Friday, March 19, 2010

Three little words...

Now that the calendar is done, I have actually stamped a card!  Gasp!  Smiley from

A co-worker will be celebrating her 40th birthday while she is on Spring Break next week, so we decided to have her celebration yesterday.  Of course, I was asked to make her a card.  While this was the big 4-0, I didn't go overboard on the card, since we will be decorating her office and piling gag gifts on her desk for when she gets back!  Sneaky, eh?

This turned out to be a fun card!  I used Basic Black as the card base.  I added a square of the Bride's Specialty Designer Paper which has Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo ink sponged on it.  I took one of the large flowers from the Pretties kit, stamped the small dotted background stamp (which was inked with Melon Mambo) onto the flower for a great look!  Then I added the Pumpkin Pie Five Petal Flower to the middle, added a Melon Mambo flower punched from the Boho flower punch, and added the large half pearl.  This worked great for the card, since we weren't mailing it.

I used the Three Little Words stamp set, which is a freebie selection during Saleabration (ending on March 31st...sniff) to stamp the sentiment, which is layered on Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo.  THEN....

inside, I used the computer generated sentiment "You are old, Happy 40th!"  How fun!  We got our "over the hill" digs in, but in a nice way.  Now she won't be expecting anything else, and will think she has made it through without a big deal.  HA! Smiley from


  1. Love the card!!!! You are so good! I'm glad that I got that stamp set with the Saleabration!!!
    I was even more excited to see a blog today! Thanks for making my day!

  2. I LOVE that card! Very cleaver and super cute! :-)

  3. sneaky, very sneaky. LOL. Love the card.