Happy Stampers Birthday Card Blog Hop – Stampin’ Up!

The Happy Stampers are back today with a Blog Hop that is all about Birthdays!  I have created three projects for you today featuring the Celebrate Today stamp set from Stampin’ Up! and the Hello You Thinlits Dies.

Celebrate Today Joy Fold (2 of 16)My projects today are made using the “Joy Fold” technique.  I have been having a great time with this fold lately.  It is a wonderful way to use your Designer Series Paper for a great impact with not too much effort.  The cards today feature the Birthday Bash Specialty DSP, which I am totally in love with!

Celebrate Today Joy Fold (8 of 16)

This picture shows you how the Joy Fold card opens up.  when it is closed, the card just looks like a series of layered panels, but when you open it up, you see that the fold is a bit special.

Celebrate Today Joy Fold (16 of 16)

Another product that I love is the Hello You Thinlits Dies.  For my first card I wanted to pull in a little gold to match the gold balloons in the DSP.  I cut the “happy” die  from the Hello You Thinlits five times (4 Bermuda Bay & 1 Gold Foil) and layered them for a three dimensional element.

Celebrate Today Joy Fold (10 of 16)

On the inside of the card, I created a little pocket for a gift card!  Isn’t that just too cute!  And, there’s still plenty of room for a little birthday message on the top flap of the card.

Celebrate Today Joy Fold (1 of 16)

My next two projects are variations on the same theme.  I used the Celebrate Today stamp set and Balloon Framelits Dies to create the front of each card.  Two of the balloons are stamped directly on the card stock using the masking technique, and the third is die cut from the Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheets.  I played around with variations of the Hello You Thinlits and the Crazy About You  stamp set for the sentiments on each card.

Celebrate Today Joy Fold (4 of 16)

I used different variations of the Birthday Bash Specialty DSP for each card to give them slightly different looks.  For this card, I left the inside blank instead of including the gift card pocket.

Celebrate Today Joy Fold (13 of 16) Celebrate Today Joy Fold (14 of 16)

Of course, a blog hop wouldn’t be complete without some blog candy!  One lucky reader who leaves me a comment will receive the Cute as a Button Simply Sent Kit. The kit comes with everything you need to make 8 cards!  The buttons and ribbon are just adorable.

To enter to win, leave me a comment telling me about your favorite Stampin’ Up! item for creating birthday cards.  I will announce the winner in my Tuesday Updates post on March 3rd!  Good luck, I can’t wait to hear your comments.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today and that you will pin them to Pinterest.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work, and don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win that great blog candy!

Doing this blog hop has been a lot of fun.  Use the arrow buttons below to check out what Amy Koenders has created for you today on the next stop of the journey.

If you happen to get lost, or want to go back and check out one of the posts, here is a list for you – and don’t forget to leave a little sweet comment on each blog for your chance to win blog candy!

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!


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33 thoughts on “Happy Stampers Birthday Card Blog Hop – Stampin’ Up!

  1. I am really loving the Celebrate Today set with the Balloon Thinlits. I can’t stop creating cards with this set. It makes perfect birthday cards. Love this card idea you shared today! This would be perfect for a gift card.


  2. Would you mind sharing your measurements for your card/gift card? They are all adorable and would love to make something like this for my nephew’s birthday. My favorite set right now is “Balloon Bash”


  3. Fabulous cards, Heather! I like how it unfolds to reveal more layers and a pocket for a gift card or message tag. Can’t wait to make it! TFS.


  4. Wonderful, different card style! Birthday favorite product: birthday sentiment stamps… Take any card and make it a birthday card by adding a sweet sentiment. Thanks for the opportunity to participate and good luck to everyone, Patricia


  5. I love this card. Its very clever and nifty. I love the inside pocket and design of it. I am going to have to try this. Its a really cute card. This would go great with the new twine SAB colors coming out!


  6. Your cards are awesome. Thanks so much for sharing how to make the inside pocket for a gift card and the double flap closure. I really need a card like this and will try making it this weekend. Thanks also for the chance to win. Besides all the great birthday stamps, I love using the embossing folders as backgrounds on my birthday cards. Thanks again!


  7. Lovin’ your card with all that scrumptious color. I especially love how you layered the sentiment. I love how it opens up to reveal a gift card. So very nicely done!
    Right now, my Fave item for creating birthday cards is the Big Day stamp set. I can’t get enough of that cake and label stamp.


  8. Love your cards, especially, the “Joy Fold” with the gift card holder love, love love it. My favorite thing to use on Birthday cards is ribbon.


  9. What an adorable set of projects! I am really loving the birthday bash suite of products, especially that darling calypso coral pom-pom trim! My favorite stamp set has been the amazing birthday set though, so easy to create mini party ensembles with it. Thanks for sharing!


  10. Heather, your cards are so cheery! Love the bright colors for a birthday, too. Even though I don’t have the Celebrate Today stamp set, I think I will get it very soon for myself. I have seen so many cute cards done with it and the Balloon Framelets.


  11. I use a variety of things for b-day cards but most always the big shot to fancy it up! I hope to get the celebrate today set soon! Thanks for the chance at the candy! My girls & I would love to create with that kit!


  12. I like to make birthday cards with pictures taken of memories with the person they are going to. Sort of like a mini scrapbook page. I’d love to win the card kit! Thanks!


  13. I like to use Gorgeous Grunge to make a background & then add a b-day stamp 🙂 The card kit is so cute–I’d love to win it! Thanks for the chance!


  14. Your cards are all so bright and cheerful, Heather! What fun birthday cards to receive! My favorite item to add to cards is ribbon. I think it dresses up a card nicely~


  15. Love each of the cards you created and shared with us! What wonderful creativity you have!!!

    My new favorite SU item is the Crazy About You Clear Bundle. There are so many combinations, I’ll never tire of using it!!!

    Thanks, Heather, for the chance to win some great blog candy.


  16. Wow, I am loving these cards. Love the folds and the gift card holder. I think my favorite BD card item is the Hello You Thinlit die right now.


    • Love your cards! My favorite Stampin Up item to use are the many beautiful birthday stamps that come in the various sets. Love to mix them up.


  17. Love the fold and thanks for sharing it. Excited to get to my table and make one.
    I’m wearing out the sentiments in the Balloon Bash set. Guess I need to work on a different occasion for awhile. Thanks and have a great week-end.


    • Unfortunately, I don’t have the time right now, but if you Google “Joy Fold” there are tutorials out there. I hope this helps. As for the gift card part, I just added a little pocket to the inside of the card. I punched the edge with a circle punch to make it easier to get the gift card out.


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