Monday, January 5, 2015

Birthdays with Winter Cardinals - KSS

With 7 birthdays of family and friends to celebrate in January, I felt that Multi Step Winter Cardinals by Kitchen Sink Stamps would be the perfect set to use for both masculine and feminine birthday designs. The 10 minute card and three of the 20 minute cards are going out in today's mail!  (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).

10 Minute Card

Stamps: Multi Step Winter Cardinals and Ready 4 Any Holiday
Papers: Recollections White and Black
Inks: Cardinal - 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, 2 Memento Lady Bug,
1 Memento Lady Bug, 4 Versafine Onyx Black
Beak and Feet on all layers Memento Tangelo
Pine - 1 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 2 Memento Cottage Ivy
Pine Cones - 1 Memento Potter's Clay, 2 Memento Rich Cocoa
Sentiment - Versafine Onyx Black

20 Minute Card

Stamps: Multi Step Winter Cardinals, Simple Sentiments, and Multi Step Harvest
Papers: Recollections White and Black, SU Real Red, 
the Paper Studio Christmas Plaid
Inks: Cardinal - 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk, 2 Memento Lady Bug,
1 Memento Lady Bug, 4 Versafine Onyx Black
Beak and Feet on all layers Memento Tangelo
Pine - 1 Memento Cottage Ivy, 2 Memento Northern Pine
Pine Cones - 1 Memento Rich Cocoa, 2 Memento Espresso Truffle
Sentiment - Versafine Onyx Black
Tools: Spellbinders Die, Oval Cutter, Martha Stewart Fern Punch
Embellishment: Ribbon

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  1. Love the both, Lynn! Striking image and gorgeous stamping.

  2. The cardinal image is so beautiful!! These are both gorgeous Lynn!! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

  3. Happy New Year Lynn, what a lovely Cardinal image, both designs are wonderful.

    Hugs Diane

  4. Both are beautiful Lynn! I just love that cardinal and you've made two wonderful cards for the upcoming year. Hope you had a good Christmas and will have a Happy New Year!

  5. Stunning cards! Love the gorgeous cardinals, especially since they live in PA all year long! Hope you and your's have a happy and prosperous New Year filled with love and good health!

  6. Beautiful! A cardinal is a representative of a loved one who has passed. When you see one, it means they are visiting you. They usually show up when you most need them or miss them. They also make an appearance during times of celebration to let you know they will always be with you.

  7. Both of these are gorgeous Lynn. I love that cardinal.

  8. So pretty! I love your cardinals- and always so fun to see the image in two different ways. The die is so pretty! You have lots of B-days in Jan : ) We have a family of cardinals living in an evergreen tree in the backyard. I just love watching them at the bird feeders.

  9. Happy New year, my friend! I hope the holidays were wonderful and the new year brings many blessings ♥ Your cards are both lovely, as always -- but there is something magical about spotting a red cardinal that just makes us stop and stare with wonder. I sat and watched a woodpecker on my walk the other day - fascinating :) Hugs!

  10. I would love to see these birds for real. They always catch my eye and imagination!. The plaid works perfectly with your second focal image.


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