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Simple Saturday: First Birthday Card of 2018!

Happy Belated New Year, Everyone!  There's always so much I try to jam-pack into the beginning of a new year.  I usually try to throw a small and simple New Year's Bash, start a brand new planner for the year, create a business plan, start new goal setting, etc. etc.  Does this sound like you, too?  I finally needed to take a break from all the "new" and just take some time to do what I have always loved from the start---paper crafting. 

So here it is!  My Simple Saturday is the first birthday card of 2018!  I'm trying to get a jump-start on birthday cards since that is the most popular type of greeting card sent.  Fun Fact for you: the average person sends 11 birthday cards per year! (according to Quora.com)


I used a piece of Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper as the primary background of my card.  I just love the watercolor look of this paper!  My husband even asked me how I made the background and was impressed that it was Designer Series Paper!  (Shh...that can be out little secret, right!?)

I thought that the "Happy Birthday" sentiment from the Birthday Friends Photopolymer Stamp Set looked almost hand-written and was the inspiration for the whole card.  I wanted to use it as if someone were "writing" a hand-written Birthday Greeting so I paired it with a stamped and fussy-cut out the quill pen from the Crafting Forever Stamp Set.

Because I love dimension and the simplicty of this card needed just a touch more, I used a couple Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the ink pen next to the stamped sentiment.

I just love how this card ended up turning out!  It's so simple, there's very little to it, and it's adorable!  Plus, it reminds me of one of my favorite books, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" (totally didn't even think about that until I admired the finished product!)

Leave me a note to tell me what you think!  And don't miss out on my NEW 2018 Coloring Club for a fresh spin on a Creative Class!


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