Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Paper Crafting Blog Hop- Prettiest Birthday March 2021


Hello everyone and thank you for joining us today for our monthly Blog Hop!  We have talented Stampin' Up! ® Demonstrators from around the world that are participating today!  We hope you enjoy the hop and make the full circle to get some great inspiration for some Birthday cards, which is something we always need!  You may have arrived from Julia's blog post and they made a wonderful project for all of us to gain some inspiration.

I decided to have a play with the Prettiest Birthday Stamp Set and Pretty Birthday Dies featured in the Mini Catalog.  I started with a Card Base in Bermuda Bay, cut at 4 1/4"x11", scored at 5 1/2".  My layer of Granny Apple Green Brights DSP is cut at 4 1/8"x5 3/8" and my Basic White Layer is cut at 4"x5 1/4".  

On my Basic White Layer I stamped the balloons from the stamp set at top and bottom, and then colored with Stampin' Blends, both light and dark in Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay, and Granny Apple Green. I stamped opposite directions to form like a frame almost. I adhered the white layer to the DSP and then took the Crinkled Seam Binding White Ribbon and colored it with the Light Bermuda Bay blend and wrapped it around before adhering the the center of the layers.  I also took extra ribbon and tied a knot.

I then used the Stitched Nested Label Dies and Stamped the sentiment from the stamp set and used a scrap of basic white to stamp the cake from Prettiest Birthday and used the same blends from above to color it, but also added Wink of Stella to the cake part. I die cut the cake and popped it on the label with dimensionals.  I also used dimensionals to adhere this to my balloon layer next to ribbon knot, centered on the card.  To finish up the card front I added some champagne rhinestones for some bling.

For the inside, I stamped my sentiment from the Prettiest Birthday set and the flower set in Memento Black ink. I once again used the same blends on front of card to color the flowers in corner of the inside. I didn't blend, just colored with the inside images. 

I hope you have enjoyed my project I shared with you today for a birthday card that you can make and have ready to send when you need one!  When you click the next image below you will be sent to Joy Nelson's blog where I know you will have another great project waiting for you! 

For a complete list of hoppers and to make a full hop, here is the list! Thank you for joining us and we will see you next month. 

Shirley Merker

Tracy Held

Annette McMillan

Sue Boerner

Sandy Ward 

Terri Stewart

Maureen Rauchfuss

Julia Mazur

Krissi Hannahs
       Joy Nelson 

If you don't have a demonstrator and got here by chance and live in the USA, please feel free to shop my store by clicking the SHOP NOW button above. Below is a list of all the products I used to create this card for you today.  Please use Host Code 27EWUT49 when ordering! March 17th and ONLY for 1 day is FREE shipping on all orders over $50 in USA!!! Get these supplies from this HOP with NO SHIPPING TODAY ONLY!!! 

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  1. Krissi, such a pretty card outside and inside!

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you Annette! I hadn't played with this set yet so it was perfect for this blog!

  3. Really cute - love how you did the double balloons to frame :)

  4. Cake and balloons - a perfect birthday combination

  5. Love the fun colors and the details you added with ribbon and rhinestones. Thank you for sharing!

  6. I do love the colors and your use of the stitched die! I keep forgetting about that one!

  7. Love the card and really appreciate showing the inside of your card. TFS