Saturday was our eldest son’s birthday. Wow when your oldest turns 41, you feel old! But wait a minute. You’re only as old as you feel and some days I don’t feel that old at all!
I missed convention this year. Can’t go every year, but I followed on Facebook and the Stampin’ Up website. It is a great event and I hope to go again. Convention is great. It is three full days of inspiration, ideas and instruction and a whole lot of fun. Let me tell you this! The people at convention-demos and the Stampin’ Up employees are the best!! The greeting is amazing. The speakers are motivational. There are classes on product and how to run your business. Well it is the best experience anyone can ask for.
Just talking of my experience makes me regret not going this year but alas…..with hubby’s operation it was not possible.
Now back to reality. As I said earlier in my post, Saturday was out son’s birthday. We have three sons and one grandson, so I have to come up with a lot of masculine cards. I was inspired by two cards for the one I made. I took a little of Catherine Pooler and a little of Patty Bennett for my card. I used the Hardwood Background Stamp (Wood 133032, Clear 133035), punched the peaks of the fence with my Chevron Punch (132154), Used some Espresso brads for the screws. Those fringed scissors (133325) came in real handy to create the grass, don’t you think? Of course being in Québec I used the the French Version of Remembering Your Birthday (Wood: 131347, Clear 131350). I sponged a sky and grass in the background and layered in on Espresso card stock.
I stamped two pieces of whisper very vanilla card stock with the Hardwood background stamp and cut strips using the dark line between the “planks”. I inserted each end into the Chevron punch stopping at the first chevron and lining up the middle of the “plank” and voila I now have a peak for my fence. I did this for six “planks”. I only needed two “planks” of the other stamped card stock to become the horizontal “planks”. Punch out the bird in the color of your choice and there you have it. A bird on a fence!
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