It’s time for another Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop – what fun! The Be Inspired Design Team is a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the world who are excited to share our themed projects with you. I’m so honored to be a part of this group of talented stampers!
For today’s Be Inspired Blog Hop, we are sharing projects centered around birthday celebrations for children – is there anything more fun than that?! We hope our projects inspire you and that you leave with lots of fun ideas! If you aren’t starting the hop here, then you probably just popped over from the amazing project shared by my talented friend Carolynn Sander.
They Say It’s Your Birthday
I’m certain you are going to see a lot of adorable birthday cards in today’s hop – bright colors, party hats, balloons and festive animals. All are PERFECT and exactly what we think of when we look for a child’s birthday card. My card, though, is specifically designed for an older child (let’s say he’s turning 11). He’s too old for baby animals but still wants to celebrate his birthday with friends and family. Maybe he just wants the presents that come with such a celebration. Let’s cut to the chase – he wants a card and a wad of cash. He loves that you thought of him. Here’s my notecard-sized card for today’s Be Inspired Blog Hop:
The panel of word balloons (including the one that frames my sentiment) are cropped are cropped with the Special Day Dies. I think I bought this set of dies for the word balloons – and I couldn’t be happier. Here’s a look at the Special Day Dies:
Kids love bright colors, but the 11-year-old boy who receives this card loves the mix of sophisticated colors in a tie-dye design. I cropped the word balloons from a variety of watercolored spot pages in the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this pack of papers:
As if the depth of color in the watercolored images used to create the word balloons wasn’t enough, I framed the focal panel with a Bermuda Bay ombré page from the Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, which can be selected as your free gift with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this pack of papers: Sale-a-Bration ends February 28 – don’t miss out on your chance to earn this wonderful paper before it’s done.
The colors used to make this card are fun and festive, but they are also a sophisticated mix of beautiful tones. If you like this mix of Old Olive, Bermuda Bay and Terracotta Tile as much as I do, I hope you will save this for future reference:
Stamp Sets: Itty Bitty Birthday Papers: Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper, Oh So Ombre 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Bermuda Bay, Terracotta Tile, Thick Basic White Inks: Terracotta Tile Accessories: Special Day Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I’m so glad you stopped by and hope you like my project. I also hope you’ll continue the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop to see more projects that I’m sure you’ll love. The next stop is my friend Stesha Bloodhart.
Click on the banner below to continue through the hop:
In case you get off-track at any point during the hop, here’s a listing of all the participants in this hop:
- Janneke Dijkstra-de Jong
- Cathy Caines
- Manuela Geiswinkler
- Carolynn Sander
- Brian King
- Stesha Bloodhart
- Angela Meiritz-Reid