Deb designed the fun sketch for this week. There are so many possibilities for it! I decided to just die cut and not color. As I planned the card in my head, I thought it would be a little simpler than it turned out. I finally got the white panel right after three tries: the first time, I was so focused on inset die cutting the word "happy", I didn't think about the flags; the second try, I made the white panel too small and forgot to stamp "birthday" before I embossed; the third time, all of that went smoothly, but after glueing it to the blue, there was too much white below the sentiment. I was not starting again; hence the little strip of red paper to break up the white!
As I was going through my button stash while making this card today, I wondered if card-making is just a legitimate way to be a hoarder?!?! I have JARS of buttons from when they were the trend and still carefully consider whether I should use particular buttons in case I need them in the future! Like I am going to miss a button from the collection of my jars!!
Enough of that! Stop by Sketch Saturday and see what the DT has created. Simon Says Stamp! is this week's generous sponsor of a $25 gift certificate to their store.
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