So these photos didn’t quite come out as I’d hoped, but the show must go on, right?! This floral happy birthday card is probably one of my favorites. I used a Silhouette cut file to make the delicate flower and layered it on top of 2 different flowers from the Maggie Holmes Open Book Floral Ephemera package. The “happy” is die cut from Papertrey Ink’s wet paint dies and layered 4 or 5 times to give it chipboard dimension. I also die cut the horizontal stripes cover plate to give the background a little bit more character, but kept it white to keep it simple.

I finished the card off with a few gold sequins. I find it so beautiful! Do you make cards that you just fawn over when you’re done? Making cards is just the best, haha. 🙂

Xo, Stephanie

Hello, hello! Can you believe we are already at the end of August?? I always feel like August is one of the fastest months to fly by because of the newly starting school year (here in Arizona our school year starts the first week of August). So today I have a fun summery card to finish out the month. I am using regular ephemera, floral ephemera, and pattern paper from Maggie Holmes Open Book collection as well as a hello stamp from Papertrey Ink’s Wet Paint stamp set. The twine wrapped around the top is from a Studio Calico add-on kit.

Doesn’t the top kind of remind you of a fun summer hippie headband??

Hoping you all have a great week and a fresh start in September! Cross your fingers for cooler weather, friends. Who’s ready for fall?!

Xo, Stephanie