Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Birthday Cards


I've been using my cards, donating cards, and selling my cards. So when I needed some birthday cards and went looking through my stash, I was out. The Occasions Mini has several cute stamps for birthday cards, projects and gifts. So I just went with the theme. My stamp club made these cards at the February club. We used the Take a Spin (pg 10) set for the yellow card. We had some fun with the Game Spinner Hands. They're $3.95 and you get pieces to make 12 spinners. For the final touch, we ruffled our own ribbon. Lots of fun :)

The next card we made used the technique called Inlaid Embossing. It's super easy and the effect is amazing. I think it's my new favorite way to use the Big Shot. We also used the Create a Cupcake stamp and the new Build a Cupcake Punch(pg 22). Last but not least I added the new pompom trim in the Melon Mambo. It's also available in Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango (pg 35)


Our quick lesson today is on using the Game Spinner Hands. You get 12 per package. The book says that you put down the spinner, then the washer, and then the brad last. We tried a couple different ways. We finally opted for washer, then spinner and then brad. The real main thing we noted was that you open the brad just wide enough to hold the pieces in place. If you squeeze too hard, the spinner won't spin. I've included a picture so you can see the parts close-up.