Over the past few years of card making, I've realized people are very sentimental about wedding cards. They tend to keep "just because" I'm-thinking-of-you cards that appear out of the blue. They sometimes keep a thoughtful anniversary card. But, most people do not keep birthday cards. So, I've tried to stop going over-the-top with really time consuming birthday cards since they are rarely held onto. That doesn't mean I don't want something cute and clever, though!
If your birthday is in September, you should probably STOP NOW so you don't get an early sneak peek at what might be your birthday card! (I still have a few others stowed away not featured on this blog, so not every Virgo will be receiving the card below.)
I decided to use 2 free stamp sets for my card design. Free stamp sets are often a challenge for me to use because they generally aren't ones I would buy so I have to think outside of my box to come up with a card. In this case, I used Make a Wish which I received at the Baltimore Regional Conference in April and the Yippee Skippee stamp set that we got as an all-attendee give away at Convention in July. Let me also state now that I am IN LOVE with Smoky Slate. LOVE. THIS. COLOR. So much. Expect to see it used in some capacity in every card from here on out (not really... well... maybe.)
Here's the card: (If you like what you see, you can click HERE to order Stampin' Up! Products)
|Paper: Smoky Slate, Pacific Point, Naturals White|
Ink: Smoky Slate, Pacific Point
Stamp Sets: Make a Wish and Yippee Skippee
Accessories: Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Window Frames Framelits