Sweet and Simple Birthday …

Hello my stampin’ friends,

How are you today!  I wanted to take a step back from the Holiday catalog and create a simple birthday card for you.

I love our Designer Series paper, you have seen it on many of my cards recently.  It’s because it can make card making so easy.  Our birthday card today showcases the “Birthday Basics” designer paper.  I think I’ll use this paper again this week so you can really see how perfect the patterns are for your celebration creations!

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I chose the “Bermuda Bay” from the designer paper for my coordinating cardstock, it’s fun and bright.

The stamp set I’m using is “Bring on the Cake” from our catalog – page 14.  It’s a great birthday set to have, all of the different fonts will work well with the many styles of birthday cards we need to make (from young to … well, not so young).  I’m in that … not so young group, and lovin’ every minute of it.

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Oh ………………. would you like to see the card!

I’m such a tease, my club members are used to me describing or showing them how to do the card, before they actually get to see it!  I guess I just like to build up to that excitement.  Drum roll please!

Remember, I did say it was simple …

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It is simple, but it is sweet.  I love using the framed punch technique, so easy to create but it really has a bit of a “WOW” factor.  Gotta’ love that “Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border” punch.

Here are the steps to make your punched frame…

Begin with a 3″ x 3″ square.   Slide your cardstock into the punch and CENTER the cardstock for each side before punching.  That’s it … simple.  It’s the 3″ x 3″ that makes it work so easily.

The cardstock for your greeting (if you want a bit of a border around the edge like I do) cut your cardstock to 1-7/8″ x 1-7/8″ or for more of a border … 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″.

I have here the list of ingredients for you.  You may click on the item numbers for your shopping ease if you are from the US.  (I would like to send a shout out “HELLO” to my friends from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and India for visiting my site this past couple weeks!  Thank you)

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Bring on the Cake Stamp Set – Wood / $38.95

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Bring on the Cake Stamp Set – Clear / $27.95

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Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper / $10.95
119247 Pearls – Basic Jewels / $4.95
119275  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch / $15.95

I must admit, I had a bit of a struggle not adding more to the card but I had a request to keep it simple.  Isn’t that how we want life?

I also want to thank all my many US friends who follow my blog.  I am truly honored that “all” of you take time out of your day to visit my blog.  Let me know if there is something “you” would like me to share.

Enjoy the day and thank you again for stopping by.

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