Varied Vases Birthday Card
Happy Memorial Day Monday! Hope this finds you enjoying (and appreciating) the freedom we have here in the USA. Freedom that’s been protected by countless men and women who’ve given their lives for our country… and every one of us! Something definitely worth celebrating!
Speaking of celebrating, our family made merry for my daughter’s birthday this weekend, so I thought I’d share! She loves tulips, so as I was contemplating ideas for her card, the new Stampin’ Up! bundle ‘Varied Vases’ came to mind. It was perfect! Unfortunately, I didn’t have much time (you’ll see where my time went later in the post), so it needed to be quick, but, it’s my daughter, so it also needed to be cute! Here’s the Varied Vases birthday card I came up with!
I wanted something to “ground” the oval, so a scrap piece from the retiring Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper fit (last 3 days to get it!, but, you can use the scallop stamp in the set to achieve the same effect. It even has a coordinating solid stamp that colors the scallops, making it super versatile.
Notice the new colors? Mango Melody (tulips), Granny Apple Green (leaves), Coastal Cabana (vase) and on envelope Soft Sea Foam (spray of flowers). Don’t forget to decorate the envelope, too! It starts the party before you open the card!
My daughter’s a little …ahem… finicky when it comes to gifts, so my hubby and I gave her money this year to splurge on something for herself. Anyone else have someone hard to shop for? Well, the little 3″ x 3″ envelopes are perfect to tuck money or a gift card into!
I stamped the little flowers from the ‘Varied Vases’ set on the flap (in Soft Sea Foam), with the sentiment (in Coastal Cabana) from another new stamp set coming Friday called ‘Stitched All Around’ (yep, you’re gonna want it!). The tulip covers an ink boo-boo. Shhhhh!
Coming June 1st
Oh, my! Is this stamp set fun, or what?!! So many possibilities, yet so simple and easy to use. Paired with the coordinating punch, you can mix and match easily and effortlessly! Today’s Varied Vases birthday card was so much fun to create. I just wanted to keep playing!!!
Last I heard, the Varied Vases bundle was the top-selling set among demonstrators during pre-order (one of the many perks of being a demonstrator!). No surprise there! It’s a fabulous set inspired by Mary Fish, my very sweet and generous upline, as a reward for achieving a million dollars in career sales. You’re gonna want it! Since I had so little time to play, you’ll definitely be seeing more cards coming soon!
So here’s my beautiful daughter Jess showing off the Lemon Raspberry Bundt cake I made her. By request. From scratch. Looked (and smelled) sooo good and was a hit with the fam. (Thank you iambaker.com for a great recipe!) I’m dairy and gluten free, so none for me… and I wanted it baaaaad! Sacrificing is what we moms are known for, huh? lol
She was pretty darn excited as we sang ‘Happy Birthday’! She’s a goof. Funny. Smart. Loving. Generous. We’re very proud to have her as our daughter.
As for celebrating, there’s only THREE DAYS LEFT to grab retiring products! Check out what’s still available HERE. Reminder, the SPECIAL on the ‘Share What You Love’ Bundles ends Thursday. The products will all be available individually June 1st, but they’ll no longer be bundled with freebies– including the exclusive ‘Statement of the Heart’ stamp.
Hope you enjoyed this glimpse into my family’s life and my daughter’s Varied Vases birthday card. Just four more days and this great new bundle can be yours to play with, too! Now that’s cause for YOU to celebrate!
xxx tammy 🙂
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SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE BUNDLES with FREE & Exclusive Items on Sale May 1-31, 2018 (see a full post on them HERE)