Paper Crafting

Happy birthday to my husband ♡

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Where to begin with this one? That’s what I’ve been thinking for the past few weeks, with my husband’s birthday coming up shortly. 🙂 He’s always a tough one to create for, through no fault of his own… I just want to always make him the best most extra special card possible!

Looking at challenges from Splitcoaststampers the past few weeks, and keeping in mind the plan I have for designing his cake this year (featuring negative space and bold pine trees), I came up with this this afternoon on a much-needed day off.

The one challenge I am partaking in that isn’t self-explanatory is the ways to use it challenge 723… Card making resolutions. This card actually hits my two main resolutions right on the head… To be ahead of schedule making cards this year for those that I can predict a need for (such as my husband’s birthday, which is about 3 weeks away yet) and to use what I already have (the leftover dsp from a past paper pumpkin, plus ribbon I’ve saved from various things – both examples on this card).

I added some dimension by fussy cutting out the tree lines that I stamped by hand, and added glitter Spritz to the back panel with the sentiment and the foreground line of trees.

Thanks as always to our selfless, creative hostesses for the perfect inspiration, and thank you to those of you who take the time to view my card!


  • Stamps: Trees (Inkadinkado), Love You (sentiment – from Stampabilities)
  • Paper: Neenah Solar White 80#, Paper Pumpkin October 2017 DSP
  • Ink: Old Olive, Versafine Onyx Black
  • Accessories: Frost shimmer spritz, foam mounting tape, ribbon
  • SCS challenges: TLC726 TLC724 TLC13 WT723