Saturday, December 17, 2011

My Type of Birthday

Actually, it's not, but I'm a good Mom, so what can I say?
Stampers, as I write this post, my basement is filled with singing, dancing, squealing and non-stop talking teenage girls.
So pardon me if my normal witty comments are replaced by hopeless gibberish.

Yes, I love my daughter so much I let her have a sleepover party for her 14th birthday.
WHAT was I thinking???

Actually, so far, it's not so bad. They have plenty of food - pizza, wings, chips, dip, soda - enough to keep them going until midnight when the lights go OUT!
Yeah, I'm mean like that.

Anyway, now that the presents have been ripped open and the cupcakes consumed, I can show you the card I made for my girl. We had our family birthday celebration on Wednesday, her actual birthday and it was nice to celebrate in a quieter way. Mark's Dad and Step-mom came up to celebrate with us and it was great to have them here. We missed not having the rest of the grands here as well, but that's just how it is sometimes.
So, here's the card:

Emma is an aspiring writer and I knew her birthday card should reflect that so I turned to a brand new stamp set to make it happen.
The awesome vintage typewriter image comes from a new stamp set coming out in January called You're My Type. I stamped it here on Naturals Ivory cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed it with Black EP. I used the birthday greeting from the set to add the words to the "paper" in Melon Mambo ink.
It's mounted on Melon Mambo cardstock and popped up over the background and accents.

I used a strip of First Edition Designer Paper and added a torn strip of Flirtatious Designer Fabric to the back side of it. I tied another thin strip of fabric into a bow and added it with Mini Glue Dots to the paper strip.
The background was stamped with a much loved, retired favorite of mine - Tres Chic. I cannot part with this beautiful background stamp and it proved it's worth once again here. It was perfect stamped in Melon Mambo on Naturals Ivory. I love the text contrast it provides to the type style of the Designer Paper and the greeting. Love it!

My card base is Melon Mambo and on the inside I placed a panel of Naturals Ivory to write my message on. I added just a portion of the small background stamp A to Z to the bottom right corner.

Emma loved her special card and she "got it" right away! Yay!

So, now I'm off to make sure the squealing masses are good to go for the night.
It's been a good week.

Stamped blessings,


  1. I placed my preorder last week and passed up on that stamp set. There's always time to add it to my collection. Hope your daughter had a very happy birthday!

  2. Very cute and clever! A belated Happy Birthday to your daughter. TFS.

  3. What a wonderful birthday card!!! A belated happy birthday to Emma - sounds like she had a fun celebration!!


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