SDC 15 – Happy Birthday!

September is loaded with birthdays for us – Dad, Sis and MIL all on 14 September, and a niece earlier. While the cards may not make it by the actual day, I have tried to make them all one this year. Usually it’s E-cards cause I am HOPELESS getting to the next village over to the PO. Maybe I’ll just email the images of the actual cards – as a sort of hybrid-E card!

I missed out the last Stampotique Designers Challenge being on holiday, so glad the subject of this one was right in line with what I needed to do!

If you saw the little 2 minute video about cutting custom shaped cards (or mini-book pages) using Nestabilities, you will recognize that technique here. Doing the little tiny mini-albums based on the same concept but with punches gave me the idea.  As I already have a Craft Robo and a Cricut I never really saw the sense of Nestabilities.  But I got a couple of sets, have been having a good old play with them, and the result was this card (as well as the other one in the post about making stamps from your embossing folders.) I really love the shape of the rectangle ones.

and inside, a little pop-up

The font is Mosh 1 (cause I did have at least one question about that the last time I used it (Hi Patty!)) which, as she commented, goes very nicely with the Stampotique images. The quote is from Gertrude Stein, a favourite.  Since it’s for my Dad, I didn’t add things I might usually have done, like swirls in the empty spots, as he def. is NOT a swirly kinda guy.  It’s a bit more restrained, although what he will make of the lime-green-and-purple, I’m not sure.

The rest of my day will likely be spent sorting projects for the crop tomorrow, and cleaning and grocery shopping,  How tedious.  But nice to be creating again.

I do wonder if there will still be a challenge as Stampotique is closed for October – I do hope the stamps I ordered name it to my MIL to carry over to me as an early Christmas present! There are some fab ones on the site.  I love every one I have and crave more, more MORE!