Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Happy Birthday!


Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia are participating. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you this month - all spotlighting projects that shout "Happy Birthday!"

So for today's post I decided to combine a current goal of mine with the Happy birthday theme. During Sale-a-bration I made it a goal to use up all of my discontinued Designer Series Paper that are in open packages up so that I don't have any opened packages left. I (like you I am sure) am a bit of a paper hoarder. So I decided to come up with a series of quick and easy layouts to accomplish that. Here is my first card - it is made with current DSP for the blog hop - I used the Artistry Blooms paper and Happiest of Birthdays stamp set.
The layout is your A2 card base - first layer is 5 1/4"x4" and then a sheet of DSP that is 4 7/8" x 3 5"8". On this DSP you are going to cut it vertically at the 1 3/4" mark - then cut each of the two strips horizontally at 2". Then you are going to flip two of the pieces to use the backs and place on card as shown. After that - just add your sentiment and a bow and voila! Here is another example -
This one uses the same Happiest of Birthday stamp set and the Ornate Garden DSP. You can see it is exactly the same layout - but looks so different. My goal was to use retired DSP and make 10 cards with this layout today - so I'm going to show just one of the 10 I made - this one uses the Ridiculously Awesome stamp set and the retired Berry Sale-a-bration paper. You can see a full video here on how I made these cards here -
You can just never have too many birthday cards - and now I am ahead of the game with 12 more made with this layout and that DSP is well on it's way to being used up!

I hope you enjoyed my post and would love it if you'd leave me a comment. Now click on through to the rest of those hopping this month to see all of their wonderful creations! ~Maureen


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Sue Bz said...

Maureen, such a fun way to use up our DSP stash!!! Really cute birthday cards!

Annette McMillan said...

Great layout for using DSP. Thanks for sharing.

Krissi Hannahs, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator said...

Maureen, what a terrific use of all our beautiful DSP with this layout. Great cards.

Tracy Held said...

What a great idea to use up the stash of DSP. We all need to clear out some of the old ones now that new DSP is on the way.....

Terri Stewart said...

Great design for birthday cards and for highlighting beautiful DSP! Thanks for sharing!

Julia Mazur said...

Great layout! I'll have to try it with my mountain of DSP!

Sandee904 said...

I love to make cards with different pattern paper and in different shapes. TFS

Shirley said...

Great design!