I’ve had a few birthdays the last few weeks and wanted to use my Tote-ally Tess stamp set.

After deliberating for what seemed like hours (which was really about 20 minutes or so) on what papers to use I finally gave in and went with the gorgeous Cottage Wall Designer Series Papers.

As much as I love the Tote-ally Tess set and ‘had’ to have her I’ve struggled to use her in cards.  So I’m challenging myself  to use Tess more so I hope you will see a few different “Tess” cards over the next few weeks.

Why dont you make a card with Tess too and pop a comment with the link to your blog post or online gallery?

This one is simply a “Birthday Tess” carrying a little cupcake. Looking at the card now I could have added a little gift bag as well – I might even still do that and send through a photo once its done.


Stamps: Tote-ally Tess, Short and Sweet
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP
Inks: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron, More Mustard, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Ridinghood Red, Going Gray.
Accessories: Big Shot, Lots of Tags sizzlits, White Taffeta Ribbon, Aqua Painter, Stampin Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue dots.

One of my favourite ways to colour is to use my Aqua Painter and the ink pads to water colour and I was pleasantly surprised at how well the Certainly Celery top went with the Rich Razzleberry pants. 

So who’s for a cupcake?

I could go one right about now!  Why not treat yourself to one today and why not grab a Latte at the same time to wash it all down! In honour of all the birthdays we’ve had lately of course 😉

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  1. I was just looking at that set on Friday……love that you’ve used the cupcake – makes a perfect birthday card!!!

  2. Hi Leonie…..I’m with Steph on this one……She looks great with the cupcake, and I’d love to see her with the gift bag. I can’t use my cottage garden papers – they’re tooooo pretty, I can’t cut the sheets up. Silly I know. Great card – love it.

  3. Love her Leonie she looks fab! I never bought that set but if she makes it to the big catalogue I may have to get her I think!

    Love that she is holding a cupcake!!

    Steph X

  4. Heya Leonie.You ONLY deliberate for 20mins over paper???? that’s super speedy darl!!!! I have been known to procrastinate for HOURS…LOL!!!! the FAB news is that your deliberations were well worth the effort…because it is a great card. I do not have this set….it didn’t really appeal to me at all, but I love seeing what people come up with when they use “one-of-those-sets!!” (and we all have a couple of those in our stash) Can’t wait to see what other Tess-tastic creations you come up with in the posts to come. ooxx

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