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Big Top Birthday

Big Top Birthday

I’m always in need of birthday cards, and today I have five fun birthday cards to share.  You may even feel like you are celebrating a big top birthday with these cards with the fun circus theme.

Cupcakes & Carousels Suite

One of the eye-catching suites in the Occasions catalog for me is the Cupcakes & Carousels Suite.  I love the vintage vibe the designer paper has, and the stamp set Carousel Birthday has fonts I adored.

Today I want to share five cards using this suite that is quick and easy to duplicate.


Mixing Pattern Paper

Don’t be afraid to mix the designer papers together.  One of the greatest things about the 6 x 6 Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Pack is the coordinating colors and fun patterns.


Big Top Birthday, Stampin' Up!, Carousel Birthday


Early Espresso has always been a favorite color of mine, and I love this color paired with pinks or blue tones.  Bringing all of these colors together was even better.

Quick Tip: Try fussy cutting the carousel horse to add a more dramatic look to the focal point.  Attach the carousel horse to the card front using dimensionals for a 3D appeal.



Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit


The Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit has a variety of fun elements to add to cards including tassels, bows, twine and sequins.  My favorite from this kit are the gorgeous labels with gold highlights around the filigrees.


Big Top Birthday, Stampin' Up!, Carousel Birthday


Quick Tip: VersaMark Ink is perfect to add a tone on tone to your Kraft cardstock.  I love how the carousel image quietly sits in the back of the pattern papers, and the focus can be on the greeting with the label.


Cupcakes & Birthdays 

I love cupcakes and carousels, so when the two are combined, it’s perfection.

Big Top Birthday, Stampin' Up!, Carousel Birthday


Quick Tip: Stamp the Carousel onto Very Vanilla cardstock using Flirty Flamingo ink, then die cut using the Layering Circles Dies.  Attach the circle die cut over another stamped carousel to create a more dramatic look.  Once again, VersaMark was used to stamp the carousel onto the Flirty Flamingo cardstock.


Bold & Bright

While many of the papers are more subtle tones in the Cupcakes & Carousels paper pack, a few of the colors will coordinate with more of the Brights Collection.

I love how the big top tent looks stamped in Real Red.

Big Top Birthday, Stampin' Up!, Carousel Birthday




Gather Your Supplies


Big Top Birthday, Stampin' Up!, Carousel Birthday


Quick Tips

Are you ready to create your big top birthday cards? With a few simple supplies, you can be on your way.

  • Kraft Cardstock
  • VersaMark
  • Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Pack
  • Early Espresso Ink

Other ink choices can be added to make the cards more unique for yourself.

You will find all of the supplies for these cards below in the clickable links.

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Stay tuned for more fun cards using the Carousel Birthday tomorrow.  

YES, I have three more cards to share this week and a fun blog hop coming up on Thursday.  

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Bright & Cheerful

Bright & Cheerful

Bright & cheerful is something I love to strive for but when the alarm went off at 4:30 this morning so I could catch my flight- bright & cheerful was not the first thing on my mind.


Add in the fact I went to the doctor yesterday and received antibiotics for a sinus infection….  cheerful was NOT the feeling I was having.


It’s amazing what 24 hours on antibiotics can make a girl feel. Not 100% but already feeling a little more pep in my skip.


I’ve arrived safely to Salt Lake City and now I’m hoping for a few days of rest fun with my girlfriend before the conference starts.

Brighten Your Life

Bright & Cheerful, Stampin' Up!


Before I left I created a few cards with the You’re So Lovely stamp set.


I’m loving this set.  That wreath… be still my heart!!

The options are WIDE open with this stamp set and I’m giving it a run for it’s money.

Bright & Cheerful, Stampin' Up!


I used some bright colors for today’s card:

  • Tangerine Tango
  • Melon Mambo
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Daffodil Delight

Maybe I’m trying to bypass spring and push for some Summer time colors.  ??

Either way the bright colors make a bold statement and I love i.t.

Bright & Cheerful, Stampin' Up!


You can see all of the supplies for this card below in the clickable links.

Hope you are having a great start to your week.  It’s time for me to rest as I ate a big ole waffle from my favorite eatery here in Utah-Waffle Love.  It does cause one heck of a food coma.  It’s amazing.

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