Stampin’ Up! Build a Birthday for The Paper Players

I used the Stampin’ Up! Build A Birthday stamp set to create my card for The Paper Players Sketch Challenge #251.

Build A Birthday - Stamp With Amy K

Be sure to stop by The Paper Players blog to check out the awesome projects created by the other Design Team Members.  And be sure to play along too!  🙂

Screen Shot 2015-06-27 at 1.24.40 PMThe colors for my card were inspired by ColourQ #296.

Screen Shot 2015-06-27 at 1.27.51 PMI started by stamping the ink splatter images from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in VersaMark Ink on a panel of Marina Mist card stock.  I sprinkled the images with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed them, then adhered the stamped panel to a panel of Night of Navy card stock with SNAIL and to a Soft Sky card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Build A Birthday 1 - Stamp With Amy K

I cut four circles from the Silver Foil Sheets with two different Circles Collection Framelits Dies and set the circles aside.  I used my 2″ and 2-1/2″ Circle Punches to punch around the “negatives” of the die cuts.  This gave me really thin circles that I adhered to the front of the card with a little scotch tape (under the area where the focal image would be adhered).

Build A Birthday 3 - Stamp With Amy K

I stamped the candle images from the Build A Birthday Photopolymer stamp set in Soft Sky, Night of Navy, Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight inks on a panel of Whisper White card stock.  I cut the images out with a Circles Collection Framelits Die, then adhered the circle to a Circles Collection Framelits die cut from Night of Navy card stock.  I trimmed the edge off with my Stampin’ Trimmer, then adhered the layered circles to the card front with SNAIL.

Build A Birthday 2 - Stamp With Amy K

I adhered a strip from the Silver Foil Sheets over the layered circles with SNAIL, then stamped the sentiment from the Build a Birthday stamp set in Marina Mist ink on a strip of Whisper White card stock.  I punched the end of the sentiment strip with the Banner Triple and adhered it to the card front with SNAIL.  I pulled two strands of silver thread that I’d pulled from the Silver Baker’s Twine through a Soft Sky button from the Subtles Designer Buttons Pack and tied a knot, then adhered the button to the card front with a Glue Dot.

Build A Birthday 4 - Stamp With Amy K

I stamped the ink splatter images in Soft Sky, Marina Mist and Night of Navy inks across a Whisper White panel inside the card.

You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

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Stampin’ Up! has provided us with the list of items currently on backorder with their anticipated in-stock date as well as the items that are low inventory and those that have been turned off temporarily due to backorder delays.

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER;  backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated:

30 June
120279: Clear Block Storage Caddy

1 July
129381: Ovals Collection Framelits Dies
131162: Brights Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills

6 July
138295: Tree Builder Punch

8 July
138447: Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper

9 July
138425: Watermelon Wonder 1″ Dotted Lace Trim
138426: Delightful Dijon 1″ Dotted Lace Trim

10 July
138377: Cottage Greetings Card Kit
138378: Tin of Cards Project Kit (initial shipment will likely not cover all backorders)

31 July
135862: Gift Bag Punch Board

138435: Neutrals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (available late July)
138436: Regals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (available late July)
140406: Watercolor Wishes Card Kit (available 1 July 2015)

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Card stock cuts for this project:
  • Soft Sky – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base
  • Night of Navy – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, Circles Collection Framelits die cut
  • Marina Mist – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel
  • Whisper White – Circles Collection Framelits die cut, 3/4″ x 4″ strip, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel
  • Silver Foil Sheets – two 2″ Circle Punches, two 2-1/2″ Circle Punches, 7/8″ x 3-7/8″ strip

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Price: $110.00

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34 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Build a Birthday for The Paper Players

  1. I love this card Amy..the thin circles the colors everything. I have never seen it used this way.

    • Awww, thanks so much Terri! 🙂 Sometimes you have to make due with what you have…I’m impatiently waiting for my silver metallic thread to arrive so I had to improvise a bit to get the look that I wanted. 😉

  2. Love the little details on this – what a great showcase for SU products! The splatters and the bakers twine look gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

  3. What a happy and celebratory card! I love the way you tackled the swirls in the background–such a clever way to use the circle framelits. Great colors and I love the white embossing. Way to rock my sketch!

  4. Wow, you’ve rocked two challenges again, Amy! I love those big, fun candles, the loopy thread and the splatters in the background. I had to read to see how you did that, they kind of look bleached!

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