Happy Birthday to You, Mom!

My Mom’s birthday is tomorrow. If you’ve followed me long enough, then you know Mom loves blue flowers (blue flowers are a birthday and Mother’s Day tradition). My friend, Donna Mikasa, is hosting the sketch challenge this week at the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge, and I couldn’t love it more. There are so many ways to interpret a sketch and make it your own, but I loved the simplicity of her sketch so much that I simply followed it to make a card I can be happy with. Here’s my card for Mom and for this week’s CTS challenge:

Happy Birthday to You, Peaceful Moments, Stampin Up!, Brian King, birthday cardAnd here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

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  • Happy Birthday to You. Sale-a-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s annual earnings promotion. There are lots of exclusive products you can choose from with every $50 you spend during the three-month sale. One of the great products you can earn is Happy Birthday to You, a cling mount stamp set that’s full of beauty and joy. Here’s a look at the gorgeous cake and fun sentiments in Happy Birthday to You:Happy Birthday to You, Stampin Up! Sale-a-Bration 152308The sentiment on my card is a from the must-have Peaceful Moments stamp set, available by itself or as part of the Peaceful Moments Bundle. So many great sentiments in this set! Here’s a look: Peaceful Moments Bundle, Stampin' Up! 153824
  • Coordination Product Release. My colorful cake is cropped with the Birthday Dies, part of an upcoming promotion you’ll want to study hard. Starting in February, Stampin’ Up! is kicking off a Coordination Product Release during which you can buy dies and papers that coordinate with items found in this year’s Sale-a-Bration brochure and January – June 2020 Mini Catalog. Demonstrators can buy these items now (and even add them to their Starter Kit when they sign up). Here’s a look at the Birthday Dies:  Birthday Dies, Stampin Up! Product Coordination 153590The stamp set is wonderful, but the dies really add to the versatility and usefulness of the stamp set. Love that! You can see all of the items offered in the Coordination Product Release that kicks off in February here:Stampin Up! Coordination Products stampwithbrian.comThere are some incredible offerings in this two page release. The new items have changed my mind about how much I need some things from Sale-a-Bration and the Mini Catalog. How about you? Incentive to plan ahead? ♥ I’ll be sharing more about this product release later this week. What fun!
  • Soft Color Combination. I knew I wanted Seaside Spray flowers – so soft, so beautiful. As I thumbed through my Stampin’ Blends, I was immediately drawn to Light So Saffron for a vanilla buttercream frosting on my cake.  Happy Birthday to You, Peaceful Moments, Stampin Up!, Brian King, birthday cardIf you like this color combination of So Saffron, Seaside Spray and Smoky Slate, please save this for future reference:Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - So Saffron, Seaside Spray, Smoky Slate

Stamp Sets: Happy Birthday to You, Peaceful Moments  Papers: 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (Seaside Spray), Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Seaside Spray, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends (So Saffron, Seaside Spray, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate) Accessories: Birthday Dies, Layering Ovals Dies, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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  1. Gorgeous card and amazing sketch. Love the wee touch of DSP.

  2. Happy Birthday to your mom! You made her a beautiful cake!

  3. Suzie Patt Cullen

    What a lovely birthday card design for your dear mom, Brian! Happy Birthday, Mary! 🎈🎉🎈

  4. Happy Birthday to your sweet mom! Your card is so soft and beautiful Brian, love the color combo.

  5. Perfect colors and beautiful card …Happy Birthday To Mom!!!

  6. What a beautiful card, Brian! You picked the perfect colors to highlight that soft blue. I love it and of course, your Mom will too!

  7. I love these soft colors and all the elements of this beautiful card. Your mother will be thrilled. Enjoy your day!

  8. Beautiful card for Mom. Happy Birthday Mom.

  9. Such a pretty card ! Just perfect for your mom . The blue is blissful !!
    Happy Birthday Mary !

  10. Happy. Birthday to your momma! Love the color combo! How did you extend your cake? It is taller than the stamp?

    • Hey Cindy, Thanks! I didn’t alter the cake at all. I thought it looked small on my card so I trimmed the panel behind it. I kept trimming that base until the cake almost overlapped its borders. It’s all optical illusion. 🙂

  11. Wow, Brian your mom will absolutely love this card. I better hurry and get the cake die, it’s going to be a hot item in February. Ms. Mary have a beautiful day tomorrow.

    • I agree that these coordination projects will be HOT in February. I hope there are lots and lots of them so everyone can buy them and have incentive to earn the coordinating products. ♥

  12. Mary will absolutely, positively LOVE this card Brian! The color combination and dimension couldn’t be more perfect! A great big, no HUGE, Happy Birthday hug for Mary from me.

    • Thank you so much, Grace! I have really started to love blue flowers, too, after making so many for her. I know she appreciates your birthday hug. ♥

  13. Beautiful color combo for your mom’s card! Happy Birthday to her!

  14. Beautiful card, Brian!! I’m sure your mom will absolutely love it! Happy, happy birthday to her!!

    Will you please tell me which stamp set the Nature’s Thoughts Dies coordinates with? Thank you so much in advance!

  15. Perfect card for the perfect Mom from the perfect Son. Happy Birthday, Miss Mary!

  16. A perfect, soft card for a beautiful, lovely lady! WOW! I love the special touches, and the color combo is so pretty. Happy Birthday, Mary! We love you! XOXO (oh, we love you too Brian) 🙂 XO

  17. Love the color combinations in your card! I’m sure your Mom will love it!!
    Happy Birthday to your sweet mother!🎉🎉

  18. A beautiful card for a beautiful woman! Happy Birthday Miss Mary!!

  19. Brian, you are a master of the CAS(E) This sketches week after week with your clean and crisp style. Just had to let you know this is one of my favorites from the DT this week. Beautiful way to highlight this sweet bundle.

    • Thank you so much, Cindy! I really appreciate that feedback. I love a good streamlined sketch to help me get started on a project. Glad you like it! ♥

  20. I’m sure that your Mom will love that card, it’s beautiful. She’s lucky to have such a thoughtful and creative son.

  21. So pretty. Blue is my favorite color and I love the new Seaside Spray blue color. Your mom will love the card. TFS

  22. Well, I’m so glad I’m not late to wish your mom a very Happy Birthday Brian.
    The card is gorgeous in those shades of blue, beautifully done!!
    Happy Birthday Mary, hope you have fabulous day.
    Sending hugs.

  23. Hello Brian,

    You simply nailed this oh so elegant card for your Mom. Were you this creative when you were little, I wonder? I’m sure that when you may have brought home drawings etc from school as a child she never dreamed you’d be making her elegant sentimental cards… she is so blessed. Always enjoy seeing your creations. ~ Blessings, Barb

    • Thanks so much for your kind words, Barb! I’m so glad you like the card. Yes, I’ve always been a creative person – lots of drawing and coloring as a child. I’ve always enjoyed making things with my hands. ♥ Mom’s really creative, too, so I had some great inspiration.

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