Happy Birthday with a Bold Sentiment

Today’s card features a bold “Happy Birthday” sentiment accompanied by a sweet bouquet of purple flowers. I am playing along with this week’s Paper Player’s Challenge to create a CAS (clean and simple) card with a sentiment as the focal point and this card hits the mark!

To create the bold sentiment, My Favorite Things All Occasions Sentiment stamp set was an easy choice. It has 9 different sentiments to fit almost any occasion. I stamped the bold “Happy Birthday” with Stampin’ Up! Old Olive ink on a 1″ wide strip of Neenah 80lb Solar White cardstock.

TIP:  I like to use the 100lb cardstock for the base of my cards but the 80lb for layers…the heavier base gives my cards the support they need and the 80lb layers keeps them from becoming too heavy.

For the background of my card I mounted a piece of retired Stampin’ Up designer paper on a layer of SU Old Olive cardstock. The scallop circle was cut using the My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Circles Die-namics and the flowers were cut with the Stitched Flowers Die-namics. 

Both the stitched flower and stitched scallop circles are such pretty elements to add to a card…two of my faves!  For the final touch, I added a little bit of iridescent white sequins.

TIP: I use Glue Dots brand Micro Glue Dots for attaching sequins to cards. They are smaller than the regular glue dots and the perfect size for sequins and other small embellishments.

Besides the Paper Players Challenge, I am also playing along with the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge and the  “Less is More” CAS Challenge where the theme for this week is Alphabet. Why not head on over to the challenge blogs and play along too!

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. This costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page.  Thank you — I really appreciate your support!



Happy Crafting!
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Don’t Forget to Play the Tag You’re It Challenge

Stampin' Up! Build A Birthday Tag for Tag You're It Challenge

Hey Guys! Just a reminder to hop over to the Tag You’re It Challenge blog and play along. The linky for this round closes at 9:00am on Wednesday, Nov 9th.

As guest designer, I’ve made a second tag for this challenge inspired by Featured Artist Rubeena Naz‘s gorgeous birthday tag.

My Take on the Challenge:

In keeping with the birthday theme, I stamped by tag with Stampin’ Up! Build a Birthday stamp. To give it a little bling I added some rhinestones to the cake stand and a few more scattered about. Then, just like Rubeena, I backed my tag with some glitzy cardstock.

The pom pom trim on my tag was from Stampin’ Up! and retired a while ago but just in case you really love it, I found some trim that looks very similar on Amazon (see supply list).

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. This costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page.  Thank you — I really appreciate your support!



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Guest Designer – Tag You’re It Challenge #59

Tag You're It - Guest Designer Birthday Tag

I am so excited! This week I was invited to be the guest designer over at the Tag You’re it Challenge. The inspiration for this week’s challenge is a gorgeous, watercolor birthday tag by Featured Artist Rubeena Naz.

Using Rubeena’s tag as inspiration, I picked out the key features to use in my tag — birthday theme, watercolor and gold glitter.

Watercoloring:

The cupcake is from Stampin’ Up! Sprinkles of Life stamp set. I stamped the outline images on watercolor paper using Stampin’ Up! Classic ink which is a water based die ink and perfect for watercoloring. Then, using a watercolor brush pen and my ink pads,  I colored in my images and added a background.

When everything was dry, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink to be sure it wouldn’t bleed.

TIP: For more instructions on using SU ink pads for watercoloring see this post.

 

Tag You're It Challenge Guest Designer Birthday Tag

Bringing in the Gold:

To bring in the gold from the inspiration tag, I added a scallop border backed with gold glitter cardstock to the bottom of my tag and a metallic gold embellishment to the little flower topping the cupcake.

Then I combined metallic gold ribbon and Calypso Coral seam binding to string my tag and bring in a little more bling.

Join the Challenge!

I’d love to see your take on this challenge! Why don’t you come on over to the the Tag You’re It Challenge blog and play along with the fun! Maybe you’ll get picked as the next guest designer! 😉

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. This costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page.  Thank you — I really appreciate your support!



Happy Crafting!

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Stampin’ Up! Go Wild — Build A Birthday Cake

Wild Build A Birthday
Build A Grown Up Birthday
Today I made a “grown up” birthday card with the Stampin’ Up! Build A Birthday Stamp Set. This set is so versatile. Candles, cakes, boxes…pretty much anything birthday.

I have seen so many great cards on Pinterest using this set. Most of them are done in bright colors and paired with Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper. While these are all gorgeous, I wanted something that felt a little more adult.

Go Wild
I used a neutral palette and paired it with the Go Wild Designer Series Paper. Just changing up the colors really gave the card a more adult appeal.

Design Tips:

  • Simply changing the color palette can really change the feel of a card.
  • Embellish your stamped birthday cakes with flowers punched out with the Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack and Neutral Candy Dots

More Build A Birthday Cards

Stampin’ Up! supplies used to create today’s card:
Click on any image for more information or to visit the Stampin’ Up! online store.

Happy Crafting!
Diana

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Stampin’ Up! Bohemian Endless Birthday Wishes

Bold Bohemian

Have you ever said something only to be proven wrong minutes, days or hours later? In my last post I gave my review on some of the new Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers. When it came to Bohemian DSP, I said I preferred the more subtle patterns. Well, I decided to push my envelope a little and I came up with today’s card using one of the boldest patterns in the pack. And guess what? I LOVE it.

Endless Birthday Wishes

The birthday greeting is from the Stampin’ Up! Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set. Don’t let the name fool you. This set can be used for everyday cards with phrases like:

  • Have a Lovely Day
  • Hello You
  • Have a Great Day
  • Hello
  • Hello Lovely

Design Details:

  • The flowers were stamped with the Stampin’ Up! Flower Shop stamp set.
  • I used Island Indigo Ink on the Bermuda Bay cardstock and Blackberry Bliss on Rich Razzleberry cardstock for a nice tone on tone effect.
  • Pearl Basic Jewels adorn the center of each flower — love that these are self adhesive.
  • Of course I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to under the flowers to give them some height.
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals can be cut down if they are too big for some of the smaller elements like the little flowers.


Stampin’ Up! supplies used to create today’s card.
Click on any image for more information or to visit the Stampin’ Up! online store.

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Happy Crafting!
Diana

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