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Batter, batter, batter! Hope it's a hit!

Every month a list of birthdays is posted in our apartment elevator so we know whose birthday(s) we are celebrating at our monthly birthday party.


I've needed to find something positive to do, so I've decided to give a birthday card to everyone who has their birthday posted, the day of their birthday.


This month there are three birthdays. Two ladies, who will be getting cards from the "All The Best" December Paper Pumpkin kit, which I posted earlier. (Here is a link to that post) The third is a gentleman that lives on my floor and from the decor outside his door he is a baseball enthusiast. So I have pulled three retired kits from my stamp closet and melded them together to create this card.




  • The hat is die cut from "Winter Meadow" DSP using the "Hat Builder" dies.

  • The image on the hat is from it's coordinating stamp set "Hats Off".

  • The bat is from the May 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit "Batter Up". I stamped the bats, using Pecan Pie on a scrap of wood grain DSP and then fussy cut them.

  • The baseball is punched from a 3/4" circle punch. I punched out two circles and used one to draw the curves on the baseball and hand drew the stitching.

  • The pennant is stamped from the "Your Biggest Fan" stamp set and die cut from the coordinating "Sports Events" dies. It is stamped in Blueberry Bushel and Real Red.

  • The red striped background layer is from some retired Christmas paper and it is layered on a piece of Night of Navy cardstock.

  • It embellished it with some gold stars that have been retired.

  • It decorated the envelope with the hat from Paper Pumpkin "Batter Up" stamp set.

  • The stars are from the "Your Biggest Fan" stamp set.





I hope he likes it. He's a pretty avid sports fan. I like to deliver them secretly. Shhh!


Since I've become a widow, I have a soft spot for other widows, who may not get Valentines, so I do the same thing for friends and family that are members of this exclusive group that we never signed up for. I like to think of it as my own personal card ministry. My hope is that getting a hand made card will brighten someone's day.


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