First of all I took the Hot Colourful Christmas stamp set and created the card above. I know... it's not even Christmas themed! But that was the direction my creative muse took me in, and I find it much better to obey than try and make it into something else to suit the 'rules' LOL!
So many possibilities with this set right? You can make lots of different combinations of phrases, and the numbers make it really useful for your Christmas journals. But it was actually the numbers inspiring me to think of birthdays that got me off track in the first place. They're all individual stamps, but I lined them up on my acrylic block and stamped them in pink to create a bit of a border to my card.
Next I piled on all my embellishments. Commonly my choices are made by what's simply within arms reach and that's why I find it helpful to leave little piles of embellishments in dishes on my desk. If I see it I'm much more likely to use it. So I've got a Prima flower, JBS rubon feathers, and iron-on embroidered star patch (!) and those lovely skeleton leaves my dear friend Lizzy gifted me with.