Circle Sayings Happy Birthday

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Hi readers! Happy Thursday! I’m always happy to welcome guest designer Laura Bassen back to the blog each month, not just because her cards are lovely, but also because her videos are so fun and silly! This video is of no exception, so be sure to pick up all of her expert tips and tricks on how she made this gorgeous card using Simon Says Stamp Custom Ink Pads, Circle Sayings Stamp set, and the Dot Circles die, but also get a giggle along the way!

Watch the video:

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Thanks for reading today, and as always, thanks to the awesome Laura for being our guest!


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  1. I absolutely love this card…. Laura thanks for the inspiration and the giggles. BTW, better to use that tape as a mask than for a bang-trimming session! My stepmom used to put scotch tape on our bangs, way too far up, before trimming!

  2. It might be fussy, but it sure is cute. I think worth the effort! Thanks Laura! I absolutely love your humor!!!!

  3. I love your card! You are so fun to listen to. So entertaining! I love all the dimension and the colors. I will have to see if i can copy! Thank you!!

  4. Great card – Such pretty colors and unique use of dies. I might not opt to use all the dimensionals – don’t know if I have that much patience. LOVE YOUR COMMENTARY!

  5. Love Laura’s videos…especially new sweet wee rant on short bangs…which I totally agree with! Awesome die that is now being added to my must have list!

  6. Love the card! I don’t know if I would have the patience for all that pop dot placement, but you sure made it look perfect. I know what you mean about having your craft supplies messed up by someone too! Even if it is someone you really love. Sometimes you just have to hold your breath, bite your tongue, zip your lip, and fix it all later when they leave!

  7. Oh, my goodness. Laura Bassen is so talented and so funny! I love her videos and this card is awesome!

  8. Watching Laura’s videos is always a very fun exercise. Have been in a creative hiatus for some time. Will squeeze some card making time this weekend, trying a new technique might just be what I need to start. Cheers!

  9. Laura I love the card and you have so much patience. I don’t know if I could have done all those dots!!!! And I am totally convinced that we are twins separated at birth!!!! And “No” I didn’t know that Jennifer’s husband created press n seal!!!! Really???? That is so cool. I have a great tip for using that stuff but I can’t tell you now, I will keep you wondering. But I have never heard Jennifer’s idea for using it to keep all the little pieces together, I would like to see that done. Maybe you can ask her for me!!!! LOL Anyway, loved the card, loved the video, love you!!!! Have a happy inky fingers kind of day!!!! Your twin, that you will never know.

  10. Just love you Laura, your video is informative (will never cut my bangs…EVER!) and so funny, with a bit of fabulous design thrown in. As I keep saying, I so want to be like Laura when I grow up!!

  11. Watching Laura’s video’s are always good for a chuckle and a smile. Love the sweet card she created here!!

  12. Thank you for featuring the set on your card! I just bought this set and haven’t used it yet. You’ve inspired me to break it out and play!

  13. Can’t ever get too much of Laura. She’s super fantastic and love her humor. Oh, yeh, she makes great cards too! Haha.

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