Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Birthday Boy!

I'm continuing my run of masculine cards and my oldest son, Talan, will be turning 7 in June so I decided to get a head start on his card!  I used the sketch and birthday challenge at The Friday Mashup!
I haven't gotten a lot of use out of my Blue Ribbon stamp set so I decided to use it as my focal image. 
I had some leftover Summer Smooches DSP that I thought looked like birthday banners so I stamped it with the numbers from Bring on the cake in Tangerine Tango and then used my blender pen to color in the "7"s with Pacific Point ink.  I used the tip of the Pennant Builder Punch to punch out my pennants. I also had to try out the date stamp that comes in the This and That bundle so I stamped Talan's birthday on the bottom corner. This is one that I am going to have to get used to because it is so different than a regular stamp!  I stamped it about a hundred times before stamping it on my card, but as you can see it didn't end up straight. I actually only got half of it stamped and miraculously was able to line it back up and stamp the bottom half of it.  It's a lot of fun though so I am going to practice some more with it!
Stamp Sets: Blue Ribbon, Bring on the Cake, Remember This and That Rotary Stamp
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Pacific Point, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango
Tools: Pennant Builder Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, blender pen
Accessories: Summer Smooches DSP, Baker's Twine, rhinestones, Dimensionals


  1. Eek, what a cute take on the sketch! I love how you stamped the background paper to match your layout. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  2. What a cheerful birthday card!Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!