Thursday, January 12, 2017

SSINKspiration January Blog Hop: Birthday Madness!

Good morning!  The holidays are all wrapped up and 2017 is off to a running start.  I’ll admit I’m hoping for lots of big snow this year (despite what Aidan’s wishing for) and looking forward to some winter fun.  One thing that everyone celebrates, and goes on all year long is birthdays so the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration decided to focus on birthday’s for this month’s blog hop.  This is also perfect timing for me since the first half of the year is very heavy for birthday’s in my world, starting with Aidan’s next month so I decided to go with a fun birthday card that works equally well for guys and gals.  This year’s Occasions catalog is jam packed with products perfect for all your birthday needs.

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number #2 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Cathy A. at Maine Mountain Stamper. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.
I started with Mint Macaron cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock as a mat for the Whisper White cardfront.  On the cardfront I started by using the Tie Died stamp set and stamped the background in Mint Macaron (I stamped twice to fill the cardfront).  The greeting is from the Birthday Blast stamp set and was stamped in Night of Navy ink.  Next I used the coordinating Star Blast Edgelits (you can get both the stamp set and edgelits as a bundle for a discount) to cut the awesome stars out of Silver Foil Paper.  I attached the edge cutout to the cardfront just along the bottom so I could slightly bend the stars so they really pop off the card.

Next I took a piece of Carried Away Designer Series Paper (one of the 2017 Sale-a-bration freebies, yeah) along the bottom of the cardfront.  I tied a bow using some Peekaboo Peach 3/8” Ruched Ribbon and attached it to the cardfront in the center of the edgelit with a glue dot.  The final touch was to add a Night of Navy Star Enamel shape (from the Regals Enamel Shapes) in the center of the largest star cutout for an extra little detail.
This card is actually really easy to make but all the different textures and elements really elevates the card and makes a “wowser card”, love that!
Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today’s project:

 Make sure to check out the rest of the blog hop for lots of other great ideas.  If you click the “Next” button, you’ll go to Pamela's site but you can also access any of the hopper’s site from the full blog list below.

Blog Hop Participant List:

1. Jen G. at Faith.Grace.Stamp

2. Cathy A. at Maine Mountain Stamper

3. Diana E. at Stampin' Fun with Diana

4. Pamela W. at Stinky Tofu

5. Darcy J. at Dj's Stampin' Place

6. Cheryl H. at Create with Cheryl

7. Jennifer G. at Jenny G Paper Crafts

8. Nichole L. at Scrappy Stamps & Ink

9. Tobe B. at The Craft Sea

10. Darla R. at Stampin' with Darla

11. Donna S. at Geek Squad Crafting

12. Jen P. at By the Shore Stamping

13. Melissa S. at The Stamp Doc

14. Bree R. at Craft-somniaMomma

15. Tonya B. at Stampin' with Tonya

16. Kim R. at Stamping with Kim

Have a great day,


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  1. Cute card! I love how you pieced all of the elements together.

  2. Great card for a masculine recipient.

  3. Love all the layering, Diana. Super fun card!

  4. What a fun and playful card! Love it!

  5. Would have never thought to do the background like that. Looks great! All the details are awesome!

  6. Love the background! Really makes the card pop!

  7. Such a fun birthday card! Great for girls or guys!

  8. This is such a fun card! I love the colors. :)

  9. Wow, that's awesome! What a fun card!

  10. Love that new die! Thanks for a great card!


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