Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Birthdays are SO much fun! Two of the ladies in my group have birthdays in April. We always make a big deal of them - decorate their desks, bring in tons of snacks and pass around the cards. I made something for each of them... but they had to be fast. I had late work nights and hadn't planned well in advance for it.

I'll share one of the cards with you now. It uses a new stamp set from the Mona Lisa Moments Collection at Cornish Heritage Farms. I'm sure you know Ms. Lisa Strahl... She's a stamping rock star in my opinion and I'm in awe of her (to be perfectly honest). ;-)

Her new sets are fabulous. The sets are:

Birthday Centers

Motivational Centers

Friend Centers

The words are perfect for highlighting a sentiment as the focal point of your card (which is great if you love designer paper or backgrounders) or if you like to have a meaningful sentiment in the inside of your card. I know when I look at a card, my first instinct is to flip it open to read what's inside. These centers give you that meaning!

Birthday Dots:
This was a pretty quick card... I stamped the dots backgrounder in one piece and then split into two panels. The center was meant to be simple too... I really wanted the sentiment to be the central attraction.

The lovely new center sets are available today! Check out the wonderful phrases available in these sets. There's also plenty of inspiration in the gallery!

Thanks for stopping by,


-Silhouette Blooms I (the Kim Hughes Collection) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-{happy birthday} from the Birthday Centers stamp set (the Mona Lisa Moments Collection) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Large Polka Dots backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms

-Razzleberry Dark by Prism
-Simply Smooth White cardstock by Prism

-Pitch Black, Raisin, Lettuce and Butterscotch Adirondack dye inks by Ranger

-sponge / ink blending tool

-I stamped the backgrounder on a portion of cardstock and then split, saving a step in stamping and ensuring alignment.

Card size:
-4-3/4" x 7" (you need it big so everyone can sign, right?)


  1. This is such a pretty card, love the motivational sayings.

  2. LOVE those red polka dots. what a perfect little card :)

  3. Oh great! Thanks for being an enabler! LOL Now I have to put these stamp sets on my list. I checked them out and love them. Thanks alot! :D

  4. Great, cheerful-looking card Lisa - love it!