A touch of new together with a few older products created a fresh and pretty birthday card. What’s new is the pretty floral pattern in the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper. Pictures of this paper collection really don’t do it justice…it is so much prettier when you actually see it. Patterns like the one I used on this card have touches of metallic. The flowers in this pattern match the champagne foil sheets. You won’t even have to wait until the new Annual Catalog goes live on June 1st to order this beautiful paper collection. It will be available to everyone beginning on May 1st!
I also love the card stock colors that this collection coordinates with. So Saffron is my favorite yellow and I don’t use it nearly enough so I was happy to see it included in this DSP.
My card started with this terrific layout. I collect card layouts in a small binder and frequently look through it as my starting point for a card. I wanted to incorporate a subtle layer of Champagne Foil so I added a few more layers than the original layout but it certainly got the ball rolling.
You’ll notice that I only used the “Happy” from the The Happy Birthday thinlit. It’s easy to cut the words apart and makes the thinlit that much more versatile. It was cut twice: once in Basic Black card stock and once in Champagne Foil. They were offset and layered together. The banner below was created using the Banner Triple punch. I discovered something new while using this punch recently…you don’t have to use it in just the sizes on the punch. You can cut your card stock in a variety of in between sizes and just center it on the punch to get different sized banners and layers. This makes the punch even more useful!
Here’s another trick I used on the banner. I wanted to use a sentiment from the Best Birds stamp set. The stamp actually says happy birthday but I only needed it to say birthday. So I stamped it in Basic Black ink and then covered the word happy with washi tape and stamped it on the banner. The font just worked well with the scripty font of the thinlit.
Now I had to find a sentiment for the inside and this one from the Cake Soiree stamp set fit the bill! I enjoy embellishing the insides of cards as well as the envelopes just as much as creating the card fronts. Then I always have cards that are perfectly coordinated and ready to be given or mailed.
Don’t miss out on some favorite retiring products. Some are only while supplies last…
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This is a great time to give Paper Pumpkin a try…you’ll love it!