Today’s project is a very “clean and simple” design, and you wouldn’t believe me if I told you how long it took me to come up with it. I think I start panicking when my little space of 5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″ is supposed to have lots of blank space. But, I like how this birthday card turned out, with its modern edge. I’m calling it a unisex card, because it could be for a man or woman, don’t you think?

By Su Mohr for fms357; Click READ to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Celebrate You die set, Picture Perfect Birthday, Subtle Textured embossing; #unisexcards #birthdaycards #moderncards #handmadecards #celebrateyou #pictureperfectbirthday #fms357 #stampinup

“YOU” birthday card


The challenge at Freshly Made Sketches required a “clean and simple” design, and was my inspiration for the vertically placed “you.”


I cut the “YOU” with a die from the Celebrate You die set; two in each color: Lemon Lime Twist, Real Red and Gorgeous Grape. They were glued together to add a bit of dimension.


I decided on a Basic Black card base with a layer of Whisper White cardstock, embossed by the Subtle Textured embossing folder. The embossing is so “subtle,” I think it passes as blank.

The panel on the right is Whisper White cardstock, bordered with Basic Black cardstock. Before gluing everything together I stamped the sentiment in Black ink. “Today we celebrate wonderful brilliant fabulous you!” is from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set.


I hope I’ve inspired you with my clean and simple, unisex birthday card. My Product list is short on this one, which you can see by scrolling down. 

Thanks for shopping with me! Wishing YOU a clean and simple day!

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