Deb’s Birthday

Lots of birthdays this month!  So I thought I'd share the card I made for my good friend and downline team member, Deb Ansuini.

My goal this next month is to use some of the stamp sets I have on my shelf that haven't seen the light of day for a very long time!  And this card uses two wonderful stamp sets that I've sort of forgotten about.  The first is the flower image; it comes from Close as a Memory which has been around quite awhile but is still a beautiful set to have.  It's designed as a sympathy stamp set, but I just love the flower image.  We don't really have anything quite like it in any other stamp set.  Here, I've inked up the rubber stamp with Stampin' Write Makers in So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant, Rose Red and Sage Shadow and stamped it three times across the width of the Very Vanilla card stock.  I borrowed the sentiment from another tried and true set called Fun & Fast Notes.  Paper piercing really adds a lot to this simple little card, and I've included a nice piece of Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon as well.  (I'm always so happy when I can coordinate our beautiful accessories with the same color card stock and ink!)

I wanted to make this a special card for a special lady, so I added a coordinating stamped image on the inside of the card where I'll write my message and lined a Very Vanilla envelope using some gorgeous Rose Red Patterns Designer Series Paper.  It's so easy to line an envelope.  Just start out with a piece of designer paper that is just a "smidge" narrower than the envelope and wide enough to slide down into the envelope.  Then just insert the designer paper, lick the envelope, stick the designer paper to the envelope and trim away the excess.  When you're ready to send your card, simply use your SNAIL adhesive to close the envelope!  Easy as can be!

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 114946 Close as a Memory stamp set   $20.95
Item No. 113500 Fun & Fast Notes stamp set   $33.95
Item No. 105110 Elegant Eggplant Stampin" Write Marker   $3.25
Item No. 100040 Sage Shadow Stampin' Write Marker   $3.25
Item No. 105114 So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker   $3.25
Item No. 100063 Rose Red Stampin' Write Marker   $3.25
OR puchase the large set of 48 colors
Item No. 105541 Many Marvelous Markers Set   $125.95
Item No. 109039 Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon   $4.95
Item No. 105826 Mat Pack   $9.95
Item No. 116631 Paper Piercing Tool   $3.50
Item No. 107300 Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes   $6.50
Item No. 112162 Rose Red Patterns Designer Series Paper   $9.95

Don't Forget!

    * To ask for the Many Marvelous Markers set for Christmas – Orders placed before Dec. 15th will arrive on time!
    * To register for the Birthday Card Class – click HERE!  Registration is due by December 27th.


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2 People have left comments on this post

Dec 13, 2009 - 10:12:03
Gail S. said:

I lov ehow you use this stamp for a birthday! I have this set and have always used it for a sympathy card and never "went out of the box" and used it this way.  Thank you for showing me more of what I can do!!

Dec 15, 2009 - 12:12:07
Phyl Lyons said:

That is just beautiful.  I would never have thought to put the red and purple together – stunning.