Stampin’ Up! Happiest of Birthdays for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is “Birthday” and I made a Z-fold card with the Stampin’ Up! Happiest of Birthdays stamp set and the beautiful Hydrangea Hill designer series paper. This is such a cheerful sentiment and is so versatile! Instead of the floral feminine birthday card, you can pair it with a masculine DSP for a Birthday card for the men in your family or add balloons and confetti for a lighthearted, youthful look. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I stamped sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Happiest of Birthdays cling stamp set with my Stamparatus in an Ombre fashion. First I inked the top part of the stamp in Gorgeous Grape, sponged the bottom edge of the ink with a sponge dauber to soften the ink edge and stamped the Basic White panel. I wiped the ink with a moist chamois and inked the stamp with Highland Heather covering the middle and top. Then I wiped the stamp again and inked the bottom of the stamp with Misty Moonlight, again using the sponge dauber to soften the ink line. The Stamparatus was perfect, allowing me to stamp precisely over the same spot without making a mess!

I die cut the second largest Scalloped Contour rectangle from Gorgeous Grape and adhered the stamped panel to the center. I finished the panel with three floral embellishments and a Gorgeous Grape bow.

I adhered the floral Hydrangea Hill designer series paper to the right and left sections of the scored card base. I adhered the striped paper to the center and burnished the folds with my bone folder in a mountain and valley fashion.

I cut the Basic White panel with the second largest Scalloped Contours die and stamped the corners with the hydrangea flowers from the Hydrangea Haven photopolymer stamp set. I masked the corners before stamping so that only the paper inside the stitching would be stamped. I adhered the panel to the center of the large floral panel with liquid glue. Then I adhered strips of Tear & Tape to the left side of the front scalloped panel, pulled off the covers and adhered the panel to the card front, being careful to align it with the Basic White inside panel.

Isn’t the Stampin’ Up! Happiest of Birthdays wish cheerful and uplifting? And since it’s a large sentiment, it is really easy to do in an ombre or multi color look that makes it even more special!

On With The Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Amy Koender’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Mary Deatherage created.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:

  1. Jaimie Babarczy
  2. Tara Carpenter
  3. Leslie Larkin
  4. Karen Finkle
  5. Jillian Good
  6. Karen Ksenzakovic
  7. Donna Leonard
  8. Sue Prather
  9. Mary Deatherage
  10. Akiko Sudano <– You Are Here
  11. Amy Koenders

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Highland Heather – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 2-1/8″ (mountain) and 4-1/4″, (valley)
  • Gorgeous Grape – 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ (scalloped mat)
  • Basic White – 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ (inside panel), 2-5/8″ x 3-15/16″ (front label),
  • Hydrangea Hill DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (back floral panel), two 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″ panel (front floral panel and inside striped panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: