Flowers for your Birthday

We can never have too many birthday cards, can we? Besides being an amazingly beautiful stamp set, one of the things that I love about Oh So Succulent is that it has terrific sentiments. You can use it for Birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Anniversaries, or even just because. (And it’s great to send a card “just because.” Wouldn’t you love receiving a random card in the mail, for no reason?!)

For today’s card, I decided to make a birthday card.

Oh So Succulent stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Adding Layers

This card was all about layers! I think layers add interest and make a card special, so I wanted to add as many as I could – without overdoing it! I started with the center circle and created a pretty grouping of flowers. One of my favorite stamps in the set is the greenery that I have stamped on the edge of the circle. Isn’t it neat looking? I then stamped the Birthday sentiment on some beautiful Sweet Sugarplum and cut out the piece of the sentiment that I wanted.

Oh So Succulent stamp set by Stampin' Up!
To finish, I lightly added some speckles from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and then finished the card by adding yet more layers to the side of it. A little sparkle of silver in the bow finished off the card.

Fun Times

This week has been such fun for me! On Sunday we started my 2017 Creative Challenge . There are over 150 women registered and it’s been a BALL!! I have a private facebook group and every day for 14 days I’ve been giving them different challenges (or games!) to inspire their creativity. The cards that have been created are over-the-top gorgeous! Some of the ladies are also going through some difficult health issues, and the support from the group has been tremendous.
This group makes me feel honored to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. I already love the women and without this amazing hobby, I never would have met them. The funny thing is that I started this challenge to inspire others, but I can honestly tell you that I’m the one whose the most inspired. I am so grateful for these women and this opportunity.

Sending you stamping hugs and thanks for being part of my stamping community.

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