“Happy Baaaahthday!” said the sheep.
Well, he did in our house, anyway ð
Isn’t that little sheep adorabubble? I think he is so cool. He’s from the Baaah Humbug stamp and die set from Lawn Fawn (I did warn you that some of my recent projects are non-SU!). The stamps and dies are dead easy to line up, and I found it such a pleasure stamping, cutting and colouring this sheep. So much so that I made another 5 sheep to go with him! The images are so good that they need very little doing to them – on these guys I just coloured their faces, arms, legs and ears, and added a touch of colour to their cheeks and shadows. I also added a very pale blue along the lower half of the die cut to give some depth to the finished piece.
This card was the one I mentioned on Friday, which I made for my brother from me and Gary. The trees in Tim’s birthday card came from the Sleigh Ride edgelits, which are very sadly retiring when the Autumn/ Winter catalogue finishes, so if you want yours you will need to grab some quick if you haven’t already done so! These and other supplies are now being sold on an as-stocks-last basis. Stampin’ Up! will not be ordering any more once the warehouse have sold out.
The papers are from a Lawn Fawn paper stack called Let’s Bokeh, but you could easily make your own using one of the (many) bokeh techniques on the internet, or simply use another patterned paper or two. I used my Stampin’ Up! framelits dies to cut out both the sheep scene and the sentiment, and the sentiment was stamped using the Tin of Cards stamps which coordinate with the Tin of Cards project kit in the Annual catalogue. Very versatile set, that one!
This little sheep comes with a ton of accessories, including a Santa hat, presents and knitting, and he will happily hold onto them, like he is holding Tim’s birthday present here. The Baaah Humbug set also includes two other sheep, who can be stamped close together to look like they are kissing. There’s even a sprig of mistletoe to complete the scene ð
I love this little sheep set, and am really enjoying stamping and die-cutting these Lawn Fawn cuties. I have a few other sets which will be making an entrance here over the next few weeks and months, especially the sheep and the penguins and the snowmen! I hope that you like the sheep I sent to Tim, and I have various other cards to share with you soon, including the twins’ 4th birthday cards (it was their birthday yesterday) – I’ll give you a clue, Frozen… – and some snowmen we designed for the kids to make at Tuesday Tots this morning. Gary is running that session, so I will share with you how that went when I find out!
And eventually I will start making pretty things with my new stamps, papers, punches and embellishments from the upcoming Spring/ Summer catalogue and the SaleABration goodies. This week is a bit manic due to the twins’ birthday, prepping for their party on Saturday, various Christmas events in the evenings, and work, nursery and ‘life’ as normal. But I am sure I will be able to carve out a bit of crafty time in there somewhere. I have actually been doing pretty well with that lately. On Sunday I stamped, embossed and punched a lot of “snowman pieces” for some cards, but didn’t quite have time to stick any of those together. They are similar to, but different from, the snowmen we designed for the kids. The main difference is the amount of melt… you’ll understand when I share those cards! ð
So for today I have shared my birthday card for my brother, and that will hopefully give you some ideas to keep you going until I return with some more card ideas tomorrow. Have a great day!