Thursday, April 25, 2013

Birthday Fan Fair

Every Birthday should be a Fan  Fair!!
Celebrate in style... Eat your cake, blow out your candles..
and don't forget to make a wish! 
This sweet card was easy to do and did not require me to whip out my sewing machine (lol)!  Created with a
~Pink Pirouette card stock (#111351) base and
~ layering a Crumb Cake card stock (#120953) and
~ using our Fan Fair Designer Series Paper (#126918),
~ 1" Circle Punch (#119868),
~  Bitty Butterfly punch (#129406)
~  Paper Piercing Tool (#126189)
~  Paper Piercing Mat (#126199)
~ Essentials Paper Piercing Pack (#126187)
~Delightful Dozen greeting stamp set (#122652)
Black Ball Point Pen...
Inspired by this sweet Pin off of Pinterest... when a Scrapbook Page can inspire a sweet card, I could always use an excuse to scroll along the Pinterest road... (te, he, he)
Punching these circles out of the Fan Fair DSP and alternating sides, build a circle of circles. 
I'm showing this backwards... but...
Layer the Piercing Guide Circle over the circle and pierce on top of the mat. (This is very quick when you have these easy guides and the right tools.)

Connect the dots... literally.... with my black inked pen.  I loosely stitched these as I wanted a real stitched look and when I sew, lol, it may look just like this!
Easy and fun, my kids can even do this!
With Island Indigo ink (#126986) stamped on the printed Pink Pirouette DSP this layers over with our Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive (#104430) for a little more depth.
Alternating sides of the punched Bitty Butterflies ties in as it's coordinated and adds a funky element!
Stitched with out any string - it looks and even feels pretty real - while created in less than a minute!
I love that inspiration can come from others... I haven't 'fake' stitched in quite a while and rarely build anything out of my punches... so this took me out of my comfort zone while creating a beautiful, clean and quick project!
What do you think?
What element do YOU like on this card??
Leave me a comment and let me know!
Share this sweet card, Pin it, Facebook and Tweet it... and hopefully it may inspire another's creation!!

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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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