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Birthday Bonanza

I’m so excited about my birthday bonanza projects I’m sharing today.  I love the Party Animal Suite and have 3 projects to share.

Get ready for a great blog hop with the Creation Station team with inspiring birthday projects today!

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Are You a Party Animal?

No doubt I love a good party, and while I’m not so much the party animal, I’m all about having fun.

I do love celebrating birthday’s and funny enough Russ, and I called my uncle on Friday to wish him a happy birthday.  We both struggle with remembering someone’s big day.   As soon as he picked up the phone, we were singing happy birthday.  Unfortunately, we were about five days too early.  Whoops! We all laughed, and we’ll be making the phone call again next week.

The Party Animal Suite is perfect for any age and so many great coordinating products to choose from.

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I pulled out one my favorite cardstock colors, Crumb Cake.  I love how Whisper White Craft ink looks on this cardstock.

Then I pulled some of the colors from the Party Animal Designer Series Papers.

Birthday Bonanza, Creation Station, Stampin' Up!

Birthday Bonanza, Creation Station, Stampin' Up!

Birthday Bonanza, Creation Station, Stampin' Up!

Tips & Tricks 

  • One of my favorite coordinating products in this suite is the Washi Tape.  I love the SKINNY tape.  This was perfect to place along the edge of the card base.
  • Whisper White Craft ink is a pigment ink which takes a little longer to dry.  I use the heat tool to make the drying times faster when I’m impatient.
  • The Confetti Textured Impressions Embossing Folder was a perfect addition to this card.

Birthday Bonanza, Creation Station, Stampin' Up!


The Perfect Box

Birthday Bonanza, Creation Station, Stampin' Up!


Excuse me; I’m a little giddy over this box.  It’s perfect for a birthday bonanza! The colors, ribbon, banner and a peek of doily fit perfectly together.

Birthday Bonanza, Creation Station, Stampin' Up!


You can find the Window Box Thinlits Dies on page 43 in the new Occasions catalog.  I love this box for it’s unique design.

Tips & Tricks

  •  The box was created using Kraft Cardstock.  Kraft cardstock is a fantastic heavy cardstock that keeps shape when creating boxes.  I love the weight of this cardstock, especially when creating boxes.
  • The Party Animal Designer Series Paper was used to create the belly band around the box.
  • I added the Gold 1/4″ Natural Trim with a flowing tail on each side of the box.  I love the small glimmer of gold in this beautiful ribbon.

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YAY, Time to Celebrate!

Because of my love for vintage and fonts, I am completely drawn to the Super Duper stamp set.  I love the marquee look to the fonts and it was perfect for this next card.

Birthday Bonanza, Creation Station, Stampin' Up!


Once again, I relied on my Party Animal Designer Series Paper to pull my color combinations together.  These bright colors are beautiful together.

Birthday Bonanza, Creation Station, Stampin' Up!


Tips & Tricks

  • The ribbons were folded like an accordion, then stapled to the Designer Series Paper to keep in place.
  • While I used the coordinating inks with the cardstock (Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango) don’t forget you can get a similar look using a VersaMark pad.  The tone on tone looks beautiful!
  • I couldn’t get away without using a doily.  I found a perfect place…

Birthday Bonanza, Creation Station, Stampin' Up!

Find all of the products used today in the clickable links below.  


Get Your Party Started!

If you are planning a party, Stampin’ Up! has everything you need to create the perfect cards and favors for the perfect party.

Now lets’s see what the other Creation Station designers have up their sleeve for a birthday bonanza.  Your first blog is Dena and she never disappoints.  Simply click the NEXT button below and be inspired.


Birthday Bonanza, Creation Station, Stampin' Up!

Birthday Bonanza, Creation Station, Stampin' Up!



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Big Shot Extravaganza!

It was a Big Shot night at my house with lots to learn and fun projects to make.  The goal of the evening was to learn many of the fun dies and how to use them.  Stampin’ Up! carries so many great dies with multiple uses.  I love showing how you can do many projects with one die.  Just as we do with stamps.  Here are some of the projects I shared tonight.  Grab your coffee… it’s a long one. 

Box 2 with Scallop













This box uses the Box #2 Die Cut and the Parisian Breeze Specialty Paper.  We used the Wide Oval punch in the center with a window sheet to view the candy inside.  The tag was made using Lots of Tags sizzlets.  FABULOUS dies. I used a new Spring Mini stamp set called Great Friend. 

Scallop Circle with Fleurettes















This next project used the Scallop Circle, Clear Circle Die Cut and the Flower Embosslit die.  I love that you can make fun trendy cards using the Scallop Circle die.  We used the Clear Circle die to layer on top of Scallop Circle.  I added a Fleurette to the Flower embosslit with a clear rhinestone brad.  I love how delicate these Fleurettes are and they add a fun touch to any card. 

Quilt Card













This card just shows one more great use for the Top Note Die cut.  I’m guessing this must be one of our most popular die cuts.  Numerous uses have been found with this die.  Here is another fabulous card.  My friend Lisa shared this great technique and I was so excited.  It’s so awesome and a GREAT way to use your beautiful Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper.  This card also uses the Ribbon Bundle from Sale-A-Bration.  The stamp set is Lovely Labels.  The Bashful Blue Scallop is cut from the Pennant Die Cut.

Simple Butterfly



















The last card uses many dies.  I started with the Movers & Shapers Curly Label Die Cut.  Once cut, I used the Beautiful Butterflies die cut and the Textured plates on the bottom of the card.  Stamps sets used are Flight of the Butterfly, Sprinkles, and It’s Your Birthday. 

It was a GREAT night of fun and a great night for me to show why I LOVE my Big Shot!

Have a FABULOUS Sunday!