store will have Christmas sets available for purchase next week — fun stuff!!† Can’t wait!!!
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