It was my mum’s birthday last week, I almost always buy my mum the same thing for her birthday. With it being close (-ish) to Christmas she doesn’t want much, but she always needs slippers by this point in the year – usually because she’s spent the summer mowing the lawn in her last pair! Mum also always wants the same pair, so about a week before the big day I pop off down to Marks and Spencers for the same slippers she had last year, usually in a different colour, but always the same style. This year, I called in to my Auntie’s in London on my way home for Brussels, and picked up Mum’s birthday present from her too – the matching Pyjamas!
Mum’s birthday card however, is always a tricky one for me. My mum appreciates the effort of a handmade card, but more than once has described my cards as dull. So now, I go all out to grab out my brightest coloured card stock, and fun stamps
I will admit to pulling this stamp set off the shelf, and searching Pinterest before actually making anything. I love this colour combination; Pink Pirouette (although I think I grabbed my Blushing Bride pen by mistake when colouring the cake), Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay. It so bright and fun!
The stripes are a piece of Silver Designer Series Paper from the Neutrals paper stack, cut to 14.2 x 10 cm. With a matt of Whisper White (12.2 x 8 cm), stamped with the dotty stamp in the 3 colours. I’m trying really hard at the moment to use my stash of ribbon, and this card features a piece of Melon Mambo 1 cm Stitched Satin ribbon with knot tied in it. I attach ribbon to the back of card stock using Fast Fuse, and then add more Fast Fuse over the top to help stick the card stock down.
My favourite part of the card is that lovely banner piece, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White. The cake is stamped in Basic Black and coloured using the Stampin’ Write markers.
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