Posts Tagged ‘birthday’

SNS Birthday Bash Inspiration Hop

Friday, March 4th, 2022

Woohoo… it’s hop weekend, y’all!  We are kicking off a month FULL of Birthday Bash fun because we are celebrating Scrap ‘N Stamp’s 14th Birthday!   As always, the fun starts here and will take you across the internet getting inspiration on blogs, YouTube and Instagram!  You can leave comments at each spot and each comment is a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the shop!  (Winners will be announced after March 24,2022)

We will be featuring all sorts of fabulous products in this hop and many of them will be ON SALE this weekend for 14% off!  No discount code needed- happy shopping!  (hint- here’s one of the sets I’ve used on my project, it’s a great set for a great price!)

 

 

Are you ready for the fun?  Here’s the full list of stops (and opportunities to win a prize!):

Happy Hopping!
Inky hugs,
Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 340} Throwback: Cheers

Tuesday, March 1st, 2022

Cheers!  It’s March 1 and Mardi Gras so it’s a day for celebrating!  I thought it was a good day to share a throwback card to get the PARTY happening and this one is just full of festive colors and products that I hope will inspire you to create!  I’m not sure the die I used is still in stock, but I found this one that is awesome in it’s simplicity and would give the card a more masculine feel.  Enjoy the throwback and the party 😉

I hope you’re staying cool and staying safe and hopefully enjoying a cold drink!  If it’s morning, an iced coffee sounds perfect.  If you’re reading this after noon (or sooner- no judgement here!) a fruity cocktail like the ones featured on my cards today would be amazing!  Cheers!

Today’s card inspiration started with this cute die cut sentiment from Lawn Fawn, Scripty Cheers.  There’s a ton of great products in the SNS store that you could pair with this, from shakers to stamps, but I chose to use an older Tim Holtz stamp set, Mini Blueprints 10 and this fruity cocktail.  I selected coordinating stickers from the larger version of the Snarky Small Talk Stickers for a fun twist.

I added some shine to my card by using pearl Cardstock for my die cut and adding Nuvo Glitter Drops to the drink (I had a minor crisis and ran out of Glossy Accents.  Guess I need to go shopping!) and a touch of bling with Studio Katia Crystals.  All of this works together with a couple of my favorite things… book print & thin twine.  Add a snarky sentiment and I really don’t think you can go wrong!

I often stamp & die cut at least two of something when I’m making a project, just in case I mess up my coloring or haven’t made a decision on color choices.  Today I took the extras and made a second card with them- it’s pretty simple, but I think it’d brighten someones day!  For this card I simply added the elements to a pre-printed card I had leftover from another project.

Here’s a look at the two cards together.

Suddenly I’m feeling a bit thirsty… Cheers!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 331} Birthday Hugs

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s card its designed for those January and December birthdays… the ones that are so close to Christmas that they sometimes get overlooked!  They are a perfect opportunity to use the wintery stamps in your collection and let them know how special they really are.  I actually purchased this ‘Snowman Joy‘ die by Penny Black specifically for birthday cards, though it would definitely work for Christmas too!

I wanted to highlight the simple white snowman on a fun ombre background of blended Distress Oxide Inks.  I chose soft pastels again, blending into the bright pink of kitsch flamingo on top!  I set this blend aside to dry overnight before die cutting with a stitched frame and then white embossed a birthday sentiment from MFT.

I muddied things up a little bit when I added some shading (oops… that’s what I get for having a dirty brush!) so I added a bit of glitter to help 🙂  A few scattered crystals added to the sparkle and finished off this simple card.  Sometimes simple is best, especially when you have a cute die like this one to be your focal point!  I think it’ll bring a smile to the recipient, don’t you?

Inky hugs,

Tara