A Leopard Print Birthday

A Leopard Print Birthday
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Today’s card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest and just had to re-create for my darling friend Debra. The leopard print paper and black ribbon just reminded me of her classy style and it complimented the Eiffel Towel earrings my husband made for her birthday. It’s fun to send surprise packages in the mail.

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If I recall, it was a folded 4.25″ x 4.25″ card I made with some cardstock that was white on the inside and slightly shimmery black on the outside. I had some fun leopard print paper I cut down to 3.75″ square and adhered it to the card. Then I used my Cricut Expression and the Cricut cartridge from the Cricut® Artiste Collection to cut a crisp oval from 12″ X 12″ White Daisy Cardstock and a slightly larger oval out of my 12″ X 12″ Black Cardstock. Next, I used a stamped from the Casual Expressions stamp set to stamp the sentiment on the white oval with my Black Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pad. Then, I adhered some pretty, ribbed black ribbon and used my Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors to snip the edge decoratively.
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I attached the oval shapes together and used double-sided foam adhesive to pop the shape off the page. Then I attached some elements from the Base & Bling Floral Accents collection to the card to add some bling – Debra loves bling, but in a classy, not too over-the-top way.
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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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