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  • Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

Simple Birthdays

A leap year day! Mine started with a trip to the veterinarian because our soon-to-be 15 year-old puppy has developed a yeast infection in her ear. She was so relieved to be back in her car seat for the return trip home. And the day ended with a birthday celebration for my oldest granddaughter! I love it when a day ends on such a happy note.

Birthday cards can be quite simple.

Stamp from Magenta: Multilingual Happy Birthday (07.907.L) -- inked with VersaMark and embossed with Ranger Queen's Gold embossing powder

4-inch Art Square from Inchie Arts, colored with Ranger Distress Inks: Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet applied with application tool and pad

118# Conqueror Card Stock in Diamond White cut with Memory Box Stitched Square Layers Die (3rd largest) (30038); same card stock used for card base cut to 5-1/2" square.

Embossed white text-weight paper (source unknown)

Ribbon from Midori, Inc.

Birthday cards can be humorous. I love these ladies from Art Impressions. The ballerinas and sentiment are from the same stamp set; I masked off the last word because the recipient is known as "Tutu" by her granddaughter.

Art Impressions' Girlfriends "Dancers Set" (UM3580). On the inside, I did use another sentiment from the same set: "Note to self . . . less tequila!"

VersaFine ink in Onyx Black

Spectrum Aqua marker pens

Wink of Stella "Clear" pen used on tutus and hair.

Ranger's Distress Ink in Cracked Pistachio applied with application tool and pad around the edges.

Miniature pink heart and droplet on each side at bottom right

Strathmore Full Size Creative Card in Ivory with Deckle (105-130) for card base. Green Mirricard from The Paper Cut for the matting panel. Conqueror 118# card stock in Diamond White for the top panel.

Here's a card I'd like to try, especially because I love tulips! The card was made with one of the new Penny Black dies. The link to Birgit's blog is below the card.

Thank you for stopping in! Enjoy what's left of your Leap Year Day!

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