Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Catalog is filled with amazing products to help you celebrate birthdays in style – from festive balloons to birthday buds, there’s something for everyone. Today’s It’s Your Birthday Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that share great birthday ideas – we are excited to share what we’ve made and hope you’ll find great inspiration from our talented team members in this hop. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
I am really loving one of the stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog. It is my dark horse favorite. I love the rich texture that is achieved by the layering of stamps. Stampin’ Up! has made it easy to layer stamps by numbering the stamps. So you always know which one goes first!!! I tend to use a light color with a darker color on top. But, you could use the same color for both layers. To do this you would need to stamp off for the lighter layers. And stamp twice for the darkest layer.
Each of these images could be used for just about any occasion! And we all want stamps that can be used for more than one occasion! But, let’s be honest. Most of us use Birthday cards the most!!! And with the new I’m Bringing Birthday’s Back movement. Birthday cards are even more in demand!!! If you don’t know about the I’m Bringing Birthday’s Back movement check it out here! It was started by Shannon West, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator… And remember to use the #imbringingbirthdaysback
Just a little warning!! I have lots of pictures for you guys today! Hope you stick with me through them all!
Both cards are basically the same. Though the sentiment and the location of the star fish are in different locations. The card base is thick whisper white cut at 5 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4 inches. Then on one side I cut off 3/4 inches. This made the final card 5 1/2 inches by 7 3/4 inches. Scoring at 4 /14 inches. After folding, I added a little Crushed Curry to the right inside edge using a sponge dabber. Then a thin strip of Tip Top Taupe ink. After the ink dried Wink of Stella was used to add a little glitz!!!
The star fish are stamped using Crushed Curry and Hello Honey ink. Then fussy cut out! After fussy cutting I used the Wink of Stella to add a little shimmer the star fish!!!
The Background is layers of texture stamps from Timeless Texture.
Just randomly stamping the chosen images. I was able to make a back ground that add a lot of interest to the card!
The texture background is developed from colors you would find at the sea. (It is still cold and rainy here! So, I am still dreaming of the warm sun…Some beautiful beach with great greens and blues, some drift wood, bright yellow sun) Anyway, the colors used are Soft Sky, Pool Party, Mint Macaron, and Tip Top Taupe.
No Birthday is complete with out a pretty package! Well, Stampin’ Up! can help you with that also! We have many packaging options. Including the Take Out Box and The Tag a Bag Box! Both are great options for a special gift!
For the Tag a Bag Gift. I used three star fish and added a tag made from the Washi Label punch. Then bundled it up with the White Jute ribbon. I colored the ribbon by just simply pressing the stamp pads over the ribbon. Using Soft Sky, Pool Party, and Mint Macaron inks. The sides of the box are stamped with the images from Timeless Texture.
For the Take Out Box. I used a sponge dabber to make circles with Crushed Curry and Tip Top Taupe inks. Then added The striped Hello Honey Ribbon and topped it off with the Star Fish!
The tag brings in the Timeless Texture layers and the other colors used in the card. It is topped with You are made of wonderful punched with the Washi Label punch! The Ornate Tag Topper Punch makes tag making a breeze…
Well, that’s it! I hope these projects help you make an extra special birthday! And remember to join in and help Bring Back Birthday’s!!! I know I sure do need to do a better job about sending Birthday cards!
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at StampCandy There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
- Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
- Candy Ford at StampCandy
- Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
- Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
- Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
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