Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today’s the most special day of the year – today is my Mom’s birthday.  While we celebrated her birthday during her visit to Atlanta in December, I am continuing the celebration by sharing her card today.  From the moment I saw the page of tiny blue (Pool Party and Mint Macaron) flowers in Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, I knew that it would be used in Mom’s birthday card.  She loves floral prints and is partial to blue flowers (they match her eyes).  I can’t tell you how old she is, but I am excited to share the card I made for her:

Number of Years, Large Numbers Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, birthday card

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Sweetest Sentiment.  There are so many ways to say “happy birthday” and “I think you’re great” but this sentiment from Number of Years has to be the sweetest thing ever – “the number of years the world has been a better place because you’re in it.”  Not only is the sentiment sweet and kind, but the font is super-fun.  The set is filled with so many combinations and options to make a card for almost anyone – and why buy JUST the set when you can get the incredible bundle?  🙂
  • Subtle Stamping.  While a simple crop from the Large Number Framelits offers a perfect accompaniment to this sentiment, the number sin the stamp set pair perfectly to create a rustic texture on the numbers.  Because the set is photopolymer, I cropped my numbers first AND THEN stamped the image on top.  I stamped lightly in Pool Party on Pool Party cardstock to create a subtle image without overpowering the rest of the card.  I quite like the look of the stamped numbers – these two numbers fit perfectly inside a circle cropped with a 2-1/2″ Circle punch.Number of Years, Large Numbers Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, birthday card
  • Sweet Sophistication.  Why do some colors just seem to look perfect together?  More and more, I’m falling in love with Mossy Meadow’s richness and its ability to pair with almost any color.  I pulled the colors for my cardstock from this gorgeous piece of Designer Series Paper and couldn’t be happier with the sweet (yet sophisticated) appeal of this combination.  If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Mossy Meadow, Pool Party, Whisper White

Stamp Sets:  Number of Years  Papers:  Pool Party, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Birthday Bouqeut Designer Series Paper  Inks:  Pool Party, Mossy Meadow  Accessories:  2-1/2″ Circle punch, Large Numbers Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals



Mom has always been supportive of everything I do, and we’ve had a lot of fun with this Stampin’ Up! venture.  Over the past year, she’s been “game” to film some videos for me (and for you) – the most recent was a video I shared last week that features this Number of Years Bundle – you can see it here.  What fun!

Here’s a video from WAY BACK (this video is three years old) when Mom was filming me during an introduction to one of my videos.  We both got the giggles and barely got through it.  If you’ve seen it before, it’s worth another chuckle:

Happy birthday, Mom!

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  1. Happy Birthday to Mary! I hope her day is extra special!

    • Happy Birthday “Mom”. Have a blessed day.
      beautiful card, for such a wonderful day. You “go” Brian great mom with great video’s. : – )

  2. Suzie Patt Cullen

    Happy Birthday, Mary! And what fun it was to see the bloopers video, again! Have a wonderful day!

  3. Happy Birthday Mrs. King! Hope your day is EXTRA special!

  4. Oh, that video is a classic! I love the cards you make for your Mom every year.

  5. Happy Birthday Mary, the sentiment on your card fits you perfectly.
    Sending warm hugs, all the way from Crown Point, IN. to you.
    PS. Brian, that video is indeed a classic, you had me in stitches from start to finish!!!!!

  6. Hmmmmm…how can she have given joy for 69 years when she doesn’t look a day over 50!! Happy Birthday, Brian’s Mom…super card, Brian, and we love the delightful relationship you and your mom have!

  7. Happy Birthday, Mrs. King!

  8. Happy Birthday Mary! Nice to know another good woman who shares today as their birthday…it is mine as well! Enjoy your day😉

  9. Happy Birthday to your wonderful mom! Pretty card just for her! And I remember that video…..fun!

  10. Happy birthday, Miss Mary! Hope you have a wonderful day celebrating you!! You are always such a joy to watch and hear on the videos.

  11. Happy Birthday Mom. Brian has made you a beautiful card with my favorite “thing” from the new occasions book. Have a great birthday and celebrate with Brian’s “Stamp with Brian” family. I also love your videos and you need to be thinking about the next one you can make when you visit Brian. I really think you need to make a video every time the two of you get together. 🙂

  12. Happy Birthday Mary! What a beautiful card Brian has made for you. You are both fortunate to have each other and you are both loved and appreciated by all of Brian’s blog people! We patiently await the next Mary King video. You have the best day ever!

  13. Happy Birthday to your mom, Brian! You are such a blessing to her, and she to you. It’s wonderful to see! Pretty card!

  14. I can never stop laughing when I watch that video. Brilliant card and Happy Birthday, Miss Mary!

  15. A big Happy Birthday to your Mom. I love your card and the video gave me a giggle this cold morning!

  16. Happiest of Birthdays, Mary! I hope your day is as lovely as the card your son made for you. Enjoy all the fuss that gets made over you and eat lots of cake and ice-cream!
    (P.S.-We are patiently awaiting your next video….)

  17. Happy & Blessed Birthday Mary! I am sure it will be a fabulous day!

  18. Hi Brian,
    First, the happiest birthday to your Mom!!! I love your /her card. I can hardly wait for this bundle. This week has been a long one. So happy you have each other. How far does she live from you?
    Happy Sunday.

  19. Chris R. from Iowa

    Beautiful card for a beautiful mom! Happy Birthday! My mom would have loved it too. Love the blooper video!

  20. Happy Birthday to your Mom.
    Thanks for the chuckle. I really appreciate seeing how much the two of you have together. It’s a reminder about what is most important in life.

  21. Brian , I’m want to wish your mother a very Happy Birthday filled with laughter, good friends, good food, good health and many blessings.

  22. That card is STUNNING! Happy Birthday to your sweet mother…she raised a gift for all of us!

  23. Happy Birthday Mom. Have blessed day and thank you for all of the fun times watching you and Brian’s videos.

  24. Happy Birthday Mama King…I hope it is full of blessings! Great card Brian…I love that DSP!

  25. Happy Birthday, mama King! I hope you have a lovely day and I’m happy you have shared so many of Brian’s SU adventures.

    Even tho I watched the blooper when it was first posted I laughed just as hard this morning. Thank you for sharing it again. I dare anyone in a bad mood to watch it and not laugh!

  26. I love how much you love and show it to your Mom. You are a great son Brian.

  27. Happy Birthday, Miss Mary! May you have a day as beautiful as you are!

  28. What a beautiful card for a beautiful lady! Tell your Mom happy birthday

  29. Happy Birthday to your Mom.

  30. Happy Birthday to your Mom! I imagine she will be quite angry at you for exaggerating her age on your blog. How awesome that you used the stamp set she just showcased on her latest video.

  31. Happy Birthday to your mom and the card is beautiful.
    The bloopers cracked me up! Can’t stop giggling. 🙂
    Love your down-to-earth personality. And love your card designs!

  32. is this bundle only available during SAB?

    • The Number of Years Bundle is in the Occasions Catalog, so it will be around at least through the end of May. It’s a great bundle with some really great sentiments, too.

  33. Happy.birthday Mrs. King! A beautiful card for a beautiful lady. 😍

  34. Happy Belated Birthday “Mom King”, hope you had a fabulous birthday. Your card is so cool.

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