Hello again crafty friends. I don’t know about you, but my birthday card stash was seriously depleted last year. Since I couldn’t celebrate with family and friends, I sent them hugs via snail mail.

Today I’m using some of the items in the New Celebrations release . I started out by removing the foam pad in my Misti, treating the panel with an anti-static tool and then stamping Shower of Gifts with Clear Color Hive ink. I then generously sprinkled white embossing powder over the stamped image and shook off the excess. I heat set the powder until it was melted and shiny.

I grabbed a rainbow of inks. Because, well, rainbows make everyone happy. I lightly ink blended with BubblegumCalifornia LovePalm TreeNeon Lights, and Coronation Purple. I absolutely, love watching the image emerge against the background.

I cut down the panel to an A2 size, 4¼ x 5½. Then I cut a small strip of vellum about 1¼ x 6, and wrapped it around the panel and taped it down. I then adhered the panel down to the A2 Top Fold Pre-Cut Card Base.

The new Simple Saying – Lets Get This Party Started has so many fun sentiments. They’re printed on thick 110lb cardstock and are foil transfer ready. I choose Let’s Party from the set. I wanted to keep it simple so I just cut it out and framed with black cardstock so it would pop off the page.

In no time at all this card was done and ready for the mail. 

Until next time my friends – ❤️ Jackie