Hi all! Today’s Friday Focus card and video is serving double duty! Not only is it another birthday card in my miniseries of all birthday cards, but I’m also taking part in the Simon Says Stamp March 2013 Card Kit Blog Hop. Today a bunch of super talented card designers are taking the card kit for a spin! I can’t wait to see what else they have in store. :)

Here’s the kit. You get tons of product. I adore this kit. :)

Perfect for spring, right? :) And I love that by swapping out some colors and adding black, you get a completely different look…

So, here’s my card. I used the Flower Friend stamp set on black cardstock with white Unicorn ink and then created a wide vertical banner with a strip of yellow stripe washi tape (totally inspired by this card by Nichol). The buttons are from BasicGrey, I think, but I’ve had them forever so they’re not in the supply area below. Super fun card to make! Enjoy!

Watch video below | Watch at YouTube



And now to the giveaway part! Leave a comment on this blog post and one lucky winner from my blog will receive a $50 E-Card to shop at Simon Says Stamp. We will draw a random winner on at 9:00 AM EST on Saturday, 3/9/13 so be sure to leave your comment by then.

COMMENTS CLOSED! The winner is Laura S.
Laura, you will be contacted by someone from Simon Says Stamp to claim your gift card.

Get Hopping!

Time to move on to the next designer in the hop: Kelly Marie Alvarez. If you encounter a broken link in the hop, you can also go right back to the beginning. :)