Happy 90th Birthday to Stefanie and Laura

Milestone birthdays are the best!  I’ve known Stefanie and Laura for many, many, many years, and both of them celebrated milestones this month – Stefanie turned 40, and Laura turned 50.  No one was surprised when we received invitations to their 90th Birthday Celebration.  I’m a supporter of joint birthdays – even if the math doesn’t really work out.  Either way, we were all happy to dress in all black (requested in the invitation) and to head downtown for the swanky event.  To honor the formal theme of the night, I made a joint birthday card I made for both of my friends:Just Married, Apothecary Art, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Cut it Short.  The base of this card started as a half-sheet of cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″), scored at 5-1/2″.  I then trimmed 2″ off one edge, leaving one side of the card unfinished.  I covered the front panel with Modern Medley Designer Series Paper and the inside panel with Very Vanilla.  The oval overlaps this edge to complete the card.
  • Elegance is not Limited.  This stamp image (that I embossed with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder) is from a wedding stamp set – Just Married.  Doesn’t make a different to me that I used this wedding cake as an elegant birthday cake.  Elegance has no limits, my friends.  If it’s good enough for someone’s wedding, then it’s good enough for Laura and Stefanie’s 90th birthday.  Am I right?
  • Fancy Envelope.  Stampin’ Up! included some great envelope liners in this holiday catalog.  I really wanted to use those on this project – but I had a piece of Designer Series Paper that was perfect for the back panel of this envelope.  Rather than cut into a new piece of Designer Series Paper, I decorated the back panel.  Woo hoo!  Way to save paper, Brian!  Just Married, Apothecary Art, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Stamp Sets:  Just Married, Apothecary Art  Inks:  Jet Black Stazon  Papers:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Modern Medley Designer Series Paper  Accessories: Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Ovals Collection Framelits

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  1. Very attractive card, the black & white really makes it stand out.

  2. Laurie Burns Gachewicz

    You ARE right Brian!!! This cake is very elegant and classy!! It works especially well for the double birthday bash you are going to attend; how fun & swanky!!! The black embossing powder looks so rich and the Modern Medley DSP is super-snazzy.

  3. Nice. You are so good at matching card designs to events and/or people.

  4. Oh wow, love it!

  5. So very elegant, love it!

  6. Beautiful!

  7. Way to mutli purpose a stamp….love that it is now a Birthday Cake….cool

  8. Absolutely Gorgeous card Brian! I bet the ladies just swooned over them. You’re very clever, I wouldn’t even think to use a stamp from a wedding set for a birthday card. Hmm, maybe I’m too OCD or something. LOL

  9. Fabulous card Brian! I absolutely LOVE your stories every day! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. Fabulously elegant!!!!! That Wedding cake also looks amazing as a Birthday cake and embossed in black, well…..so very sophisticated, I bet your dear friends totally loved this card, for it’s classy look and for the fact that you made it!! They will treasure it for always.

  11. Such a striking card, Mr. King! The black and white is stunning together on this card. I bet Polka Dot Parade colors would look fabulous as well. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us every day- Blessings to you:)

  12. Beautiful card!! Great for landmark birthdays!

  13. Great card! Always think black and white or very vanilla are classy! Will case it tonight! Thanks Brian!

  14. Love the card & the reason for it–Happy Joint Birthday Ladies!

  15. I really like the oval on the edge . What a great idea ! This card is snazzy ! And what a cute birthday combo . Also I just received Paper Paumpkin today . What a bargain for $10 !!!!! Love the packaging and the little ink dots stamp is so perfect to go with the other stamps in the Gorgeous Grunge set …. I think the next one is a journal that would make a good Xmas gift ….for $10. … Grace was right …it is fun to get in the mail !!

  16. Elegant and gorgeous…the “event” sounds like fun. We want a full report. Love this card and the use of the oval. Nancy B

  17. I love the idea of a joint birthday and the card is so elegant! Very clever to use the wedding cake for a birthday! 🙂

  18. That is an incredibly elegant card! Love it!

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