Brooke is about the girliest girl I know. While I know stereotypes can be dangerous, it’s the best way I can describe her so that you understand what I’m dealing with here. Brooke loves everything pink and everything floral. The first time I visited Brooke’s home, I was rendered speechless by her hot pink walk-in closet with its blinged-out chandelier. Oddly, there wasn’t anything gaudy or crazy about it – it just felt like I was standing in a little girl’s dream come true.
Brooke’s birthday was yesterday (August 27), but I won’t see her until Tuesday night when we will be having an amazing dinner together at Annie’s Thai Castle in Buckhead. If you are ever in Atlanta, then you MUST go to Annie’s and try the Mee Krob appetizer, the Rama and the Fancy Thai Fried Rice – quite possibly the most delicious food you will ever eat in your life. [This section of my blog has been brought to you by Annie's Thai Castle, the finest Thai Cuisine in Atlanta. I am Brian, and I approve this message.]
After playing with several flower sets and punches and papers, I reached for Four Seasons, a host(ess) set from the 2012-2013 Idea Book and Catalog. In my mind, this set has always been best-suited for Fall and Winter (I guess I’ve always paid attention to the stamps with the Fall leaves and the snowflakes), but it makes sense that Spring and Summer would also be represented (it’s called FOUR Seasons, right?) so I took a closer look. Yes! Perfect for Brooke’s birthday card. A couple of stamps, a couple of punches, a tiny rhinestone…and I’m ready to celebrate Brooke’s birthday!
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- Let the image speak for itself. Layers of images and background paper designs are lovely and can add a wonderful element to a card, but they are not necessary in every project. It’s nice to keep things simple every once in a while and let the image speak for itself.
- Don’t forget the envelope! I added a piece of Melon Mambo from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack to the flap of the envelope and then snipped around the envelope flap sides to add a nice element to the outside of Brooke’s card.
Stamp sets: Four Seasons, Sweet Essentials Papers: Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack Inks: Melon Mambor, Wild Wasabi Accessories: 2-3/8″ Scallop punch, 1″ Circle punch, 2-1/2″ Circle punch, 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (Wild Wasabi), Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
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