Time to Celebrate with Birthday Memories

This week’s Paper Players sketch is super-simple, which gave me permission to make a five minute card.  It didn’t have to be hard, but I allowed myself to play with paper to create a super-fun card.  It might have complicated things a bit, but I still love the simple outcome of this card.  Here’s my card:

Celebration Time, Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

PP354Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Creating Fun Stripes.  At first glance, you might not see why this card took me so long.  Here’s why – I cut up a gorgeous piece of Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper (I love these colorful stripes!) to create a different pattern.  I simply cut the paper vertically (against the stripes) and then lined them up on another piece of cardstock, staggering them just a little to create a very different pattern.  Here’s a look:Celebration Time, Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Birthday Memories.  Do you love this piece of paper?  The Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper is filled with great patterns and wonderful colors – and several of the Birthday Friends Framelits Dies coordinate with images in the paper.  Love that!  Here’s a look at the Birthday Memories Paper:Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!
  • Time to Celebrate.  The bold sentiment from Celebration Time on this thick, white panel is a perfect offset to the intricate background.  I love this fun sentiment – while the Celebration Time bundle is both wedding- and birthday-themed, it can be used for almost any occasion.  Here’s a look at the Celebration Time bundle:

    Celebration Time, Stampin' Up!

    Celebration Time, Stampin’ Up!

Stamp Sets:  Celebration Time  Papers:  Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, Real Red, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

I hope you’ll pop over to The Paper Players site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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  1. Hi Brian,
    Love the simplicity of this card and the DSP.
    Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

  2. You have the most unique ideas! Great move to alter the paper. Love !!

  3. SO clever, Brian!

  4. I love this! Brilliant!

  5. Aren’t you the clever one Brian! This is such a creative card!!!

  6. Oh Brian – you would make an amazing quilter. Basically that is what we do – cut up fabric, realign it and put it back together again. Love this card. With your fabulous ability to put colors together you could win prizes.

  7. What a clever, brilliant idea! Thank you for sharing this technique!

  8. Brian King . . . how did you get so smart? This is just a brilliant way to turn a pretty stripe into something more!

  9. Jennifer Spiller

    Such a fun card!!! Loce how you made your own pattern from the dsp!!!

  10. I must say it again…DSP idea; GENIUS!

  11. Terry Betlewski

    I absolutely love this card and never would’ve thought to cut the paper and stagger it. You are my favorite “carder!”

  12. Great idea to create kaleidoscope effect with the striped paper, Brian. Love the simplicity of the card. the white mat is perfect behind the bright colors. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

  13. Very clever. Very easy.

  14. What a great technique”. It adds so much more interest than just the stripes. Love it.

  15. Cathy A Shockley

    I LOVE what you did with the stripes!! Cannot wait to try it! Thanks for sharing this again in your July 4th “Celebrate” email in 2019! Rarely am I the first one to the party, but once I’m there, I usually can have fun. lol

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