I am back in my happy place!  That is making cards and sharing with you all.  To celebrate feeling normal again I have a bright and shiny Birthday card.  It is for the Make My Monday Challenge Blog.  The designers got to choose our favorite theme of the previous year.  Mine is most definitely Birthdays.  This one shares some new products as well.


Stampin' Up!, Best Day, Dry Brushed, Gold Specialty, Festive Pearls, Jackie Beers


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This paper is amazing!  And should receive top billing on this card.  It is the new Dry Brushed Designer Series Paper.  There are two different patterns.  This one contains gold and Soft Succulent and the other is Gold with Calypso Coral and Petal Pink.  They are part of the Delicate Desert Suite on page 42 of the Mini Catalog.  Trust me, this is beautiful paper.

To highlight the gold in the Specialty Paper, I turned to an oldy but lovely piece of DSP.  The background for the cake is the Gold and Rose Gold Specialty Paper that is in the Annual Catalog.  This paper carried over from previous and has been a go to for me.  I love the detail in the paper.  It looks like etching lines.


This stamp set, the Best Day, was at the top of my purchase list.  The other Birthday stamp is a cat in a cupcake paper.  You know how much I love cats.  And yet I haven’t used that stamp yet!  Crazy, I know….

Matching the cake to the paper gave me the idea of a generic birthday card.  Perfect for anyone!  It was a bit difficult to decide how to color the cake with the Soft Succulent as the basis.  So I went with shades of green.  I have included Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, and Soft Succulent to pair with So Saffron and Cajun Craze.


Since the paper on this one is so beautiful, I didn’t need a lot of bling.  However you know I had to add a bit.  Then I went with a bit more!  The Festive Pearls in gold seemed a perfect fit for the gold in the papers.  They are like the little edible pearls you see on fancy cakes.

Thank you for visiting today!  I am so happy to be back in my craft room and posting again.  This crazy weather has made a lot of people sick and I hope you are not included in that!  Take care!




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