Happy Umpteenth Birthday for The Paper Players

I’ve been waiting for the right time to use this cute, cute, cute stamp from Oh My Goodies.  I’ve also been waiting for the right time to use this bright, energy-filled Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper.  This week’s sketch from The Paper Players delivers the opportunity to use both.  Woo hoo!  Here’s my card:

Oh My Goodies, Good News, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PP206And here’s the sketch from The Paper Players that inspired my exuberant birthday card:

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Sugary Sweet.  Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper is DEFINITELY sweet and sugary (I had to come up with another word because it wouldn’t make sense to say the paper is sweet and taffy-y).  Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Tempting Turquoise all come together on a Whisper White base to create bright and cheery designs.  Go, Sweet Taffy!
  • Leave it Alone.  Since I first saw this cute sentiment from Oh My Goodies, I knew I wanted to layer the word “umpteenth” in a different color.  When all was said and done, it was just too much.  I decided it would be best to just leave it alone.  The sentiment still stands out without the added layer of color.
  • Rich Razzleberry Base.  The Melon Mambo sentiment sits all bright and cheery on top of this bright and cheery paper.  To reduce the sticky sweetness a bit, I added a Deco Label layer of Rich Razzleberry between the sentiment and the paper.  Rich Razzleberry is still rich and bold but less than any of the other colors featured in this paper.

Who wouldn’t love to receive this cheerful card?  Don’t you agree that the bright colors and super-cute layout are a great way to send birthday wishes – even if your friend is umpteen years old?  🙂

SURPRISE!  It’s also LeAnne Pugliese’s birthday, and the Merry Monday team is celebrating with a parade of birthday cards.  I’ve included this card as a cheery birthday wish for LeAnne.  Woo hoo!  Check out the other cards here.

Stamp Sets:  Oh My Goodies, Big News  Papers:  Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Sweet Taffy  Inks:  Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry  Accessories:  Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Hexagon punch (for banner tips)

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  1. Hi Brian…I’ve missed you this past week while I’ve been at Boy Scout Camp! Great card…love all the bright colors…definitely a “summer” card! 🙂

  2. Maria Rodriguez

    I miss yesterday’s post, Sundays tend to take me away from my craft room and blogs so, today I didn’t want to wait to say I love this card, the colors are so bright, very ”Birthday” like, indeed who wouldn’t love to receive this in the mail.
    And I wonder how the word “Umpteenth” would have looked in blue or green? Hmm..

  3. Great card! Bright and cheery. Thank you for sharing.

  4. A very “fun” card, Brian. I do love the colors … very birthday-ish! It is a happy card for sure.

  5. I just love your card very nice. I would love to see a card made by you using Sea Street. I do like your ideas.

  6. Cute? cuter? Oh no, cutest! Yes, always good to know when to leave well enough alone, umpteenth looks great the way it is.

  7. Brian, love this card and the colors are perfect!

  8. I would love to get this card on my birthday. It’s so bright and cheery and would definitely lift me out of my post Christmas doldrums. I think the Razzleberry Deco Label adds depth. Now put this in a safe place and I’ll email my birthday and address to you later. XOXO

  9. I’m crazy about this card & especially the sentiment!
    A nice colorful “wake-me-up” this Monday morning.

  10. Such a fun and happy card! Great use of the sketch. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players.

  11. Charlotte Coombes

    GREAT card, Brian! and another stamp set to go on my wish list! lol I was on the fence about this one, but it just moved to the list! I love that this layout and stamp choice for this challenge is perfect for any age, and male or female, just by changing the paper and ink colors – You are my rock star for inspiration!

  12. Super fun card, Brian! Love the colors and how you put it all together. Sweet Taffy is great dsp and you’re right…very sweet and sugary. Great description! 🙂 I haven’t used mine yet, but maybe a CASE from yours, would be good. You are such an inspiration!

  13. Like the way you lifted the whole sentiment panel. Will need to give that a try!
    Thanks for the idea!

  14. Love the colors!!! 🙂

  15. I love this bright and happy card Brian – a great take on this week’s sketch and a perfect balance of colours! And horizontal stripes that are still horizontal too 😉 Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  16. Pretty sweet looking card.

  17. A charming use of color. This card really picks one’s spirits up, so to speak.

  18. Love this Brian! Sweet & fun! You should enter it in the Merry Monday birthday challenge this week (hint, hint)! Someone you know had a birthday recently and she would love it, I’m sure! Thank you so much for sharing this with the Paper Players this week!

  19. Love LeAnne’s post! So glad you decided to join in our fun this week. Totally love the bright, cheery colors! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

  20. Fabulous fun and bright card Brian, Thanks for joining us for Leanne’s Birthday Blog Hop at Merry Monday.

  21. Oh this is such a fun card! LOVE that sentiment!!! Thanks so much for celebrating our birthday challenge at Merry Monday.

    Deanne 🙂

  22. Brian, love the bold stripes, it really helps to emphasize the horizontal banners on the card. The bright pop of color is also a perfect backdrop to your sentiment. Great take on the sketch. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

  23. Fabulous card; love that “umpteenth” stamp.

  24. I’m loving this bright and cheery card! It’s sure to brighten anyone’s birthday 🙂 Thanks so much for joining our birthday celebration at Merry Monday!

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