It’s Your Day! Birthday Card

I love a good birthday card – festive, fun and to-the-point.  On the surface, today’s birthday card is a quick-and-easy card, but take another look.  This card required patience and time, but you can easily switch out some of the components to make it quick, easy and fun.  Take a look:

Suite Sayings, Party with Cake, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Birthday Card

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • So, What Took So Long?  The panels on this card were easy to assemble.  It seems so straight forward, so why do I say it took time and patience to create?  I’m sure you already noticed, but the middle panel of this card is stamped – I stamped the sentiment from Suite Sayings over and over with my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig.  I started with a full panel but decided to crop it down for this card, but the stamping for this piece, alone, takes quite a bit of concentration.  Do-able, but time-intensive.
  • Layering.  This card was constructed with a card base and three panels that just seem to work together.  I snipped away at them a bit until I found the right balance I wanted.  Three Regals Candy Dots balanced everything out perfectly.  Here are the measurements for the three central panels on this card:Suite Sayings, Party with Cake, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Birthday Card
  • Feeling Blue.  I’ve been using a lot of blues lately – I guess I stayed away from them after using them so much during the Holidays.  This week’s cards are almost all on blue (or blue-ish) bases, and there are more to come.  If you like this combination of colors, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White

Stamp Sets:  Suite Sayings, Party with Cake  Papers:  Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Whisper White  Inks:  Night of Navy, Whisper White  Accessories:  Regals Candy Dots (Night of Navy), Stamp-a-Ma-Jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Holy cow ! You did a jillion SAMJ images !! What a feat !! It looks great and I was trying to decide what stamp that was ??? Until I read your description of the making of that background . Yay for determination and precision !! Really NEAT card !!

  2. Oh, the patience you have! My stamp-a-ma-jig hasn’t seen the light of day in years. What a beautiful stamped background it helped you produce.

  3. I love love this card

    One quick question the measure for the panels , is that just for the top pieces ( weather it’s the blue or white) I’m new art his 6 panels 3measurements correct.
    I’m trying to not to waste so much
    Thank you

  4. I LOVE Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy together!

  5. The colours are great and your card is fantastic, Brian! Love!

  6. Great card! I’m a real fan of all of your personalized papers that you create. This design is amazing with all the precise stamping! So clean and creative. Very smart!

  7. I was pretty sure as soon as I looked at this that it was NOT quick and easy. Love that background with the “They say it’s your birthday”. Nice job!

  8. Needless to say, this is a fantastic card. I love the way you back the panels to make them stand out. I forget about the candy dots all the time and I do have a bunch of them. They ARE perfect for that little bit needed to balance a card (even without squinting). Speaking of that, I probably owe you about 3 bucks by now. Oh well, come up to visit and I’ll pay up. Have yourself a Super Sunday. Big hugs!

  9. AND you used candy dots, too. Feels like that has been awhile,too, or maybe I’m not paying attention. Love this card, love the colors together, great choices!

  10. Oh I love all of the stamping you did! Beautiful result!

  11. Well worth all the time…great card!

  12. It was totally worth it. This looks awesome! Great job Brian!

  13. Your creativity just spills out, doesn’t it? The DIY DSP is perfect for this card. Thank goodness for the SAMJig. With your talent, I feel certain you could have pulled it off with the Jig, but it made it easier for you. I love all the layers of this card.

  14. I so appreciate you doing all the work, Brian, and then giving us the measurements! Love this card and those 3 candy dots are just perfect! You did an awesome job with that middle stamped panel. You inspire me!

  15. Wonderful colors, Brian. Your time was well worth it. Love this card and your sharing sizes. So enjoy the backing on your panels, what a difference it makes.

  16. You are so good at this, I tried to case another card of yours that you did this repeat style, but it’s truly not as easy as it looks. My hats off to you Brian, job well done!

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