Don't you love when Facebook tells you about a friend's birthday? I'm so glad to have that reminder, because I would have missed the birthday of this special friend. She is a sweet soul and I wanted to make a lovely card to reflect her heart.
My card was inspired by one that Maureen Merritt made during the recent Stamp of Approval blog hops. Clicky to see her card that inspired mine.
Since I had all my inks and stamps out, I decided to decorate the envelope too. It's so much fun to open your mailbox and see a pretty envelope hand stamped by one of your friends, and I wanted her to experience that joy too. I liked how it turned out so much that I did it on several other envelopes too. :)
Right now I am waiting for my next box of SOA goodies to arrive. Getting these beauties is one of the greatest perks of being on the design team. I have not seen most of what is in this new collection, so it will be like Christmas when my box arrives. Catherine said she is mailing them to the team this week. Is it time to get the mail yet?
Ink: Blu Raspberry (My Favorite Things Hybrid) Cotton Candy (Color Box by My Favorite Things) Lilac Posies, Tuxedo Black (Memento) Mint Macaron (Stampin' UP)
Paper: Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Blueprints 20, Blueprints 24 (My Favorite Things) Lovely Flowers & Banners Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs)