Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Amazing Birthday

Welcome to another round of blogging hopping from The Stamp Review Crew!  This week we are using my favorite birthday stamp set from the annual catalog, Amazing Birthday.  I tend to use the biggest stamp in the set the most, so I challenged myself to use some of the other sets!  The circles are really nice because they match up with our 1 1/4" Circle Punch. The banners also coordinate with the Banner Framelits.  It sure makes things easier when you can cut them out quickly and perfectly every time!  

I picked out some of this year's In Colors for my card. I stamped off each color onto scrap paper before stamping on Whisper White cardstock to give them a more subtle look.  The stamp that I used for my background was really easy to stamp because the words are all crooked on the stamp, so I didn't have to stamp them perfectly to get them to look good!  I would have loved to sew my banners on, but I don't have a sewing machine so I did some faux stitching.  I did this by using my paper-piercing tool to pierce the holes, and then connected them all with my Blackberry Bliss marker.

Thanks for stopping by!  You can click on the links to go backwards or forwards through the hop.  Happy hopping!

  1. Mike Funke
  2. Dawn Tidd
  3. Yapha Mason
  4. Cindy Beach
  5. Shana Gaff
  6. Kerry Willard Bray
  7. Tanya Boser
  8. Adriana Benitez
  9. Wendy Weixler
  10. Ann Schach


  1. You sure did the In Colors justice here! I love the trio of banners, they're the perfect showcase for the circle images!

  2. Yup, that's some great stampin you did there! I love the 3 banners and the circles anchoring them. The faux stitching is the perfect touch :)

  3. Super cute card! I like how you used the banners with the circles.

  4. What a cute design, Shana! I love the banners against the adorable stamped background. Your faux stitching is fabulous!

  5. Sweet design. It could be used for any occasion.

  6. Shana - this is amazing! You and I are a lot alike in that we try to ONLY use the stamps from the set. And you ROCKED this hop!

  7. Fantastic card! Love the subtle look of the colours and the fantastic design of the card! Great faux stitching too! Thanks for sharing!