I'm sure you won't be surprised to hear this but I've been pretty rubbish lately when it comes to getting cards made on time. However, when one's gran turns 85, you get your act into gear! This still didn't quite make it to her on the right day but it wasn't far off - at least it got made before her actual birthday and then it was just down to international mail delivery times.
I used the new Simple Stories SNAP! birthday collection kits - since first trying them out on my Barcelona album, I have to say that I really enjoy using them both for scrapbooking traditional or mini album layouts and also for quick cards. I loved the bright, cheery colours and the clean, white backgrounds.
My original plan was to use the die cuts from the embellishment pack for the sentiment, as there was a cute little 'happy birthday' in a swagging banner shape but sadly, it wasn't big enough for the white space on the card and it just didn't look right. But I liked the style of the blocky lettering and stamped effect, which is what inspired me to dig out my Amy Tan Yes, Please transparent sticker letters, which I layered haphazardly to create a similar effect.
Some orange and pink spray mist, star sequins and layered up die cut hearts added to the jovial, party-like feeling.