Banner Blast Birthday


Today I made several cards for an order I am currently working on for my neighbor.  This card is for her granddaughter’s birthday.  I think it turned out super cute!!

First, I cut the raspberry card stock to fit the front of the card.  Then I added the white card stock to fit on top of the raspberry background.  I thought that a cupcake embossed background would make it fun and special for a young girl.  I set the card stock pieces aside and got to worked on the banners.

I wanted to use bright and fun colors so I picked Bermuda Bay, Melon Mango, Tempting Turquoise, and Daffodil Delight.  I stamped the banners on white card stock and cut them out.  Instead of using another bright color, I decided to go with something sparkly.  The silver glitter paper was the perfect fit.  I attached the banners to pink bakers twine using LOTS of mini Zots.  I had planned to tie tiny bows to put on the 4 edges of the banners, but the ends of the bows kept unraveling.  Instead I punched a tiny hole and inserted brads to cover the edges so it would not look unfinished.

The card was still lacking the “Happy Birthday” feel, so I made a birthday cake to go with it.  I filled in the second tier with yellow glitter and cut the cake out.  I stamped a tiny pin wheel, cut it out, and added a teeny tiny gem to the center.  To adhere them to the embossed background, I first used Scotch foam tape.  Since the foam tape is sticky, but not sticky enough to hold (forever) on to the embossed paper, I stuck a Zot to the foam tape to keep it in place.

Hope you like it.  Please feel free to use my idea.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Banner Blast, Make A Cake (Stampin’ Up), Happy 3×4 (Simon Says Stamp).

Inks: Bermuda Bay, Mellon Mango, Daffodil Delight, and Tempting Turquoise.

Papers: Raspberry card stock (Creative Memories), silver glitter paper (Stampin’ Up).

Other: Flower Brads (Making Memories), Cupcake embossing folder (Cuttlebug by Provo Craft), Decorative label, Banner Framelits (Stampin’ Up), yellow glitter (Doodlebug), mini gems, and small Zots adhesive.


The next card I made a few days after, but I decided to put them on the same post because they are almost identical.   This birthday card was made for college roommate, Megan.

Megan's Birthday Card

Green and Gold Birthday

To make this card I did everything that I did above, except the cake.  I thought the cake would be too childish, so I added a few extra mats to the embossed background paper.  Instead of using baker’s twine to hold the banners, I used Scrapper’s Floss (which I have used on one of the cards in the My Valentine’s post).  Below are the 4 tiny bows that are made from scrapper’s floss.

Itty Bitty bows

Itty Bitty bows

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Banner Blast (Stampin’ Up) and Happy 3×4 (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: VersaMark, Pear Pizzazz

Papers: Kraft, green and white card stock, Bazzill Bling green, and gold glitter paper (Stampin’ Up).

Other: Cupcake embossing folder (Cuttlebug by Provo Craft), Decorative label, Banner Framelits (Stampin’ Up), Scraper’s Floss (Karen Foster) and small Zots adhesive.

Happy Stamping!