Stamping with Dad

This is my dad.  He has a workshop behind our house, where he makes birdhouses, bow makers, heat tool holders, and holders for Dazzling Details.  He’s always asking what I’m doing and watching me get ready for classes.


He came into my studio a couple of weeks ago, and asked me if I had a birthday card he could send to his sister.  Do I have a card?  I have a hundred cards, but where’s the fun in that?

So, we sat down to make a card.  I made one along with him, so he could see how to do each step.  Originally, the greeting was supposed to be on the right, but he had a little trouble with that, so we covered it up with the balloons and he re-stamped the greeting on the left.

Then he got his hand in the black ink pad and smudged his card.  We covered the smudge with the yellow balloon that looks like it’s floating off the top of the card.  It just proves that THERE ARE NO MISTAKES, ONLY OPPORTUNITIES FOR CREATIVITY!!

Oh, and by the way, my dad is 92.

Didn’t he do a great job?  Way to go, Dad!

Thanks for stopping by today.  If you need a demonstrator, I’m happy to help!

Painter’s Palette

Another of my favorite stamp sets from the Annual Catalog is Painter’s Palette.  I think this easel stamp could be used with almost any greeting.  I am always drawn to flowers and butterflies, and sometimes struggle to find more masculine images.  I think this could easily be used to make a “guy card”.


Stamp Sets:  Painter’s Palette

Cardstock:  Peekaboo Peach, Very Vanilla

Ink:  Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum

Other:  Playful Palette Washi Tape, Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon

If you have any questions about this card, please let me know!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Twirly Bird

Twirly Bird is one of my favorite bundles from the Annual Catalog.

I created this card for a card swap with other Mediterranean trip achievers.  Card swaps are a fun way to get lots of samples using different stamp sets.


This card uses the Twirly Bird bundle and the Thoughtful Banners bundle.  Card stock is Whisper White and Sweet Sugarplum.  Ink is Smoky Slate and Sweet Sugarplum.

I hope you like it!

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