Are You Bringing Birthday’s Back?
Bringing birthday’s back is a huge movement throughout the Stampin’ Up! community all started by one rockin’ employee, Shannon West. I’m excited today to share a few birthday cards that hopefully inspire you to send a few yourself.
It’s also a fun day to share with my Creation Station crew and be inspired by others with their versions of birthday projects.
What is bringing birthdays back?
How many times have I commented right here about the lack of sending cards?
One of the reasons I seriously lacked in the birthday card department was based on my
wasted special time on Facebook. It was so easy to wish someone a birthday, and so easy to not send a card. I felt like I accomplished my task of “birthday wishes” by just sending them a birthday wish on Facebook.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s an amazing feeling to get the birthday wishes on Facebook. BUT… it’s even more special when you can get a birthday card in the mail.
- it’s fun to open
- you know the person took time to make it especially for you
- you are reminded of your special day for as long as you keep that special card around.
There is no doubt this new Occasions catalog has catered to the birthdays. Let me share a fun card I created that was QUITE the challenge.
Why would this card be a challenge? It boiled down to one color- Cucumber Crush. It’s a very popular color everywhere. Seriously… I see it EVERYWHERE.
I decided to pull out one of my Decorative Masks and I loved how the two different tones made that Cucumber Crush cardstock stand out. Best part- it was simple.
The little white you see on the polka dots was created using my White Chalk Pen.
The balloons were placed onto my work station and then I added a Mini Glue Dot behind the balloon to create a big bunch of balloons.
The Happy Birthday greeting came from the Cottage Greetings stamp set. It was a perfect fit for my Lots of Labels framelits. Don’t forget to stamp your envelope pretty too.
Don’t forget this Gem!
While the new Occasions catalog has an abundance of great birthday stamp sets, don’t forget about the main Idea Book & Catalog and the abundance it has to offer as well.
If you open your Idea Book & Catalog I want to share with you a VERY special stamp set that tends to get missed. It’s the cutest ever and can make a HUGE difference in MANY ways.
Sprinkles of Life
This adorable set is our Ronald McDonald House Charities set. Every set sold $3 goes to the Ronald McDonald House! YAY! This set covers birthdays, Thank You’s and Love. All of which can be used ALL year round.
My two favorites about this stamp set:
- Coordinates with the Tree Builder Punch to make the ice cream or cloud.
- The small greetings make for tiny banners.
You can see above that I made this banner wrap under the ice cream cone. Quick and easy to do.
Once again, don’t forget to stamp your envelope. Adds a little special something to it.
Wrapping it up!
I hope you will take part in the Bringing Birthdays Back movement and help make a difference. I think this is something HUGE and as papercrafters who make beautiful cards, they need to be seen and bring a smile to others.
You can find ALL the supplies I used for both cards at the end of the post in the clickable links.
Stamps in the Mail- A Nice Cuppa is now available for purchase. Click HERE and scroll to the bottom to read the details.
Now, be inspired by other crafters and see what birthday madness they have created.
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