1/21 Tiny Tags Swap Card

I just found another swap card that I forgot to post!! You know, gets into a "pile" where it may or may not surface for a week or two or more! I made this card with the Tiny Tags set found in the Occasions Mini Catalog. It was super easy and quick to put together. The scalloped panel is one of the Sending Love Notes found on page 19 in the mini called "Hugs". I accented the edge by stamping one of the images repeatedly in Certainly Celery ink. Of course I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig . . . even when you use our new Clear Mount system, you can't beat the Stamp-a-ma-jig for precise placement! (aaaahhhhh . . . I love perfection!)

The torn vellum panel is meant to lend an air of softness to this card . . . doesn't it remind you of spring? The designer paper I used is from the paper pack found on page 25 of the mini called Shades of Spring. The top flower was created using the Big Shot Machine (gosh, I can't believe how much I use that baby!!) and the Bigz XL die called Flower Folds - same die I used for the Fabric Flower pins that you can read about HERE. The second flower is made with the 5-Petal Flower Punch - easy peasy. And the fantabulous brad accenting my 5-petal flower is also from the mini (page 13), one of the Pretty in Pink Sending Love Epoxy Brads. If you don't have a Stampin'Up Occasions Mini catalog, I'm sure you are dying to see it!! You can find it online by clicking HERE. If you do not currently have a demonstrator that you are working with, I would be happy to mail you out one of these mini catalogs - eye candy to hug and hold! Just e-mail me to let me know your name and address.

Supplies you need to create this card:

Stamps: Tiny Tags Clear Mount (118592)
Paper: Pretty in Pink (100459), Orchid Opulence (100969), Card Stock Vellum (101856), Whisper White (100730), Shades of Spring DSP (117160)
Ink: Certainly Celery (105217)
Tools: Clear Block A (118487), 3/4" Circle Punch (107217), 1" Circle Punch (109046), 5-Petal Flower Punch (109041), Big Shot Machine (113439), Bigz XL Flower Folds Die (115970), Extended Cutting Plates (113478),
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon (117289), Certainly Celery 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109031), Soft Subtles Brads (106954), Sending Love Notes in Hugs (118778), Pretty in Pink Epoxy Brads (117271), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Pretty In Pink Marker (100045) and Certainly Celery Marker (105106) for coloring direct to rubber on the sentiment
Adhesive: Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)



I wanted to share a personal picture with you, I hope you don't mind. My youngest daughter is as passionate about playing the piano as I am about stamping! She begged for a piano for several years before I finally broke down and found one for her. She was going on eight when she started her lessons. Here she is, making the joyful sound that blesses us each and every day. She also enjoys playing with Photo-shop. This picture is a self-portrait she took using a tri-pod that she then digitally enhanced. Cool, isn't it? The piano she plays on is a Kimball upright made in 1912 - it has a marvelous sound and we feel blessed to have it -especially since we got it for FREE! A radio give-away to the first caller. I was the second caller, but then the first caller backed out when they found out they would have to pay to have it moved. So even though the piano was "free" we paid around $250 to have it moved. It's REALLY HEAVY!! I figured she'd be sick of piano lessons in six months and then I wouldn't have to feel too bad about the investment we'd made in our piano. That was 5 years ago!! I've never nagged her to practice . . . not even once. She simply cannot walk by a piano without playing it!! Our investment payed off. In fact, she is playing the piano right this very minute as I type this . . . a song she learned on her own off the internet! Oh, the joy and the blessings I have in my life. (Thank you again, for letting me share.)

Comments

scubasubie said…
Cool card. I put my tiny tags clear stamps together last night... did you have a hard time? Maybe it's just my fat fingers that didn't like the tiny labels. I like your ripped velum layer - gives a cool dimension.
Hi Kay - I love your card - it's just beautiful! And I enjoyed hearing about your daughter and her piano playing. How wonderful that she loves it so much.

Take care,
Jackie
MaryR said…
beautiful card and gorgeous photo! love it - miss you guys, Tracer, too
Kristin said…
Thanks for sharing the story of your daughter. What talent she must have! I played the piano for years and walk by one in my front room every day... and feel tremendous guilt that I don't ever take the time to sit down. Maybe today will be the day!