Friday, December 2, 2011

It's a {Stamps} of Life and Button Kind of Day

With Christmas just around the corner I've been feverishly working on some of my Christmas gifts for people which leaves me very little time  for card making.  Today I decided I was taking a break from the Christmas gifts and going to think birthday.  It never hurts to have too many birthday cards!

First I wanted to use my the {Stamps} of Life set from November.  I haven't gotten to use it yet and the December set is already on it's way!  The frog is very cute and the sentiments are perfect for the set.

Once I finished that card, I decided I wanted to use my Fancy Labels die, so pulled out the coordinating stamps4fancy labels set by the {Stamps} of Life.  I made this card using them:

I die cut the center and instead of using the die cut shape, I used the the cardstock as a frame.  I wove scalloped ribbon on a panel and placed it behind the die cut frame.  I love how the scallops add to the weaving.  Here's a close up of the center - 

To finish it off I added some buttons and the sentiment in the center.  I popped the center die cut up to add a little dimension to it.
(I probably went overboard on the dimensionals but I wanted to make sure it stuck to the ribbon!)
Now that I've spent some time away from my gift making, I think I'm ready to get back to work!

Hoppy birthday is being entered into the following challenges
CPS #246
Lily Pad's Simon Says Stamp Buttons

Die Cut Happy Birthday will be playing along with


 Have a great weekend!





  1. What an elegant card - fantastic ribbon weaving.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  2. How cool. Love the way you have used the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  3. Love how you used the ribbon on your second card!!!Thanks for playing along with us at ribbon Carousel!!!!

  4. Great cards!! Your ribbon weaving is fantastic!!!! Thanks for playing at The Ribbon Carousel :)

  5. Such wonderful cards! Thank you so much for joining our Young Crafters Unite challenge =)