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Sunday, September 9, 2012

It's A Birthday Card & Clean & Simple Sketch

Finished my last birthday card for September. This one has a bit of a fall feel to it.
I used this sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping:
I love how elegant yet simple the sketch is.
Now for my card:
It was easy picking out the colors but after I embossed the three squares and matted them that is where the trouble began. It took me a while to figure out what the problem was. After I changed from a white card base to an ivory one, rotated the sketch and changed the leaf branch from a solid green cardstock to the pattern paper it all came together nicely.
By the way the leaf branch is not really pattern paper. I received a beautiful card from a friend and the envelope was just as beautiful as the card was so I just couldn't bring myself to throw it away. I think It really goes well with the colors I picked for the three squares .
I stamped the "Wishing You" in Walnut Stain distress ink and added the rhinestones.
I don't usually decorate the inside but today I had the time so I used the same ink to stamp the inside sentiment on another piece of the envelope and matted it onto two different colored pieces of cardstock.
And since I decorated the inside I figured I might as well use up some more scraps on the envelope too.
The "It's Your Birthday" stamp is from a Hero Arts stamp set and again it is stamped on a scrap from the beautiful envelope. I also used a border from Making Memories Border set in Walnut Stain distress ink then added a strip of the blue cardstock that was leftover from matting the inside sentiment.
The buttons I already had die cut when I took the envelope apart and also had the doily buttons too. All I had to do to the buttons was add the brown floss.
Even though it took awhile for this card to come together I already have another card in mind to use with this sketch.  I bet it comes together much faster this time ;)
Creatively Yours,


  1. Very nice! I love the embossing and how cool that you used an envelope you received to make the leaves! I am sure this card will be loved!

  2. Wow, adding the embossing is a really great way to tie the blocks together - I love it! Your colors are right up my alley, too - beautiful!

  3. Like the unique way you used the
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  5. Your Mom's card is beautiful and reflects your love for her. She has to be smiling. The shirt cards are an incredibly great idea! I will be "borrowing" this design for the guys in my life. And the plaid paper could not be more perfect!
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