CAS Birthday Wishes

CAS Birthday Wishes

Today's card is something I created a few days ago when my mojo was low. When I'm just not feeling it, I turn to my Pinterest cards and copy something, anything, and repeat until my mojo comes back. It works every time :)

Today's card is a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) of Jen Timko's card. I loved how the colors just jumped off the paper. And I have that paper! Even better! But when I reached for it I saw a paper from the retired set Sunshine and Sprinkles that would work perfectly and allow me to use up some of my retired stash! My goal is to not have a "stash" of retired paper, lol, I know, good luck with that one :)

Anyway....I used the Word Bubbles Framelits and DID use the coordinating stamp set with it but after the card was finished I wasn't satisfied. I walked away and came back to it several times. Sometimes that works, this time it didn't. This card REALLLYYY wanted to be a birthday card. So....I went through all of my Stampin' Up! stamps but I didn't have a birthday sentiment that worked with that word bubble. I eventually pulled out a sentiment set from Clearly Besotted Stamps and found the perfect one :) I stamped it, die cut the word bubble and just plopped that baby right on top of the other sentiment...and I really like the look of it. The thickness of the die gives it a lot of visual weight! I used Candy Dots as jewelry for the card but only used Basic Gray and Tempting Turquoise to keep the masculine feel of the card.

I had A LOT of the DSP left so I decided to make a girly version as well:

Yay! I love both of these cards!

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I also love that I managed to use up an entire piece of 6" x 12" retired DSP in the process of finding my mojo. All in all, a good day! I made a few other cards that day as well which I will share soon.

Lately I've really had the desire to try "contraband" products and am finding that I can easily blend them in with my much adored Stampin' Up! products. You'll probably see a mix of products on my blog for awhile as I let my creative heart steer me. I'm ninety-nine percent hobby demonstrator and I love to share my inspiration here on my blog, where ever it may come from.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to be creative this weekend!