Anyone for BBQ? Stampin’ Up! Hamburger box BBQ invite

Yay! I have another sneak peek for you today from the projects, that I made for Regional training back in May. I love this one (even if I do say so myself)!

And even more exciting, I am being featured as a guest, on the lovely Lisa’s blog Vintage Celebrations.

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When I was growing up, my parents always held a BBQ around my birthday. I don’t know if its just fuzzy childhood recollection, but we seemed to be able to guarantee the weather back then! Those thoughts inspired this novel BBQ invitation.
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Here’s the invite from inside – a little burger complete with a slice of tomato, plastic cheese slice and gherkin!
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Unfortunately we’re not having a bbq tomorrow – we’re off to another kids party! The boys do have better social lives than their parents lol! Maybe Sunday, though if the weather is nice! Sausage anyone? 
For this project I used:
Stamp Set: Just Sayin wood or clear, Hardwood wood or clear
Card stock: Crumb Cake (Hamburger box and bun), Early Espresso (burger), Real Red (tomato slice), Daffodil Delight (plastic cheese slice), Old Olive (gherkins), Basic Black (word bubbles), 
Tools: Hamburger Box Bigz Die (available July 1st), Circles Framelits, Word Bubble Framelits, 1″ Circle punch, Chalk Marker Pen
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Confetti/Shaker Card – using Stampin’ Up! ® products

Do you remember those cards I made recently, that I hand stitched? You know, these ones?

As much I quite enjoyed the whole process of paper-piercing and then hand-stitching them, they did take a tad too long. And I had been mulling over the idea of getting a little sewing machine anyway, and learning how to make things with it, but then decided not to. Er …well last week, on a bit of a whim (I do get these whims from time to time!) I decided I was going to buy a tiny single stitch setting machine, so off I headed off to the local craft shop and well bought myself a light weight sewing machine, which has 12 programmed stitches! Not exactly what I went in to buy but I am actually really pleased with it. When the Bedlam Brothers were safely tearing around a sports hall at a birthday party on Saturday, with my other half, it was the ideal opportunity to get the machine out and have a play.

After a few practices on non SU card stock and retired DSP, I felt confident enough to give it a go. Here’s what I came up with.

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I stitched a piece of the Silver Fancy Foil Vellum over a piece of Watercolour Wonder DSP. I had a bag full of punched out and die cut shapes that are left overs from other cards so I stuck a handful of those in before I stitched the final edge.  They include small hearts, bitty butterflies, and an arrow from the On Film Framelits set. 
I think I was inspired by this card I saw on the Stampin’ Up! US site. I pinned it after I made the card.  Also I have been wanting to make a shaker/confetti card for a while now and that was also on my mind too. 

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In addition to the items listed above you will also need:

Card stock: Blushing Bride and Smoky Slate
Stamp Set/Framelits: Just Sayin & Word Bubbles Bundle (clear or wood)
Ink: Versamark,
Other: White Embossing powder, Scallop TIEF, Silver button and Baker’s twine from the Happenings Simply Created Card Kit