Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Build a {pretty} Birthday

Happy Tuesday! I hope all of my American friends had a wonderful Memorial Day long weekend.  My (regular length) weekend was hectic...lots of gardening going on around here!  There wasn't much time for stamping but I spent some quality time with ink and rubber last night and have a sweet project to show you.  I based my design on the current sketch challenge over at The Paper Players.  It has been a VERY long time since I had a chance to play along over there, but I couldn't resist this versatile sketch:

Here is my take on it using the new Build a Birthday stamp set, which will be available (ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!! {insert party horns here}) in the new 2015/16 Annual Catalogue...

Birthday card featuring the Build a Birthday stamp set...available June 2nd in the new 2015/16 Annual Catalogue
So?  How well do you know the new In-colours yet?  Can you name the soft green I used here?  It is Mint Macaron...such a lovely shade of green with lots of blue in it.  I paired it here with Blushing Bride, Soft Sky and Sahara Sand, along with Whisper White, of course.  I love the soft, girlie look of these colours together.  Of course, I had to add some bling with some silver glimmer hearts, punched with the Itty Bitty Accents pack, and a bit of 1/8" silver metallic ribbon.  As if that weren't girlie enough, I added a Tea Lace doily too!  Sometimes its fun to make a truly feminine card...I don't do many like this, living in a house of boys!

There is lots of texture on this one.  The Blushing Bride layer is embossed using the new Boho Chic TIEF and the background panel is double embossed using the Large Polka Dot TIEF (you can get this look by embossing the card stock once and then flipping it over in the embossing folder and running it through the Big Shot again...kinda cool, no?).

Inside view with sentiment from the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set.
On the inside I created the sentiment using several stamps from the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set.  I am SO excited that this set is in the new catalogue.  It was one of my all-time-favourite photopolymer releases!  I used Mint Macaron and Sahara Sand inks to stamp the sentiment and added a little silver glimmer heart.

Now here are your Weekly Deals for this week!  There are some AWESOME products from the Occasions Catalogue here!  Remember, prices are good until Monday at midnight.

Aquamarine ColorBox Chalk Ink Pad by Stampin' Up!

Price: $7.25  
Sale: $5.44
Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheets  by Stampin' Up!

Price: $11.95  
Sale: $8.96
Build a Bouquet Project Kit by Stampin' Up!

Price: $30.95 
Sale:  $23.21
Hello Honey 5/8 (1.6 cm) Quilted Cotton Ribbon by Stampin' Up!

Price: $8.95  
Sale: $6.71
Large Kraft Grid Journal by Stampin' Up!

Price: $4.95 
Sale: $3.71
Painted Blooms Cotton Twine by Stampin' Up!

Price: $8.95  
Sale: $6.71
Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper  by Stampin' Up!

Price: $13.50 
Sale: $10.13
Sweet Dreams Designer Buttons by Stampin' Up!

Price: $7.50  
Sale: $5.63
Yellow Citrus ColorBox Chalk Ink Pad by Stampin' Up!

Price: $7.25  
Sale: $5.44


  1. What a great new set, I love how you used it for the sketch! Love the new colors too. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players!

  2. Adorable creation....who wouldn't love a fun cake like that! Your color choices are fab, too! I love Mint Macaron and it is very pretty with Sahara Sand! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

  3. What a fabulous confection! I love the soft pink and green color scheme. Such a great take on the sketch. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

  4. So pretty, Leena! You can’t go wrong when sparkles and cake are involved. Thank you so much for playing along with my sketch this week at The Paper Players! :)


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