Big On Birthdays

I have been busy these past few days preparing for our Birthday Bash Stamp Camp which is exactly one week from today in Manoa Valley at Paradise Park.  One of the things we will be doing at the camp is having a Birthday themed card swap.  

For my Swap I chose the set, Big On Birthdays because I love all the large Birthday sentiment stamps that come in this new set.  

My first draft was this card below.  It is bright and colorful and defiantly appropriate for a birthday card but I decided to soften it up a bit and choose colors that are a little more my style.

Big on Birthdays/Happy Celebrations Card

Big on Birthdays/Happy Celebrations Card

So I recreated the exact card but using a different color combination of Blush Blossom, Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight.

Big On Birthdays/Happy Celebrations Card

Big On Birthdays/Happy Celebrations Card

I love this combination and decided to duplicate it 40 times for my swap.  I used the Festive Textured Impressions folder on the Blush Blossom piece to create a fun background that would look like party streamers.  The sentiment was stamped in black and then highlighted with three different stamps from the Happy Celebrations stamp set.  I am so glad I invested in the Happy Celebrations set and know it will get plenty of use, it already has.

I adorned each swap with a jewel rhinestone and packed them in cello bags and now they are all ready for me to take to the camp and swap with the other swap participants.

I have been having a great time creating projects for my upcoming classes and events with products from our new Occasions catalog and I look forward to sharing them all with you very soon. 

Until then, have a happy and blessed day!