Sneak Peek at Birthday Memories for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Many of my Stampin’ Up! team members (not just those with blogs) share their gorgeous projects in our team’s Facebook community – there’s such amazing and inspiring creativity in this group!  I’m always excited when my team’s blog hop rolls around, though, because I get to share some of their amazing work with you.  I’m just as excited to see their projects as you are, and I am proud to share them with you.

InKing Royalty Sneak Peek Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s May Blog Hop!  Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects that offer you a sneak peek at new items in Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Annual Catalog.  We are so excited about the June 1 release of this new catalog  – it’s AMAZING – and we are excited to share our sneak peek creations with you today.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Birthday Memories

My sneak peek for this hop is a quick, fun card with several items from the Birthday Memories Suite.  If you’ve received your catalog, I’m sure that the items in this suite (on pages 68 and 69) are a stand-out.  The images and sentiments are a flashback to days past, a look back at children’s books and celebrations.  Here’s my quick and easy card:

Birthday Delivery, Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

While it was unintentional,this card follows this week’s sketch for CAS(E) This Sketch challenge (I shared my This Little Pig card yesterday for this challenge and may include this card, as well.  Here’s a look at the sketch for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge:


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  • Birthday Memories Suite.  This card features three items from the Birthday Memories Suite.  You’ll certainly want to spend some time admiring the products in this suite when you place your first order on June 1.  Here’s a quick look at all three:
    • Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Stamp Set (#143660).  The sentiment on this card is from the Birthday Delivery stamp set.  This set is filled with nostalgia – cute images that look like old children’s books or old Valentine’s Day cards.  These images pair perfectly with the paper and dies used on this card, too.  I mean, really.  How adorable are these images?Birthday Delivery, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
    • Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper (#144118).  This paper has it all!  Such super-cute images – and it’s oh-so-colorful!  Including Whisper White, there are thirteen (13!) amazing colors represented in this pack of papers.  While this picture from OnStage only shows slices of the pages, it gives a really good idea of how cute this paper is:Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, Stamin' Up!
    • Birthday Friends Framelits Dies (#143658).  We love a bundle of stamps and Framelits, right?  What’s most wonderful about these Framelits Dies is that they work wonderfully with the stamp set AND coordinate with several images in the Designer Series Paper.  I didn’t color this fun piece of cake – it’s cropped right out of the Designer Series Paper.  Yay!
    • All Three Together – Birthday Delivery Bundle (#145294).  Wow!  These three items go so well together that Stampin’ Up! is offering them in a Trio Bundle.  You’ll want all three, so you might as well get them together with a 10% savings.  The bundle retails for $62 – and it’s worth every bit!
  • Take it to the Limit. The piece of Designer Series Paper in the center of this card is a perfect square – 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″. I carefully cropped this piece to extend from one edge of the card base to the other. I extended the square of Designer Series Paper with two thin strips of Real Red cardstock. When I glued down the thin strips, I let the pieces hang over the edge and carefully snipped them with my Paper Snips. TIP FOR LINING UP PAPER ALONG THE EDGE: I use the edge of my paper trimmer to perfectly line up paper along the edge of another piece. The “ledge” along the top and bottom of the trimmer gives you a perfect place for lining up two pieces. I created the following video some time ago to showcase this tip:

  • Silencing the Stripes.  As I mentioned above, I LOVE this striped piece of Designer Series Paper from the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper.  It’s so vibrant and fun – and it will be one of those pages I use sparingly.  I don’t want to use it unless it’s used in a very special way.  While I love the stripes (did I mention that?), they were a bit busy (visually active) around the sentiment and cake image, so I tamed them a bit by adding additional strips of solid cardstock (a thin strip of Real Red and a thick strip of Crumb Cake).  This puts distance between the vibrant stripes and the cake and “Birthday Greetings” sentiment.  The large Crumb Cake strip also gives my cake a visual foundation on which to rest.

Stamp Sets:  Birthday Delivery  Papers:  Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White  Inks:  Real Red  Accessories:  Birthday Friends Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Birthday Delivery, Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie.  There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!


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Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  4. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  5. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  6. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  7. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  10. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  11. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB


  1. Oh goodness… I was NOT going to get this set… thanks Brian!!! Now I NEED this set… hurry up June 1st!

    Fantastic card!!! Thanks for sharing & being the InKing – King!!!

  2. How cheerful! Love it.

  3. These multicolored stripes are one of my favorite patterns in all of the new papers this year, and I absolutely love how you’ve used it on this sweet card. Thanks for your inspiration, Mr, King!

  4. The team did an amazing job! I would not have given the daisy a second look until seeing Karen’s card. And I love the big scripty Happy Birthday. Cant wait to get the catalog!

  5. Such a bright and cheerful card! The striped DSP is perfect!

  6. Dang it. Now I have to have this bundle. Love your card Brian.

  7. clean and crisp – your signature style. i love the nostalgic feel if these images and the pretty paper is icing on the cake!

  8. Jennifer Spiller

    You are winning me over to this suite of products!!! This card is so stinking cute!!!

  9. Love the vintage look of the stamps and paper and the great, simple way you put it together.

  10. I was just playing with this bundle yesterday, it is a must….like nothing else we have had! Love it!!

  11. Oooooh YES , love it !!!
    Tfs my friend
    Hugs Frenchie
    Can’t wait to order this set ?

  12. Just love this BUNDLE ! The images are so cute and that cake is right out of a Golden Book !! You did a bright and happy background for it too !
    So cute !

  13. Bright colors equals FUN card! Great

  14. What a happy card! Can’t wait to get my hands on this bundle!

  15. I’m in love with this card. Makes me happy.

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