Well, it’s that time of year again. It comes on a different day of the week but the same date. Yes, it’s my birthday. I’m getting to the age where having another birthday is awesome! I woke up – alive! (Nothing worse than waking up dead!)
     Last year as I was fixing a birthday cake for for a friend’s (decade) birthday…I got in a conversation with our A/C guy.
         Mr. A/C: “What are ya making?”
         Me: “Italian Cream cake for my best friend’s  ___th birthday. Guess there’s no use in crying, so we’re celebrating!”
         Mr. A/C: “Well, look at it this way…at least we’re on the right side of the dirt!”
     So ever since that talk, I just thank God for my blessings and the fact that this lefty is still on the right side of  dirt!

     To celebrate a birthday, I whipped up this cute card. I used the new Label Thinlit. The Ribbon holds it closed, remove it to see message inside. Where does the personal message go in this style card??? I flip it over and use the back. Click here for Thinlits. There is also a tutorial!

For this card you will need:

 Stamp Set: Bring on the Cake (Wood 128490;
                         Clear 121958)
                     Yippee-Skippee (Wood 131341;
                         Clear 131344)

Card Stock: Bermuda Bay (131197)
                      Birthday Basics DSP (130145)
                      Crisp Cantaloupe (131298)

Ink: Bermuda Bay (131171)
        In Color Markers (131260)

Accessories:  Label Thinlit (133479)
                       Big Shot (113439)
                       Labels Collection Framelits (125598)
                       Small Heart Punch (117193)
                       Rhinestone Basics (119246)
                       5/8″ Organza Ribbon*

TIP: To color the cake stamp in different colors, use the “fat” end of the marker and color directly on  the stamp. After multiple colors have been added, huff on the stamp (just like cleaning your glasses) to moisten the ink. Stamp. Repeat steps each time. A little time consuming, but well worth the effort!

*TIP: The ribbon only comes in white. No problem! All you do to dye your ribbon is cut a strip of a baby whip, fold it several times and put it in a large metal paper clip. Now add several drops of your reinker and drag over the ribbon.  You can make it light in color, darker or dark to light There is a name for that but my blond brain can’t bring it up!  Anyone? 

Happy stampin’,