I have such a fun clean-and-simple card to show you today! It's rare that I create anything that really tickles me, but I have to confess, I patted myself on the back after this one. Of course, now, after giving it that big build-up, you might take a look at it and think, "Meh." That's fine, but just don't tell me and rain on my parade (because life's candy and the sun's a ball of BUTTAH!).
The new MILESTONE MARKERS stamp set from Taylored Expressions is perfect for celebrating those big dates in a person's life: birthdays, anniversarys, etc. It's got all of the major numbers like 25, 30, 40, 50, etc., and if you pair it with the new Poster Graphic Numbers or Whimsey #s dies, you can use it to celebrate those 'minor' special days, too. It also has some really cute sentiments like "... is the new ...", as in "50 ... is the new... 30" which are definitely going to come in handy.
This April, my husband will be turning 45; he was only 20 when we met a few years back... Anyway, in thinking about that particular number, my old, vinyl singles that I used to buy at Woolco for $1.00 came to mind. I had quite the eclectic collection (I started it when I was 4 or 5, wanting to be like my big sister who is 10 years older than me). Some of the titles I had include 'Margaritaville' by Jimmy Buffett, 'I'm Your Boogie Man' by KC and the Sunshine Band, 'Love Will Keep Us Together' by The Captain & Tenielle, 'Daytime Friends and Nightime Lovers' by Kenny Rogers, and 'DaDooRunRun' by Shaun Cassidy; don't judge me! With those spinning through my head, I came up with this:
I stamped the 'look who's turning' sentiment from Milestone Markers in red ink on to Choice Snow White Card Stock, and die cut '45' in red cardstock using the new Poster Graphic Numbers Taylored Dies. Then, with a tiny bit of black cardstock, a rainbow of patterned papers from Simple Stories' SN@P! Color Vibe 6x6 pad, a couple of circle punches, and a standard hole punch, I scattered half a dozen minature 45 rpm records. The records were popped up on foam tape - see:
Be sure to visit my fellow Baker's Dozen teammates to see more Sneak Peeks of the February TE release (release day is tomorrow - only one more sleep!). They've come up with so many gorgeous creations, it's a feast for your peepers!
- Carole Burrage
- Charmaine Ikach
- Jen Shults
- Kerri Michaud
- Lynnette Kauffman
- Sankari Wegman
- Shannon White
- Shelly Mercado
- Stephanie Kraft
- Tammie Edgerton
- Taylor VanBruggen
- Wanda Guess
And, because I can't resist...
From Taylored Expressions: Milestone Markers stamp set; Poster Graphic Numbers Die set; Choice Snow White Cardstock; Simple Stories SN@P! Color Vibe patterned paper pad, foam tape
Other: Pure Poppy & True Black cardstock (PTI), Real Red ink (SU!), Circle punches (Paper Shapers), Corner Chomper