Monday, 13 January 2014

Picture Perfect Birthday

For the past week I have been in creative mode - with a focus on birthdays. Specifically kids birthdays. In addition to my own daughter who has a birthday fast approaching next week (for which I still have a HUGE to do list). My kids have a rather active social schedule over the next few weekends that includes a number of birthday parties to attend.

For the first birthday card, I have I dipped into my stash of My Favorite Things stamps. I decided on a stamp that I wouldn't think is generally used for birthdays. I have had the "Picture Perfect" stamp for a while and haven't used it, so I decided to see what I could do to make it more birthday suitable.

For this card I used the latest sketch from My Favorite Things. I stuck pretty close to the sketch for my card.

I paired the MFT's image with paper and albums made easy cards from We R Memory Keepers Hip Hip Hooray collection. I love the bright colours. I used my Spellbinders Nestabilities circles and scalloped circles and the My Favorite Things "Cute Camera" to which I added the HB2U message (heat embossed with white embossing powder).

The image is coloured with Copic markers. I also added a bit of Glitter Ritz micro fine white glitter around the frame for a bit if shimmer. The image was cut out and added to the card with dimensional adhesive.

Inside the card I added the "Little Shutterbug" image from  My Favorite Things image and included a  sentiment from this set, which I altered. I covered up the word "day" from the sentiment and then added "birthday".

I think I could say this was a successful repurpose of a non-birthday stamp!

My Favorite Things: Stamp and Win with Sketch 158
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Anything Goes

Happy Monday everyone!



  1. Wonderful design. Love how you decorated the inside too!

  2. LOVE how you interpreted the sketch! You did an an amazing job!

  3. This is great inside & out!!
    Love the bright fun colors, too!!
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  4. Such a sweet card Tracy! Love how you featured the sweet PI girl! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and MFT :)


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