Posted on March 7, 2016

Birthday Card Inspiration

Holidays / Special Days/ Mojo Monday/ Paper crafting

A lot of my customers find themselves in need of some birthday card inspiration; they get tired of making the same old thing and are often asking me for some new ideas. I wanted to share some fun ones this week:

redfoilbirthday balloon

The first card I want to share uses Stampin' Up!'s balloonbouquet punch and red foil sheets to add a splash of color to jazz things up. Sometimes an accent color that isn't present in the background papers provides just that extra bit of “pop” to take a card from great to WOW!


  • Stamp Sets: Party Wishes (W: 140651 or C: 140961)
  • Inks: Archival Black (140931)
  • Paper: Mint Macaron ( 138337), It’s My Party DSP (140552), Whisper White (100730), Red Foil Sheets (139607 )
  • Other: Balloon Boquet Punch (140609), Metallic Foil Doilies (138392), Silver Metallic Thread (138402), Fast Fuse (129026), Dimensionals (104430),



  • Card Base in Mint Macaron: 11” x 4-1/4” and scored at 5-1/2”
  • Striped DSP Card Face: 5-1/2 x 4-1/4
  • DSP Layer: 1-1/2” x 4”
  • Mint Macaron Layer: 1-3/4” x 3-1/4”
  • Whisper White Layer (with stamped image): 1-1/2” x 3”



  1. Attach DSP card face to the Mint Macaron card base.
  2. Punch three balloons out of the Red Foil: One Large & Two Small.
  3. Tie balloon strings onto the balloons using Silver Metallic Thread.
  4. Adhere balloons to card using Dimensionals and Fast Fuse.
  5. Cut a large silver doily in half and adhere it to the bottom, center of your card.
  6. Adhere the DSP layer on top of the doily using Fast Fuse and tuck the balloon strings behind the DSP.
  7. Stamp “Happy Birthday” onto Whisper White paper using Black Archival Ink.
  8. Attach sentiment layer to Mint Macaron layer using Fast Fuse.

Using dimensionals attach the matted sentiment centered over the DSP layer.

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