It’s a Happy Birthday celebration as I feature the Amazing Life Bundle! And, let me just say that during the month of March I take every opportunity to celebrate a very Happy Birthday. Last week I celebrated my 50th Birthday! I’ll be honest with you… I love to stretch birthday celebrations out for as long as possible. I’ve had an amazing life up to this point and I hope to continue that trend into the 2nd half-century!

So, come along for the OSAT Blog Hop Birthday Celebration! 

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Happy Birthday

I big shout out and Happy Birthday to everyone! We all have birthdays and while some of us love to celebrate them others prefer to just let them slip on by with very little notice. Let me just say that I LOVE to celebrate my birthday. My goal is to enjoy and live an Amazing Life (see what I did there!).

And, so far… I have lived an amazing life. It’s not been a perfect life. There has been some heartache and sickness but there has also been lots of JOY. To me, an Amazing Life is about living for each day and celebrating the moments. On that note, let’s get to it and celebrate!  Happy Birthday!

Amazing Life Bundle Happy Birthday Card

The Amazing Life Bundle is one of the bundles that was my presentation stamp set for the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Live 30th Anniversary Celebration. Since Stampin’ Up! was celebrating a birthday and I’m also celebrating, I just had to use the Amazing Life Bundle. 

I love this set. It’s got a great mix of sayings and I love the Rectangle Stitched Dies that coordinates with the set. When I received the Amazing Life Bundle for my presentation, I flipped out in excitement. Then the magnitude of presenting in front of 6,000 PLUS demonstrators hit me like a brick wall! In the end, I think the presentation went well and I had a blast doing it.

My card also features the Stampin’ Blends along with the Crackle Paint Background Stamp, Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins and Gingham Gala DSP. I’ve colored the cake and letters to create an Ombre effect with the Stampin’ Blends. The background is stamped with the Crackle Paint Stamp which I sponged as I only wanted a partial background.

Can you believe that I actually did some fussy cutting? Yes, I decided to fussy cut the little cake. I wanted it to sit at an angle overlapping the sentiment. The Lemon-Lime Twist Gingham Gala DSP was an afterthought by me. As I started assembling the card, the Gingham Gala DSP just jumped out at me.  Adding the extra layer just makes the Cake and Sentiment pop. Oh, I also added a little bit of Polka Dot Tulle because I love it! 

Amazing Life Bundle Mini Bag


Again, I’m using the Amazing Life Bundle to decorate the front of the mini bag I created. I’ve colored the cake again with the Stampin’ Blends using the Balmy Blue. This time, I used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits to cut out the cake. I also die cut a larger rectangle and embossed it using the Tufted 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Little details add interest! I also die cut a circle using two circles to create a ring. The Gray Granite ring creates a unique detail behind the cake. I’ve also layered Silver Metalic Thread with the Silver Mini Sequin Trim. For the Happy Birthday, I used Gray Granite and the Rectangle Stitched Dies. The layers all came together in a cute “banner” that I attached to the front of the bag.

Are you wondering how I created the bag? So, real quick, this is how I created the bag. The base starts with a 3″ x 5 1/2″ piece of cardstock. I scored 1″ around each edge then snipped the tabs and created the base of a box. Next, I took TWO sheets of the Balmy Blue Gingham Gala DSP and trimmed them each down one side so they measure 6″ x 5-3/4.” Along the narrow edge of the DSP, I scored 1″ on each sheet and folded it over. 

I then adhered one sheet of the DSP to the base using Tear & Tape. Along the outer perpendicular edges, I added more Tear & Tape. Now I adhered the second sheet to the other side and overlapped the edges of the other sheet where I had added the Tear & Tape. It really is a super cute mini-bag perfect for a small gift. To attach the handle, I punched holes on each side of the bag and used the Gray Granite Textured Weave Ribbon.

Blog Hop Continued…

To continue on with the next blog on the OSAT Blog Hop, you’ll want to visit Dena Rekow!  I’m certain you’ll enjoy the projects she has to share with you!  To view her blog, you can click on her name or on the OSAT Next Button.

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