Despite having all the components to create the card as designed in Stampin' Up!'s Dressed Up Birthday Kit, I decided to invest in the kit anyway -- figuring it would greatly increase the chances that I would actually MAKE the card. My plan worked! The very day my SU! order arrived, I tore into this kit and started playing. Interestingly, not one of these cards is exactly how the kit designer had in mind. They're all very similar, but each one has a little tweak to make it slightly different.
For example, on this first card, the fancy edge was my idea. To be honest, I was just covering a flub, lol. After I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment, I realized that it was way too far over to the left, so the punched border was the perfect solution to recenter it.
I rounded the corners on this next one (and the rest of them, since I liked the look so much better), added a clear faceted button instead of the little vanilla rose, and switched to a different sentiment.
This next one was a close to original design as I got, the only differences being the rounded corners and the pearl necklace.
How about a woodgrain button instead of a rose?
And finally, my favorite! I messed up a card base and then found I was completely out of Crumb Cake card stock. The solution was to switch over to a Strawberry Slush card base, which also gave me the perfect excuse to cut into a piece of 2013-2015 In Color card stock for the first time. Ohh, how I love my Strawberry Slush!
Inside of the card:
And, of course, matching Very Vanilla envelopes:
I hope I remember to come back to this project and create some more cards like these. All it would take to reproduce them would be:
Stamp sets: Elements of Style, sentiment(s) of your choice
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede
Stampin' Write markers in your choice of colors
Dress Up Framelit dies
5/8" Flower Trim
Sponge or sponge dauber
My own additions include: Border punch of choice, clear faceted buttons, wood grain buttons, self-adhesive pearls, corner rounder, twine
Thanks for stopping by to see these cards! I have more eye candy for you, but will put those in a different post.
Joyce Spear (a.k.a. StamperJoyce)