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Muse Monday- Plaid & Leopard



Yet again the week has gotten away from me and it’s already Thursday. I have a lot to catch you up on, but for now let’s start with Monday. I celebrated Monday night this week with the 100th episode of Gossip Girl (did you watch it? what did you think?) and two (yep two!) birthdays. It was quite the night. I’ve loved plaid and leopard since I first put it up on my inspiration board over a year ago. That photo was the inspiration for these two birthday cards. My favorite combo for two of my favorite people.

Card 1 Materials:

Paper: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink), Plaid (Little Black Dress by Basic Grey), Leopard (Paper Pizazz), Black (PaperSource)

Stamps: Simple Sentiments (Papertrey Ink)

Ink: Galaxy Gold (Brilliance)

Other: Mat Stack 4 Die, Double Ended Banners (Both Papertrey Ink), Jewels (Hero Arts)

Card 2 Materials:

Paper: Moss (Paper Source), Plaid (TPC Studio), Kraft (Papertrey Ink), Leopard (Paper Pizazz)

Stamps: Signature Dress Form (Papertrey Ink)

Ink:Bamboo Leaves (Memento)

Other: Signature Dress Form die (Papertrey Ink), Mat stack #2 die (Papertrey Ink), Jewels (Hero Arts), Ribbon (Michael’s)