Since I have been a smart subscriber of Paper Pumpkin almost from the very beginning, I am building up a wonderful stash of stamps unavailable elsewhere.
One from several months ago, one that I use frequently because of its festive look, is the "happy birthday" stamp that provides the sentiment on this card. Those squiggles are just so darned cute!
To create a card that is the epitome of happy, celebration, yummy and colorful, I turned to the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack (page 144 in the big catalog) because the papers in this 6" x 6" stack of birthday-themed paper contributed every single one of those criteria.
On the card front, I have combined three of the distinct paper designs: the chewed-on donuts for the background, the happy yellow and white chevron on which the sentiment is stamped and a strip of the banners And don't they all play well together?
And, even though the green in this print is actually Cucumber Crush, I grabbed this piece of Gumball Green (remember this great green??) ribbon as a nice coordinating bit. I have always swooned over this ribbon. So, to get a chance to use it is a real treat.
This highly contrasted photo shows in detail the plethora of circles I used for the card. Count 'em: The donuts, donut sprinkles, even the donut HOLES!, stamped-on balloons, the circle that holds the sentiment, the little yellow circles as part of the garland on the strip, and finally, the raised circles provided by the Decorative Dots embossing folder.
Now, don't you agree that this card should make the recipient actually HAPPY to be turning another year older?