Social Stamping blog host – Birthdays in Isolation

Hi fellow stampers and welcome to the sixth Social Stamper blog host which is the brainchild of the delightful Kelly Kent to bring demonstrators together  during this period of social distancing. I don’t know about you but I am actually enjoying the calmer and slower pace of life, being home means more crafting which is definitely a winner for me.

The theme for this week is Birthdays in Isolation and who doesn’t love the joy and excitement that a birthday brings, spending time celebrating your birthday with friends and family is a wonderful time. Fortunately my birthday is in November by which time I hope that we should be back to some sort of normal but I do feel for those who are celebrating their birthday and are not allowed due to isolation to spend time with their loved ones. This post is for you.

As soon as I saw the theme I had an idea in my head for a card that I could send to my friend in the UK to say Happy Birthday. Life in the UK is very different from what we are experiencing here, they are in total lockdown apart from going out for essential shopping.
My card incorporates the kangaroo and koala from Australia saying happy birthday to the lion from England, a great combination from the awesome Bonanza Buddies bundle. The colours I used are Whisper White, Bermuda Bay and the Birthday Bonanza DSP,I am so disappointed that this suite will be retiring. The finishing touch is white seam binding coloured with my dark Mango Melody blend.

I hadn’t thought about doing a second project until I happened to come across Patti Bennett’s mini album tutorial on Pinterest, I saved it for use in the future. This is her link

When Stampin’ Up brought out the Share Sunshine digital sentiments PDF and my mind went into overdrive as to how I could use this for the blog host and my next project was born. I used the retired Golden Honey DSP for the pages and lots of the sentiments from the PDF matched with quite a few different dies.

I will send this off to a friend of mine in Perth who will soon be celebrating her birthday, the mixture between funny and heart warming sentiments will hopefully bring a smile as she celebrates her special day without her family.

Thankfully for stopping by, next stop is the lovely Jan McQueen,  click on the link below to see what delightful projects Jan has for you today.

Happy Crafting


13 thoughts on “Social Stamping blog host – Birthdays in Isolation

  1. Great job with both your creations, Patti’s mini album is on my to do list – I love how you combined it with the Share Sunshine sentiments…I love the Bonanza Buddies suite & am also sad its retiring 😦


  2. Wow, you’ve been so productive! Great projects, and I love the Aussie animals heading overseas. So perfect and awesome.


  3. Love your projects, Sheila. Love the idea of Aussie animals meet British Lion! I hadn’t seen Patty’s mini album before and it looks great – must have a go myself. Thanks fir sharing the link x


  4. both great projects but I really love the minialbum What a great gift, and the B/W paper is a perfect backdrop so the sentiments are the focus. Will have to check the link.


  5. Such beautiful projects Sheila! The card is such a lovely idea with the national animals included and the album will be a fun reminder of this year where everything is a bit different at the moment! x


  6. I love both of these Sheila. The mini album is such a great way of showing off the Share Sunshine digi stamps and your first card is uber cute and your friend in the UK will just love it. x


  7. Great card and fabulous mini album! I love how much thought goes into your projects based on who you are making it for. It’s the personal aspect that make creations so special! Kelly x


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