I recently broke my previous record for the most-belated birthday card. My friend Stacey received her card eleven days after her birthday!
Of this I am certainly not proud. There is really no good reason for it, either, except that I wanted to make her a special, one-of-a-kind card and just hadn’t found the time yet. At least I made it under the two-week mark, right?
The stamps I used are from The Stamps of Life and, again, I bought them in Michigan at the Mega Meet scrapbooking convention.
I absolutely love how many options I have with this stamp set. It can be for birthday, Halloween, congratulations, encouragement, thank you… anything really. The 17 included sentiments fit inside the flags, which can be a solid-stamped color or a stamped outline, which is what I did — stamping onto patterned paper. Or I have a third option of using one of the flags that has a pattern already on it! You can see that on the cupcake flag and the floral one.
I also used some Glossy Accents (Inkssentials) on top of the cupcake and floral flags. It makes them puffed-up and shiny for some added interest. Added some confetti and called the card done.
I hope Stacey likes it. Maybe she’ll like it enough to forget that it was 11 days late.
No, probably not.
Happy (late) birthday, Stacey!