Saturday, September 13, 2008

Yeah it Worked!

So after fiddling with my cable for almost an hour, some how and for some reason it just started working again. My pictures uploaded and now I can share the Birthday ensemble I put together for my dear friend, Dawn, who just celebrated her 40th Birthday yesterday. She had a fabulous blow-out birthday bash with lots of yummy food and drinks! I wanted to give her a little something (even though the invite said, "no gifts please." I opened up my new pack of Hawaiian Papaya dsp and put together a beaded pen, a set of monogram note cards, and a little basket (made with the Baskets and Blooms SU! exclusive die for the Big Shot). For her card I used the Sticky Die cut Numbers and covered them with sparkley green glitter. I added little tags to the felt flower using the word window punch and the words "Fabulous", "Beautiful", and "Amazing" from the Amazing to Zany stamp set. The ribbon is wide celery grosgrain (I finally used up my pre-cut strips that I mis-measured from my last swaps). I used my favorite print from the Hawaii Papaya dsp pack as the main image on the set of note cards and added some more of that celery ribbon and a monogram script letter "D" (Papertrey Ink-Ambassador Alphabet set) to a scallop circle for a quick and fun stack of cards. I used another Papertrey Ink set, Beautiful Blooms to create coordinating envelopes and a matching beaded pen. Dawnie loves coffee so I also picked up a Starbucks gift card and used more of the Hawaii Papaya dsp and the Big Shot to create this fun little basket. The cool thing about the double sided dsp is that you can flip the paper over and use the opposite side to decorate the basket and only have to run the die through the machine once (meaning you don't have to keep running different colors of paper or cs through to create accents for your projects if you don't want to). I put the gift card in the basket and added a little strips of crimped paper for filler to the basket. She loved it and so do I. Well, I am just in LOVE with the paper. I think it would make any project just fabulous. Thanks for stopping by. Hugs,


  1. What a beautiful birthday ensemble!! I know she will love it and it will make that *40* a little more bearable!

  2. Woohoo, Lisa's cable is working again! And I am so glad, because I got to see this FABULOUS gift set. Wow!

  3. It's great Lisa! You are rocking that DSP!


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