This first card is ideal for a masculine birthday. I don't know about you but seems I never have enough masculine cards when I need them. Using the Wood Textures Paper Stack (6x6) makes it a lot easier. The "celebrate" sentiment is from Amazing You (Sale-a-Bration) and the other two sentiments are from We Must Celebrate (Occasions Catalog.) Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig made lining up these sentiments a breeze.
This card was so simple but I just love it! The sentiment is from Special Occasions which is a wonderful stamp set for sentiments! And how about that little bitty cake??? I got that from Tabs for Everything which is a set I got from Stampin' Up for free. I didn't think I'd use it but it has come in handy for a lot of uses - words, hearts, cake, stars and to stamp tabs. Take the time to look at the samples using this set in the catalog (pg 43 of the Annual Catalog.) I love, love, love the DSP on this card. You can get it FREE from the Sale-a-bration catalog with a $50 order - BUT only until the end of the month. So, if you love it like I do, put an order in soon!!
I think this next one is my favorite for this month and it's another Sale-a-Bration project. The stamp set is Epic Celebrations (for the tennis shoes) and the birthday sentiment is from We Must Celebrate. I used my new Stamp-a-ratus to line up the sentiment all the way down the card - easy, easy!! The Stamp-a-ra-tus will be available in the new 2018-19 catalog which will debut in June.
I borrowed the Hold On to Hope stamp set and framelits for this card from my downline, Debbie. It makes a beautiful card. I really love the filigree cross. By using Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets on the back of the card stock before die cutting it makes it so easy to adhere to the solid cross. This was my first time to use the Ruffled embossing folder and I love the look!
I just finished packing for a trip to Atlanta. Ashley has a pediatric conference in Atlanta and will be there all week so we are driving down tomorrow afternoon. We will stay with her a few days and a few days with some good friends of ours. Sonny will play golf and Melanie and I will probably do a little shopping!! Fun times!! Can't wait.