Happy Birthday Mom!

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Yep! You guessed it, today is my mother's 70th birthday! What a milestone! Here is the card I made and sent to her as unfortunately she is on the opposite side of the country from me :(

I know my mother likes yellow roses so I used the color Daffodil Delight as my starting point. I found this delightful piece of Attic Heirlooms retired Designer Series Paper that I have been saving (hoarding) for a special occasion. Its cheerful color and print is just perfect for my mother. A very special paper for a very special lady!

I used the matching Adorning Accents Embossing Folder and Edgelits to add a soft edge to the piece of Baja Breeze Designer Series Paper. Baja Breeze is a nice compliment to the Daffodil Delight and lots of white space help keep the color combination from being overpowering.

I wish my mom the most wonderful birthday ever and I hope she enjoys her card (and the "gift" tucked inside!)

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Memorable Moments (126682)

Paper: Whisper White (100730), Daffodil Delight (119683), Baja Breeze (111352) Cardstock; Foral District (126919) and Attic Heirlooms (Retired) Designer Series Paper

Ink: Baja Breeze (126960) Classic Stampin' Pad 

Tools: Big Shot (113439), Fancy Fan (127751) and Adorning Accents (125601) Embossing Folders; Adorning Accents Edgelits (125595), Stampin' Trimmer (126889)

Embellishments:  3/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Daffodil Delight (Retired), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (11926)

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Loving Thoughts

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There is a funny story attached to this card! Some fellow demonstrators and I were having a chat about how difficult it can be to "let go" of our stash of pretty papers. One of them suggested a challenge amongst ourselves to make a card using some of our precius stash. I thought the idea was genius but where to start? I went to my paper storage and pulled out a piece of paper from the first DSP series I have stored called "Attic Boutique" from the 2012 Spring Mini, found a sketch that spoke to me, and literally put this card together in abut 30 minutes!

EZ Design Ideas:

  • Find a card or a sketch that speaks to you and change it up to suit your design
  • When in doubt, choose a neutral color to accent the color of choice - in this case this paper really stands on it's own
  • Let the style of the paper dictate the accents - this paper was so soft and delicate that every other design aspect needed to reflect those same qualities
  • Let your tools do your design work for you! Stampin' Up!'s Adorning Accents Embossing Folders and Coordinating Edgelits provided the perfect mix of texture and detail and the Floral Fusin Sizzlits provided quick and easy flower accents. The new Large Pearl Basic Jewels are the perfect size and give the card that "WOW" factor without any additional work!

I just can't say enough how much I enjoy all the coordinating projects that make putting something like this together so simple and fun. I hope you enjoyed today's project!

Stampin Supplies:

Stamps: Loving Thoughts (125845)

Paper: Whisper White (100730), Pool Party (122924) Cardstock; Attic Boutique (Retired) Designer Series Paper

Ink: Pool Party (126982) Classic Stampin' Pad 

Tools: Big Shot (113439), Adorning Accents Embossing Folders (125601), Adorning Accents Edgelits (125595), Floral Fusion Sizzlits (115969)

Embellishments:  Large Pearl Basic Jewels (125577)

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