Happy Birthday Gorgeous in bright new In Colors sneak peek

 I waited all weekend to craft with a friend today, and I was determined to get some crafting done, and not just talking.  I was dying to get my fingers inky with the NEW Stampin' Up! In Colors.  I have new stamps and paper and I was excited to stamp.  I went online to look for a little inspiration last night to see what others have been making with their new stamps, and I was surprised I couldn't find anything made with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.  So I knew that was where I was to begin. So here is a sneak peek of things to come in the new catalog.   I bought this stamp set because I loved all the salutations in it, and so that's where I started with my idea. 
I found a layout from Match This Sketch Challenge 173 that I liked and I made the fun sayings my focal point, stamped in Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, and Lemon Lime Twist.  I stamped the background with Lemon Lime Twist flowers on paper the same color to add some interest.  I had stamped the 3 balloons in my coordinating colors, but the green on green paper just would not do, so I punched one balloon from silver glitter paper, and that was just the pop it needed. (no pun intended).  I used the glitter paper for a stripe behind the greeting to tie it together.
Added a festive greeting inside the card with a couple more balloons, and I had a fast and fun birthday card. 
All that glitter reminded me of a couple other challenges I had seen.  Global Design Project's Theme is Sparkles/Bling, so I'll play with their challenge, and then Just Add Ink #356 challenge was to Just Choose Two from Metallics, Circles, Balloons.  I did that!  I hope they like my card.  I hope you did, too.  I'm working on another one with this stamp set I'll show you later this week.  You're going to love it.  
Mary Alice


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  1. What a bright and happy card Mary! Loving see all the entries with the new colours, and you have done a marvellous job showcasing them here. The glittery elements are making this an extra special celebration. Thanks for playing along with this week's Global Design Project challenge.

  2. Thank you. I just love playing with my new products. I can't wait for everyone to be able to get their hands on them. Love the new colors.

  3. I like how you have used all of the colours in all parts of your card. Lovely birthday images. Chantell Just Add Ink

  4. My goodness I do love the new Lemon Lime Twist - and you've show cased the colours beautifully here, Mary. Thanks for joining the challenge fun at Just Add Ink this week. x

  5. Lovely bright, fun, card Mary. I like how you've used the sentiments, and touches of silver. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

  6. Hallo,
    eine sehr hübsche Karte hast Du eingereicht. Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei Match the Sketch.
    Liebe Grüße aus "Sabines-Kreativecke"

  7. What a fun card, Mary. You've met the challenge very well with your choice of elements. So many new fun goodies. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.
    Di :)

  8. Such a bright happy creation Mary...love your colour choices too. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.


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