{3.22.12} take two day four…

Take Two Week: Day FOUR

Oh boy.  After going thru MANY stamps sets to find ones we shared, Emily and I finally finished our list with this one.  We’ve both had it for quite some time and neither have inked it up.  Crazy right!  It was a perfect addition to our week.

a simple christmas

What I love about Emily is her ability to use stamps for uses other than they are intended.  She immediately said, “we could used A Simple Christmas for Christmas or non-Christmas occasions”.  Love that!  So, I worked really hard to think outside the box and decided to make a birthday card.

My birthday to be exact!  Ha.  Next week is my birthday and who says I can’t make my own card.  Maybe I’ll even mail it to myself.  That would fit in with my goal to mail out more cards this year.  🙂  I used all my favorite colors and of course it had to be on kraft.  The calendar included in the kit is super adorable, but I had to cover up the December with some sticker letters for March.  The ‘best day ever’ saying came from THIS kit.  One of my go to kits for birthdays.

Only one more day to go.  Thank you all for visiting every day.
Tomorrow is a doozie as we say so long to Take Two Week.

Pop on over to Emily’s blog to see what she has with this set today!

But, before you go… I have something special to share about this week’s Unity sale.

BIG, BIG, BIG sale!!!  And ‘A Simple Christmas’ is included in it for only $11.25 PLUS a ton MORE!!!
You will definitely want to check them all out.

Here’s a recap of TAKE TWO deets:

  • A new card from Emily and Lisa everyday Monday 19th – Friday 23rd.
  • comment on EACH blog for your chance to win one of the 5 stamp sets or a watermark
  • comments are no longer eligible after Saturday, March 24 at 11:59pm EST.
  • We’ll announce the winners on Monday, March 26, 2012.


  1. Emily Leiphart

    LOL, you kill me, Lisa!! I love that you made yourself a birthday card. That offset frame is awesome and so is that star!

  2. Kathleen

    A birthday card for yourself – now THAT is clever! So, are you going to act surprised when you open it? LOL! The card turned out super cute!


  3. dawnll

    Love it-I never thought to use my set as a non- Christmas. I think it is hilarious that it is a card for you!
    Happy Birthday a little early great people are Aries, can you tell my birthday is very close to yours?
    Thanks for all the inspiration

  4. Judith Gowdy

    Oh I agree dawnll… Aries are certainly great people. My birthday is 4 days after yours Lisa and I love the idea of making a card for yourself 🙂 I love your ‘out of the box’ thinking – fabulous card.

  5. Toni Storie

    You clever, clever girl! Looks great!

  6. Kary

    Love the way you did the banners and the star on your birthday!! Very cool design and yes nothing wrong to make a card for yourself. Have a fantastic day and looking forward to tomorrow. {hugs}

  7. Jessi

    Totally clever idea! Love your birthday card…and you should totally mail it to yourself. You should also send me your address 🙂

  8. Lynn

    Happy early birthday to you! Such a fabulous card…love the banner.

  9. Jen W.

    That’s one way to ensure you get some happy mail! LOL! Love the way you only popped up part of the banner and that star is fabulous!

  10. Wendy ten Hove

    Love it, Lisa! Great thinking to put March over the calendar, this way you can use it for any day! Love the star for the day! Very pretty!!
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!!
    Hugs, Wendy

  11. Donna

    My birthday is this month too!!! The 24th to be exact and I plan on taking the day off so I can spend some time stamping.

    Thanks for all your great inspiration!!

  12. veronica

    I like the way you popped up parts of the banner.

  13. Christine Dring

    Fabulous card! I love that you took a Christmas themed stamp set and re-purposed it! Awesome! Happy Birthday a little early!

  14. Mary-Anne V.

    Great card…nice to see stamps used for different occasions other than its original purpose.

  15. Jessica S

    This post made me giggle out loud. I almost spit some coffee onto my screen….LOL! Mail it and make sure you add something along the lines of “You’re the Greatest” to the envelope (bahaha). Your card is fantastic and I am so happy to see you use a Christmas set for a Birthday….clever! Happy Early Birthday.

  16. Nora Anne

    Happy Upcoming Birthday to YOU! I love that you made a card for yourself! That is awesome 🙂 I have this stamp and LOVE it, but also have never inked it up (too many stamps, too little time!) Now you’ve inspired me to use it for something other than Christmas 🙂

  17. Emily Niehaus

    This is a fab birthday card, Lisa! Love the little calendar! 🙂

  18. Jen m

    This is so cute – happy early birthday, too! 🙂

  19. Angie Ha

    Happy birthday to you! I love what you both did with the Christmas stamps. It makes me want to have another look at some of my sets!

  20. Meghan

    Happy almost Birthday. I love that you re-purposed a calendar AND then put it on a card. So clever! I’m loving this series!

  21. Angel @ Angie

    love how you covered the “december” and made it current… and absolutely adore the banners!!

  22. Casey B.

    I love this card! The colors you chose are perfect! That banner is adorable! And i really loved that you repurposed a stamp set! Brilliant!!

  23. Lynne in NI

    Fab card, LOVE your stamped bunting! I can definitely see why you’d like to send this to yourself … hope you have a great birthday next week!

  24. Caroline

    Day 4–I’m in withdrawal already…Wonderful job of layering the postcard frame and your banner. Also like how you alternated stamping and popping the pennants. AND really impressed with altering the date on the calendar…Happy early B-Day!

  25. Lindsey

    I think it’s great you made yourself a card! I’m just not sure mailing it to yourself should count towards your goal. 😛 My favourite part of this beauty is how you did the banner, layering just some of the pennants. Nice!

  26. lostinpaper

    Great use of this stamp set! Love the ‘outside the box’ ideas!

  27. Sav O'G

    SOOOOOOO cute! LOVE that star die cut around the date! FAB card:)

  28. AnitaRex

    Such a fun card! I love seeing a Christmas card being used no Christmassy! A few years ago my hubby gave me a card that I had made! So just give it to your hubby! :> Happy Birthday soon!

  29. Glenda J

    Great work! Love the fabulous colours. The banner is awesome.

  30. ~amy~

    soooooooo fun…and happy early birthday! My daughter’s birthday is tomorrow:)

  31. Jennifer Ingle

    This is great! The way you did the banner is just too fun!

  32. Cassie

    Happy upcoming Birthday! I love this card you made for yourself – great idea!

  33. Crystal Rodner

    Adorable card, LOVE the birthday card for yourself! Happy soon-to-be birthday!

  34. gwenyt

    Love the colors with the kraft! The offset postcard frame is perfect!

  35. jpscraps

    Awesome birthday. March 28th is my son’s birthday too! Happy Birthday to you!

  36. Jackie

    I love what you did with the banner! And how smart are you to cover up the “wrong” month like that?! Great card, girl!

  37. karenladd

    You can most definitely make yourself a birthday card!! Woot woot…love it! Love that sweet little banner and the kraft base! Clever way to switch out the December calendar….pure genius!

  38. Rockwell Designs

    I’m loving the rustic look of this card! The little letter stickers for March and the star are perfect little additions!

  39. caffpapercuts

    I was wondering what to do with that set during other seasons. Lovely!

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