Picture Perfect Stampin’ Up! Birthday Card

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Picture Perfect (Stampin’ Up!) by Marcia.

Picture Perfect by Marcia.

Every now and then you are the recipient of a card that is amazing – it steals your heart through its beauty.  I recently had a special birthday and I received loads of beautiful cards, everyone of which I appreciated.

Now I was told that sending me a card is highly stressful because ‘there are standards because you send us such beautiful cards’. But I have to disagree on this – I so appreciate that anyone has taken the time to send me a card whether it be a handmade card or store bought.  But it is also true that I love a card even more (no matter how complex or simple) when it is handmade because it contains the heart and soul of the person who created it. I never throw one of my handmade cards away – they are stored in a special draw and every now and then I check out the draw and go through these treasures.

Birthday cards are ‘hug-able’

On my birthday I received this absolutely beautiful card from Marcia Smith.  Every time I look at it I am blown away.  Marcia has given me permission to share her card with you.  I just want to hug this work of art.  I love every thing about it – the colours, the design, the imagery….  I loved this Stamp Set, so aptly named Picture Perfect,  from the first day I saw it in the catalogue.  Marcia was a little less sure but not anymore.

Each of the flowers and the leaves (including the ferns) were fussy cut.  The scallop circle is like a latch.  It is approximately 3-1/2″ in diameter and holds the card closed.  The scallop circle is created from Glimmer Paper.  The hummingbird also from the Picture Perfect Stamp Set is adhered using dimensionals.  The card is 7-1/2″ tall and 4-1/4″ wide.

I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed sharing it.

Every day I feel truly blessed to do what I do (yesterday without internet and phone I felt a little less blessed!).  I am so lucky to have such wonderful friends who share my passion.

My following post will showcase some of the other beautiful cards I received.

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