I’ve been busy with Christmas cards, but it was time to design a birthday card. The Merry Christmas die set was at my fingertips, so I was “happy” to see I could use the “Happy” die for my sentiment. Isn’t it nice to know that the Merry Christmas die set can be used beyond Christmas?
Wood Textures DSP was used for cutting “happy,” and I added two layers of cardstock to make it realistic.
TIP: I used retired Tip Top Taupe cardstock for layering. It makes good use of a retired color, and Tip Top Taupe blends with the Wood Textures DSP.
To complete the sentiment, I found “birthday” in the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. I stamped the word in Mossy Meadow ink on Pear Pizzazz cardstock, and cut it with a Bunch of banners die.
While waiting for my Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog shipment, I revisited one of my favorite Designer Series Paper collections, Share What You Love. It was hard deciding the color for the card base, because this multi-colored floral looks nice with a number of colors. I ended up using Mossy Meadow, one of our “neutral” colors. Before gluing the Share What you Love DSP to the cardbase, I turned it into fabric with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder.
For the final detail, I added three little Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.
My inspiration for this birthday card was this week’s CAS(E) this sketch.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my discovery of “Happy,” and seeing that this Merry Christmas die set can go beyond Christmas. It has two label dies that will come in handy also. You’ll find it in my Product List below. Thanks for stopping by!