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.

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.
Here’s the invite from inside – a little burger complete with a slice of tomato, plastic cheese slice and gherkin!
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
Don’t forget to check out the RETIRING LISTS – lots of items have already sold out. If you want something make sure you order it NOW!

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.

stampin up  Hearts Just Sayin Word Bubble Tracy May
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. 

Stampin up  Hearts Just Sayin Word Bubble Tracy May

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