Stampin’ Up! Birthday Backgrounds Celebration for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!


Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a color challenge, and I hope you’ll check out everyone’s projects when you’re done here!

Our fun colors this week were Lemon Lime Twist, Lovely Lipstick and Basic Black.  I decided to have a bit of a party with them, so I pulled out the Birthday Backgrounds stamp set and the Calls For A Celebration set!  Take a look-see:

Here’s our challenge badge – these are really fun colors together!

And, since the actual WORD “Celebration” is on this card, I decided to play along with The Paper Players

This one was quick and easy!

I started with a Basic Black card base and, across the front, stamped the streamers image from the Birthday Backgrounds stamp set in Versamark Ink.  Now – when YOU make this card, do this with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  It’ll show up better!

I cut a square of the Broadway Bound Specialty DSP and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.  On a square of Whisper White, I added some Birthday Backgrounds images – the streamers in Lemon Lime Twist and the confetti in Lovely Lipstick.  Then I adhered that over the top at a jaunty angle.

I cut a banner mat from a piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock and cut the end with the Banner Triple Punch.

On a strip of Basic Black, I stamped the big sentiment from the Calls For A Celebration set in Versamark Ink, sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.  When it was cool, I punched the end with my Banner Triple Punch

I adhered the sentiment to the Lemon Lime Twist banner with a little Liquid Glue, then popped the whole thing on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A small bow, tied from a length of Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon and adhered with a dab of Liquid Glue was next.  I used my Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blend to color a Pearl Basic Jewel, which I adhered to the sentiment banner to finish off the card front.

On the inside, I used stamped-off-once Lemon Lime Twist and Lovely Lipstick ink in the middle of a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Lovely Lipstick mat and into the Basic Black card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Birthday Backgrounds streamers and confetti on the front…

…and the envelope flap got some Broadway Bound Specialty DSP.

Et Voila!  I love this Birthday Backgrounds set – so many cool images to play with to create all sorts of “paper”!  And Calls For A Celebration is really fun and useful – with plenty of sentiments for celebratingNow that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi Gray’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston

Have fun on the Hop!!






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Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″); 1″ x 3 3/4″ (sentiment)

Lovely Lipstick Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Birthday Backgrounds Celebration for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!

  1. I love it…every time I think I know everything that’s in the catalog, you come up with a dazzler like this! Off I go to find my wish list. What a great background stamp…how did I ever miss it?

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s a bit of a sleeper – but I LOVE background and texture stamps – so it caught my eye! Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  2. That’s awesome Mary! Love the clean layers topped off with that bow. Perfect! 🙂

  3. Mary… love the patterned paper, sentiment… and the layout! Thanks so much for joining us for the 400th challenge at The Paper Players!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks – and thanks for the fun challenges, Elizabeth! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  4. I have come to expect great cards from you, and this one is no exception! It is lovely. I especially like the almost minimal use of that one color which shall go unnamed. 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Julie! I sorta figured you wouldn’t be crushed if I didn’t load up on THAT color! 😉

  5. Really fun Mary, don’t you just love the way the DSP does most of the work! Love the choice of paper!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Kristi! I do love our paper very very much! 🙂

  6. janclothier

    Quick and easy it might have been but very effective and festive it is! The colour combination is great and your layers of jaunty angles so much fun! The birthday backgrounds are fantastic so you can create DIY DSP! Lovely card, Mary. Thank you for joining in the 400th Challenge Celebrations at The Paper Players.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Jan – and thank you all for the fun challenges! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  7. Great job on the embossing and I love the curlies of the DSP

  8. Great card, Mary. Love the streamers – bright, cheery and fun!

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