Stampin’ Up! Happiest of Birthdays 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 am always in need of birthday cards these days, so I decided that the sketch really was perfect for the big, bold and beautiful sentiment from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set.  And – I set atop some Artistry Blooms DSP (which is on sale right NOW – but only thru the end of the month!).  Take a look-see:

And – here’s our sketch!

And – I played along with the Watercooler Wednesday challenge, too! 🙂

I started with some Artistry Blooms paper – isn’t it pretty?!? – that I matted on Mango Melody for the card front!

I picked a different pattern – in blue – and cut a 2″ wide strip, that I banner-ized with the Triple Banner Punch.

I used my Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Marker to add faux stitches and then adhered the banner to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I placed a piece of Whisper White card stock in my Stamparatus and then inked the Happiest of Birthdays sentiment.  I used my Sponge Daubers to add ink right to the stamp – Blackberry Bliss on the top third-ish, Melon Mambo in the middle, and Mango Melody near the bottom!  Then I “huffed” onto the stamp – blew warm air across it to moisten the ink again – and stamped it onto the panel.

I cut the sentiment with a Rectangle Stitched Die.  The die was a little too long for my design – so, I shortened it by placing the die where I wanted the end of the panel – and ran it back thru the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.

I popped the sentiment on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added some Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Happiest Blooms sentiment in Blackberry Bliss on a Whisper White panel and added a few more of the sequins.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mango Melody mat and into my Blackberry Bliss card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a third Happiest Blooms sentiment in Blackberry Bliss on the front…

…and a little more Artistry Blooms DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love this gorgeous sentiment – and it’s really pretty with the Sponge Dauber-inking method, don’t you think? Happiest Birthdays is an all-sentiment set and all about birthdays (probably why they named it that!)!

And the Artistry Blooms DSP is full of rich and beautiful color for all your projects! And getting a pack at 15% is a great idea! 😉

I hope you like!

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

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!







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    Envelope size: 2-3/4″ x 4-3/8″
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Mango Melody Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock:  Stitched Rectangle Die cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner)

Artistry Blooms DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2″ x 4 1/4″ (front DSP banner);  envelope flap

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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Happiest of Birthdays for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. WOW!! This is beautiful Mary 🙂 Love how your sentiment flows with color the same as the background DSP

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Karen – I was pleased with how it turned out! 🙂

  2. Love the way that your sentiment turned out! Perfect with the background paper that you’ve used. 🙂

  3. How lovely! This is a card anyone would be happy to receive. I didn’t get that paper, but now you make me wish I had. Great ombre stamping!

    • stampsnlingers

      Well – you’ve still got time to get it on sale! Thanks, Julie! 🙂

  4. kristigraystamping

    love, love, love the way your sentiment matches the DSP. Super creative Mary

  5. Susan K

    Love that big sentiment in the gradient colors to match the pretty papers. Very cheerful and will make someone’s day special! TFS

  6. Love the colors. It’s great for either masculine or feminine too.

  7. I love the way you’ve used this big bold sentiment stamp as your main feature! Great colour combinations! Thanks for joining in over at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Take care! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Helen – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  8. DawnT

    What a fabulous card. The big sentiment looks amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at Watercooler Wednesday this week

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Dawn – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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