Smile… It’s Your Birthday!

Another week has flown by, and every week I promise that I’m going to get back to posting more often.  I don’t know where the time goes!  Thank heavens for Freshly Made Sketches and Pals Paper Arts; they keep me stamping even when I don’t have time.

This week’s Freshly Made Sketches design was created by our new ‘Clean Team’ member, Cindy Lovell, and I LOVE this sketch.  As soon as I saw it for the first time, I literally said “Wow!  I love that sketch!” and was excited to play with it.


So, now that you see my card, you know how much I love the sketch.  I didn’t adjust a thing!   Here’s Cindy’s sketch:

FMS119 Cindy Lovell

I decided to make the tilted piece my focal point, so I knew I had to have a fantastic DSP for it.  I used a print from I Am Me that has cameras, a small print and great colors, and thought it would make a good birthday card, especially in that it could be gender-neutral.   I layered it on a Pool Party that was embossed with the Stripes Embossing Folder.


This sketch is so great that it didn’t need much embellishment.  I added a second layer to the star with Silver Foil paper to give a smidgen of shine and some candy dots on the “camera lenses”.


The sentiment, from Banner Greetings, was stamped with Smoky Slate ink onto Whisper White cardstock, and trimmed close so it could be layered on a piece of Smoky Slate.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and Cindy’s sketch as much as I did!  Check out the ‘Clean Team’s’ inspiration cards and play along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

SUPPLIES:  Stamp Set:  Banner Greetings (Hostess);  Paper:  Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Real Red, Silver Foil and I Am Me DSP;  Ink:  Smoky Slate;  Tools and Accessories:  Big Shot, Stripes Embossing Folder, Star Punch (retired), Neutrals Candy Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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  1. Carol Parcell

    Well if I had not been behind and had read your post when you posted it……the title would have made me smile cuz it was my birthday on that day!

    Your card is beautiful!

  2. karen h

    Awesome card! I love the silver foil star layer!

  3. Amy O'Neill

    Oh, I love that dsp pattern. And I love this card! What a great idea to put the little candy dots on the cameras, and I love how you offset the stars. Great card, Cindy!

  4. Narelle Farrugia

    I LOVE this sketch too! This is such a fab card Cindy – I totally love the colours you’ve used! It has such a modern feel!

  5. Jen Mitchell

    This is a pretty great card Cindy! I love the fun patterned paper and the stars look so nice slightly offset from each other!

  6. Jen Brum

    This is a fabulous card Cindy! I love it! Love that DSP!!!! You are enabling again!!!! That smidge of shine and the candy dots are subtle but look amazing!!!

  7. KarrenJ

    What a fun card, Cindy. Love the colors you’ve used and your red and silver star is gorgeous.

  8. linda callahan

    Great birthday card! Love that background paper…..fun!

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