Stamp for Hire…a special birthday card!

hand made birthday card

I thought I would share a quick card and a story before I am off for the weekend. I got a call yesterday from a customer asking if I could manufacturer a birthday card, with pink and red strawberries, in an hour. I wasn’t sure at first, but it was for a very special lady so I got to thinking. I don’t have any a muse studio strawberry stamps, but my cherry and bubblegum petite polka dot paper  would make CUTE strawberries. I thought on it and then started to dig around in my Sizzix dies. That’s when I found the cute little strawberry. As soon as I put my hands on that die, I knew a birthday card with pink and red strawberries was going to be no problem!  I cut the berries out of a muse studio petite polka dot cherry and bubblegum card stock, then for contrast I cut a few from solid cherry and bubblegum too.  They were too cute!  What now?  Hmmmm…I was shuffling through all the wonderful rubber stamp sets I have gotten from a muse studio and settled on Birthday Builder, of course!  It’s the perfect stamp set to complement my die cut berries.  I stamped the sentiment in Grass and French Roast ink, also from a muse studio.  Now what?  The berries were floating all over the card – so I bunched them up.  Well, that didn’t work!   I needed a basket!  I reached for my kraft card stock scraps and cut 1/4 inch strips.  Then I wove the little basket….wouldn’t that be PERFECT with the Bunny Trio Die for Easter baskets?  That’s when I called up my very special customer and told her that her card was going to be ready.  I played around with some a muse studio gingham card stock and cherry stitched grosgrain ribbon to add finishing touches.  When my customer arrived she had this little gift with her.  Isn’t it a perfect match!  No wonder she asked for a birthday card with pink and red strawberries!  That wired ribbon is adorable!

That’s it for today AND tomorrow I am off.  I will be attending an Easter Breakfast at church followed by worship, then TWO  Easter egg hunts and dinner with family!  Have a very blessed Resurrection Sunday!

Stamps: a muse studio  birthday builder
Paper: a muse studio cherry, bubblegum, sage, grass and sugar.  cherry, bubblegum and sage petite polka dot, cherry gingham, and kraft card stock
Ink: A muse studio grass and french roast
Accessories: a muse studio cherry stitched grosgrain ribbon and mini brad, sizzix fruit & leaves die, fiskars long scallop scissors


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Great card. Can’t believe you whipped that up in an hour, would have taken me all day to go through that thought to paper process.

You are amazing! It’s a wonderful card and matches your blog theme perfectly…so creative.

Happy Easter to you and your family Risa!!

Marisa, it’s PERFECT!

you couldn’t have matched the colors and feel of it better if you tried!!!

I love what you did with this card. Great use of Cardstock!



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