Birthday Blast Power Duo | Simple Stamping Monday

Have you ever had one of those moments when a birthday sneaks up on you and you realize you completely forgot to make a card but have no time to make one? That’s happened to me more times than I would like to admit. In those moments I don’t want to just throw a card together to check it off my list. Part of the reason I like to make my own cards rather than buy them is because of the extra love that comes from something handmade. Yet, I also realize the constraints of real life.

It’s for these exact times that I try to always have a power duo on hand. A power duo is a set of stamps or supplies that are customizable, yet work together to make quick cards in a pinch.

For these cards, I used the Birthday Backgrounds stamp set and the Itty Bitty Birthday Greetings stamp set. Because this design is monochrome, I can use my recipient’s favorite color and then choose the background stamp, and the sentiment that best fits the birthday boy/girl. If there’s time, I’ll add a little something on the inside of the card and/or envelope as well.

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It’s as easy as that. In under five minutes, I have a cute and thoughtful birthday card made with love.

What’s your go-to birthday combination when you’re in a pinch? I’d love to see it in the comments below.

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