Happy Birthday to me… And a present for YOU!

Today I am 26 years old 🙂 time to celebrate! At work I brought in the good old stand by, chocolate chip cookie bars. I made bars because I decided I didn’t want to stand by the stove for 3 hours baking cookies! Especially when they get ate within 4 hours 🙂 So making the bars took about 30 mins total! And then when I got home we had a pizza party and magic bars (pictured above) for dessert! It was perfect and delicious!

I think my 25th year was the best year of my life so far… I’ve had opportunities to meet the most amazing people and make some very sweet new friends. And, looking back on all the projects that were once ideas and now complete/almost complete is an amazing feeling. I am so thankful for each and every one of you! 25 was a good year, cheers to 26!

This week after getting the new items up and between getting orders out I took some time to scrap. I was feeling very inspired for the Christmas season and decided to make some Christmas and thank you cards with the new products! I really hope my family enjoys these – I know I always enjoy getting something homemade! Plus, I can’t stop making these cards, LOL! Warning: They are addictive! Especially the “Thank You” cards because they are the perfect way to use up all your odds and ends of scrapbooking materials that you cannot stand to throw away!

When I started making these cards I had the idea that they each needed an embellished, matching envelope! And, then I decided that the envelope flap need a fancy edge 🙂 So I made this one below and I made this present for you! Here are two envelope templates for you to download and use! One has the edge featured below and the other has just one fancy point, instead of the three! Download the template here. (This is a pdf file and you will need Adobe Reader to open it after downloading)
{The tags used for the cards above were the “Music Note Sheets,” “Vintage Holiday Greeting Squares” and the “Thank You Circle Tags – brights” both available in the shop and in our etsy shop.}

I hope you all enjoy the download 🙂 Have a great night and love you all!
XO, Elle


  1. Blessed birthday! Thanks for your generousity and I’m so happy to receive my prize! Enjoy the year ahead! Sophie Singapore

  2. Simona says

    Happy birthday!!! Yesterday ( I mean today -it depends on where in the word you live, ehehhhh -)was my birthday too, so the free template is a very cute gift!!!

  3. FruMaansen says

    Happy birthday! (yesterday)

    THX for the free download!

  4. lilibee says

    happy birthday!!thakx for the free template!!

  5. Zarah says

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY and thanks for the gift!! I am sooo gonna be using i a LOT!

  6. A big happy birthday to you for yesterday Elle….MWAH MWAH!!

    I hope you had a fabulous day and got totally spoilt – you deserve it!

    LOVE the cards and the template looks fabulous too!

    Enjoy the rest of your week.


  7. aaahhh happy birthday.
    supe cute cards.

  8. Alecia says

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, hope it was a great one, and those cookie bars sound AWESOME!!

    LOVE all the cards, and thanks so much for the templates!!

  9. Happy Birthday Sweetie pie!! Should have KNOWN you were a virgo! We rock!!

  10. Toni says

    Happy Birthday to you!!! Thanks so much for the free goody! Can’t wait to put it to use!!! Hope the day was wonderful!!


  11. aneulore says

    soo wonderful, thanks for all, Elle!
    and a happy birthday, too!!!

  12. Rach H says

    Happy belated Birthday Elle!!
    and here’s to another fantastic year!!!!
    and hey thx for the download!!
    what a dude!!

  13. Debbie says

    Happy belated birthday! Mine is today (the 18th) and my grandson’s is tomorrow, Talk Like a Pirate Day.

  14. Charin says

    Happy birthday a few days late! 🙂 🙂
    I hope this year is the best one ever for you!

  15. Dianna says

    Happy Happy Birthday*!*…
    and *I* get a gift?
    You shouldn’t have…
    but I’m glad you did*!*

    Thanks again~hope your day was great 🙂

  16. I still pretend I’m 23!

    Make sure you update your Etsy profile to reflect your b’day. 🙂

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