We are all sharing projects using the new Movers & Shakers Dies and stamp sets. They are so innovative... sock knockers for sure! Each of us will be sharing something a little bit different... so make sure to check out everyone’s projects!
I chose to work with the Zipper Die. OH MY GOODNESS!!! These are SO fun! It takes me back to the days of sitting on the sidewalk, just outside of Thrifty's drug store... popping open the surprise inside my Cracker Jacks! I can just imagine the excitement I would get if I received something using this die with a new twist on the surprise inside!
Here we go...
Here is the birthday flower pin trio I created.
So there is a little story behind these. I work in the women's organization in my church... The Relief Society. When a young women turns 18 she can choose to join us in our Sunday meeting and other great things that we do. This can be kind of intimidating to move from your peers into the women’s side of things. One of my responsibilities is to help them transition... to help them know we are thinking of them and are waiting with open arms... when they are ready to cross into that part of their life. This usually means introducing them to everyone and giving them a little birthday treat... like a candy bar or something else to make them feel special. I thought I would make each one a flower pin and birthday card for this year's "treat". Hopefully they will like them!
Since I know these girls and my daughter is friends with them I did a little asking around about what colors they like. Each pin and card reflects what I interpreted about each of them.
I wanted to share how I made sure I lined up the "secret" messages that is inside the pull tap of this Movers & Shakers: Zippers (A long) die cute. For these I used the die as an impression plate... then I stamped the area that the zipper appears and then adhered them together with score tape, making sure not to get any over that zipper area.
Sweet Spring worked really well with these new sets too! Each card has a different sentiment... and fits each girl perfectly.
This first card was give out on Sunday to the young lady... I thought it was pretty sweet that she was actually wearing the colors of the flower too! I kept thinking "I did goooood!"... LOL!
I love having the ability to add the age with the number stamps in the Movers & Shakers Sentiments!
I think it's fun how the Sweet Spring Frame fit's so great with the Birthday sentiment.
Now... I'm sure you would have liked me to show you the cards "un-zipped"... but I just couldn't wreck it! :) Hopefully showing the inside gives you the idea!
If you want to learn how to create the flower... I did a tutorial on them HERE.
This next card shows the zipper die on a standard card front...
This time I created a layer then marked with a pencil where the zipper would lie. I stamped and sealed it up.
Here is a close up to the zipper pull area... I "started" it so that the person I am sending this to will know what to do. I think that the score lines add some pretty decorative elements too.
Now... I think that the zipper being already pulled would be pretty on this card too... but I didn't want to spoil it for the person I am sending this too... she needs a little fun too! I used Larger Than Life to decorate the zipper die. The possibilities for this is really endless.
Want to see more Movers & Shakers projects? Here are the links to the other DT members...
- Nichole Heady
- Erin Lincoln
- Maile Belles
- Betsy Veldman
- Dawn McVey
- Heather Nichols
- Melissa Phillips
- Danielle Flanders
- Jessica Witty
- Ashley Cannon Newell
OK... one last Sweet Spring card before I finish up this MONSTER POST!
This is yet another simple Sweet Spring card. I made it more on the slender side and used more neutral colors.
I just love Fine Linen Ink... well, all these colors are amazing to me!
How cute is this little butterfly scene! I love how the trails look when they are stamped in white on colored cardstock. So floaty.
Well, that wraps up my countdown posts.... I'd love to hear what your favorite project of mine was from this week's posts. I am super excited to see what you all create with Sweet Spring too!
Make sure to check back tomorrow! We have a few extra fun things to share with you!
Thanks for poppying by, friends!
Birthday Flower Trio
- Stamps- Sweet Spring, Background Basics: Medallions, Movers & Shakers Sentiments, Simply You, Distressed Stripes
- Ink- Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores, Palette Charcoal, Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist
- Paper- White, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores, Smokey Shadow
- Other- Movers & Shakers: Zippers A die, Bloom Builders #2 die collection. Buttons, Copics, Zva Creative Crystals, Glitter, Score-tape, Pin clasp, Hot Glue, twine.
You Need to Remember…
- Stamps- Background Basics: Medallions, Movers & Shakers Sentiments, Simply You, Larger Than Life
- Ink- Simply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Palette purple ink
- Paper- White, Simply Chartreuse
- Other- Movers & Shakers: Zippers A die, Glitter, Glue Pen
Warm Spring Welcome