March 17, 2021

Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Playing With Patterns Birthday Fun

Welcome to the March Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. A group of fellow demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia are participating. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you for our birthday theme this month so be sure to stop at each of our blogs. You may have arrived from Krissi’s blog. She had a great project!

1st Birthday Card

This fun and brightly colored birthday card is all ready to go for a special birthday boy who is turning 1 year old in a few weeks. He's my grand nephew and is just a vibrant as this card! And you may find it hard to believe but this card was made with several leftover pieces.

The outer frame and the letters were left over from these special birthday cards I made for my granddaughters who had birthdays this past weekend.

The background is from the PLAYING WITH PATTERNS Designer Series Paper (DSP). So many fun colors and 24 patterns to make super cute cards! 
The PLAYFUL ALPHABET Dies look great in both the positive and the negative. Plus the RECTANGULE STITCHED Dies make great layers and frames. 
And don't forget to add some of the PLAYING WITH PATTERNS Ribbon!
See the very end of this blog post for a list of all of the items used to make my featured "1st Birthday card." 

Thanks for hopping with us this month! Now click on the Next image to zoom to Shirley’s blog and see the fun project she designed.

Joy 🌹

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List of items used in my "1st Birthday Card" project above

  • 152490 PLAYING WITH PATTERNS Designer Series Paper (DSP)
  • 152468 PLAYING WITH PATTERNS Ribbon Combo Pack
  • 152323 STITCHED SHAPES Dies
  • 151770 LAYERING CIRCLES Dies
  • 151775 SUBTLE 3D Embossing Folder

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  1. Joy, I love your use of positive and negative space for the letters and the dies!

  2. Love this card Joy, even more than previous 2, not sure why! Great colours!

  3. Joy you have made some beautiful cards with this set. Lovely job

  4. Really cute - what great paper for birthdays!

  5. The Playful Alphabet is so useful. Fantastic cards for a special birthday

  6. Such a fun card! I love that you were able to create it using "left-overs" from other projects. I just got the Playful Alphabet dies and you've given me inspiration for my first project with them. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Great cards! I love the use of the negative die-cut images...I think I'll be making some of these this weekend! Thanks for the idea!

  8. This bundle (and the paper) is awesome. One of my favorites. Your cards are super cute. TFS

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