Happy “Birthday Blooms” – Sneak Peak

500pxl Birthday Blooms - Happy Birthday


Good wet Monday morning!  At least here in Portland it was a soaker this weekend and more all week.  But, we’re not complaining yet, because we need it.  😎   I spent the entire weekend working on a holiday card commission.  It is a fast turn around, I was commissioned on December 1st and asked to have them completed by the 10th.  Yes, from design, mock-up, approval, supply ordering to 65 completed cards.  They wanted to make a statement (aka, over the top) and I went WAY over the top with it.  I enjoyed designing this card and look forward to delivering them.  I will post the design later this week, I just didn’t have time to take a pic.  [grin]

Today I have my second sneak peak design featuring the “Birthday Blooms” stamp set.  It is a clean and simple design also using more of the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.  I am sooooo in love with this paper I can’t wait to design more with it!

CARD BASE:  It starts with Pool Party layered with Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, then topped with four different rectangles from the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper pack.  This paper is adorable, sweet and I just plain love it!  I was trying a new layout of rectangles instead of squares.  My “Type A” flag was flying at half-mast so this layout had me feeling slightly off.  Lol!  I kept thinking “something is missing”.  So after considering several “sparkle” addition options I went rhinestone strips.  Yay!

FOCAL POINT / SENTIMENT:  With the clean and simple design the sentiment is also the focal point.  It starts with the sentiment stamped onto a Whisper White circle in Soft Suede ink.  Then layered onto Soft Suede and Pool Party circles.  This were popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals adding the all important height factor.  Lol!

I’m so glad you stopped by today!  I hope you enjoy today’s post as well as have a great Monday.


  • STAMP:  Birthday Blooms (sneak peak)
  • PAPER:  Pool Party, Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Designer Series Paper–Birthday Bouquet
  • INK:  Soft Suede
  • ACCESSORIES:  Punches–2″ & 2-1/2″ Circle, Project Life Corner Rounder | Framelits–Circles Collection | Rhinestones


Sparkly Hugs, Carol



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