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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Happy 4th Birthday!

Hey there! I was looking through my Great Impressions Stamps last night & I immediately picked up this Happy Birthday stamp to work with. We have several birthdays in March and April (including mine... today!), and I love having birthday cards on hand so I'm not rushing around at the last minute trying to create the perfect card. 

I am noticing a lot of cards with elements stamped or placed on an angle (like this card by Erin Lincoln), and I wanted to incorporate that trend onto my card. I trimmed the light blue cardstock then placed my strips of paper on top, making sure each piece hung off the page. After all my strips were placed I trimmed the excess paper off. I placed the banner with the embossed "Happy Birthday" stamp on my card last. And has anyone else discovered colored embossing powder? For this card I used Tangerine Tango embossing powder (from Stampin' Up!); the fine powder embosses sentiments perfectly:

 (Supplies - Stamp: (Great Impressions Stamps) Happy Birthday. Ink: VersaMark. Cardstock: (Papertrey Ink) Enchanted Evening, Orange Zest. (Stampin' Up!) Pool Party. Patterned Paper: (Papertrey Ink) Enchanted Evening + Aqua Mist Patterns Packs. Dies: (Papertrey Ink) By the Numbers, Double Ended Banner. (Simon Says) Large Holiday Shapes. Embossing Powder: (Stampin' Up!) Tangerine Tango. Other: twine, buttons)

My husband and I are off to dinner and a movie (Silver Linings Playbook!) tonight. And I plan on having my favorite drink (Long Island Iced Tea) and eating cake. I'm not too picky about the order of events, but alcohol and cake will be involved. :)

Have a great day!


Ginger said...

I love this card! Perfect for a 4th birthday! The stars are so cute and really make the card!

Jenny said...

EEek!! Your layout is fantastic Erin - your little one will love it!
Happy Birthday sweet lady!

Mary Marsh said...

this is such a cute card Erin-love the angled paper-happy birthday to you-enjoy your celebration tonight

Sue from Oregon said...

oh drats--sorry to have not wished your Happy Birthday on your day, but here it is-much belated!


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