Thursday, July 26, 2012

Happy Birthday!

If you are looking for the Graphic 45/Want2Scrap/Art Glitter Blog Hop, please click HERE. I want to thank all of you who have entered a comment on that post. Your kind words and prayers mean the world to me.

Happy Thursday, Blogger Buddies! I have fun card for you today! But first...a recap on the amazing Hampton Art Stamps give-away!

Hampton Art Stamps is having an AMAZING
1. Check the Hampton Art Stamps Blog DAILY to see the awesome Christmas inspiration.

2. Keep your eyes out for a few “non-Christmas” projects that sneak their way into the mix. {HUGE HINT...PAY ATTENTION...}

3. Email Hampton Art Stamps with at least 2 different days that you didn’t see us in the Christmas spirit and you will be entered for a chance to win one of our 3 goody boxes full of Hampton Art, Ki Memories, Graphic 45, and Hot Fudge Studio Christmas stamps!!!

Are you paying attention?? My project for you today, is NOT a Christmas project! It is a birthday card. (If you want to know the truth, I made my July projects BEFORE the team got the news about "Christmas in July" then I promptly went on a 16-day vacation! So you could say, I am responsible for this contest!)

I always need birthday cards, but I am never on time in mailing them. In fact, I often forget to mail them! My family and close friends have no idea why I make cards, when I either hoard them or just give them away by the boxful! 

As soon as I saw the Hampton Art Stamps Signature Collection Numbers stamp, I fell in love. I just adore those grungy, random numbers!

I stamped the numbers with Clearsnap Wild Hare Pigment Ink, then embossed with clear embossing powder. I really enjoy the gray, teal, and gold combination of the inks and papers! These are not colors I normally "go for" but for some reason, they really do appeal to me right now.

I stamped the birthday sentiment with Peacock Pigment Ink and again embossed with clear embossing powder. Once the powder was cool, I die cut the flag shape. Huge hint: if you try to die cut your paper while the embossing powder is still warm or hot, it may stick to your die cutting plates!

I am also having a love affair with bamboo twine! I wrapped my flag around the twine, and then popped it off the card with some foam tape. Really Reasonable Ribbon has tons of this bamboo twine and other hemp twines in the store!

Thanks for stopping by!
Hampton Art Stamps:
Signature Collection: Numbers
Doodlebug Design: You Said It

Embossing Powder: Hampton Art Stamps: Clear

Clearsnap Ink:
Colorbox Pigment Ink: Wild Hare, Peacock
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink: Prussian Blue

Cardstock: American Crafts: Gray, Blue; Stampin' Up!: Whisper White
Designer paper: Pink Paislee Indigo Bleu
Hemp Cord: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Tools: EK Success Edge Punch; Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennants Die Template
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Scotch 3M tape


  1. What a cool card! Love the number stamp - very neat idea :) Blessings to you dear Gloria.

  2. I can tell you are happy to be back in your studio! And I'm happy you're back, too!

    Love this sweet, sweet card...the numbers stamp is awesome...and the bamboo twine's divine!


  3. your cards and projects are such an inspiration

  4. *** waouhhhhhhhhh ravissante *