Happy birthday to my dear friend Mary Linn!  My card today is done in blues because that is her favorite color.  Sure hope she likes it!

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This colorful & busy paper is from the Pretty  Petals Designer Series Paper Stack.  The flowers on it reminded me of the flowers from the Swirly Bird Stamp Set & Framelits.  Naturally I had to stamp a trio of those flowers in Pacific Point Ink & cut them out with the framelits to make a small bouquet alongside my sentiment.  The leaves are also found in the set .  

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Using Old Olive Cardstock & the Swirly Bird Framelits, I cut a trio of leaves to go with my bouquet.  The sentiment from Watercolor Wishes is stamped at an angle on a strip of Whisper White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

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Look closely and you will spot the sprinkling of small Pearls that form the flowers centers & dot the i's of a few words on the sentiment.  A trio of large Pearls help to ground my card.

I am finding the Swirly Bird bundle to be so useful.  Guess you already know that based on the number of posts that I have created with the bundle.  Although the paper is retiring, the bundle will be available in the new 2016 – 2017 Annual Catalog.  

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!