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One In A Million

 Before I start with my card I just want to say how proud I am of my granddaughter Amber.  For her exam results this week she got:

1 A* (A star is top marks) … 4 A’s  and  4 B’s

Can you guess what she got the A star in … yep her … ART    yayyyyy … How cool is that and she actually rang me to say thank you for all the help I have given her over the years … awwww!!!!

Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight have a terrific theme of  “A Birthday Card For Someone Special” which was picked by our wonderful DT sister Dot.

That’s a stroke of luck I managed to combine yesterdays class card with todays challenge at FSC.  When the girls arrived for the class you could hear the sighs of relief that there was no distressing or inking just lots of yummy stamping and masking.  They do love making kinetic style cards so I combined both for them.  We had a real scrummy day – well I say day it is actually only a 2 hour class but by the time we have had coffee and cake it is more like three hours.

Showed the girls how to make a tag card which was made by using the new Stampin Up tag punch and only one sheet of A4 card.  If you haven’t seen this punch already then you don’t know what you’re missing.

None of that ole malarkey of having to join four tags together, you can make the four tags from one sheet of cardstock.

Nothing was wasted from the A4 sheet.  With the left over slither I even managed to make a band to go around the card.  When shut the card folds flat for posting.

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Most of the stamps used are from Stampin Up but the little girl images are from Crafty Individuals.

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I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.


13 Responses to “One In A Million”

  1. So pretty Shirley and I love this design! So clever and unusual. Jenny x

  2. Donna Ellis says:

    Hi, Shirl! Kudos to your granddaughter, and how exciting to see she shares an artistic passion with her sweet grandma. Great card fold, and I have pinned that for future ideas. I especially like the use of the tag shape with it. Wonderful colors, and very endearing quotes (I always enjoy your sentiments). hugs, de

  3. Dot says:

    Hi Shirley. Oh huge congrats to Amber! It must be nice to have a chip-off-the-old-block in the family. I dare say that you will have many tricks and tips to pass on for a looong time yet! I love this project too, the tag card looks beautiful (is that blue card I see???) Stamping and masking is one of my favourite things – so glad that the girls had fun with this. It looks awesome!
    Dot x

  4. Rosie says:

    A wonderful card, Shirley

  5. Craftyfield says:

    Had to have a look at that punch and you are right it’s a great punch. Love your little book full of delightful images (I am a fan of CI stamps too), such an original presentation!

  6. Meggymay says:

    A wonderful project , love the beautiful images. congratulations to Amber.

  7. Avril says:

    This looks a fabulous tag book Shirley, great design and I love the collection of images you’ve used.
    A BIG Congrats to Amber on such great results, you must be so proud.
    Avril xx

  8. Terry says:

    Congratulations to Amber and her very proud grandma! Clever and lovely taggy/card! All of the images are so sweet and the masking really makes them pop. Love this. Will have to have a look at that punch. I have so many unused punches that it is very sad. Happy Monday and sending you some of these very warm CA hugs!

  9. Anne R says:

    Firstly, huge congratulations to the obviously talented Amber on those fabulous results!!

    I love your tag cards, no wonder the ladies enjoyed making them! Hugs, Anne xx

  10. Esther says:

    Hi Shirley – that sounds like a great class – and a gorgeous tag card, love the effect of the masked images against those bright backgrounds..and congrats to your clever granddaughter too..Esther xx (So good to be back)

  11. Silvia says:

    Congrats to Amber 🙂 I’m sure that you’re a very proud grandma. Once again your creation looks fantastic.

  12. Shirley says:

    Hi Shirley, beautiful card, love all the pages and you must be so proud of your granddaughter. I hope you are doing well, thanks for all your visits while I was buried under with packing/moving/unpacking. We were without Internet for about 10 days, I felt cut off from the world, I had scheduled posts prior to the move. My craft room is a mess in boxes. It needs painting and some more furniture. We still have a ways to go but eventually life should be back to normal but in a different location. Still adjusting to more cars and houses but we really like our new cozy home. Take good care, Hugs, Shirleyxx

  13. Rosie says:

    A wonderful card-book, Shirley

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