Stampin’ Up! Happiest of Birthdays Fun Fold with Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – it’s a clean-and-simple theme challenge from Jaydee.  Our theme is CELEBRATION! – which is appropriate since this is The Paper Player’s 500th Challenge!! Whoo-hoo!!  I hope you’ll come and play along to help us celebrate!  🙂

If you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If you weren’t able to watch the live version, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

I picked birthday celebration for my theme – and pulled from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set for my big bold focal sentiment.  I added it atop some relatively subtle plaid from the new Plaid Tidings DSP – coming on 4 Aug in the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog!!  Take a look-see:

And here’s our 500th Paper Players challenge badge!

I also pulled a little help for the layout of the smaller “card” on the front of my fun-fold from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

This is a SUPER easy fun fold, y’all!  It probably looks familiar – cuz I did a similar fold not too long ago, using the Forever Fern Bundle!

For this one, I started with a piece of gorgeous plaid paper from the Plaid Tidings DSP pack that I matted on Misty Moonlight and then adhered to my Bumble Bee card base with Liquid Glue.

I cut a smaller piece of the same plaid and matted it on Misty Moonlight – to make the card front for the small card.

I placed a piece of Whisper White into my Stamparatus and, using the Marker-to-Rubber technique, stamped the Happiest of Birthdays sentiment.  I colored the large letters with my Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Write Marker and used the Pretty Peacock Marker for the small letters.

I used a Stitched Rectangle Die that was the right width – but too long – to cut the sentiment.  I made it smaller by running the cut thru my die cutting machine a second time.  The video shows how to do that – way easier than words would do!  You can scroll thru to about the 14 minute mark! 🙂

I used Liquid Glue to adhere a small strip of Bumble Bee plaid from Plaid Tidings to the bottom of the sentiment, then popped the whole thing onto the small card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added a single Bumble Bee 2020-2021 In Color Enamel Dot – and the small card front was done.

For the inside, I matted another strip of the Bumble Bee Plaid Tidings DSP on Misty Moonlight and then adhered it to a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Misty Moonlight mat and into the small Bumble Bee card base – then I adhered that whole little card to the larger card base – offset to the left – with Liquid Glue – and the fun-fold card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another fun sentiment from Happiest of Birthdays on the front – in Pretty Peacock ink…

…and more of the blue-toned Plaid Tidings DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Happiest of Birthdays stamp set is perfect for clean-and-simple cards – the big bold sentiments really do all the work!  It’s also handy to have a cute sentiment for those SO FEW times you MIGHT be a little-bit-late with a card! 😉

And – Stampin’ Up! heard us when we asked for MORE PLAID!!  The new Plaid Tidings DSP is gorgeous!!

I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!  And – of course, you can get a taste of the Plaid Tidings DSP in one of my Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog Shares!

Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team






The July Tutorial features the Whale Done Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.

Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog Shares are Open!

If you’ve been anxiously awaiting word on my Catalog Shares – here ’tis!

If you do NOT know what a “catalog share” is – it’s….sort of like your first run thru a Cruise Ship buffet.  There’s a TON to choose from – so you try a little dab of everything!  Then you know what to go back to for a second helping. 🙂

In the same vein – a catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new products in the catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies!

So – you can try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 Aug 20 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – as early in the week of the 10th as I can manage!

Once again, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it out and get signed up before 2 Aug using the form you’ll find on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog Shares page!

Bonus Days are here again! For every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend between today and 3 August, you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed between 4 August and 30 August.  Whoo-hoo!! There are so many amazing, new products on your wish list – buy lots of them in July so you can complete your list in August with your pile of freebie coupons. Winner Winner Fried-Chicken-with-no-Calories Dinner!

For every order you place, you’ll receive an email with your Bonus Days coupon codes. Don’t lose these codes!!

Write them down, print them out or save them in a handy spreadsheet. That way, you’ve got everything you need to redeem the credits in August.  Have I said…WHOO-HOOO

Down to one shelf!  But – there’s plenty left – so…help me wipe the shelf clean, okay?

I’ve got the remaining list over on the original post – right here – and I’m pretty sure it’s current and up-to-date (not a 99% sure – maybe….96.7%?!?).

Check it out – get all the deets – and then let me know what you’d like! 

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Bumble Bee Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card base); 3 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ (small card base – scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Misty Moonlight Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for card base); 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mats for small card front and for inner liner); 1/2″ x 3 1/8″(mat for inner liner strip)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 5/8″ x 3 1/4″ Stitched Rectangle Die (Sentiment); 3″ x 4″ (inner liner)

Plaid Tidings DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (on large card base); 3″ x 4″ (small card front); 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (front strip); 3/8″ x 3 1/8″ (inner liner strip); envelope flap

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Finn Fan Fix


No…I mean…I do remember some weeds that I MIGHT have run thru in my search for the perfect spot for…err….you know…

Why do you ask?


Maybe a few, bud…maybe just a few…

The untold side of having a velcro-Aussie! 🙂



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30 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Happiest of Birthdays Fun Fold with Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

  1. What a fun card! Sorry that I missed your live last night…sheesh, always late! Poor Finn, stickers are not a good mix with a fluffy pup. And they do seem to jump off everything and stick right to them! 🙁

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – they really do! 🙁 I hate those things! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. Ann Wilcox Schach

    Beautiful, Mary…as are all of your cards! I am a plaid lover, and I am so happy to see it back in our arsenal of paper! Love the fold!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Ann! I love how quick and easy this fold is! And yep -plaid is da bomb! 🙂

  3. Love your card. Sorry I missed you live. Mexican stuffed red bell peppers got in the way! Poor Finn…our socks and sneaker laces know all about those hitchhikers!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yum!! Sounds like a great dinner! 🙂 Shoes laces and hitchhikers. Bleh! 🙁

  4. Love the plaid! What a fun fold!

  5. Velcro Aussie indeed!
    Wonderful card. Love the fun fold and the plaid!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Julie – it’s a really cool pack of paper! 🙂

  6. Jacquie

    Stunning design! Love the shape of the card, great colors and especially the plaid. Thanks for playing along with us at FMS!

  7. Jen Brum

    What a wonderful card! I just love that plaid paper and that card design! Such a great take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Jen – I love the new plaid very much! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  8. Linda Callahan

    Oh that plaid! beautiful backdrop for that big bold sentiment! Great design!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Linda – appreciate you coming by! 🙂

  9. Love these plaid colors AND the fun fold! That big HB sentiment is getting a good workout from me too…great stamp to have!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – it’s a wonderful set!! Thanks so much, LeAnne! 🙂

  10. Joanne James

    Love the plaid – and that big bold sentiment! A great way to celebrate Mary!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Joanne – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  11. Stef Perry

    Such a cool card Mary, the plaid is gorgeous and the fun fold adds a wonderful surprise element for the recipient! I used to have a fluffy pup years ago (German Shepherd/Norwegian Elkhound mix) and he had the same problem with attracting everything to his fur. Poor Finn!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – they’re velcro, for sure! Thanks so much, Stef! 🙂

  12. Mary, ugh to the stickers! Poor Finn:-) You showcased this fabulous plaid paper beautifully and I love that you shared another fun fold card. So glad you were guesting with us and could share in our 500th challenge celebration

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Jaydee – so was I! It’s been fun – and I can’t believe the year is half over already! I love this plaid so much! Thank you! 🙂

  13. Oh Mary, another amazing fun fold! That plaid is just so gorgeous, too! I love everything about this card! Have a great weekend!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Claire – and you, too! 🙂

  14. Great card, love the fun mix of colors and your take on the FMS sketch!

  15. Love the fun mix of plaid and that big, bold sentiment! Oh poor Finn and his velcro fur. My Gidget Louise has fur that attracts leaves and sticks which are a lot easier to remove. Lol!

    • stampsnlingers

      Gidget Louise! I love that name, Anne Marie! Velcro is tough – no matter WHAT it picks up! Thanks so much! 🙂

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