Happy Birthday with a CAS Card

By now you know that I love a Clean-and-Layered look.  Because I love to play with paper so much, I like to get as much paper on a card as I can without making the project feel cluttered or overwhelmed.  Make sense?  With six layers of card stock, today’s project is still super-clean.  Here’s my card:

Endless Birthday Wishes, Project Life This is the Life, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Two Stamp Sets, One Sentiment.  The sentiment on the front panel of this card is the combination of two stamps:  the “H HAPPY” is from a fun little set called Project Life This is the Life, and the “birthday” is from Endless Birthday Wishes.  While the two weren’t necessarily designed to go together, they work perfectly to create a super-happy birthday greeting.  Here are the two sets I used (click on either to see the products in my online store):
    Project Life This is the Life stamp set, Stampin' Up!

    Project Life This is the Life stamp set

    Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set, Stampin' Up!

    Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set

  • The Cherry on Top.  This vibrant, bubbly piece of paper from the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack is perfect for any celebration.  The combination of Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight just makes my heart sing.  There’s a representative from red, green, blue and yellow in this mix of colors – brilliant!

    Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack, Stampin' Up!

    Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack

  • Off-Center.  With all its panels and borders, all of the rectangular panels on this card are perfectly centered.  Yipee!  Symmetry wins!  That’s why it was so fun to boldly off-center my oval sentiment on the front of the card.  I just love the way it looks – and even with that bold Watermelon Wonder shape off-to-the-side, everything is perfectly balanced.  I think it’s because that super-vibrant paper steals your focus a bit.  🙂  Don’t you agree?

Stamp Sets:  Endless Birthday Wishes, Project Life This is the Life  Papers:  Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White  Accessories:  White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Ovals Collection Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals

MORE TOMORROW:  Come back tomorrow.  I’m sharing a quick video with more tips for perfect layering AND I’m sharing the measurements I used to create this fun card.

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  1. Jennifer Hickey

    Absolutely love the layers! This post (card) is so appropriate because today is my birthday.

  2. Brian, I agree with Jennifer, the layers on this card look amazing and the DSP frames the sentiment perfectly, it’s so festive and colorful.
    Have a great Sunday.

  3. Love the various layers with differently sized frames. I didn’t even notice the oval was off-centered until you pointed it out. Cherry on top is probably my favorite new DSP.

  4. Another great card, Brian, using the Cherry on Top DSP, which I love. I always enjoy your explanations. I’ll be CASEing this CAS card.

  5. Perfect layering, looking forward til tomorrow to see if my guesses for your layering match. A keen eye you have!

  6. How clever you are and you show it here, once again, with the combo of the 2 stamp sets! Love it!

  7. Awwww, Brian it looks like balloons coming down , love that birthday card !!!
    Tfs my friend,
    Hugs Frenchie ,

  8. Beautiful card Brian, it reminds me of bubbles. I love the colors , so happy and bright.

  9. You used at least two of my favorite products… Cherry on Top Designer Paper Stack and the Endless wishes stamp set. Love the card!

  10. Layering is excellant, Brian! I really like the different layers and will be anxious toes your video. Pretty an cheerful card. A winner!

  11. That PL set is going to be on my next order because I just got the PL Paper Clips framelits .FUN !
    Love this card ….wish I could reach through the screen and grab it because my GD is having a 1/2 BD next week . I really like the colors and the combo greetings !!
    And ……Happy Birthday Jennifer !

  12. Awesome card Brian!

  13. Love the layers. Love the colors. Love the stamp combo. Love it!

  14. Love this card and I flat out CASEd it tonight!

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