Happy Birthday with Whimsy & Wonder

This is a little known fact, but people still have birthdays in the Fall months. Who knew?! In the middle of all the gorgeous Fall-themed projects and Christmas cards, it’s important to take a break from the Christmas supplies to make a festive birthday card for your friends and family who celebrate late-year birthdays. But if you aren’t able to separate from your Fall and Christmas products, maybe…just maybe…you can work them into a card that’s perfect for a birthday celebration.

This birthday card is made with a Christmas-themed pack of papers and a set of dies designed for Christmas – who’d a thunk it so? Here’s my card:

Christmas Cheer Dies, Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King

The gorgeous stripes that build the backdrop for my sentiment and the Mossy Meadow and white circle below the sentiment are pulled from the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper. I love the stripes, and I LOOOOVE the colors features – Polished Pink, Misty Moonlight, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow and Blushing Bride. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper:

Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 156329The “happy” on my card is cropped with two dies in the Christmas Cheer Dies, sold separately or as a part of the Words of Cheer Bundle. Here’s a look at this incredible bundle (I’ve used it in a lot of my projects since the Mini Catalog was first released):

Words of Cheer Bundle, Stampin Up! 156389The Polished Pink “happy” was cropped with the die at the bottom of the picture above, and the Basic White “happy” was cropped with the just above it. You may have noticed that this die has little branches popping out of the die. While I think the flourishes are gorgeous on a Christmas card, I simply snipped those off with my Paper Snips to make it more birthday-appropriate. Here’s a closer look:

Christmas Cheer Dies, Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King

I stamped “BIRTHDAY” with the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set with Polished Pink ink and snipped around the sentiment. I also added a little “bling” with three Polished Pink gems from the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels. With the Mossy Meadow circle below them, I popped these elements up over a larger circle of vellum cardstock. The vellum cardstock piece allows us a peek at the gorgeous, striped paper beneath it.

Stamp Sets: Blossoms in Bloom  Papers: Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper, Mossy Meadow, Polished Pink, Thick Basic White, Vellum Cardstock  Inks: Polished Pink  Accessories: Christmas Cheer Dies, Layering Circles Dies, 2021-2023 In Color Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope my project has inspired you to make a few festive birthday cards for your friends with some of your Christmas supplies (that also don’t look like the Christmas projects).

Thanks for stopping by today!


Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 156329


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  1. This is why the Whimsy & Wonder paper is so versatile. Love the pink!

  2. I love the bright stripes
    and oh that pink…..love it!

  3. I love the bright colors, DSPs, vellum, and jewels of this pretty birthday card. Enjoy your day!

  4. A very cheerful and happy card! Love the touch of vellum!

  5. Yes, we do have birthdays later in the year ,don`t we ? I had one last week and you have one coming up in December !
    Love this Bundle and the DSP is just so pretty .
    They make me HAPPY !
    Cute cute card !!

  6. Suzanne Patt Cullen

    Such a happy card, Brian! Love your color palette 🎨

  7. This card is definitely a “bring a smile to your face” card! Happy colors, happy card, Happy Birthday! Love it!

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