So many candles … so little cake!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you had an awesome weekend!  I heard it was “hot” outside, so I never ventured out … I’ll get my share of the heat today!  I always wondered why it was either “way too hot” or raining on the days I hold my stamp camps.  Must be God’s way of telling me I picked a good day to stay inside and stamp!

With so many birthday’s in my family coming up, I thought I would share another birthday card with you today.  It’s quick and easy to make and as promised, I’m using the “Birthday Basics” Designer Series paper again.  I just love the new “Smoky Slate” color, so I used that as the base of my card.

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As you can see, I changed up the fold of the card a bit today.  I had my share of measuring things being in the  Quality Assurance field for over 20+ years … so, I just folded in the larger (left) side past the center point of the card, then I folded the what was left of the cardstock up to meet the edge!  I did use my bone folder to crisp up the folds.

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I pulled out the BigShot for this card, as I do on many… once you start, it’s hard to stop.  Kind of like a good bowl of ice cream!  After stamping the greeting from the “Bring on the Cake” stamp set … I cut them out using the Circle Framelit dies.  And since I was already using it, I thought I would try out my new “Envelope Liners” Framelit Die.  Now that’s what I call coordinating your card and envelope!

I also embossed the mat to my greeting with the “Petals of Plenty” folder … I was hoping to create enough dimension to look like the cute little blossoms on the designer paper.  And of course, I had to add a bit of bling!

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To jazz up the inside, I added a strip of the designer paper and used the Happy Birthday – also from the “Bring on the Cake” stamp set.  It just finishes off the card so nicely.

Here is a list of today’s ingredients.  Click on the item number if you wish to purchase anything you saw today.

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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
130911 Circles Collection Framelits / $26.95
132172  Envelope Liners Framelit / $26.95
116824  Petals –a-Plenty Emboss Folder / $7.95

Hope you enjoyed today’s card.

Have a great week,

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