Happy Birthday

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Hello there, happy hump day!

So I have this friend in Japan, we have been besties since 11th grade! Even though we don't get to see each other, thanks to all these technologies, we're still connected! We also send each other birthday gifts, she gets what she can't get in Japan, I get what I can't get here in the US... Her birthday is coming up, it's on St. Patrick's day. It is not celebrated in Japan (for obvious reasons...lol) but I still use green and gold on her cards!

How could I not play along with Sparkle and Shine when they're offering the exact colors I need!? 

I am also playing along with the Paper Smooches Challenge, it's birthday!

I think this card is so my bestie!!! :-D

Paper Smooches had their 5th anniversary (congrats!!!), I took advantage of their sale and got this gorgeous hibiscus die that I had my eye on! I die cut the flower twice in Gold Foil Sheet and Watercolor Paper, water colored with Gumball Green then popped them out, nested them inside the gold outline. The hibiscus kind of looks like a clover, doesn't it!?

The sentiment was die cut 4 times, one in gold, the other three in Gumball Green. They were mounted on top of each other slightly off so the green peeks out underneath the gold ;-)

I added some green and gold sequins in between the vellum and the Crumb Cake DSP, then they were sewn together. I can't sew straight anyway, but this time I actually tried to make wonky stitches! *hee hee* 

My notes...

Paper: Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Gold Foil Sheet, Watercolor Paper, Neutral DSP Stack, Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack
Ink: Gumball Green
Accessory: Metallic Gold Thread, 4mm Gold and Shamrock Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Tool: Hibiscus Wise Die (Paper Smooches), Happy Birthday Border Lawn Cut (Lawn Fawn), Sewing Machine

Thank you so  much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!


  1. Love your awesome, creative take on our inspiration photo, the green and gold are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Sparkle & Shine!

  2. Your hibiscus does look like a shamrock - it is beautiful!