Simple Happy Birthday Card

I wanted to share a Happy Birthday card I created using minimal supplies:
Happy Birthday CardI’ve found this is a popular design, probably because it is simple, yet colorful. It is layout I go to often when I find patterned papers I want to mix together without creating an overwhelming design.

Supplies:
Recollections patterned paper pack
StazOn Jet Black ink
Happy Birthday stamp set from Oriental Trading Company
Fiskars flower pieces punch
Georgia Pacific card stock

Creative Block Inspiration

One of my favorite solutions when I have a creative block is to go to my card stash. I usually take a picture of each card I make and store it on my computer to take note of what I’ve done in the past or to show people samples of my work. I recently fell into a creative slump and needed something to inspire me. I scrolled through images of past cards I’ve made, chose one that stood out to me, and used it as a starting point to create something similar.

The inspiration:
Thinking of You CardThe new design:

Thank You CardThis method usually gets my creative juices flowing, and gives me a chance to create more of my favorite cards from the past.