For the past several years during the middle of July I have traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah for the Stampin' Up! Convention. One of the things I would always remember is to bring with me is a birthday card for my friend Lisa whose birthday is at the end of July.
Lisa and I are both Stampin' Up! demonstrators in the same family tree. To put it in business terms, we are side-lines once removed or something like that. We've known each other for years and have both worked together to help support each others businesses. It seems like yesterday that we were shopping for straw hats to help motivate one another to stay on track to earn our first cruise. Wow, that was a long time ago and since then we've both been tremendously blessed to have earned the opportunity to travel together all over the world with Stampin' Up! God is so good!
I have fond memories of our kids spending time on the cruise ships together and having all kinds of funny adventures which have provided for lots of inside jokes between them that they share often and still laugh about to this day.
Lisa also has a super supportive and talented husband named Bob. He is talented because he can fix or build just about anything with a role of duct tape and his eyes blindfolded. We've experienced some funny adventures with Bob when our families have traveled together. You see he often wanders off which is why the phrase, "Where's Bob" is repeated often on our travels.
Perhaps, that is why I am hanging him on to him in this photo at Convention last summer. Someone has to keep track of where he's at!
With the companies recent changes in their event schedule we no longer have Convention in July. So this year as I reminisced about all the people and things I miss about the Convention experience, I remembered that I wouldn't have the opportunity to hand deliver Lisa's card as I have in years past.
This could be a problem but I chose to think of it as the perfect opportunity to use one of our cute "belated" birthday stamps to create her card.
This card was made with our new Sweet Cupcake stamp set which comes with a little "belated" stamp that you can add if you had to and since I was a week late in sending her card, it was definitely needed. I stamped and cut out three candles and added a layer of glue from our fine tip glue pen to create a 3D look (a tip I learned from Kim Williams), which I think made them look super realistic. This card also features the product I have been talking about all week, the oh so Fabulous Foil Acetate, this time showing a cute polka dot pattern. Finally I took a "bite" out of the cupcake to add to the character of this card being late.
This "bite" was done with the Blossom Punch but it was tempting to just bite it myself since this cupcake is so realistic. Did you know that this artwork was actually created after an actual cupcake that someone at the home office at Stampin' Up! baked?
Well, "Happy Be-lated Birthday Greetings" to my friend Lisa. I hope she received my card before she reads this post! But at least she will know that late or not she was thought of on her special day.
Remember on Saturday I will be giving away blog candy (via a drawing) to one person who comments on this post or any of the last two posts that I talked about our Fabulous Foil Acetate. The persons name I draw will be receiving a sampler pack of this fabulous product and I'll announce the winner in my next post.
I hope you liked this card and if you ever find yourself in a bind like I was of being a little late to wish someone a Happy Birthday you can use this cute set and help the recipients celebration last a little longer.