A Picture Perfect Party Birthday Celebration PP386

by Joanne James25. March 2018 09:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of my amazing friend Claire to host this week and she has my favourite, a sketch challenge, for you to work with:


I could have gone so many ways with this sketch! I have not one, but two cards, to share with you today - both with a fun party theme. Here's the first one - take a look:


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

Picture Perfect Party - Both of my cards today feature papers with the bold, photographic images featured in the Picture Perfect Party DSP Stack. In bright, celebratory colours, these papers are perfect for a large expanse of background and work really well as the background for my fun, party-themed cards. I used the offcut from my card panel to continue the decoration through to my envelope to with a colourful envelope liner.

Picture Perfect Birthday - I used the co-ordinating Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set to decorate the sentiment circles on the front of my card. I was lucky to receive this set free when I attended Onstage last November, which really was fortunate for me as I think this is a set I might otherwise have overlooked. It contains some great, scripted fonts that work for birthdays and more general celebrations and has some fun confetti, candle, tooter and ribbon bow images too. In addition to using it to decorate the outside of my card, I added a little colour to the inside too:


Finishing Touches - To finish my cards, I added some gold tinsel trim and a strip of fringed cardstock to the one above and some silver baker's twine and mini silver sequin trim with a strip of fringed cardstock to the card below:


And here's the inside of this card too:

Two cards using the same layout and supplies, each with a different pattern and sentiment. The Picture Perfect Party Suite is perfect for creating batches of birthday cards with a minimum of supplies. 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
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 can't wait to see what you create with this week's sketch and look forward to visiting your blogs this week! Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly. We are minus one James Junior who is away on a short hockey tour for a few days, so will be spending the day researching hurricanes with James Junior number 2 for a geography project in between a little crafting too I hope!

I'll be back tomorrow with another project that also uses this same sketch but has a totally different feel, so do come back and take a look at that card; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

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

Comments (8) -

ElizStewartUnited States
3/25/2018 12:33:04 PM #

Joanne... so love the fringe, a perfect compliment to the rest of your birthday card!  The patterned paper is amazing!


sandymUnited States
3/25/2018 12:45:02 PM #

Joanne I love both of your cards, those colors are fabulous together! I especially love the card with the candles and the bit of sequin trim.


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
3/25/2018 1:22:31 PM #

Joanne, these bold, bright, vibrant birthday cards make me SMILE!!!!!  I love the fringe!  You are so creative, My Friend!  I see Sandy likes the candle version, but I think my favorite it the party tooter!  Then again, the sequins on the candle card is FUN!  These are perfect for any age and sure to bring happiness to the recipient!  Thank you for rocking my sketch!  I hope you have a fantastic week!  BIG HUGS!  XX


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
3/25/2018 7:40:08 PM #

This set is just one of the most versatile birthday/celebration sets SU has come out with!  How fun it is with the matching paper...perfect for Claire's sketch!  The fringe is a fun touch, as are the sequin and tinsel trims!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
3/25/2018 7:57:14 PM #

So bright and vibrant! These are mini-celebrations in their own right. I love the way you've fringed the side strips - great idea.


Annie A.
Annie A.United States
3/28/2018 12:00:35 AM #

Well, you knocked this sketch challenge out of the park with your brilliant creations!  Your cards definitely say HAPPY and I love the colors.  The fringe is a cool touch - love it!  Hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
3/29/2018 10:27:31 PM #

WOW, what happy, fun and bright cards!  I love them both, Joanne.  Fantastic colors and fabulous way to incorporate the sentiment over-stamping on the image.  My favorite part is the fringe border and stamped inside!  Fabulous job with the sketch, my clever friend!


jaydeeUnited States
3/30/2018 1:58:06 PM #

Joanne, these are both fabulous cards.  I love how bold and bright the colors are and that DSP really packs a punch.  I'm with the others - the fringe border is the perfect way to finish off the cards.   Great take on the sketch!


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