Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Stampin' Up! Celebrate with Tags ~ Birthday Card


Stampin' Up!'s Celebrate with Tags stamps and coordinating Celebration Tags Dies were used to create this birthday card.  The layout was inspired by The Paper Players Sketch Challenge: PP619.  At first glance this is a fairly simple sketch, and while I did chose to keep most of my card pretty simple, this sketch has endless possibilities!  Be sure to swing by the challenge post on their blog to see all the other amazing cards created from this simple sketch.

So, this is one of those instances where I had a thing on my brain and just needed to make it happen before other things could happen.  You see, I really wanted to use this candle die from Celebration Tags Dies to do some paper piecing to create a multicolored candle.  It was a little time consuming, which is why I kept the rest of my card so very simple.  I am pleased with the results, and have a few tips. 😉

  1. Use the die (it makes two candles) to cut scraps of Pool Party Cardstock and Pacific Point Cardstock.  Use it again to cut the flames from Crushed Curry Cardstock.  Place a bit of adhesive (I used Liquid Glue, but next time with use Stampin' Seal) on a piece of white cardstock...attach the Pacific Point Candles, after poking out the middles.
  2. This is the tedious part...fill in the spaces with the small Pool Party pieces.  Then, glue the Crushed Curry flames on the candles.  (The Take Your Pick Tool makes this step SO much easier!)
  3. Fussy cut around the candles, being super careful around the flames. I didn't like the white bits showing from under the candles SO...
  4. I used Stampin' Write Markers, the brush tip, to go around the edges of the candles.  (Another option would be to use Pacific Point Cardstock to glue everything to, but I didn't think about that until just now)

Card Base ~ Granny Apple Green Cardstock ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Celebrate Everything DSP ~ 4" x 5-1/4"
Layer 2 ~ Granny Apple Green Cardstock ~ 1-1/2" x 2-3/4"
Layer 3 ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ at least 1-1/2" x 2-3/4"
Scraps of Basic White, Pool Party, Pacific Point and Crushed Curry Cardstocks

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  1. Such a fun birthday card, Judith! I love the polka dot pattern. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players!

  2. Such a cheery birthday card, Judith! Love those polka dots. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!