Goal for today's card was to create an easy birthday card anyone can make that fits this requirement:  a card that you can make a ton of and then put all different sentiments at the bottom – and the first stamp set that came to mind was Stampin' Up!'s Madison Avenue, it is one of the Sale-a-Bration stamp sets (SALE-A-BRATION ENDS ON FRIDAY!).

I love Stampin' Up!‘s Madison Avenue because of how it works with the Floral Frames Framelits.  That is probably what first drew me to this set.

This color combination was a bit out there for me, I grabbed some colors really wanting to push myself out of my comfort zone.  I chose Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight, a light sprinkle of Soft Suede and then a pop of Cherry Cobbler.  Normally I would reach for Rose Red or a muted red for this color combo, but today I am taking a walk on the wild side.  And I love the card, it is just right in my opinion.

I should have taken a before and after of this card.  You see, the first time I made it, there was no texture on the Bashful Blue, and it looked ‘fine'.  But I was not going for ‘fine'.  I played with several different embossing folders and the Honeycomb won.  Now the blue is more than ‘fine' it really completes the card.

The joy of this card is that it is versatile enough to suite almost any occasion.  I chose birthday, because I always seem to run out of those for some reason.

Here is the easy to make birthday card:

Easy Birthday Card to Make featuring Stampin' Up!'s Madison Aveue

Supplies used to create this card:

Stampin' Up! Stamps:  Bring on the Cake, Madison Avenue

Stampin' Up! Ink:  Certainly Celery, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler

Stampin' Up! Card Stock:  Whisper White, Soft Suede, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue

Stampin' Up! Accessories:  Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Floral Frames Framelits, Big Shot, Honeycomb Embossing Folder

Other Accessories:  10 Second Bow Maker™

To order any of these supplies and get Madison Avenue for free with a $50 merchandise order, visit my online store.

And don't forget your envelope, I ran the flap through the Honeycomb Embossing Folder too.  I hope that you find this card one that you can easily make, maybe for birthday, maybe not – you can do so much with Stampin' Up!'s Madison Avenue.


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