July Blog Hop!

Welcome to this month's blog hop.  This month, I went with the theme birthday and I created nothing but cards!  You will see why in just a minute.

But first, my Grandma's 81st birthday was this past Sunday and we celebrated with a little party.  Here is the birthday card that I made for her!

My Grandma loves butterflies.  So I used the new Papillon Potpourri, the Patio Party DSP and the Elegant Butterfly Punch!  It all pulls together so nicely!  I just LOVE it!

I went for a Whisper White card base with another layer of Whisper White on top with dimensionals.  I love this look!  This card is super simple and could easily be recreated!

The sentiment comes from the NEW stamp set: Made for You.  For just $8.95 in clear mount, I couldn't pass up these three sweet sayings.  "happy birthday" "thank you" "especially for you"

And here is my project this month.  For my Grandma's present, I created 10 cards for her with my new favorite stamp set, DSP and punch!  Put with envelopes and tied with a cute little bow (ribbon is not Stampin Up...sorry) it makes such a cute little gift!  :)

So now I will show you the cards that I made for her pack.  I made 5 different designs...two of each design.

Card #1: Midnight Muse card base...I think this is my favorite new In Color!  Don't you love it?  This Patio Party paper also has: Summer Starfruit and Primrose Petals in it!

Close up!

Card #2: I love banners these days!  This card is pretty straight forward.

The 1-3/4" Circle Punch punches out this circle design from the Patio Party DSP just perfectly!  And I really do thank SU for creating the Elegant Buttefly punch.  Without it, I would be cutting out a lot of butterflies because I always feel like they would be popped up on dimensionals with the wings bent up a little to add dimension!

Card #3: This card uses the Make a Cake stamp set.  I love this one...that cake is SO CUTE!  And don't you just adore that cupcake paper from the patio Party DSP???

Card #4: For the card base of this card, I used the In Color Raspberry Ripple.  Love how it looks with Midnight Muse!

I also love the effect that stamping directly on DSP give you!  Check it out!

Card #5: Sorry it's sideways...my computer was NOT letting me turn it the correct way...ARGH!  But this card was really, really simple!  Almost too simple for my liking but I have already given it to my grandma so I can't fix it now! 

Hope you enjoyed all of the card creations you have seen here today.  Next time you need a present for someone that you know still likes to send letters...think about a cute pack of cards!

Please take some time to continue on the hop today!  I know I'm the end...but if you didn't start at the beginning...go there NOW!  These ladies are very talented and I want you to see all of their creations!

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps a Lot
  5. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  6. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  7. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  8. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  9. Heather W. of Heather's Stampin' Blog
  10. Marla R. of Marla's Stampin' Spot
  11. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  12. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim


Pam Steckman said...

I have a birthday in July and August that these sets of cards would be perfect for! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tonya said...

Kim your cards are all beautiful. I love all the butterflies and the colors are wonderful too. The people that receive them will be blessed. Thanks for sharing.

Marla Reed said...

Wow, Kim! What a fantastic gift! I love all the cards. Papillon Potpourri and the punch are some of my favorite new products. The colors you chose are beautiful!

Dawn's Creative Chalet said...

I really love your projects.. your cards are adorable! Thank you so much for sharing!! Have a wonderful day!!

Nancy Berg said...

WOW! Your cards are sooooooo beautiful, Kim!!

Pat T. said...

Oh my gosh - absolutely beautiful cards! I will definitely be CASEing some of your creations as I have a customer/friend that loves butterflies. Great job! Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for my butterfly stamp set to come and create using your ideas. TY for sharing! - Pam W.

Stampin Dj said...
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Stampin Dj said...

Love the first card. Such a GREAT card for a grandma!
I'm in love with Midnight Muse!
Packs of cards make such wonderful presents. Both of our grandmas have requested that that's what I give them as they always need them and it's getting harder for them to get out of the house.
Thanks for sharing!

Shellie G. said...

Love all of your projects! The card you made for your grandma is simply wonderful. And what a sweet gift of bundled cards you made. All of them are quite fabulous :-)and even though that ribbon isn't SU it goes perfectly with the stack of cards ;)

natasha said...

I love the new in color and the patio party paper! I've made a few cards with them already. Thanks for sharing your cute designs-your cards are always beautiful!

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Anonymous said...

Super cute cards! Which stamp set is that doodle circle around the butterfly from? its so cute!! Thanks for sharing your creations.

Kim Ryden said...

That Doodle circle is printed directly on the dsp from Patio Party! So simple...already decorated and SO cute!

Amy E said...

Love the cards!! The colors are great and the butterflies are awesome!!

Rose Castillo said...

All of the cards are beautiful!

Annie Lee said...

Awwww... I love that card set and g'ma's card! I am sure she really enjoyed having them!

Heather said...

Kim, you did a great job with these cards! They are beautiful!