Stampin’ Up! So Much Happy Birthday for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a sketch challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

I need a birthday card for a tiny human.  Actually – by rights it needs to be a BELATED birthday but…he’s like..TWO.  So I feel confident he’ll give me a pass.  Hopefully his parents will, too!  I pulled out the So Much Happy bundle from the Annual Catalog and paired it up with some party-on-paper Playing with Patterns 6″ x 6″ DSP.  Take a look-see:

And – here’s our sketch! I was a little…LITTLE…loose! 😉

And I also played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge. I went down the middle!

I started with two pieces of Playing with Patterns 6″ x 6″ DSP – both the same size as the front of my Night of Navy card base (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) and used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the front and inside.

From another piece of Night of Navy, I cut the large Happy sentiment die in the Happy Die Set – bundled with the So Much Happy stamp set!  Then I used the scallop edge die to cut a…scalloped edge.

Using the banner die in the set, I cut three banners from some Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral Playing with Patterns 6″ x 6″ DSP and adhered them to the die cut sentiment.

From the Calypso Coral piece of Playing with Patterns 6″ x 6″ DSP, I cut a narrower piece with the scalloped edge die.  I laid it out as a “shadow” and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Then I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the die cut sentiment over top.

On Whisper White, I stamped Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral balloons – which I cut with their dies in the Happy Die set. Then I used Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere them to the card front.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stampd the So Much Happy sentiment in Night of Navy and cut it with the smallest scalloped rectangle in the Stitched So Sweetly Die set.  I adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I added some Playing with Patterns Resin Dots and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added more Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral balloons to a Whisper White panel.  I also stamped some little Night of Navy bows.  A few Playing with Patterns Resin Dots finished it off.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Night of Navy mat and into the card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more So Much Happy balloons and bows on the front…

…and I put some more of the Coastal Cabana Playing with Patterns 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think the So Much Happy and it’s bundled Happy Dies make for a pretty festive birthday card, don’t you?  Well – it ALSO gives you sentiments for friendship, graduation and congratulation cards!

And they all coordinate perfectly with the Happy Die Set!

I hope you like – and will add this one to your stash!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

Now 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’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Julie Johnston

Have fun on the Hop!!







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Night of Navy Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 3 3/8″  x 5 1/2″ (die cut sentiment); 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: Smallest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die cut (sentiment); 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (inner liner); Happy Dies die cut balloons

Playing with Patterns 6″ x 6″ DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front and inner liner); 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (“shadow” Happy Die cut scallop); envelope flap

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20 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! So Much Happy Birthday for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. WOW!!! Such a fun card Mary 🙂 Love all the happiness in it from the DSP to the balloons and the colorful banners. Perfection!!

  2. Such a cute card! Love all of the die cut layering. 🙂 As for the sketch…if you can close one eye and turn the card “just so” and see it, you’re all good! 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Okay – I closed one eye. And then the other. And there it was!! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. What a pretty, cheerful and happy birthday card!! 😊

  4. Well, even if you were a little loose, no one will throw you out of the hop…lol. The little human might surprise you but he will love it for sure. Who doesn’t like balloons!

  5. Bernice P

    Hi Mary, such a festive card… brings me to a happy place which is a good thing these days. Thank you for sharing.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yeah for a happy place!! Glad to help – thank you, Bernice! 🙂

  6. Any two year old would love this card, and I am sure he will give you a pass for lateness. Story of MY life. He willl probably want to sleep with it. Really fun card. I might even reconsider and put it on my wish list.

  7. Faith Simpson

    oh goodness…..cutest card ever. I often think I don’t need a set……and then you do something wonderful with it!!

  8. You sure brought that stamp set to life, Mary! What a cute design and so festive with the banners and balloons! Lovely to see you in the Tic Tac Toe gallery; thanks for sharing your fun card with us this week!

  9. Susan K

    What a happy and cheerful card for any age. I love everything about it. TFS.

  10. Kate Sicard

    Love this card especially how you included the DSP on the inside. So festive inside and out! Just love it!

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