I Went Rogue

This is July's Paper Pumpkin kit. Isn't is so cute? There are gift boxes and the elements to make cards.

If you know anything about me, you know that I can't leave well enough alone. Yes, there are instructions on how to put these lovely cards together, but.....

I was trying to match the colors in this sweet Dressed Up Framed Art. It's a birthday gift for a lovely friend of mine.

So the first thing I did was cut off a row of the letters that spell Wish. Then I took a sponge and Elegant Eggplant ink to change the color to match closer to the gift.

I didn't want to struggle with trying to get the letters out off the backing so instead of removing the letters, I removed the piece of adhesive card stock around the letters.

As you might notice, the card in this fourth picture is missing a couple of stamped areas. I didn't like the way it was going so I started over on the back side and decided to use it as a layer.

I also wheeled the background with a retired stamp, and the candles are also from a retired set. I just wanted the candles so I used my Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Markers to ink the candles and stamp them on the card. I then added the cupcake punched pieces from the Cupcake Builder Punch. I also added rhinestones to the "frosting", which I colored with the Rich Razzleberry Blendabilites.

Did you notice the Happy Birthday. See how it is curvy? That is one of the many wonderful things about the Photopolymer Stamps. They're flexible. So if you don't want to have a straight line and it's long enough to "bend", you can!

Here they are! The sweet gift for my friend, and the matching Birthday Card.

   And speaking of Birthday Cards, there is a little boy named Danny who has brain cancer. All her wanted for his birthday were cards with his name on them. Not that having his name on them wasn't special, but because he knows how to read his name. So I pulled a card out of my stash, probably one I received as a swap at some point, addressed it and sent it to him. Inside the card I wrote his name and wished him a very happy birthday!

If you would like to send him a birthday card, visit my Facebook page to read more about him and get the address to send him a card.

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