Friday, May 8, 2015

Stampin' Addicts Retiring Stamps Hop: Little Buddy Birthday

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It is the time of year that we say goodbye to many of our favorite stamps sets. Sad, but we must remember that we are making room more NEW favorites :) Well, my friends from Stampin' Addicts and I are each featuring one of our favorite retiring sets and giving you some inspiration, kind of a last hooray.
If you are following along in order, then you just arrived from Mary Trautner's blog where she featured the Just Sayin' stamp set. Fun stuff, right!

 I am using the Little Buddy Birthday set, as you may have noticed in the title of this blog post :) I had just purchased this set a couple of weeks before the retirement list came out, so it seemed to be a good idea to use it before it goes away :)

This first card was quick and fun to throw together. I was going for a mountainous/desert feel here, as that is where I imagine an armadillo would live. He is a cute little guy! He is stamped on some Watercolor paper then I used an Aquapainter to color him with Sahara Sand and Hello Honey ink squeezed onto the lid of my inkpad. A sheet of DSP from the Moonlight DSP stack sewn onto a Sahara Sand card base, some embossing, and diecutting, outline in white gel pen, pop up with dimensionals, and you are all done!

Card #2 was a special card. My grandson, Cameron, just turned 1 year old on April 23rd, so I needed a really cute card for him.
I stamped the little monster fella in Black Stazon on Vellum repeatedly, then colored the back of the vellum with markers. Then I diecut the circle and a slightly larger circle in Whisper White, then glued those together. The Pool Party panel is embossed, then I stamped the little birthday cake in Pool Party ink on all of the raised dots. Made a little banner in Hello Honey and stamped the sentiment, diecut a number 1. Lots of dimensionals later, I added the Candy Dots as a fun pop of color.
Inside, I adhered a vellum circle with a monster (I had colored a 4¼"x5½" panel full of monsters and had lots of little guys left). Then I stamped some balloons and colored with Blender Pen and coordinating inks.

That's all I have for you this time. Now it is time to go see what Carmen has made for us!

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6 comments:

Yapha said...

Super cute set, Tanya! I love the cards you made with it!

Mary Trautner said...

I love the Birthday card and how you stamped on the emossed circles.

Krystal De Leeuw said...

These are adorable Tanya!! That dinosaur card is the cutest!! Love all the birthday cakes. Great job!

Heidi Baks said...

This is such a cute set! Who doesn't need an armadillo card?! These cards would be great for little kiddos.

Twila said...

Oh Tanya! I really like this cute set. But I don't need it. Very cute cards.

Cindy said...

Okay, that armadillo card is seriously cute! The card for your grandson is adorable, as I'm sure the little man is. (And how can your grandson already be ONE?)

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