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Monday, June 23, 2014

Happy Birthday - Simon Style

Sharing my most recent birthday card today, which is for my girlfriend.  Simon Says Stamps had a 20% off sale a little while back, so I took advantage and got the Birthday Balloon package which consists of the Balloons and Happy Birthday dies and the Birthday Balloons and Birthday Messages stamp sets.  Love, Love, Love these :)

I was inspired by this card, loved the sparkle added to the balloon and I just happened to have some of that paper :)  When I first saw this particular paper (in my Simon Says Card Kit) I wasn't too impressed, but when I saw the sparkle added then I was impressed.  And I really wanted to try the angled panel on my card so this is what I came up with.  Another technicque I've recently learned is that you can use some Multi Medium Matte glue on the baker's twine to hold it in a shape that you want.  I didn't have any yet (it's been ordered) so instead I put a tiny dot of glue where the twine touched the paper and adhered that piece of the twine, the rest just lays in it's natural shape (see example here).

You'll notice I used a small wooden star above the i in the 'Birthday' die - that's because I lost the dot, lol, so that led to a couple more stars which led to some enamel dots.  Love how it turned out.  

I'm entering this in Simon's Wednesday Challenge - You've Gotta Have Friends since this card is for my all time bestie :) and Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes.  

Stamps:  Simon Says Birthday Messages and Birthday Balloons
Paper:Simple Stories DIY patterned paper, SU Tempting Turquoise and Brown Sugar cs
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Simon Says Happy Birthday and Balloons dies, MME Charmed enamel dots, Star Dust and Mermaid Stickles, Freckled Fawn Stars & Such wood chips, The Twinery baker's twine



Bananastamper said...

Such a fun card! Love the star for the dot on your I! perfect touch!

snappy scrappy said...

So super cute...LOVE!

Teresa Kline said...

hi Caroline! i luv this, the giant balloon is soooo fab....very sweet card! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Sharyn Polesel said...

I love that big balloon! It makes such a fun card. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Susie W. said...

Great card Caroline! Gotta love that sparkle!
Thank you for joining us at Seize The Birthday. :)

shirley-bee said...

Fun card, I love the giant balloon! Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday!

Donna said...

What a cute card! I love how you have the papers cut on an angle.

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