I know February is the shortest month of the year, but this one just zipped by me! Things at Papercraft HQ went into serious overdrive – three kids to keep alive, three houses to look after, a birthday, some anniversaries, the start of school, resuming card making classes for the year and so much more meant every day was a whirlwind of activity!
With all that happening, it’s only in the final moment of February I’m marking some things off my to-do list – like posting birthday cards for friends! They will arrive in March, but I posted them in February – so it still counts!!!
I’ve always appreciated having a birthday month, so hopefully the recipients will too!
I made these cards using some Occasions Catalogue favourites and also a new DSP available as a Level 2 Sale-A-Bration reward. See the second release catalogue by clicking here. The Painted Seasons DSP comes in a bundle with a floral stamp set – available to redeem when your order reaches $180.
I like to make multiples of cards with subtle differences. Easy changes – like a different size butterfly in this case – give you a different card for minimal design effort. Other easy changes are – changing the orientation or using different colours or DSP.
The second card used the same die set, but the large butterfly as the centrepiece.
Both cards have the same bokeh dots in Poppy Parade, Grapefruit Grove & Blushing Bride (to coordinate with the DSP) on a Rectangle Label (of course!), a Stitched Label die cut and a heat embossed sentiment. The sentiment is cut down from the ‘FRIENDSHIP’ stamp in the Beauty Abounds set. I always love it if I can get multiple uses from the words in a set.
And those dots – I’m still in love! I originally bought the Beauty Abounds stamp set just for the dots. And I have no regrets!
The stamp set also has a lovely flourish that I thought would look nice on the inside of the card. Seems to be the month for extra decorating! I love colouring with my Stampin’ Blends – they are so smooth and luxurious!
Here’s hoping that March is a little slower in pace but just as full of love, happiness and fun!