Let’s think spring and bright and cheery as we head into January. I know a lot of people are thinking about resolutions and thinking about making sure you are on top of birthday cards for the year – I know I am! I want to do a lot better sending out birthday cards to my friends and family. So, let’s kick things off with a fun birthday card using the new Party Wishes stamp set and the Confetti Embossing Folder!
Ok, really… I just love this sentiment! Coming from a tech background and working in an office, I have had my share of meetings. Plus I am a firm believer that every birthday needs cake… even if it is just a little cupcake. This year, my kids both had mid-week birthdays, so we had their parties with friends and family on the weekend. But I HAD to make sure they had some cake on their actual birthday even though their main-event cake was at the weekend party.
Jennifer’s Project Tips:
- The Confetti embossing folder already has that oval smoothed out in the middle, making it a perfect frame for your birthday cards! Place the indented side UP and lightly sponge over it with a sponge dauber and your favorite colors and it will keep the embossed areas mostly white and the color all around them, so they really pop!
Just be sure not to press too hard! And mix and match your colors too. I used: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, and Perfect Plum.
- Add a little extra sparkle by adding a strip of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper to the top and the bottom of the card. It is really hard to see in the picture, but it really ups the pizzazz in real life.
- See those little birthday candles? I totally did NOT cut those out by hand! If you get the Party Wishes bundle, you will also get the Party Punch Pack which includes little punches to punch out the candles along with a little balloon and cupcake. Easy peasy!
- I did tie some Gold 1/8” ribbon around my cake. It just needed a little punch up as well. Look for any of your little ribbons and use them in unexpected ways like around stamped images.
Oh, and don’t forget that Archival Basic Black ink! It makes for AMAZINGLY RICH and dark stamped sentiments and outlines. Though I do only recommend it with your red rubber stamps (unless you don’t mind staining the heck out of your photopolymer stamps). It really is my favorite black ink!
It’s Sale-a-Bration time!
Don’t forget, if you spend $50 or more…. like if you got the Party Wishes bundle, the embossing folder, some ribbon, and sponge daubers for example, You’ll get to pick something for free out of the Sale-a-Bration catalog!
Use hostess code PGHMVNJM at check out when you are shopping in my online store for an extra thank you from me!
Use Hostess Code PGHMVNJM at check out to get a special thank you from me!
Pick a FREE item with every $50 you spend! See the Sale-a-Bration catalog.
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