Sunday, May 27, 2012

Mouthwatering Birthday

Could summer be here?  I hope so as I now have the deck clean, the patio furniture is out and the flowers are planted.  Bring it on!

The new 2012- 2013 Stampin' Up! catalogue will launch June 1st.  It is packed with new goodies, from stamps to papers, to punches to die cuts.  
Also the new style ink pads will be available for order on June 1st and these ink pads feature the foam pad and with very little effort, you can ink up your stamps.  These pads also come with sticky labels in different languages and I used the extras to attach to the front and inside so that you can quickly see what colour you are using.  
The ink takes a bit longer to dry that the ones we are currently using, so patience is the key!!  Give the ink a few minutes to dry.
My card for you today is for Brody and it certainly says "Summer". What would summer be without Watermelon and Ice Cream.   OK, it also says Happy Birthday

Stamps: Mouthwatering, On Your Birthday (w – 111664 $41.95 p. 163 2011-2012 IB&C)
Paper: Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip,  Comfort CafĂ© DSP
Ink: Midnight Muse
Accessories: Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits Die,  Markers: Real Red, Gumball Green, Primrose Petal, Soft Suede, Versamarker, Melon Scented Emboss Powder, Cherry Scented Emboss Powder, 2-1/2’ Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch.

The stamps were coloured using the markers, stamped on Whisper White and then coloured using the Versamarker.  I was then able to heat emboss with the Scented Emboss Powder.  The scent will last up to 2 weeks.

The watermelon stamp also fits nicely into the 2-1/2" Circle punch and the Scallop Punch makes it look like someone has taken a bit. 

The seeds are made using the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch.

Don't forget the retiring list!
On Your Birthday stamp set, the Versamarker, the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch will disappear on May 31st.  Check the lists out here.

Questions?  Email me Here

Until next time...



  1. Fun card Karen! Great for a summertime birthday! It is extremely hot in Pennsylvania, more like July and not May!

  2. Really cute card Karen! We've been in summer mode for a month now here in Texas! Can't wait to see ya at convention!

  3. What a perfect summer card and the temps hit 95 today so it definitely feels like summer and not spring.

  4. These delightful summer treats sure make an adorable birthday card!! How fun, Karen!!

    Can't wait for June 1!!

  5. That watermelon looks delicious Karen! Wonderful card.

  6. What a perfect summer card, Karen! Your watermelon slices are adorable!

  7. karen what a cute card and the watermelon and ice cream just scream grandkids and summer! hugs

  8. What a wonderful card for summer Karen with all the sweet treats. The watermelon is fabulous. We are well and truly into Winter here, although the first day of the season isn't until tomorrow. I am counting the days till summer as I hate the cold. xx

  9. Very summery! The bite out of the watermelon is a cute idea.


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