Hello again, Stampin' Friends!

It seems I'm on a roll with the Birthday cards, so I thought I'd share another one today; I hope you're not getting tired of them!  The great thing about these cards is – you can easily change the sentiment to suit the occasion for which you need the card!

Have a look at this card here, and imagine it with 'congratulations', or 'thinking of you', instead of 'happy birthday'.  That's what I love about Stampin' Up! stamps – their versatility!

 I started with a Whisper White card stock base, and ran it through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (#117335).  I covered the bottom half of the card with paper from the Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper.  Then, using the Big Shot again, this time with the Labels Collection Framelits, (#125598) I cut 2 sizes; one in Whisper white and one in Pool Party textured card stock, layered them together, stamping the leaves from the Papaya Collage stamp set (#126610w/126612c) in Gumball Green ink.  I stamped the butterfly from Papillion Potpourri (#123757w/123759c) in Midnight Muse ink on Whisper White, and punched it twice with the new 'Elegant Butterfly' punch (#127526) – the 2nd time with plain Midnight Muse cardstock, and layered the together, slightly off centre for depth.  The 'Happy Birthday' sentiment (retired set) was stamped in Midnight Muse ink on Whisper White, punched with the 'Modern Label' punch (#119849) and layered on a Midnight Muse cardstock punched with the 'Decorative Label' punch (#120907).  Before popping on the butterfly labels, I ran some 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon in Island Indigo (#122974) across the top of the DSP and tied a knot.

Working with Stampin' Up! product is wonderful, because it either matches, or coordinates, effortlessly!  It's one of my favourite things about the papers, inks and embellishments!

What's your favourite thing about Stampin' Up! products?  Or your favourite SU! product?  I'd love to hear what you like to use – leave me a message here, or send me an email at debsmart@shaw.ca

Until next time – keep playing our Late Night Stampers Treasure Hunt – more blogs have been added – are you keeping up?! 

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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