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Spectacular Birthday with Cake Crazy

Spectacular Birthday with Cake Crazy

Cake crazy is something I am for sure. I love birthdays, especially for the cake.  What about you?

Next week we have a special girl celebrating the big 14!  Dang.  How can this be?

Every day Russ and I just look at each other dazed as he hit new milestones with our kids.  Brandon’s driving. Alexis is turning 14 acting like 18.  It’s hard.  Hard to let them grow up.

While there growing up I sit in my stamp room and pretend they are still wee ones.  It’s a sad case of denial and I’m okay with it.


Let’s Get Cake Crazy

I recently participated in a swap with other demonstrators using the new stamp sets from the Occasions catalog and the cards were fantastic.

After changing my mind a few times I finally decided to use the Cake Crazy stamp set for my swap.  I love creating birthday cards which made the process easier.

After playing with the Cake Crazy stamp set, I fell deeper in love with the stamp set.

Spectacular Birthday Cake Crazy, Stampin' Up!


My favorite part creating this card was the color combination.  I used a color I haven’t touched in a long time, Tempting Turquoise.


Create It!

Follow these steps below to create this card.

  • Card base is Whisper White cardstock 4-1/4″ x 11.
  • Stamp cake pieces using the following ink: Tangerine Tango, Cucumber Crush, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive.
  • Stamp the words Spectacular and Crazy onto scrap cardstock and trim as close to the image as possible using Paper Snips.
  • Place stamped words onto card front using a dimensional.

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  • Adhere a 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Tempting Turquoise down the right edge of the Whisper White card front.
  • Adhere a 1″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Party Animal Designer Series Paper onto the right side of the card base using Snail Adhesive.
  • Place card front onto card base using dimensional’s.
  • Create a splatter over the entire card using a Blender Pen and Tempting Turquoise ink.
  • Attach Rhinestones to the card front.

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Bringing Birthday’s Back

Now I have a fun card created and placed in my birthday card stash.

You might remember last year around this time one of our dear Stampin’ Up! staff members started a campaign to bring birthdays back by sending MORE birthday cards through the mail.  Man did she ever deliver.  Over 2,000 cards were sent by her and over 2,000 happy birthday friends received beautiful cards, myself included.

I will tell you I sent more birthday cards last year than I ever have.  It felt great, even for a card maker that is terrible about sending cards.

I will continue to encourage you like myself, to keep sending those cards.  We all know the smile it brings to someone’s face when they receive happy mail.

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With all of the beautiful birthday stamps available from Stampin’ Up!, it’s easy to create and even better to coordinate the products.

Keep in mind, the Cake Crazy stamp set could even be used for a wedding cake.

You can find all of the products used for this card in the clickable links below.  

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Are You Bringing Birthday’s Back?

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.

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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.


Be Inspired!

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.

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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.


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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.

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The little white you see on the polka dots was created using my White Chalk Pen.

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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.

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Bringing Birthdays Back, Stampin' Up!


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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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You can see above that I made this banner wrap under the ice cream cone.  Quick and easy to do.

Bringing Birthdays Back, Stampin' Up!

Bringing Birthdays Back, Stampin' Up!

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.

Just click the buttons below to find your way around this blog hop.  You won’t be disappointed.


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