Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Blog Hop: Step It Up! - February

So much for blogging more often! If you can believe it I have actually been stamping more. I just need to get back into the habit of sharing on my blog and making it work together with Instagram. Soon.

Since my birthday is on Sunday I thought I would make myself a birthday card. I would love one from you if you know my address. Any guesses how old I will be? Maybe this is my real age, maybe it isn't.

I would be perfectly happy to get either of these cards. The only thing I added to step up this card is gold. A layer of gold paper, some gold embossing and a little bit of the gold sequins on a string (seems kinda short). Since I only really made one card and I wanted everything to line up, I put the embossed "45" right on top of the numerals that were there. I like that they are a little thicker and will probably do it again if I'm not in a hurry.

As always, thank you for stopping by! To see what the other bloggers stepped up cards look like hop on over to Julie (she also has a birthday this month) by clicking below:
  • Stamp Brush Sets: Number of Years
  • Colors: Tip Top Taupe, Calypso Coral, Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron
  • Embellishments: Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Metallic Paper, Gold Sequins
  • Big Shot: Large Numbers Framelits TM


  1. I love how you're making a card for yourself! <3 I think I can actually drop one in the mail to you today, and it might even make it there on time :-O You'll have to tell me if it I can record it in the annals of history.

  2. Very fun idea! :) The touches of gold really add a lot of pop!

  3. Happy almost birthday Julie! I hope you get a LOT of beautiful cards- like these two awesome creations!!

  4. What a great card - for yourself!!!! Love both versions!

  5. Happy Birthday Julie! I love the flowers behind the 45 and that they are gold embossed. Makes the card pop!


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