Or even if it’s not…here’s a fun birthday card for some who is celebrating! This card features the Stampin’ Up! set Build a Birthday. This set is photopolymer, meaning that the material with which you stamp will be clear (or in my case, a little stained perhaps, but still see through-ish). I find this makes it a bit easier to line up the elements for the cake – each layer is a different stamp. In this case, all the layers were the same colour, but you could make it a multi-coloured cake if you wish! Chocolate Chip (I thought that was appropriate) and Tempting Turquoise are the colours, and yes, I re-inked my Tempting Turquoise ink pad after making this card….so the cards from the class were a bit more vivid. I have found the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits Dies to be so useful – I think I’ve used this label die on a card at each of my last few classes – in this case, it’s for the birthday wishes sentiment (love that script).

If you’ve signed up for my newsletter, you’ll notice that you are asked for your birth month. Starting in the new year, newsletter recipients will receive an extra mailing during their birthday month. Don’t worry if you didn’t enter your month at the time you signed up, I’ll have you covered as well…. If you haven’t yet signed up (you’ll still be in time for the remaining mailings for the 12 Weeks of Christmas as well) – use the form in the corner of the blog or click here.

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