January 7, 2015

Celebrate Your Big Day

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

I created the card I'm sharing with you today using one of the FREE stamp sets, Big Day, that you can get during Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration event. If you missed yesterday's SAB and Occasions catalog launch post, you can see it here).

It's the first time I've used the set and I love it! There are five stamps in the set and I've used them all to create the card; the 3 I've used for the sentiment panel, the tiny candle and the fifth, a delicious birthday cake which is hiding inside for the recipient to find...

I've stamped everything in what else but Crumb Cake ink, then colored the lettering and banner with my Crisp Cantaloupe Stampin' Write marker from the 2013 - 2015 In Color set, and I then layered the Whisper White stamped layer onto a Crisp Cantaloupe panel. To add a finishing touch of glitter I've used Dazzling Details on the candle flames, although the photo doesn't shown this well, I assure you it's there!

#194 AG at Party Time Tuesdays
Use Glitter at House of Cards
#203 Something New at Sweet Stamps
NBUS #3 at djkardkreations

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I'll be back tomorrow with a card created using one of the new stamp sets from the new Occasions catalog, so I hope you'll join me then.



  1. Beautiful - love how you combined and colored all these wonderful sentiments here! Thanks for linking up with us at HOC!

  2. What a super cool card, Em! LOVE the fun use of the candle image--a perfect way to frame that fabulous sentiment! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! Hope to see you there again soon! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  3. oh, i love the way you've combined the sentiments and saved the cake for the inside and the glittery candles are fabulous. thank you so much for playing along with us at house of cards.

  4. Beautiful card and I love your stamp! Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays Challenge! -Esther

  5. What a cute and fun card! Love the way you framed that big sentiment, making it the focal point of your card! I'm so glad you joined us at House of Cards. Please join us again soon! Hugs, Gracie.

  6. This is such a clever idea with your frame of candles!! Thank you so much for joining and sharing this lovely project of yours with us at! I wish you and your family all the best Health Wealth and Happiness for 2015 and let all the creative juices just keep on flowing!!!
    Crafty Hugs

  7. What a fun card, love all those little candles and the way you made the sentiment the star of the show! Hazel x

  8. lovely big sentiment Em..
    and I like the idea with that tiny candles
    cute arrangement....
    beautifully done..
    thanks for joining us at HOC this month...wish you luck..
    hugs, Monika (DT MEMBER)

  9. I love your super festive birthday party card, Em! The dazzling lit candles all around are the best!! Thank you very much for joining in my NBUS Challenge #3! Hugs, Darnell

  10. A sweet birthday card! I love how you incorporated the glitter into the candle flames! Thank you so much for joining us at the House of Cards.


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Em xxx