Tropical Birthday

Hey everyone! I can't believe it's Friday night already. Where did the week go? I figured I should change the scenery a bit, so I'm popping on with a couple cards I made with one of the digi papers from the Hot, Hot, Hot Collab by the Digichick Designers. With 47 papers in a gorgeous summer palette and a bjillion little tropical elementy things, this kit is a new fave for me - I just fell in love the minute I saw the preview! I particularly fell in love with one paper with a beautiful color gradation and a palm tree. Ack! I wish I could paper a wall in my office exactly like this paper. Then I could just turn around and be in my own little island retreat any time I wanted! Wouldn't that be nice? :) Anyhow, I digress. This kit and everything else at the Digichick Boutique is 30% off this weekend, so now's your chance to pick up some fabulous new digi supplies and save a little moulah!



Today I had birthday on the brain, since I'm turning 29 for the 6th time in a few hours. I sized the paper down to a 6" square and cut just the portion with the palm tree for my main panel. Next I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from Fancy Florals in Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. This is matted on a Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities diecut in Chocolate Chip and I added some little dot accents with a white gel pen. The Kraft panel is letterpress debossed with the Textile folder and Chocolate Chip ink. I added a thin chocolate mat and some stitched chocolate grosgrain around a Baja Breeze card base. The corner looked a little empty so I added a little swirl clip that's been collecting dust for a few years.



For the second card, I used another piece cut from the same 6 x 6" square of digi paper, but this one shows the color gradation. I embossed it with the Distressed lines folder and added a chocolate mat with a fiskars punched border. The center circle is stamped with the circle frame from Just for You, the sentiment is from Fancy Florals and the flower is from Beautiful You and colored with Copic markers. I finished off with an embossed Kraft card base, some white gel pen accents, a trio of pearls and some chocolate grosgrain. There you have it - a couple very simple cards so I could say I stamped! :) Hope y'all have a fabulous evening! Thanks for stopping by, I love it when you say hi!

22 comments

  1. Wonderful cards!!

    Have a wonderful birthday Julee!! :D

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  2. Well, Happy Birthday!! Simply gorgeous cards, Julee!

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  3. These cards are both magnificent! Happy Birthday...BR-T

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  4. These are beautiful, Julee! Happy Birthday!!!!

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  5. Happy Birthday, Julee!! I'll work on some Verve cards for the Viva La Verve challenges in your honor tomorrow. :-)

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  6. Sometimes I wish you wouldn't plug some of the digichick packages cause I see how great your projects look and I have to go out and get them! At least when you do it, they are on sale! Your projects are just as beautiful as ever. Happy Birthday. Hope you had a great day!

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  7. Hooray....I've missed you!!! You make card-making look so easy. Happy birthday to you........happy birthday to you....happy birthday dear Juleeeeeeeeeeee.......HAPpy birthday to youoouuuuuu!

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  8. Happy Birthday, Julee! Have a FABULOUS celebration!!!!!!

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  9. I'm glad that I happened by so that I could wish you a happy birthday! I hope the rest of your day was wonderful!

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  10. These are both gorgeous, Julee! Happy Birthday, girlfriend!

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  11. These are both gorgeous as always!!! Have a Happy Birthday! 29 for the 6th time? yeah...it's my "5th Annual 29th Birthday Celebration" this year! LOL.

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  12. Beautiful. I love that paper too. Your digression is funny too - my parents had a wall in their house that looks a bit like that paper. I loved it but hate that my wedding photo's were taken in front of it. LOL

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  13. Happy Birthday!!

    I love all of your cards. I always find inspiration from you.

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  14. You're having a birthday...Happy Birthday to you!
    Great cards and love that you included my favorite Cuttlebug folders...

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  15. Love the colours on these cards, Julee...happy 29th birthday!! I have my Gr. 3 students play along that that's my age too (they know my real age so it's a big joke in class). However, I love the age (I've been 29 for 14 years). Have a wonderful day and I'm working on some cards for your new release, can't wait!!

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  16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! i hope you have a great day...love your site..

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  17. Happy Birthday to you :D Amazing how you get stuck as a certain age -- won't tell you how many times I've turned 29 LOL!! Trusting the "men" in your life -- Mark and Mr. Verve ;)-- will spoil you rotton. Glad you were able to get away too. (((hugs)))

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  18. Hope you have a very special 29th birthday again! Fabulous cards...as usual...!

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  19. Happy Birthday Julee!! I love turning 29 for the 6th time, LOL, I will aply that to me too :) :)
    Your cards are amazing.
    God bless
    Giovana

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  20. another wonderful card, you have a talent. happy birthday

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  21. Julee, the cards are wonderful, especially like the one with the texture and how you enhanced it!! thanks for sharing.

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  22. Just beautiful, I love it. Has such a relaxed feel with the palmtree

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