Tuesday, March 24, 2009

It's Ben's Birthday...

...so I have lots to do around here to get ready for the family festivities tonight. As a result, this is going to be a pretty quick post...

First, I have his birthday card to share. I used this week's MojoMonday sketch (#79) to create this card.

I don't usually decorate the insides of cards, but this one seemed to need it...

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Birthday Chic
*American Crafts paper (scalloped green)
*MME paper (paisley and solid green)
*Fresh Paint paper (turquoise)
*MM copper brads
*Memories inkpad
I am doing a bit of work for Unity over on the new Addicted to Rubber Stamping website. Did you realize that they had blogs and a message board over there? I didn't either. They are just getting going, but there are some fun possibilities there as a community! Come check it out!

But someone was asking for ideas using shrinky dinks so I made this super fun and easy bookmark using a shrinky dink and my Unity Wish Sticks.

To Make:
1. Simply stamp your image (this image is from the Wish kit from Unity Stamp Co.) on the shrinky dink "stuff" with StazOn (I also added some watercolors for an interesting effect).
2. Punch it into a shape (for mine I used my nestabilities in my cuttlebug)
3. Punch a 1/4" hole into top for ribbon.j
4. Shrink using heat gun.
5. Thread ribbon through, adding beads at the top.
6. Tie a knot in the top so that you can slide your two ribbon halves around your pages in your book.

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Wish Sticks
*White Shrinky Dink material
*Scalloped Oval Nestabilities
*1/4" hole punch

I hope that you are having a fabulous Tuesday!!!


jpmayo said...

Happy Birthday Ben!!

Gorgeous card and bookmark, Christi!

Alison Bryant said...

Yes, happy birthday, dear Ben!

Christi, I am loving the bookmark. I could also see that project being made into a necklace.

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

Very cute! I keep meaning to busty out my shrinky dink stuff... and i forget. Now i want to try it again! :)

Ashley said...

What a great card and a fabulous bookmark! I hope you all have a wonderful day and happy birthday Ben!

Tina said...

I visit your blog alot but just wanted to post and say how much I love it!

Kelly said...

That bookmark is gorgeous!!

Amy said...

OMG!! I love that idea...ok where do I get shrinky dink crap?? and is it still called shrinky dink or something else!!?...I love that book too by the way..Jennifer Crusie is one of my faves!!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday to Ben too!!

Crystal said...

Wow! That card is amazing! Love the colors!! All your work is beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower - I am glad it lead me to your awesome site!!

Mary Jo said...

Hope Ben had a great birthday!!!

Stephanie Frisby said...

How pretty! I really love the bookmark and the card is great! Hope Ben had a great day!

Jessy said...

What a great birthday card for a male. love it. and your bookmark is SUPER cute as well. :)

Cardmaking Galore said...

grat male card - and the bookmark is fab too

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