Stampin’ Up! Picture Perfect Birthday Card

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to Tuesday and another Stamp Ink Paper challenge!  

I don’t know if you’ve seen the fun paper in the Picture Perfect Party DSP – but it’s photo-realistic pictures on one side and colorful graphics on the other.  As you might imagine – the photos are party-themed.


So, I used that paper and the coordinating Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set to make my card for today.

Guess what it’s for?


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Our Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #133 is a sketch challenge!  Won’t you come play along?


Oh – hey!  Did you think that ginormous bow was real?!

Well – it’s not!  Hang tight.

I started with a confetti strewn piece of the Picture Perfect Party paper and matted it on Basic Black with some Fast Fuse.

The center strip is a plain piece of Whisper White that I embellished with the little Happy Birthday sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set in Berry Burst.  I just stamped it all over the strip, then I matted it on Basic Black and Fast Fuse’d it to the card front.  

Next up, I used the new-ish Starburst Punch to punch a Basic Black circle, which I adhered with a little Liquid Glue.  Then I wrapped a length of Lemon Lime Twist 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon around the whole thing, securing it in the back with Fast Fuse.

One of the designs in the Picture Perfect Party DSP is a bow-covered design.  I fussy cut one of the Lemon Lime Twist bows, edged it with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it over the Starburst punched shape with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment in Berry Burst on a piece of scrap Whisper White and fussy cut each word.  I once again edged the little word pieces with the Basic Black Marker and used a little Liquid Glue to adhere them to the bow.

I finished up with some Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins here and there and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday in Berry Burst to a Whisper White panel.  Then, in Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist, I added some of the little confetti images from the stamp set.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Lemon Lime Twist card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

Across the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added more Picture Perfect Birthday confetti…

…and then added another little bit of the Picture Perfect Party DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Folks this one went together quickly and yet – I think it has a lot of impact.  I love how “real” that bow looks on top of the black, don’t you?!  This Picture Perfect Birthday suite is so much fun!  Hope you like! 🙂



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Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for middle strip); Starburst Punch shape

Whisper White Card Stock: 1 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ (center strip); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Picture Perfect Party DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix  

Finn and I didn’t spend a lot of quality camera-ready time together today.

Wayne was outside with the equipment repair guy much of the afternoon and the Man was helping them.

Man work.

When he did decide he needed a nap and came in, we spent a little time watching Back to the Future.

He’d never seen it, believe it or not! 🙂

Since he wanted to watch from my lap – I took the opportunity to try out the Portrait mode on my new phone.  For a Finn-ie.  Or two.

I need longer arms.

But – I think you can see what he thinks of Back to the Future, huh?



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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Picture Perfect Birthday Card

  1. How clever to use the bow stamp like you did…you’re a genius! Back to the Future was one of my favorite movies. Who doesn’t love Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. Loved them in their TV shows too. Have a great day!

    • I know – a classic pair! And that’s a fussy cut bow! All Stampin’ Up! – I just had to cut it out quick. 🙂 Thanks much, Karen! 🙂

  2. Karen Ksenakovic

    Love your card. I honestly thought you put one of the bows on the front. It’s such a fun card. I may have to try that one if/when I get that set. Great portrait of Finn, but you’re right, you need longer arms or a selfie stick.

  3. What a cute card! Love the bow, your ribbon under it makes it look just like a present! Awesome pictures of Finn…with your fancy new phone! So have you enabled the facial recognition for Finn yet so that he can do his own selfies??? 😉

  4. Linda dickinson

    What a great card! Guess I will “need” to get that set😄Bow totally looks real. Thanks for sharing😊

  5. Susan K

    Yes, that bow looks very real and 3D and makes a totally cute card. Totally cute portraits of Finn Man too.

  6. What a festive card!!! Very nicely done!!!. LOL Finn has this look like … Time travel? WhATTTTT?!#$%

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