Monday, January 17, 2011

Pinwheel Birthday Wishes

The New Year brings Many Birthdays to our family... this past Saturday my sister-in-law's son turned 6... I wanted to make an interactive and fun card for him. I thought.. A Pinwheel.. I'd seen them before, I'm going to try it!! Tell me, what do YOU think??
Our Pear Pizzazz Paper comes as a Hostess Gift with an assortment of our In-Color Papers. I snagged this color and liked the look of our Double sided Designer Series Paper.. Annnddd..
I made this pinwheel that actually moves!!

The Whisper White Paper really makes the green pop.. I used our Scallop Trip Border punch on the edge of the card.. and cut a 2' strip of Pear Pizzazz to mount on the inside of the card. I embossed ' it's your birthday, Oh, what fun! blow out your candles one by one!' (from our Bring on the Cake stamp set in our new Occasions Mini) in silver on the front... The Silver ties in with the line I drew w/ our Silver ink that 'holds' the pinwheel.

I then stamped w/ Pear Pizzazz ink on the inside the cake from this Bring on the Cake stamp set. I like how the bottom of the cake ties into the punched edge on the front of the card... creating a subtle similarity from the front of the card to the inside of the card.

I really like our Glimmer Brads.. this here is the Silver from the Glimmer Basics pkg in our Occasions Mini... I think it really ties in w/ the look of the silver of the 'stick' and the embossed words... it's a fun element, isn't it??
This 2"x2" Square of Pear Pizzazz allows for the pinwheel to spin and the brad to not show thru the inside of the card. I think, too, it adds a lil color to the card.

Here are my lil angels with my Father-In-Law, their Nonno and Evan at his 6th Bday... Sal, Genevieve and Carina then Evan... what a fun way to Spin in a birthday.. and aren't Interactive cards the best??

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What Others are SAYING about Getting Crafty with Jamie

Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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