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Cupcakes & Carousels

Cupcakes & Carousels, Stampin' Up!, Carousel Birthday


I love cupcakes and carousels, so what better way to start out the day than with cupcake & carousel overload.

I have more birthday inspiration to share with you from the Be Inspired Design team.  You probably just came from Carolynn’s blog, and her project was exquisite.

Now be inspired by a few more cards and projects using the Cupcakes & Carousels Suite.  I can’t get enough of it this week!


Mix it Up!

Cupcakes & Carousels, Stampin' Up!, Carousel Birthday


Many of you know my love for mixing stamp sets especially if I fall in love with a particular font.

To create this card, I chose to use the big top tent image along with a greeting from Big on Birthdays stamp set.

Cupcakes & Carousels, Stampin' Up!, Carousel Birthday


I re-created the card above only this time I changed out the color combination.

Cupcakes & Carousels, Stampin' Up!, Carousel Birthday


Tips & Tricks

  • To create the star die cut, I placed two-star framelits together to create a frame using Bermuda Bay and So Saffron cardstock.
  • Each card used a strip of the Party Animal Designer Washi Tape on the right side of the card base (Whisper White 4-1/4″ x 11).
  • The happy birthday greeting comes from the Big on Birthdays stamp set (page 6-Occasions Catalog).

Cupcakes & Carousels, Stampin' Up!, Carousel Birthday


Cupcakes & Carousels, Stampin' Up!, Carousel Birthday

Layer Designer Series Paper


Cupcakes & Carousels, Stampin' Up!, Carousel Birthday


One of the reasons I love Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers is for the coordinating colors within the packs.  Not only does it take the guess work out of which colors to use, but it’s also seamless to layer different patterns together from one pack.  Plus we know that all of the colors match.

Layering colors and patterns from the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer, Series Paper Stack was effortless because the patterns and colors coordinated.

The Cupcakes & Carousels paper stack comes with 48 Sheets of 12 double-sided designs. This paper stack is 6 x 6 and only $10!  Totally WORTH it.

Cupcakes & Carousels, Stampin' Up!, Carousel Birthday


Cupcakes & Carousels, Stampin' Up!, Carousel Birthday


Notice the banner in the top right corner of the card? The Bunch of Banners Framelits has a tiny banner perfect for creating a fun element such as the one on this card.


Celebrate Birthdays!

This week I’ve shared many inspiring birthday cards and projects that you can duplicate.  If you are in need of a few fun birthday stamp sets or products to help you create, make sure to check out the clickable links below to find the perfect products for you.

Let’s wrap up this celebration on a great note.  Continue to be inspired by the Be Inspired Design Team and see what other great projects they are sharing with the Cupcakes & Carousels theme.  I have no doubt you will leave feeling inclined to create someone a fun birthday card.

Simply click the button below to see Nadine’s project.

Cupcakes & Carousels, Stampin' Up!, Carousel Birthday

With all the cards shared, let me know what inspired you the most.  I love to hear your feedback.


Louise Sharp
Brian King
Allison Okamitsu
Kylie Bertucci
Katy Harrison
Maike Ulbrich
Carolynn Sander
Kimberly Van Diepen YOU ARE HERE!
Nadine Hößrich
Sarah Berry

Supplies Used

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  1. I did not want this set untill I saw your cards today!! Now, I must have it!!! These are really great Birthday cards!!!

  2. I flipping love these all Kim! I especially love the splatters of ink and those enamel stars above the carousel tent! Thanks for inspiring as always! <3

  3. I LOVE your first 2 cards Kimberly, it’s exactly my taste ? Both versions are very very appealing to me. And i think i have to save it to my pinterest 🙂

  4. That horse card is to die for. I am also head over heels for that paper stack – so beautiful and I have thought of so many ways to use it! Bringing one of those ideas to life today. Can’t wait! Coffee, then stamping!