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CAS Happy Birthday Lanterns

I've got another Clean and Simple (CAS) card for you tonight.  My Crushed Curry ink pad stayed on my desk today and I was able to use it again for this week's Paper Players colour challenge - Marina Mist, Crushed Curry and Smoky Slate.



I really like the "Happy Congratulations" stamp set from this year's Occasions Catalogue.  It's got a really fun vibe and makes me think of the summer patio season.....which will be here soon....right?  I love winter but I know that spring is coming....sometime....maybe : )  So I pulled it out for this super simple birthday card.


This card is based on a sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday


There are SO many possibilities for cards from this sketch!  I was looking my collection and so many possibilities came to mind...stay tuned for more cards using this sketch.

Here's what you need to make tonight's card:

Stamps:  Happy Congratulations, Remembering Your Birthday

Ink and Paper:  Smoky Slate, Marina Mist, Crushed Curry, Whisper White

Other: White Baker's Twine, 3/4" circle punch.

Thanks for reading!  Happy Stamping!

Comments

  1. Very cute....I love elements of three, so this made me happy inside! Nice CAS design! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

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  2. I just love these lanterns. I really need to consider getting this stamp set!

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  3. Laura, great way to combine both challenges. I love the way you used the stamp set and the twine down the left hand side. Fabulous card. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week
    Jaydee

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  4. Laura, I just love the clean design and the baker's twine trim. SO pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with my colors this week at the Paper Players! :)

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  5. Very cute card, I like all the little elements. Thanks for playing along with this weeks Sketch Frenzy Friday sketch challenge.

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  6. So adorable! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at SFF!

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