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4/12/2024

Happy Birthday

These rainy days sure do make good crafting days. A quick run to the mailbox, dodging raindrops, made the day even better. I had a package from Simon Says Stamp! I was the lucky recipient of a gift certificate a couple of weeks ago and put it to good use. The pretty Magnolia die by Honey Bee Stamps was one of my new toys. It seemed a good fit for a few challenges. This will be heading to the Freshly Made Sketches, Seize the Birthday and  Tic, Tac Toe galleries. 

Using the sketch, I made a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" square card. The birthday topping option this week is green plus one color. Mine is pale pink ink blended lightly onto some of the magnolia petals. The Tic, Tac Toe options of square card, die cut and embossing gave me what I needed to finish the card. The embossed panel was gifted to me by sweet Michele! A simple foiled sentiment tab from Memory Box was the finishing touch.

 

 

And there you have it, friends. 

Thanks for taking a minute to stop by today!


24 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous magnolia atop that embossed background, Lisa - love the soft colors!!

Rosemary said...

Beautiful card, Lisa. Love the soft muted colors and the pretty embossed background.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gotta love those rainy days and pretty soft colored flowered cards! Thanks for joining in at STB

TK said...

Your magnolia is magnificent! Such a lovely flower, and a perfect fir for the sketch -- very sweet!

Leslie Miller said...

A wonderfully clean, sweet, and pretty card! Lovely soft colors, perfect balance, and the embossed background is just right! I love that kind of happy mail!

LeAnne said...

What a lovely card! The soft subtle colors are very soothing!

Marcia Hill said...

Your Magnolia is absolutely beautiful in that light pink Lisa, and along with the green leaves it totally POPS right off that lovely embossed panel from Michele! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hope the rain has stopped!! Hugs. :0)

I Card Everyone said...

Add it to our ever-growing stack, Lisa! I don't know if either of us has a vehicle big enough to transport all the goodies on our list!
Your Magnolia is stunning! LOve the pale pink and greens and sweet little foiled birthday wish, too!
=]

Bobby said...

Sad thing about real magnolias is the rain likes to knock them down but paper ones like yours stay beautiful forever, Lisa.

Bonnie said...

What a pretty magnolia, Lisa! Love the pastel colors!

Jen Timko said...

This is beautiful. I love the effect you get with these soft, elegant colors. So glad to see you this week at FMS!

Christine Alexander said...

so pretty with the embossed background. The magnolia are out at the moment and look amazing xx

Nancy said...

What a terrific purchase and gorgeous card, Lisa! Love the pale colors and that pretty embossed background. The circle sentiment was the perfect touch! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday and for using my Topping.

Jen Brum said...

This is so pretty! I just love that beautiful magnolia bloom! Looks perfect with that background embossing! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Trina P. said...

So pretty! You’ve combined the challenges perfectly.

Cat Craig said...

Your color blending is sublime.

Linda Callahan said...

This flower is gorgeous! Love the textured backdrop as well! Glad you joined us at FMS!

C├ęcile RIBON said...

Such e gorgeous card, Lisa! This magnolia flower is absolutely beautiful! I love the super soft colors and the amazing dimension. It pops so beautifully against the embossed background. Thanks so much for joining us at FMS.

Darnell said...

Congrats on your gc win and new toys, Lisa! You've made a gorgeous card in soft colors and I love the background embossing, too! It is a perfect take on the sketch!

I'm sure everyone would love to see this inspiring beauty over at NBUS, too - if you want. (Aren't those sediments from MB wonderful?!) Hugs, Darnell

JoAnn said...

Congrats on the win and your beautiful magnolia card. Love the soft colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Love your beautiful magnolia sitting on that most wonderful embossed background. Fantastic card!

Silke Ledlow said...

Lucky girl! Awesome card and use of the magnolia die! So happy to see you played along at the TTTC :) !!!

Greta said...

Totally beautiful card!

Rosanne Mulhern said...

The soft and subtle hue of the magnolia along with the pretty embossed background makes for a very beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it with us at the TTTC.