Sunday, March 30, 2008

Busy Sunday

I spent the afternoon with several fellow stampers creating birthday cards. We get together once a month and this month's coordinator decided we all needed a collection of birthday cards, and now we have them! The interesting thing about these get-togethers is experiencing other people's stashes. She had brought along paper, ribbon and stamps, and since I brought her latest Stampin' Up! order to her, we also used her Photo Corner punch. And that punch turned out to be the theme of the day!

Here is a sampling of some of the cards I made:

I have always had to take a second look at cards that use the Photo Corners in all four corners. At first glance it looks like they cut the paper really neat, but that's when I see the photo corners. So today it was my turn, and I went to town! I really like how this one came out!

Somewhere along the way I took a break and dipped into the stuff I'd brought with me - all Wild Wasabi. I have the Hostess Set Prints Pack and have never used it, so I brought it plus some Wild Wasabi card stock and ribbon. I could get into one-color cards! This one was too easy! (No corners on this one - it was spared.)

Oh, I did sneak in my It's Your Birthday set because I just knew I'd need that horizontal sentiment. ;-) I shared.

The idea for this one was stolen completely from one of the other ladies. I just stamped the sentiment on this pretty paper, and when I got home I mounted and embellished it. Notice I continued the Photo Corner theme. It just worked, ya know?

This card was a total accident. I had a piece of pink-and-blue striped paper in my hand, then I picked up the piece of pink argyle and tried to put them together. Then the green striped piece distracted me (I love green) and this is what I ended up with. The sentiment is from a set of vertical sentiments our gracious hostess had on hand (sorry, I forget the company...) I added the ribbon when I got home.
I have a bunch more, but these were my favorites (and they were finished.) All in all, a very productive day.

Oh, on the scary side, I may be going to the Offray ribbon outlet very soon. It's only an hour away, I drive past it every time I leave Maryland for points West (which is a lot), and in the five years I have known about it I have resisted going ... like I need more ribbon! But alas, April may be the month I cave. More on that as we get closer to The Day.


  1. I love the card with multiple photo corner punches. The focal point is particularly interesting with all the points coming together resulting in the square and diamond pattern.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. oooooh... ribbon! Love all the cards, especially the top two...and the second one really speaks to me!

    Hope you get to the ribbon factory... I don't have much ribbon but I sure do loves it!


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