I love this new stamp in the Annual Catalog called Stylized Birthday.  It’s a single stamp and is wood mounted.

I made this card when I was visiting my mom last month.  I usually go for an extended stay and I love that I can set up a temporary craft area when I’m there.  I brought supplies to make holiday cards but I needed to make a birthday card for a good friend and decided to work on birthday cards instead.  We can always use lots of birthday cards, right?

I’ve been trying to challenge myself to create cards that would be considered clean and simple and I have three different versions of the same card.  The one above has ribbon attached.  The one below is the same card but I added a few rhinestones.  I almost added more but I was having a hard time knowing if I was adding too much!  My friend Karen would say that you can never have too much sparkle!


The card below is made with Mint Macaron and is without rhinestones and without ribbon.  I used the Petal Burst embossing folder for all three cards but I think it’s most prominent in the photo below.  I really felt that it was way too plain but not everyone likes bling or ribbon.

On each of the cards, I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.



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