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  • Writer's pictureKristine Vicente

Clean + Simple Sunday: Perennial Birthday

Perennial Birthday is probably one of my favorite stamp sets in the Stampin' Up catalog right now, mostly because of the variety of images in the set. There are sweet, simple focal images, great sentiments and then plenty of options for backgrounds. I'm sure this is not the last time I'll be showcasing this set, but today I chose to use it to create a clean and simple birthday card.

You can watch the video HERE.

I started with a petal pink base card measuring 4x5.5". The Soft Seafoam panel was cut with my die cutting machine using the stitched rectangle dies. I used the little flower from the stamp set and some Soft Seafoam ink to create a stamped panel that looks like tone-on-tone patterned paper. After gluing that to the base card, I moved on and stamped the sentiment in Smokey Slate ink, using the 2" circle punch to punch it out. I used the starburst punch on a scrap of So Saffron to add a layer under the sentiment.

These elements were cute on their own but the card needed some bling! I used the sprig punch and some silver glimmer paper to punch out a couple of sprig shapes and layered those under the sentiment panel which I popped up using dimensional adhesive.

My favorite aspect of this design is the way the sprig punched elements hang off the edge of the card. That adds some interest you don't normally see. Because the card base is 1/4" shorter than a standard card base (4x5.5" rather than 4.25x5.5") I can let that sprig hang off the side and still be able to fit the card into a standard A2 size envelope.

I hope you enjoyed the card today! If you liked the video, please give it a thumbs up and don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss any future videos.

Thanks so much for stopping in. Please check out my SHOP for the supplies I used to make this card and more.

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