Birthday Stroke of Genius ~ Painter’s Palette

3 Painters Palette - Birthday Genius 736pxl B-P

You can never have too many birthday cards, right?  AND having an assortment is even better.  Woohoo!  I think this birthday card is cute and fun with the Flirty Flamingo swooshed across the words.  AND, AND the Painter’s Palette stamp set comes with several sentiments and images that can create a variety of  designs quick, fast and in a hurry.  Yay!

I had fun playing with two of the new In Colors ~ Dapper Denim and Flirty Flamingo, the Painter’s Palette stamp set and the fabulous new 3/8″ ruched ribbon.  (All I can say is it feels yummy!)  This clean & simple design called out to me with the few elements.  Oooh, I almost forgot, I also go to play with the new Layering Square Framelits Dies set.  OMGosh!  I don’t know how I forgot, because it comes with 9 squares and 10 scalloped square that nest. Sweet!

BASE:  The soft frostiness of the Vellum subtly makes the sentiment pop without being obvious.  The layered bands of new In Colors ~ Dapper Denim and Flirty Flamingo ground the sentiment.  The Ruched Dapper Denim ribbon is soft and easy to tie.  It’s just yummy!  [TIP:  I ran a strip of adhesive down the center of the Dapper Denim band and placed onto the card front.  Then I wrapped the ruched ribbon round to the front meeting in the center so the sentiment covers the ribbon butting together, and the ribbon covers the adhesive on the inside card front.]

SENTIMENT:  I was excited that the sentiment fit perfectly into one of the Layering Squares Framelits.  Then I cut the Dapper Denim an 1/8″ larger to add that narrow frame and then finished it with a slightly larger Flirty Flamingo Scallop Square.  I, of course, had to pop it with Dimensionals.  Lol!

I was in the moment when creating this cute guy and added a couple knots of ribbon, but after looking at it more I think I would leave them off next time.  I’ve learned that less is more. Lol!

Hey, thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have a great Friday and wonderful weekend.


  • STAMP:  Painter’s Palette
  • PAPER:  Vellum, Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White
  • INK:  Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo
  • ACCESSORIES:  Framelits–Layering Squares | 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon–Dapper Denim


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


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