Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is Birthday Bash. We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, we would appreciate your comments because we enjoy hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
You may be wondering why I’m showcasing the Every Chapter Stamp Set for a Birthday Bash. Well, not only do I happen to love this stamp set, it is perfect for a friend’s birthday card, especially when gifting a book (or in today’s case, an awesome Blooming Books shaped puzzle).
I love to coordinate my cards and gifts! When I saw the Every Chapter stamp set in the Mini Catalog, I knew it was perfect for my book club friends and others who enjoy reading books as much as I do. I sent my friend her card and gift a “little-bit-late”. I used a combination of Positive Thoughts and the Happiest of Birthdays stamp sets on the inside of my card.
The Happiest of Birthdays has the best birthday sentiments! I love the different fonts!!
Today’s card is a slimline card. It costs the same to mail this size card and Stampin’ Up! has added slimline envelopes to their collection. Yea!!!!
These Slimline Envelopes are designed to be the perfect fit for your tall, slender greeting cards. They come in a pack of 15, 5 each of 3 colors: Smoky Slate, Soft Succulent, white.
I chose the colors for today’s card from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper.
Polka dots, flowers, stripes, and more. Whatever type of pattern you need, you’ll find it in the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper. You can use these pattern staples in any season, for any occasion. This is available with your Stampin’ Rewards when you host or purchase a qualifying order. *During Sale-A-Bration (now through February 28th) you can earn even more FREE gifts with your order!
The floral pattern was a clear choice for today’s card to go with the “blooming books” puzzle. I colored the books with Stampin’ Blends to coordinate with colors in the patterned paper.
Here’s the details:
- Card Base (Flirty Flamingo): 8 1/2 x 7 1/2 scored at 3 3/4 (for a 3 3/4 x 8 1/2 card)
- Basic White: Cut 2 @ 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 to stamp books, 3 1/2 x 8 1/4 (inside)
- Designer Series Paper: cut 4 @ 3 1/2 x 1 3/4
- Flirty Flamingo Cardstock: cut 4 @ 1/4 x 3 1/2
I decided to step up this card by stamping the book image twice and fussy cut. I adhered the bottom 3 books with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it some depth. I also added a piece of ribbon for the bookmark and some Basic Rhinestone Jewels on the glasses.
I stamped the image in Versamark and heat embossed with Black Embossing powder. It smeared a little bit but I think it gives it a “worn” book effect like a well loved novel. (*You should stamp in Memento Ink when coloring with Stampin’ Blends.)
You can view the complete list of products for today’s project below.
Enjoy a free gift with each $50 or $100 order – no limits – so many gorgeous gifts available OR you can join Stampin’ Up! and get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!
More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on March 9th. Our theme will be Cute Critters where our Design Team creates a project with any kind of animals, birds, butterflies or insects.
Until then, have fun in your craft space.
Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
- Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
- Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’ ***You are Here
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
- Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
- Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
- Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
- Rae Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
Have a great day!
Product List for Slimline Birthday Card (Click on images below to view online.)
28 thoughts on “Happiest of Birthdays for the Pals Blog Hop”
Wow! This is an awesome card! All of your step ups are spot on! I see a case of this. The bookmark is ideal!
I absolutely LOVE your card! I may have to case this one too!
Go for it! 🙂
Fun paper and love your coloring!
Thank you! I find coloring so relaxing!
Miss stampin’ with you!!!
We can fix that…come to Easton!!! Guest room is calling your name!! Miss stamping with you too!!!
Perfect for a slimline, Jeanie! This may sound silly but I really like the DSP on the inside of the card bordering the white panel in the middle! Super cute card!
Thanks Karen! Rosanne has taught me to step it up on the inside too!!! LOL
Jeanie, such a cute, slimline card!
Ok…so I hope you know how lucky I am to have been on the receiving end of this awesome card and puzzle. I have absolutely loved every chapter of our friendship and know there will be many more. It’s going to be a looooong book!
You make me smile! That puzzle was made for you! Our friendship is “The Never Ending Story”.
Great and fun card. Perfect to go with the gift. I love making belated cards too so I hope to CASE this one as it is great! Cut little touch of ribbon peaking out of the book as well. Love the coordinated DSP for the inside and out.
Thanks Chris! I always have good intentions of getting cards int he mail ahead of time but, I seem to need that belated sentiment! Love that it’s a cute one!!!
Great card Jeanie! I love the added detail of the ribbon for a book mark. Brilliant!!
Firstly, it’s great to see you back in the lineup! We’ve missed you!! Your card is wonderful! I just got this stamp set so this slimline card is great inspiration for me. Thanks for joining the blog hop this month!
I am so happy to be back hopping along!!! Who knew it would take so long to move and get settled in our new home?!!!! Well worth it as now I have the craft room of my dreams!!!! We love the new location!
Lovely. I am going to pull this stamp out and make a birthday card / bookmark for my college roomie. You have inspired me.
Just ran a cross your card. LOVE it! I bought this stamp for the same reason you did…book club friends’ birthdays. I will be casing all of your cute ideas! TFS!!