Whoohoo! I have seen so many sweet birthday cards created traditionally with the hands-on Sketched Birthday stamp set that I almost added it to my collection. But…now I don’t have to because Sketched Birthday is one of the wonderful digital downloads today. You can check out the rest of them and order here.
I really love the soft spring-like colors in the Be Yourself May Digital Kit and used two of the beautiful designer series paper patterns from that kit on this card. The background is one pattern and the layer that is stamped on is another.
I added the little grosgrain bow in the upper left corner for an accent. The download does not have any of the colors in the designer series paper so I recolored it. I started with a white bow but could not come up with a color that coordinated well with the paper. When I used Pool Party or Soft Sky to recolor, you could barely see any color. So I chose a River Rock bow because I knew my desired color would have a green tint to it and River Rock has a hint of green. I used Coastal Cabana to recolor and am delighted with the result. So…when recoloring an embellishment, choose a darker colored embellishment and then recolor it.
Now, Tuesday is also when Stampin’ Up! announces the new Weekly Deals. Check them out! For more information about them and to order them, click on the photo.
Have you seen the new Occasions catalog? There are so many great items in there that I can’t say for sure what is my favorite. I think it is the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper but then it might be the Petite Petals Punch and stamp set or….? I’d love to send you a catalog so you can pour over it and choose your favorite things. Send me an email with your phone number and best time to call you so I can tell you how to get the catalog for free. Or you can just give me a call.
Don’t forget that Sale-a-bration starts January 28 and runs through March 31. This is a perfect time to host a workshop, stock up on supplies, or start your own paper crafting business as a member of my team and get free product. Contact me to schedule a workshop or for more information about owning your own business. Furthermore, if you become a demonstrator before July 1, your registration fee for convention will be waived. That is right, you won’t have to pay a registration fee!