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SFL Flavor of the Month July Card Kit: Birthday Bash!

A Birthday Bash in July! Who doesn’t need birthday cards? Those seem to be the absolute most type of cards I need. This month’s card kit is jam packed with great brands, fabulous stamps, and some awesome embellishments to make all those birthday cards you need. Maybe you can even make enough for the rest of the year! Join along as the Design Team wows you with all the awesome creations they have for you sharing this fabulous kit! 
Check out the Flavor of the Month Page and be sure to get your kit early!
YAY!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!! or belated birthday if you are like me and already had yours :)
So if you haven't got it yet, this month's flavor is BIRTHDAYS! Here are my 4 cards that I did using the   which includes all 4 stamps, papers sets and various coordinating embellishments. All you need for this kit is adhesive, your paper trimmer and stamp ink/ coloring medium for the cute stamps.
1) Shaker Easel Card- BAM, a 2 for 1 card!
2) The cute homemade Bow card
3) Brain Fre…
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 sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps!

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Click the link below to watch my video!

Have a wonderful day! -Tasha
Optional supplies used in my project:
Bugaboo Digital Stamps Image: Snowball Penguin



12x12 cardstock Glue/glue runnerScoreboardscissors Optional: Pattern paper (I use my scraps) Stamped images Ribbon Glitter Embellishments
Step 1: Score your 12x12 cardstock at 3" and 9"
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