Are you happy it’s Friday?  I sure am although we’re having a crazy snowstorm here.  All the buses have been cancelled and the schools are closed so all five of my kids are home today. Thankfully at the moment they’re pretty occupied by playing with each other. I’m hoping that keeps up as it’s still a regular work day for me here in the studio. Inevitably though I’m sure that as the day progresses they’ll get more and more restless and the running and wrestling and yelling will gain momentum…how can it not with four boys? LOL I guess that’s when it’s time to kick them outside to play in the snow right?

I love today’s project – first off because the colors make me happy.  It’s white, drab and windy outside but the yellow and orange colors of the card remind me of summer and really warm me up.  The other reason I love this card is because it’s a great way to use up all those pre-printed, pre-decorated cards you get when you buy those 12 x 12 collection kits.  I always seem to have so many of them left over.  This card shows you how easy it is to use them as a focal point for your card, as well as how you can adapt them if the sentiments aren’t suitable for a card.


Download the pdf handout here

You can view a video on how I created this Happy Birthday card below.


Stamps: Birthday Basics (papertrey ink)

Ink: Jet Black Archival ink (Ranger)

Paper: Sunday Picnic Collection (Webster’s Pages)

Accessories: bone folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals, paper snips , glue dots (Stampin’ Up!); Sunday Picnic Perfect Accents, Sunday Picnic Designer Trim ribbon (Webster’s Pages); Tape Runner XL (thermo-web); Orange rhinestones (Kaiser Craft)



Have a great weekend!


6 replies on “Free Project of The Week: Happy Birthday Card – 02 08 2013”

  1. Love the card and thank you for the tip of how to cover a sentiment which doesn’t go with the type of card your making.

  2. Lovely card as usual…like the idea of hidding unwanted sentiment. Can’t wait until next weeks project

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