I tried to be a color "purist," but the Early Espresso was just too harsh for my card so I changed it to Soft Suede.
The sentiment looks a little washed out in the first pic, so here is a close-up. I used my markers to color in the words, cake, and candles. Doesn't it look like a decadent chocolate cake? Yum! My Stamp-a-ma-jig was essential to line up all the images.
The In Color 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon is a little too thick (in my opinion) to make a full-on bow. In any case, there wasn't enough room on this card for a full bow. So I like to just attach a strip of ribbon to my card, then take a second little piece and knot it around the strip that's already attached. The card is complete after a couple of snips with the Stampin' Up! Craft Scissors (seriously - they cut ribbon like butter; I bought them after using them just one time).
I never forget to make a coordinating envelope! In this case, I didn't have a big enough piece of coordinating DSP to make an entire envelope using the Envelope Punch Board. Enter: Envelope Liners Framelit dies! You get three different dies - one to fit our Medium envelopes, one to fit the envelopes that come with our notecards, and one to fit the tiny 3-1/8" square envelopes. So for this card, I jazzed up the Whisper White envelope with a different pattern of the Soft Suede DSP.
Stamps: Patterned Party, Whimsical Words
Paper: Birthday Basics DSP, Soft Suede from Neutrals DSP Stack, Summer Starfruit CS, Whisper White CS
Colors: Summer Starfruit Marker, Crisp Cantaloupe Marker, Soft Suede Marker
Tools: Envelope Punch Board (to round my corners), Big Shot, Envelope Liners Framelits, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Accessories: Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots (I like these for adhering ribbon ends to the back of my paper)
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