Playful Patterns HB2U Birthday Cards

by Joanne James10. August 2020 18:25

Today I'm sharing a couple of cards I made using this week's Freshly Made Sketches layout:

I thought Kim's sketch this week was great with so many possibilities, especially for a patterned paper lover like me! I decided that I would try and be faithful to the diagonal stripes too so reached for my Playful Patterns pack and created a teen-inspired birthday card - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I used my Playful Alphabet Dies to create a 'text speak' birthday sentiment and layered them onto a stitched square, using the colours of the designer series paper to determine my colour choices. I then added some simple stamping to the inside of my card:


A few Playful Patterns resin dots complete my card. I liked this card so much, I made another one in a similar colourway using another strip of the same paper:


Here they are together - which colourway do you prefer?


I know this kind of text speak isn't to everyone's taste, but as I find myself making more and more birthday cards for teenagers, I know this will be a top choice when the children go rifling through by box looking for a last-minute card! Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Another quick Monday post for me as I've been busy today preparing for a milestone birthday of one of the James Juniors tomorrow - more on that later in the week! Enjoy your envening and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (8) -

Jacquie Southas
Jacquie SouthasUnited States
8/10/2020 7:00:40 PM #

The text sentiment is perfect for a teen card! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS!


Jen Brum
Jen BrumCanada
8/10/2020 11:05:39 PM #

What a great set of cards!  Love that sentiment - definitely perfect for a teen! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


Kim S
Kim SUnited States
8/11/2020 2:54:09 AM #

So perfect for a teen (or anyone!)  The papers are wonderful and I love how you pulled the color from them. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.


Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
8/11/2020 12:36:50 PM #

Great cards.  Love the ombre effect on the striped papers


Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
8/11/2020 2:17:23 PM #

wow I love this clean graphic design - both versions!  That is one of my favorite DSPs from the catalog!


8/11/2020 6:20:06 PM #

Dang, I keep telling myself I don't need those alphabet dies....and you keep coming up with cute things using them, as well as those colorful papers!  Love these!


VickyUnited Kingdom
8/15/2020 12:07:12 PM #

A perfect graphic teen card in both colourways and very handy to have at hand! Vicky x


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
8/16/2020 9:58:39 PM #

Great way to use both the paper and the dies. What a good way to make cards that suit teens/males too. And a technique you could customise for anyone, with different papers or colours.


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