March 24, 2015


The new sketch from the Paper Players called to me. LOUD. 

I admit that I have SO MUCH of the Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper, all retired (unfortunately), that I have been hoarding. For what??? And now it's not even current. 

So, for this card, I gulped deeply and grabbed the darling birthday-flavored DSP.

Several of the patterns from this DSP pack would have been ideal for my birthday project, but aren't these party hats just the cutest? I decided to go with them, and actually CUT INTO THE SHEET OF PAPER! I'm glad I did because I love the look of it!

For my birthday cake focal point, I once again selected a stamp from the hostess set, Time to Celebrate. This spiffy birthday cake was the only image in the set that I hadn't played with yet. 

My tendency was to color in the cake elements with Blendabilities. But no. They're not available anymore. Wahhh! So I grabbed my trusty Stampin' Write Markers in Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry, and did a "sprinkling" of coloring. 

I liked where this card was going, but I do think that the real "icing on the cake", so to speak, are the three little banners on the right side. I stacked them and varied their lengths, and I am so happy with how they turned out! I added a little strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock to finish off the area.

This is the Paper Players sketch my card was based on:

I have decided that I would use this card as a project for my upcoming April Stamp-In Workshop. I hope my girls like it!



  1. I love how you stacked the banners, adds so much to he card. I see the card companies doing more of this, in fact my anniversary card was like this.

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  2. I LOVE how bright and cheerful this is, Linda! Of course, I always love seeing what you create! So glad you broke into your hoarded stash of DSP! Thanks for sharing this and playing with my sketch challenge this week!

  3. Beautiful project. Using what you have is great - and the project looks great.
    I recently used some scrapbook supplies in this project.

  4. That is so cute. I think I even have that dsp. Hope I can come to the April stamp-in. Depends on what the doctor says today.

  5. Beautiful card. Hope I can come to the April stamp-in.

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  7. The way you layered the banner flags is brilliant. I could do this myself and it steps the card way up. Thanks for sharing at the This Is How We Roll Link Party on Organized 31.

  8. Beautiful card! So bright and cheery and I love those banners. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players.

  9. Love the layered look. Very cute! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  10. So simple, so cute! :)

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  11. The 3d effect is awesome. Personally I love it when things aren't current anymore, they are just that little bit extra special because you can't get it anywhere. I'd love it if you linked this up at Two Uses Tuesday.

  12. Love the banners! The stacked and varying lengths really adds dimension.

  13. Nice looking card, I like your selection of colors, and how you layer the different elements.

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  14. Very Cute!! Thanks for Linking Up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party! Hope to see you again tomorrow! Pinned

  15. So cute! You are so talented. Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Easter! Lou Lou Girls