Picture Perfect Birthday for the Stamping Sunday Blog Hop

Stamping SundayI’m thrilled to be today’s guest stamper with Stamping Sunday, a group of talented stampers organized by Sara Levin. What fun! The group is sharing projects created with the Picture Perfect Party suite of products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Occasions Catalog. As Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators, we are able to order items from the upcoming catalog early – and we’re excited to share our projects with you.

The Picture Perfect Party suite is filled with bright, cheery, birthday-themed products. The Picture Perfect Birthday phototpolymer stamp set features fun images and great sentiments, and the Picture Perfect Party 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper is filled with amazing designs (one side of each page is a photograph of party materials, and the other side is a graphic design with coordinating colors). I created this simple card with this set and paper:

Picture Perfect Birthday, Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Here’s a look at this fun Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set:

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Picture Perfect Birthday, Stampin’ Up!

And here’s a look at the Picture Perfect Party 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper:

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Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up!

The Picture Perfect 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper is amazing, right? The panel of fun, shiny bows I used on my card deserves to be enjoyed, so I kept the panel big. When I find a layout I love, I like to share the measurements to help you create your own. Of course different papers need to be showcased differently, so these are only the measurements I used here:

Picture Perfect Birthday, Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

I love the colors in this pack of Designer Series Papers, so I used them on my card – simple! If you like this combination of Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Bermuda Bay as much as I do, please save this:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products I used to create my card:

Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday  Papers:  Picture Perfect Party 6″x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, whisper White  Inks:  Berry Burst  Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

My second project for today’s hop coordinates with the super-fun sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set – “cue the confetti.” How could I NOT create a fun pouch filled with confetti in these fun, coordinated colors?! Of course that’s what I made!

Picture Perfect Birthday, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

I created a 3″ x 3″ envelope with my Envelope Punch Board and a piece of Berry Burst cardstock. Before assembling the envelope, I cut a hole through the front with a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and then created border with Lemon Lime Twist by layering the same circle with a Layering Circles Framelits Die. I lined the inside of my envelope with a 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ piece of Window Sheet and assembled the envelope.

I filled the envelope with confetti – small circles of Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, Peekaboo Peach and Whisper White and tiny hearts in Berry Burst. What’s my secret for such perfect confetti? The confetti circles and confetti hearts were both found on my Cookie Cutter Builder punch (I used all three of the shapes shown on the right side of the punch below):

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Cookie Cutter punch, Stampin’ Up!

I added the fun sentiment along the top of the envelope and clipped it with a Bermuda Bay Birthday Mini Binder Clip, another product from this fun suite of products.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products I used to create my confetti pouch:

Stamps:  Picture Perfect Birthday  Papers:  Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White, Window Sheet  Inks:  Bermuda Bay  Accessories:  Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Envelope Punch Board, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Birthday Mini Binder Clips

The other members of today’s hop have great projects to share, so I hope you’ll click along the blog hop to enjoy their projects! Here’s a list of the other participants:

Thanks for stopping by today!


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Blog Candy Giveaway will be Announced Tonight

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Suite, Stampin' Up! Yesterday was my birthday, and I’m sharing a fun bundle of products from Stampin’ Up!’s Happy Birthday Gorgeous suite of products as a Blog Candy Giveaway to one lucky winner. If you’d like to enter my Blog Candy Giveaway, please CLICK HERE to read yesterday’s post – but be sure to come back so you can check out the other projects in today’s hop.


  1. I love how you’ve used the designer paper in your first card — I need to make note! And that oh so cute confetti pouch — every celebration needs one. Thank you for being our guest designer for Stamping Sunday!

  2. Wow, I’m loving your projects. Especially, the confetti pouch! Thank you so much for hopping with us this month.

  3. Bold, graphic and SO cool with the photographic bows!

  4. I love this card Brian!I kind of passed by this paper when I first saw it…now I have to have it.

  5. Love your card and pouch! You just made me order the dsp!! I truly love this color combination. I will try it soon!

  6. Love both of these projects! Happy belated birthday! That card says the perfect thing about you for YOUR birthday. Hope you had a wonderful day!

  7. With all the stunning projects I’ve seen on this hop, including yours ofcourse(!) I think I’m in love with this suite…
    Such gorgeous inspiration you’ve shown us!

    • Thanks so much, Miriam! I adore this paper and the fun sentiments in this set. Such a great suite of products! Thanks for your comment! I’m so glad you like what I’ve shared.

  8. Hi, Brian. Are you going to do a product share for the Occ and Sale-a-bration catalogs? I hope I didn’t miss it! Merry Christmas.

    • Yes, Marilyn! I’m posting them next week (or maybe earlier if I can get it all pulled together). Either way, I have your information and will email you when they are posted. 🙂 Thanks! Merry Christmas to you, too!

  9. Wowzers!! Love every detail of your card and little pouch. That card layout is superb! Can’t wait to CASE this. Beautiful colors in this suite, and as always, your designs are excellent. Hope your birthday was wonderful. ?

    • Thanks so much, Bobbi! This paper was so fun to play with – the layout just happened around the super-fun page of paper. Thanks so much for your kind comments and your birthday wishes. It was a good day!

  10. WOW Brian – the bows on that DSP really jump out at you and I love that saying. Just fabulous…………..

  11. Love what you did with all of the new products – great as always. But am so excited to think about making confetti with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. So clever!

    • Thanks so much, Dianne! I’m so glad you like the projects. I was just as excited to find the “confetti” in the Cookie Cutter Punch, too. Always great to hear from you.

  12. Great projects Brian! Love the confetti-pouch..
    Thank you so much for hopping with us today! It’s a big honour 🙂
    Love from The Netherlands, Yvonne

  13. Your card does have perfect layout and I love your 3 x 3 envie! Great color combo, too!

  14. Ok – LOVE the simplicity of the photo realism paper on the first card. It’s stunning and makes for a wow finish! And that confetti pouch card is brilliant! Using the envelope punch board to create the pouch with the window… the possibilities with that are endless! And I love the gingerbread punch for the confetti.

    • Thanks so much, Lynsay! I adore this paper, too! So fun! Thanks so much for the kind comments. This hop gave me a great challenge to create fun stuff. So glad to be invited to hop with y’all.

  15. Love, love, love!!! I’m featuring this paper in my Birthdays & More club starting in January. I will be CASE’ing this card and confetti holder for sure!!

  16. Beautiful card Brian, you really showcased the photographic dsp. I adore the sentiment. This card would make the recipient feel extra special on their birthday.

  17. I saw this DSP as a bit of a challenge to use, but you have inspired me! I was overthinking it! LOL
    Love your projects!

  18. Oh, Brian! Just sensational creations. I love both of your projects, and the confetti card is so much fun – thanks for the tip using the Cookie Cutter punch. Loved Blog Hopping with you too. D xox

    • Thanks so much, Denita! I’m so glad you like these projects – this is certainly a super-fun suite – and I’m thrilled I was able to hop with you. <3

  19. Hi Brian, wow what wonderful designs you have made. The colour combination go the card are to die for and the envelope well – what an ingenious idea for the confetti I certainly will be CASEing this idea in the future. :O)

  20. What wonderful projects! I just love the confetti pouch 🙂 Brilliant hopping with you xx

  21. Yay for confetti! Gorgeous cards, thanks for hopping with us for Stamping Sunday! Kelly x

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