Friday, January 22, 2021

SF 2021 - January - Birthday Celebrations - Blog Hop

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 It is a Birthday Celebrations kind of month!  

This month we're celebrating birthdays and it was a perfect theme for me.  I have a crafty friend who just moved here from out of state and her birthday is next week.  So I decided to go with a card and a fun little gift for her craft table in honor of her move to Arizona; and the new Flowering Cactus Medley of products was perfect.

I made her an adorable Z-fold birthday card - and then this cute little decorated clothespin.  These are perfect for holding a photo to display, use in the kitchen to hold recipes as you're cooking, but I have one on my craft desk to hold my cards as I'm crafting.  Here are some of the products I used in my creations -

Here is the card closed - I just love all of the cute items in this medley - but especially those adorable little felt flowers.  I've found that Tombow liquid glue words the best for adding them to your projects.

And here it is open - I added a strip of the Designer Series paper to the inside to pull it all together.  I don't know if you can read the sentiment, but it says "Hope your birthday is filled with beautiful things"

I decorated the large clothespin with some pretty coordinating ribbons, another piece of the DSP and then, of course the cactus.  Getting the two tone on the cactus by stamping into Pear Pizzazz ink - then sponging some Mossy Meadow ink onto the stamp before stamping onto the cardstock.

The sentiment I used here was from the new "Handmade for you" stamp set - how cute is that!  I realized after posting the pictures that I forgot to add the felt flowers to this - so I have to go back and do that.

Cute huh!  Think I'll need to make myself one.  Hope you liked my projects - stop back soon! ~Maureen


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January 2021 SF Hoppers - check them all out by clicking on their links for some more great ideas - and please leave comments if you can, to show appreciation for their work :)

  1. Heidi Collins
  2. Tiziana Milano
  3. Jean Beaulieu
  4. Katja Ettig
  5. Jo Blackman
  6. Teri Pocock
  7. Steph Jandrow
  8. Maureen Rauchfuss - YOU ARE HERE!
  9. Kim Lamos
  10. Melissa Thomas

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Heidi Collins said...

I love the giant clothes pin! What a fabulous idea!

Jean's Stampin' Up said...

Love what you have done with the cactus set. Where did you find the large clothespins?

Teri said...

Your projects are fabulous Maureen! I love that clothes peg and it's reminded me I have some here .... somewhere .... that I've never used!!!! This Medley is a beautiful set of products. I missed the little felt flowers, but how sweet they are! Your friend will love this gorgeous gift!

Maureen Rauchfuss said...

Thank you all - Jean the clothespin were from Staples - although I have gotten at Michael's and Hobby Lobby in the past.

Stampin and Scrappin with Steph said...

Super cute!!! LOVE the clothepsin I have a bunch of these I never used! You've inspired me to make them up!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Kim said...

Thank you Maureen for the inspiration. I have some of those giant clothespins and now I know what to do with them. Thank you for sharing.

Tiziana said...

Love it all. I just came into some of those clothes pins and totally blanked out as to what to do with them!! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Tiziana said...

Hahaha, Kim, I didn't even see your comment until after I posted mine.

Katja said...

I haven't seen a lot with the flowering cactus. I love what you are showing with it. You give us a great inspiration!

Jo Blackman said...

Cute projects, I love the peg, thanks for sharing x