Clean And Simple Cake Crazy Birthday Card

by Joanne James19. February 2017 09:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the lovely Laurie to host this week and she has a clean and simple challenge for us to work with:


So I have a slight confession: if you read my blog post on Friday you may have been expecting something else today! I had a moment of inspiration for a sentiment-based card on Friday and was so pleased with myself when it was finished. All was well until I came to load it up onto the Paper Players blog and I remembered this week was 'clean and simple' week and my card definitely wasn't! So I will share that card with you another day and in the meantime I took the opportunity to make another card using one of the great sentiment-based sets in the current Spring-Summer catalogue - take a look:


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

Cake Crazy - The Cake Crazy stamp set is a fun cake-building stamp set with lots of words. I made my cake stack entirely out of words, coloured to co-ordinate with my side strips of designer series paper for a fun, unisex birthday card.

Party With Balloons - I used some balloon-patterned Party Animal Designer Series Paper to border the edges of my central panel and tie in with my Emerald Envy baker's twine and fun balloon embellishment. After all, what's a party without balloons?

Add A Banner - I added a little stepped banner in Pacific Point to my card to top off my cake - whilst not designed to co-ordinate, the photopolymer stamp sits perfectly into the banner shape for easy co-ordination. 

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 Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
 Crystal Komera
Valentyna Komisarenko
Deanne K
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 


I look forward to seeing your clean and simple creations in the gallery this week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly; we have basketball this morning (riding high on last week's regional-qualifying tournament win!) and then a social lunch with the swim squad - should be fun. I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

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

Comments (10) -

Colleen Begley
Colleen BegleyUnited States
2/19/2017 11:50:03 PM #

Love your colorful birthday card, Joanne! It's so fun and happy. Cute charm too.

LaurieUnited States
2/19/2017 11:59:05 PM #

I love, love that cute charm and curly bow!!! Such a fun card Joanne.I like the different colors of inks...such a happy look!

Have a great day!

Mona Pendleton
Mona PendletonUnited States
2/20/2017 1:12:11 AM #

Such a fun and colorful birthday card Joanne! love the bow trimming and little charm! Thanks for the inspiration!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
2/21/2017 1:34:13 AM #

Joanne, this is so FUN!  I love the bright colors and the awesome sentiment!  That curly ribbon and charm are perfect!  Now, I need to order those!  I hope you have a fantastic week, My Friend!  XX

Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
2/21/2017 12:55:58 PM #

This is the perfect stamp set for this challenge!  Love the bright and happy colors and your fabulous curled ribbon.  Such a fun card, Joanne!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
2/22/2017 1:37:34 PM #

Wow, what a fun card....I love all the bright colors you used, especially that cool banner!  Cassidy loves dark blue, she would love that!

sandymUnited States
2/24/2017 1:48:23 AM #

FAbulous card, Joanne! Love the bright happy colors, and that cute little balloon embellishment is my favorite! So adorable!

Deanne @ Three Trees
Deanne @ Three TreesCanada
2/24/2017 6:48:08 PM #

This is such a fun card!  Love that little balloon embellishment!!

2/24/2017 7:00:01 PM #

Such a cheerful and lovely birthday card, Joanne! Wonderful patterned paper on the back and awesome sentiment.

jaydeeUnited States
2/25/2017 4:26:55 PM #

Joanne, this is such a fun card.  I love the colors you choose and the DSP on the card base.  I also love that this is perfect for just about any age and definitely any gender.  Fabulous card.

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