Sunday, February 8, 2015

Hats off to the Birthday Girl!

Children's birthday cards can be fun but challenging. We all love the cute animals and die cuts for children's cards, but I wanted to do something for an older child. I'm into stamping these days (have you noticed?) so I thought of making my own background using bib cards and layers from The Paper Cut.

Birthday hats were a logical expression for these cards and as I found out, I have a plethora of different hats in my stamp arsenal - some with more whimsy and others more girly.

While bib cards are smaller than A2, they have an element on the top that can be seen while the card is closed and while it's open. It's important to make that element stand out. I chose to use two small stamps. The birthday sprinkles stamped around the scalloped circle edge create a subtle tone on tone look to support the main image.

The sentiment was built using four stamps to create a collage. All the hats were accented with jewel dazzles from Hot Off the Press.

  • The Paper Cut - bib card, layer
  • Inkadinkado - birthday niche, birthday fun
  • Recollections - (birthday stamp set)
  • Jillibean Soup - birthday
  • TPC studio - celebration
  • Hampton Art/Doodlebug - (birthday stamp set)
  • Memento ink - lulu lavender, grape jelly, rose bud, dandelion, angel pink
  • Martha Stewart - scalloped layering punch
  • Hot off the Press - jewel dazzles

Thanks for checking out my blog today! I'd love to read your comments. Come back next time to see this card recreated for a birthday boy!


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  1. aawww lovely card.. love that pink party hats.. so cuuteee... Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 3rd challenge.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. Good luck ;)


  2. Very pretty card, love the color combination and the stamped hats are awesome! Super fun design too! Have a great Sunday! BL

  3. Love all the bling on your hats :-)

  4. Very sweet! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  5. ooooh I love that idea with the sentiment. Great card with your cute hats. thanks for joining us at That Craft Place xxx Stacey S xxx


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