Has there ever been a stamp set or bundle that you were not crazy about but you ended up getting it for one reason or another?  That describes me and the Birthday Fiesta Bundle.  While I thought it was perfect for folks in the Southwest, it just didn't resonate with those of us up north.  However, I decided that it would be more of a challenge to use a set that I didn't think I needed than one that I love.  Consequently my card for today….

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I used many of the items from the Fiesta Birthday Suite and I can honestly say that I am anxious to use this set again.  It truly does have many useful stamps & framelits.  Coordinating with the colors listed from the Festive Birthday DSP, I chose a Tempting Turquoise Cardbase.   The Festive Textured Inpressions Embossing Folder added some fun texture to the from of my card.    This embossing folder is definitely a keeper!

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Both DSP patterns can be found in the Festive Birthday Pack and they scream birthday  I used a die from the Fiesta Time Framelits to cut the orange dot paper.  I thought it added a bit of fun to my card.  The sentiment from Birthday Fiesta was colored with several Stampin' Write Markers – Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Emerald Envy & Crushed Curry.

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I stamped a few lines with Crushed Curry Ink using a stamp from Birthday Fiesta.  After stamping a few flowers with Melon Mambo & Crushed Curry Ink, I added a sprinkling of Rhinestone Basic jewels.

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I felt that the inside needed some love too so I stamped a cactus from the same stamp set with Emerald Envy Ink.  For my many friends & family living in the southwest, I can now create an appropriate card!

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