Another Birthday Surprise - PP214

Another Birthday Surprise - PP214

Hello Stampers! I'm back with you today for with a card for the Paper Players. They had a challenge I just couldn't resist...

I know, right up my alley :)

I created this card in my head while laying in bed trying to sleep and miracle of miracles, it was still there when I woke up, lol. I wanted to use the Birthday Surprise stamp set again but since I just showcased it, I wanted to mix it up a bit.

The word 'Happy' stamped three times in different shades (Night of Navy; Elegant Eggplant; and Early Expresso) and then on the inside...

Another Birthday Surprise - PP214

Another Birthday Surprise - PP214

Ta-Da!!!! What do you think? I was thinking it would be perfect for a co-worker, boss, kid's teacher, coach, or piano teacher...I think I will make a few up to keep on hand! To save you some time, do not try this with Crumb Cake. I used that as my base card first and the Elegant Eggplant was completed washed out. Just trying to save you from making THAT particular mistake:)

Another Birthday Surprise - PP214

And of course...Candy Dots are the perfect finishing touch!

If you are wondering, I used a die to make the stitching on the sentiment layer. It's the Stitched Mats - Squares Die by 'Lil Inker Designs. It was the perfect accent piece for this card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Birthday Josh!!

Happy Birthday Josh!!

Happy Birthday Josh!!

Today my family and I will be celebrating my eldest son's 26th birthday. The time has just flown by...

A handmade birthday card for a 26 year old male can be tricky so I just browsed through my supplies and grabbed things that I thought 'looked' like him. This stamp set, Birthday Surprise, is just amazing. It has a nice big graphic birthday sentiment and four accompanying images that are also a bit rough and graphic. Perfect!

Happy Birthday Josh!!

Happy Birthday Josh!!

I stamped the sentiment onto my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and then placed the image over my white cardstock so I could get a good picture of where I might want my balloons to be and then I just stamped away until I was happy! I grabbed colors that I thought said "Josh"; Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry! To prevent the colors of my balloons bleeding through my sentiment, I stamped it in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it in Black Embossing Powder.

I then layered the stamped cardstock onto coordinating cardstock and adhered to my card base. EZ Peasy!

A coordinating enveloped lined with Rich Razzleberry, of course, and a cute sentiment to finish off the inside:

Happy Birthday Josh!!

Happy Birthday Josh!!

It just occurred to me that my son and Stampin' Up! are about the same age, lol. Where has the time gone? Seems like just yesterday....