Happy 30th

My cousin is turning 30 this month, so I wanted to make her a special birthday card. She quite likes pink and she’s obsessed with handbags, so those two ingredients were more or less pre-reqs for the card. 😉

I decided to use this fun Willow image from Whiff Of Joy. The stamp is new and has never been inked up before,  but I’m ashamed to admit that I bought it already back  in April when at the Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show in London. 😳

This is also the first time I’ve been able to bring myself to cut into the lovely ribbon with Magnolia flowers; I bought it over two years ago when on vacation in Malaysia. For the layout of the card, I followed a fab sketch designed by Jane for the current Whiff of Joy Challenge. (See further down in this post).

WOJ – Sketch #95
Little Red Wagon – #62 Use a Doily
Charisma – Happy Birthday
Creative Cottage – #30 Something New
Cupcake Craft – #124 Something New
My Partner in Crafting Crime – #17 Something New
Craft Your Passion – #40 Let’s Tie one on
Aly’s Sunday Challenge – #33 Things with Wings

Card Ingredients
Sentiment Stamp: Stampin’ Up!
Stamp: “Dancing Willow”, WOJ, colored with Copics.
Hair: E35, E33, Y26, Y11, Y00 Skin: E11, E51, E00 Dress: R83, R81

Papers: “Mina Vänner Rosa-Marina 5 & 6”, Maja Design, Paperchase
Paperpunches: Lace Heart, Pine Branch & Butterfly Punch, Martha Stewart

Embellishments: Flowers (WOC), Heart Pins, Ribbon, Charm, Doily (Stash), Pearls (the Hobby House), Lace (Kaiser’s Craft), Die Corner Cut (Cuttlebug) Misc.: “Star Dust” Stickles, “Vintage Photo” Distress Ink (Ranger’s), Gel Pen (Sakura), Chalk.

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