Yesterday was my middle daughter’s 15th birthday so the card that I made for her is from the background that I made on my first video. I just love how it turned out . . . here is the finished card:

I’m sure you are noticing all the pearls . . . a girl who is 15 can never have too many pearls, right? I love our basic pearls but I’ve tended not to use the teeny tiny ones quite as much so I have several sheets where just the teeny tiny ones are left. But . . . don’t they look perfect on the scallops? I also really like how they blinged up the flower accents I put in the corners. The tiny scallops behind the Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon is from the new border punch called Dotted Scallop Ribbon. The 1/4″ grosgrain fits over it perfectly. The ribbon behind it is our Old Olive 5/8″ grosgrain. I kept the sentiment toward the lower part of the card because I wanted to keep the background a prominent part of the card which I think worked in this case.

OK – now . . . about the video. Let me tell you, I need a lot more practice at this. My girls were appalled at my “lisp” and figured people wouldn’t even watch it past the first 30 seconds! I told them that stampers aren’t as picky as teenagers and they will forgive me. I guess my camera really picks up “s” sounds or else maybe I do have a lisp when I’m nervous. So, my apologies for that. And, I don’t have anything fancy to begin or end my video – it’s straight off the camera. We do have a video editing program but I don’t know how to work it. (That and 90% of all the other technology in my home! lol) My kids always promise that they will help . . . but they never do because they are hardly ever home and when they are . . . they are swamped with homework.

The other thing is that it takes FOREVER to upload videos! I don’t know if it’s because I have a low connection speed (which I didn’t think I did . . . but maybe I do) or if I just need to find a lot more to do around the house while it is uploading which might make the time go faster. So, I may have to call a stamping buddy a little more computer savvy than me to find out if that is “normal” or not.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used to make this card:

Stamps: Paisley Prints, Word Play, Full of Life for the inside sentiment
Paper: Eggplant Envy, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla
Ink: Eggplant Envy and reinkers in Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Eggplant Envy
Tools: 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, BoHo Blossoms Punch, Photo Corner Punch, Dotted Scallop Border Punch, Paper Piercing Tool to apply the pearls to the card
Accessories: Basic Pearls, 1/4″ Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, 5/8″ Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon
Adhesives: SNAIL, Multi Purpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Kay Kalthoff is a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Lino Lakes, Minnesota stamping, caring and sharing with customers and demonstrators locally and nationally!