Thursday, 23 June 2016

Fox In Socks Birthday Greeting

My 'baby' turned 26 today. He is beginning to show a lot more maturity....sometimes. He bought his own birthday cake, and sensibly requested warm work socks as his birthday gift!!! Naturally, socks led me to think about Fox In Socks for his birthday card, and of course I'd been looking for a reason to try out the Foxy Friends stamp set, and the Fox Builder Punch.

I always find these builder punches lots of fun, there's the recently retired Bird Builder Punch, the Owl Builder, Bow Builder and even a Tree Builder Punch. I'd love to have a punch class some time soon. I used a lot of the blues and greens for card and stamping: -Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Cucumber Crush and Island Indigo.
Inside the card, the fox is a stamped specimen, you get quite a few variations in the stamp set and there are a total of 29 photopolymer stamps included in Foxy Friends. I think he is rather sweet. I've ended up even stamping the greeting from us this time, since Thoughtful Banners includes them all. It even goes as far as including both Mum and Mom, looking after all the English-speaking markets. I'm looking forward to making some other cheeky creatures soon too after one of my customers shared a pink kitty-cat she made for her small daughter. It looked quite delightful.

The 'Yay' is a great sentiment from Confetti Celebration, hand cut in this instance. Thoughtful Banners has this solid bar stamp, suitable for stamping the many words included in the stamp set.
I used the retired rotary word stamp to stamp "Fox In Socks" on a strip and the 'Happy Birthday Son' is three stamps from Thoughtful Banners. "Oh Happy Day" is another, while "From Us" is a fifth.
The fox on the front has been mainly punched out of Cajun Craze card with the legs and face stamped. Don't you love that cute little white tip to its tail?

It is truly winter in Melbourne with a VERY cold day expected tomorrow, so maybe I will stay rugged up at home and do my shopping online. Perhaps my latest box of Stampin' Up!® goodies will even get delivered. If you are wanting to do a little shopping and choose to shop in my online shop, you can visit at any hour of the day or night, no matter what the weather is like. The HOSTESS CODE is YM3FDRCM, and if you add it to your order before checkout, I will post you a thank you gift.

Happy crafting

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