Wishing You The Happiest of Birthdays
Wishing You the Happiest of Birthdays is a handmade card from Stampin’ Up! products. Wow! Lots of color on this card, and I love it! Inspiration for this card came from one that Brian King posted last week. The big birthday sentiment is from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set; the font is swirly and fun. The pink and orange layers are brought together with the layer of Artistry Blooms designer series paper. I wouldn’t normally pair Melon Mambo with Mango Melody, but with this designer paper anchoring them, I like how they look. I am falling in love with the color Mango Melody, especially with fall approaching. I envision fall flowers, gourds, and even pumpkins, but today we will focus on the layers of this bold and happy card.
Measurement of Stampin’ Up! Materials
- Melon Mambo card stock: 4-1/4” x 11” scored and folded at 5-1/2″ for card base; 3” x 3-3/4” sentiment layer
- Mango Melody card stock: 4-1/8” x 5-3/8” card layer; 2-7/8” x 3-5/8” sentiment layer
- Whisper White card stock: 2-4/3” x 3-3/4” for stamped sentiment; 4-1/8” x 5-3/8” inside panel
- Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper: 4” x 5-1/4” 1/2” x 3/4” front layer
- Stamp the “Wishing you the Happiest of Birthdays” sentiment in Melon Mambo ink on the white layer. Adhere the stamped layer to the small Mango Melody layer, and then to the small Melon Mambo layer.
- Place the sentiment layers on the designer paper layer, with ~¾’ from top and bottom, and ~½” from each side. Adhere, then adhere to the large Melon Mango layer.
- Adhere all to the card base.
- Add three yellow (Crushed Curry) dots from Playing With Patterns Resin Dots near the sentiment
- Adhere the white panel to the inside of card. Stamp if desired.
This simple card packs a punch, and is a good project for beginner and casual stampers. I used a Stamparatus to line the stamp straight, and then the stamping was a breeze. To give some “wiggle room”, I started with a white layer a bit larger than than the stamped area, then trimmed it to size after stamping. I used grid paper to help me evenly line up each of the layers.
Here are the colors in this card. Click to see the Stampin’ Up! products available in each color.
Below are the Stampin’ Up! products used. Click on each image to learn more or to purchase in my online store.
Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed the Wishing You The Happiest of Birthdays card, a great, basic project that is fancied up with colorful paper and layers.
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Stamping regards, Linda K, The Stamp Coach