Happy Birthday to me!

What better day to post a birthday card to share than your own birthday?

Today is my 48th birthday and I am so happy I still get to celebrate. I am enjoying a day at my craft desk crafting and creating. I always make sure I take my birthday off from my day job so I can do something I love. Do you also take your birthday off?

The card I am sharing today shows off the spotlight technique. This simply means I am highlighting an image or paper. This lovely paper is a favorite from the Occasions catalog, and it will soon be leaving us! This is the All My Love DSP and you can still get it until June 3rd! To make this card I started with a 4 1/4 x 11 inch card base in Basic Gray. I then cut a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of the All My Love DSP. I used my Layering Circle Framelits to cut out a piece of the DSP near the bottom left of the card. I also cut out a slightly larger circle in Lovely Lipstick card stock. I colored the flowers in the circle I cut out with my Light Real Red and Light Flirty Flamingo Blends. This is what makes it more of a spotlight! I added some All My Love Ribbon and added the circle on the card, with dimensionals, so that it matches up to the design on the paper. I added a Happy Birthday sentiment, from the Amazing Life stamp set, and Metallic Pearls to finish it off.

Be sure you are checking out all the lovely items that will soon be no longer available by shopping the Last Chance Items on my site. Just click the banner below to start shopping!

I will be sharing another sneak peek from the NEW catalog this weekend so be sure to come back soon!

~Kristal

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Stampin’ Up! 2019 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek – Amazing Life stamp set

Who is ready for a sneak peek from the upcoming Occasions catalog?  I’ve got one for you!  

Isn’t this card adorable?  You are not going to want to miss the 2019 Occasions catalog coming out January 3, 2019!  Don’t have one?  Message me and I will send you one!! 

To make this card I used the Amazing Life stamp set from Occasions catalog and the Swirly Frames from the annual catalog.  Those frames truly give your images some pow! I chose to use the circle from the frames set to highlight the nice sentiment from the Amazing Life set.  I then used accent stamps from the Amazing Life set to add a design around the majority of the circle.  The circle was cut out using the Layered Circle Framelits and then popped up using dimensionals.  I also stamped the cake from the Amazing Life set and then fussy cut it out so I could add it with the sentiment.  I colored in parts of the cake with my Light Mint Macaron and Light Daffodil Delight Blends markers. I added in some Whisper White 5/8 Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and Mint Macaron Nature’s Twine behind the sentiment. I finished things off with Metallic Pearls on every other stamp around the sentiment.  The colors used are Smoky Slate, Whisper White and Mint Macaron.  I sent this to a young adult and I think it works great for someone in that age range. 

You do not want to miss getting a copy of this new catalog coming out in January!  It is FULL of amazing stamp sets you can use for every occasion!  Please reach out to me if you need a catalog and I will be sure to get one sent your way!

~Kristal

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