Thursday, August 9, 2012

Gingham Birthday

Better late than never, that's what I always say!

It's pretty funny - well maybe not if you are on the receiving end, but being a stamper, you'd think that I'd be on top of EVERYONE's birthdays and special events.
Ummm...not so much.
Just because I get the cards made, doesn't mean that I always get them delivered on time.
But it also doesn't mean that my heart's not in the right place either. It's just ticking a little late. :)
Can you relate?

Well, just like sending cards, sometimes I'm a bit behind on sharing cards too.
Take this one for example - it uses the Reason to Smile stamp set that was a one month only special in July.

Yeah, I've been a little busy.
But, hey, if you like it, just switch out the flower for another and you're golden!

The card uses a palette of Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory, Marina Mist and Summer Starfruit. I loved the country, rustic feel of these colors together.

The gingham pattern was created by brayering Marina Mist ink onto the Stripes Embossing Folder and partially inserting the cardstock in it to go through the Big Shot. Once one layer was done, I brayered the folder again and turned the cardstock a quarter turn, running it through the Big Shot one more time.
The top of the pattern was a little messy, but the embossed border of Marina Mist cardstock covers that nicely. I used the new Delicate Designs for that piece.

The flower image was stamped with Summer Starfruit ink on the top section of the card and I added some stamped off flowers to the greeting scallop piece. That was punched out with the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch and I stamped the greeting from the Hostess Set Wacky Wishes in Marina Mist ink. A little sponging with Summer Starfruit and a matching ribbon bow finished off the card and it's ready to send!

I missed a few June birthdays - maybe it will be in your mailbox! LOL!

Happy Stampin',


  1. Oh very sweet ... I do like the look of that embodying folder =)

  2. this stamp set wasn't in circulation long enough; I love it & hear ya about sending birthday's you have a month or so!!!!

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