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Monday, May 17, 2010

Fun & Fast Notes Birthday Card

I had just a little piece of my One Sheet Wonder left so I thought I would use it to make a birthday card. I didn't have a plan for this card when I started it and I had no idea what set I was going to use either. SO I thought I would just look through the book I keep the images of the sets I own and see what I could find.

The Stampin' Up! "Fun & Fast Notes" had a cute birthday cake in it so I went with that one.

It was easy enough to figure out what to do with the background. I took Pale Plum card stock to match and compliment the flowers on the One Sheet Wonder part. Then I took a piece of Mellow Moss and ran it through my Big Kick with the new "Square Lattice" embossing folder. I just LOVE this folder. It works SO well with masculine cards too!

Before I taped the One Sheet Wonder piece in place I taped the ribbon around it. After I set it in place I added a little piece of ribbon for the bow. I LOVE doing my bows like that because it allows me to move it to one side or the other. I can center it perfectly if I want! Gotta LOVE that!

I colored in the cake image and layered it on top of a piece of Pale Plum. I taped it in place and that was it. It was a very quick card to make. Those One Sheet Wonder pieces help making a card not only pretty but quick too!

When I had first set the One Sheet Wonder piece on the card stock I was thinking about using the "Happy Birthday" words I printed out on the computer. The image I used had the words on it. But those other words are something I fall back on when I'm doing cards and it just dawned on me why. It's because I'm lazy!!! I printed out a sheet of them to use when I need. SO I thought I would take a birthday words stamp and stamp a bunch of them on some card stock so I have it on hand. I don't like getting out a word stamp and then having to clean the StazOn off it. It's easier to punch out one of the printed ones. SO next time I make a birthday card I'm going to stamp a bunch of words on the card stock so I can use them as I need them. We'll see how that goes. It will be a good test to see if I really am lazy or if it's something else!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Jilly said...

There's nothing "lazy" about it ... I prefer to call it efficiency and good time management! Been doing it myself for a couple years now.
Jilly <><

Kristie W. said...

Very pretty! I really love your OSW!

bernietom47 said...

Sounds like a great idea to me. Wish I'd thought of it myself. I have several word stamps I use a lot I think I'll stamp off a whole sheet of each. Thanks!

Love the OSW, very pretty as are the cards you made with it.

PepPop said...

What a lovely card and love your handmade BG paper. Jaqui x