Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Make a Wish

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Make a Wish

I love when and idea leads to something new, exciting and fun.  This Happy Birthday Gorgeous design is just that.  I wanted to include the Polka Dots and Chevron designs from the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper.  AND it was awesome that one of the colors it came in was the new 2017-18 In Color Lemon Lime Twist.

Trying to work those two paper designs together pushed me to look for something new.  I just loved the look of the Foil Polka Dots, Happy Birthday Thinlits and the Faux Suede so I created the front of the card.  I love the soft look Vellum provides so that became the card front base.

BASE:  The card base starts with Whisper White (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″).  The card front is Vellum (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) scored at 7/8″ along one long edge.  Fold along the score line and glue the small flap to the back side of the base.  Then fold the card front over onto the card base.  This will leave 7/8″ where the Lemon Lime Twist faux suede band is placed flush with the bottom.

FRONT:  Next I placed the Polka Dot Foil Frenzy band onto the Vellum flush with the bottom edge.  I love the look of the foil polka dots against the faux suede.  Sweet!  Then I decided to adhere the “Happy Birthday” thinlits to the band, leaving the top floating, this is where the idea to create an Easel card came into play.  I had to incorporate the chevron design somewhere.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Make a Wish

INTERIOR:  Okay this is where I had planned to incorporate the “Chevron” Foil Frenzy band.  I started trimming it down and came to the diagonal strip.  Loved It!!!  I placed over the the transition and liked to look, then I had my A-ha moment to turn it into an Easel Card.  The Vellum on the front lent itself perfectly to slightly bowing making the top half of the “Happy Birthday” stand up.  Yay!  I popped the strip with a Foam Adhesive Strip.

Then I stamped “Make a Wish” from Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set into Whisper White with Crumb Cake Ink.  Next I fussy cut it out and popped it with Dimensionals.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Remember to be open to inspiration and changing the flow of your original idea.  Until next time……Happy Stamping!


  • STAMP:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous
  • PAPER:  Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Vellum, Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • INK:  Crumb Cake
  • ACCESSORIES:  Thinlits–Happy Birthday


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


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