Happy Birthday, Gorgeous

My son's girlfriend Joyce celebrated her 23rd birthday a few days ago.  Joyce is such a beautiful person inside and out and I just love her bright and beautiful smile! 

Kalani and Joyce - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Kalani and Joyce - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Recently, Joyce has been really into beauty products.  She loves make up and has even been making You Tube videos to educate others on her favorite products and how to use them.  I love that she is taking something that she is passionate about and is using her knowledge to be an inspiration to others.

One of her favorite stores is Sephora, so her birthday card this year was designed after the Sephora gift card we bought to give her for her special day.  

Here is the inside of the card I designed for her that shows what the Sephora gift card looks like.

Beautiful You/Sealed With Love Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Beautiful You/Sealed With Love Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

The lips are SO cute, don't you think?.

 The lip stamp is found in our new Sealed With Love Valentine's Day set.  I inked it up in Real Red and stamped a couple on the inside of the card as well as one on the envelope.  

Here is the front of the card.

Beautiful You/Sealed With Love Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Beautiful You/Sealed With Love Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

The outside of the card starts with a folded piece of Basic Black card stock that is topped with a piece of striped paper from our Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I then cut a couple of 2" wide strips of card stock, one out of Basic Black and one out of Red Glimmer Paper and punched the end with the Triple Banner Punch.  I stapled these onto the front of the card and added two punched circles as the focal point.  

The words "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" comes from the appropriately named Beautiful You stamp set.  I added some more Real Red lips next to the sentiment and  also a couple on the white stripes of the Designer Series Paper.  

On the lips that are near the sentiment I added a thin layer of glue from the Fine Tip Glue pen and let it dry so that it would look like shiny lip gloss.  Finally, I added some jewel rhinestones as a finishing touch.  

Joyce and I have been celebrating our birthday's together for the past 4 years since her birthday is just 2 days before mine.  So on Sunday night we went to Roy's in Ko'olina to celebrate.  It was there that I gave Joyce her birthday card and gift.

Birthday Girls - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Birthday Girls - www.stampedwithaloha.com

When Joyce opened it up, I could tell by her expression that she really liked the gift and card.

Happy Birthday, Gorgeous - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Happy Birthday, Gorgeous - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Yesterday Joyce texted to thank us again for the gift and to let us know she had already used it.  She also told me that she loved the card so much that she posted it to her Instagram account with this adorable picture below.

Happy Birthday, Gorgeous - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Happy Birthday, Gorgeous - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Joyce said that she doesn't normally wear bright red lipstick but this fun card inspired her to give it a try.  I think she looks adorable, don't you?

Happy Birthday, Gorgeous Joyce, it was fun to celebrate another special day with you!

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