Today’s birthday card began with a Kraft Paper card base. The thickness of it, gives it a nice, sturdy feel. And, it’s a great neutral that blends with all colors, like our Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake color.

By Su Mohr for PP380; Click visit to go to my blog for details; Featuring: Amazing You, Celebrate You, Hold on to Hope, Cross of Hope, Pinewood Planks, Picture Perfect Birthday; #celebrateyou #pictureperfectbirthday #birthdaycards #stampinup #pp380

The color theme was decided by this week’s Paper Players challenge.

I wanted the Kraft Paper to stand out, so I layered it with Dapper Denim, rather than Real Red, and topped that layer with Whisper White. I used the Pinewood Planks embossing folder to add texture to the Whisper White layer. 

Next, I pulled out that fabulous Celebrate You die set, and cut the words “YOU” and “amazing” two times (for layering) from the Kraft paper. I added a touch of Dapper Denim ink to the “YOU.” I stamped “are simply” (Amazing You stamp set) in Dapper Denim ink on Whisper White, and used the Classic Punch for cutting.

The floral element and butterfly are from the Hold on to Hope stamp set, and cut with dies from the Cross of Hope die set. This is in the Occasions catalog, and you save 10% when ordering it as a Bundle. I will be using this set a lot for Spring and Easter cards. This is the first card I made with the Bundle back in December:

Hold on to Hope Jewelry Cross

Back to this project. I stamped the floral element in Craft with a “c” white ink on Kraft with a “k” paper, and used its die for cutting. And, here comes the Real Red, which I used for stamping the butterfly. Red goes a long way, and it’s great to use for a pop of color. Before layering and gluing everything down, I added a doily to tie it all together.

Do you see the sprinkling of pearls?

I also used Real Red as a border for the inside. “Happiest of Birthdays to you” is from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set, and stamped in Crumb Cake ink. 

The embossed envelope flap (Pinewood Planks) was the final touch.

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