I have a bright Birthday card for you today!  What is better than Celebrating the Good Stuff??  I love that sentiment.  I put together some bright colors to match the cheery sentiment.


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I love Night Of Navy and believe it pairs with most other colors.  Even though it is a dark color, it seems bright when paired with this Daffodil Delight.  Making the bird blue tied the colors all together in my crazy mind.  (The Bluebird of Happiness even 🙂 )

I have discovered that you can use the Stampin’ Blends with almost any base color for the outline.  I stamped the birdhouse and flowers with Soft Suede Ink and then colored with the Stampin’ Blends.  A nice surprise.  And I am really disappointed along with you that the Blends being not orderable right now.  But I know once the Chinese New Year is over and everything is back to running order, that they will be back.  They are awesome tools to have !!

The base of this card is the Tutti Frutti Cards and Envelopes from Sale-A-Bration.  I love these great cards with beautiful matching envelopes.  I tend to not decorate envelopes too often and these are already decorated for you.  To finish the card, I just add the birdhouse layer with a strip of ribbon.

NOTE:  I am sure you know this trick, but in case you do not…..the ribbon is simply a strip that is taped down on the back.  I then take a small strip and slide it under the front and tie a knot.  It allows the knot and tips to lay perfectly.  If I try tieing the ribbon all the way around with a knot in front, it is very lose.  This is much neater and super easy.

Thank you for checking my post today.  I greatly appreciate it.  Remember that there are only 5 days left of SAB.  I know you have some items you need to order.  Why not do it before the end of the month and get FREE items to go with your order.

The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  I hope you have a great rest of your day.


 Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  During Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to join.  Not only are you getting the Ultimate Bundle ($125.00 worth of product for $99.00) but you also get to choose 2 additional stamp sets, up to $25.00 each. Additionally you will receive a 20% discount on any future purchases.  Or, if you are just wanting to test drive the idea, you would not be required to make another purchase until July!  There is no pressure for you to continue as a demonstrator. And there is no penalty if you decide not to continue.  Please contact me and let’s talk about it.  You can review the documents by clicking on the picture below.