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Happy Birthday!!!

Well this week we (the United States of America) celebrated our Independence on the 4th of July, Birthday #1. By the way I hope that everyone enjoyed the fireworks, all the cook outs, picnics, parades and celebrations. I love the fireworks, I always have and this year we watched the from the comfort of our own home from our second story loft window from our near by town and one city a few miles away, it was wonderful. We stayed home only because this was Jackson’s first 4th of July and we didn’t really know how he would handle the noise from the neighbors fireworks and such (which no one did let off any in our neighborhood this year, it was very quiet).

Speaking of Jackson, this past Wednesday July 5th, 2017 was officially the 6th week of Jackson becoming a part of our little family. Poor boy doesn’t realize that he has to go get his rabies vaccine shot tomorrow morning, what a way to celebrate his 6 week birthday with us. Birthday #2.

In a couple weeks my husband will be celebrating his birthday and I asked him what he wanted or wanted to do….I heard that, get your mind out of the gutter….to celebrate. He actually surprised me and said all he wanted to do, if he had the day off, is to go to the movies and maybe out to dinner. Wow…have we gotten boring or what? Man I never thought that we would ever get to this point in our lives when we were content to stay home on the 4th of July or go to the movies and maybe dinner for our birthday. I guess this is what getting old is really like! Happy Birthday to another year older #3.

So since there seems to be a Birthday theme going on this month I came up with two Birthday cards and two cards that could be used as Thank You, birthday, just because or what ever. Below are pictures of the samples. In this class we are also going to be making a little something extra that can be given as a gift or you may want to just keep it for yourself to use. I will not be showing pictures of the later only because it is a fun surprise for attendees only. For more details about the class please refer to my Stampin’ Up site.

Now these are the two Birthday cards that I designed myself.

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This card I copied from Rachel Durtschi she is a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and she has the step by step instructions on her site if you would like to go check her out.

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Now this card was created by Kim McGillis whom is also a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator you should go check out all her beautiful cards as well.

These last two cards are the ones that can be used for Thank You, Birthday, Friend, Just because, or whatever you may need a card for. The stamps used on both these cards came from the same stamp set – Wood Words Stamp Set from Stampin’ Ups Annual 2017-2018 Catalog. This stamp set pairs perfectly with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (which I used a couple strips on the last card as part of the background), the Wood Crate Framelits Dies, the 1/4″Copper Trim and the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon. Please go to my Stampin’ Up site to order any or all of the above listed items to recreate these last two cards on your own.

The paper and stamp sets used on the first two cards are also from the Stampin’ Up Annual 2017-2018 Catalog and can be found on my Stampin’ Up shop site as well.

My Stampin’ Up Website says that we are going to be making 3 Thank You card and 1 Birthday card but I changed that to 2 Birthday cards and 2 cards that can be used for any occasion of your choice. Everything else is correct for the class description. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Have a wonderful weekend!



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