#Happy Birthday

Monday, April 7, 2014

My arsenal of handmade cards is getting pretty low now that I haven’t had any time to create for fun—plus my collection of handmade cards are always up for grabs and available to anyone in the house that needs a birthday card, or a thank you card, etc. and that’s my excuse to make personal crafting time mandatory, now. Sometimes I forget how making something new really makes me happy—not to say that crafting (for my job) in general doesn't make me happy but if you’re a crafter you can understand the excitement and joy that comes from creating something new and beautiful. Crafting for my shop is definitely satisfying and calming—which is why I have never given up on it, but I feel like those two types of crafting are different from each other in so many ways and I need to keep my personal crafting time from fading away. 
I began to notice that my style of cards was starting to become only CAS; namely, because they’re the fastest to create (and I’m always busy and rushing) but this time after finishing my orders for the day I stayed up really late to make this intricate design and I’m incredibly happy with the way it turned out. Yes, it was time consuming but I felt so happy once I was finished with. I used my Mama Elephant, femme frames dies, some new lawn fawn stamp sets, #awesome and it’s coordinating lawn cuts, year four stamps and matching lawn cuts, critters ever after, and bake me a cake. I also used their new paper lines, Let’s Polka and Hello Sunshine. For a little be of shimmer I used the wink of stella glitter pen (Clear), and my Copic markers to color in all of the images. 
For some extra cuteness I used the sky Lawn trimmings to make the cute bow. I also used some sequins by Pretty Pink Posh, I love Paulina’s sequins!
I hope you've enjoyed this card and I’m looking forward to making more cards, and few new tutorials and ideas, too. 


  1. Adorable!! Everything came together so well! The sparkles are such a cute touch, too!

    1. Thank you, Elise! I really love my glitter pen, hehe.

  2. Ohmygoodness!!! How adorable is that! Great Card Nicole!


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