Altenew: Beautiful BirthDay Card

 "Beautiful Wishes" card handmade by Maria Byrd | | Altenew Beautiful Day, Mama Elephant Dandelion. 2019.

A sweet floral card made for a dear friend's recent 60th birthday using Altenew's Beautiful Day stamp and die bundle, mini ink cube sets, and halftone stencil.  We live hours apart and thus rarely see each other.  So it's a real treat for both of us to meet, have a coffee, and catch up.  It's a wonderful feeling to see her and be able to hand her the card in person.

MFT Squirrel Card for Stamp Expo Swap

MFT Squirrel Card handmade by Maria Byrd | | My Favorite Things (MFT): Woodland Friends, A Tweet Hello, Grateful For You; and Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Spring paper pack. 2019.

A few weeks ago, I attended a Stamp and Scrapbook Expo where I participated in a Card Swap.  I made this cute squirrel piece using My Favorite Things (MFT) stamps and a Lawn Fawn backdrop.  It was my first time to partake in such an event and also to create so many repeats (well, 21 of them) of the same design.