Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, August 30, 2012

My baby is turning 4...

I can't believe that my baby is turning 4in less than 3 weeks.  He's a little bully sometimes, but a sweetheart most of the time.  He will always be my baby.  The thought of having just one more is now a distant memory.  We had all of our kids 2 years apart, all in even years, so the timing would just be off.  I like consistency like that, so I will just have to settle with babysitting the twins. :)  Since Easton will be 4, the challenge over at Pals Paper Arts seemed very fitting.

PPA141 Sketch Challenge
It's funny when I see a sketch and parts of the sketch start screaming at me, but I am not kidding.  It happens!  Those four rectangles in the back were just screaming to be made into candles! 
I wanted the candles to have some texture so I first used the diagonal plate for the Simply Scored score board and scored rectangle pieces of cardstock diagonally.  Then I put glue along one long edge and rolled them around a pen to give them their shape.  They are adhered to the card with glue dots.  I wanted the "4" to pop and look like it was on a medallion.  To get this I punched out a scallop circle,  adhered it to a scrap piece of cardstock for a handle, put it back in the scallop circle punch, rotated it and punched again.  I love this trick!
Stamp Set: Delightful Dozen
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise
Tools: Blossom Petals Builder Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Simply Scored and diagonal plate
Accessories: Brights DSP stack, White Baker's Twine, Dimensionals


  1. I love the card, Shana! And I know what you mean...sometimes there is that one obscure thing that jumps out at you. Don't you love it when the crafty part of your mind takes over?

  2. Love those candles!!! Such a bright and cheerful card!