Partying with Colorado Craft Company

Hi Everyone and HAPPY WEEKEND!!
Making it through the week is cause for a celebration!
Susan here today with a pile it on card and a clean and simple card.
Two very different styles with the same stamp set. Hopefully one appeals to you and inspires you to
be creative this weekend.
I used the Party Time Stamp set with the coordinating dies from Colorado Craft Company for both of my cards today. It’s designed to be a Christmas/New Year stamp but I wanted a birthday theme so I masked off the bit of holly that was on the jar of mixing tools and voila – no more holiday theme.
The prompt for Random Acts of Cardness today is PARTY and if this card definitely makes me feel like I’m at a party.
I started with stamping the two images, then colored them in with some Prismacolor pencils. I cut them out with the coordinating dies then worked on the card base.
I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies – the large one from both the small and large set to cut the frame. I inked up the frame and the card base with some Distress Oxide inks then using the Birthday Bash Set from Wendy Vecchi I added some party decorations.
I added the mouse with the gift to the card base, then added the frame with some craft foam, then added the mouse with the drinks. On a card this busy the only way I could think to add the sentiment is to emboss it on black card stock and adhered to the frame.
My second card uses the same supplies but I went for a much cleaner and simpler card.
I stamped the image of the mouse with the present then cut off the bow because I wanted him to be dancing in front of a cake. I added a candle in place of the bow, colored it in with strawberry, chocolate and vanilla colors to make an ice cream cake.  After coloring the image with Prismacolor pencils I cut it out with the coordinating die and added it with craft foam to the panel that was left over from the frame I cut for the first card. I added a few stars then a simple sentiment and added it to a card base with some more craft foam.
Are you a ‘pile it on’ card maker or more of a CAS card maker?
Leave me a comment telling me what your go-to style is.
Be sure to check out this sale on Dies – It’s on until March 28th or while supplies last.
Happy Stampin’

and thanks so much for visiting!
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4 Responses to “Partying with Colorado Craft Company”What You're Saying

  1. Denise Bryant says:

    Both cards are just adorable! Love the Colorado Craft Company’s images! The mice are darling!
    I am definitely a CAS card style kinda gal!

  2. Carol says:

    A duo of absolutely delightful cards, Susan! Whether with a friend or solo, those mice sure know how to party! Fabulous showcases!

  3. So nice to see a set used two totally different ways, and you rocked both. Super cute images to work with as well. Awesome job.

  4. Carol Wortman says:

    Wow that is a party hearty card, super fun! I’ve never made a scene, especially a multi-image party, card so I’d say CAS, but this looks like it would be a blast to create. Terrific imagination! Really like how the blended frame and background party together flawlessly too. Cute!

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