Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday with Balloon for the Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop

Welcome back to another Inkin’ Krew blog hop!  Our very talented team is doing a blog hop featuring Stampin’ Up! products.  This month our theme is “Birthday”.  Here is the card I created:

I love offsetting sentiment dies to add depth and dimension and the Happy Birthday Thinlits die is perfect for this technique.  The font is fun and the size is perfect to stand alone as the focal point on a card front, too.

Begin by die cutting the sentiment once from Bermuda Bay card stock and twice from Basic Black card stock.  Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the Bermuda Bay die cut to a Basic Black die cut.  Allow the Black to show a bit to the right and below, with no space between the two, like a shadow.  Adhere the second Basic Black die cut to the back of the first one, stacked and lined up exactly, for added dimension.

Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere a panel of Picture Perfect Party DSP to a mat of Basic Black card stock.  Add a panel of Lemon Lime Twist card stock as an accent, and then adhere the sentiment die cut to the card front panel at a slight angle.  (No glue on the tail of the “Y”) Adhere the completed panel to the front of a Bermuda Bay card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


The Berry Burst card stock balloon is the large one from the Balloon Bouquet punch.  Use a White Stampin’ Chalk Marker to add a highlight along the upper left side of the balloon.  Adhere one end of a 6″ length of Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine to the back of the balloon with tape, then adhere the balloon to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Let the twine trail loosely below the balloon, tuck it under the “Y”, wrapping twice and then let it trail below the sentiment.  Adhere the twine to the panel below the sentiment in a couple spots with small dabs of Liquid Glue.  Tie a small bow with the Black Twine and adhere to the base of the balloon with glue.  Embellish the card front with Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist sequins from the Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

The balloon on the inside panel is punched from Picture Perfect Party DSP with the small one from the Balloon Bouquet Punch.  Adhere the balloon to a panel of Whisper White card stock with Liquid Glue.  Use a Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker to draw a bow and string below the balloon.  Adhere to a panel of Basic Black card stock and then to the card interior with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Julie Johnston’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Mary Deatherage created.


  1. Linda Richenberg
  2. Karen Finkle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Sue Prather – You are here!
  5. Julie Johnston
  6. Amy Koenders


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*** Card Stock cuts for this project:

  • Bermuda Bay CS – 4-1/4″ x 11″ panel scored at 5-1/2″ for card base, 4″ x 4-1/2″ panel to die cut sentiment
  • Basic Black CS – (cut 2) 3-3/4″ x 5″ panels for mats – front and inside, (2) 4″ x 4-1/2″  panels to die cut sentiment twice
  • Lemon Lime Twist CS – 2-5/8″ x 3-5/8″ panel
  • Berry Burst CS – 2″ x 2-1/2″ panel for balloon
  • Whisper White CS – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel for card interior liner
  • Picture Perfect Party DSP – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel for card front, 1-1/2″ x 2″ panel for balloon

Stampin’ Up! products used to complete this project:

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13 Responses to Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday with Balloon for the Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop

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  3. I love this, Sue! It is so cheerful…how could anyone not have a happy birthday when they receive this.

  4. That is awesome Sue! Love the sequins and the layered sentiment! Definitely a very happy card for someones birthday! 🙂

  5. Perfect! This is one of my favorite thinlits – and I love the shadowed effect!! Wonderful! 🙂

  6. This card just screams “party”! Love how colorful it is and that die cut is perfect!

  7. Susan K says:

    So cheerful and happy! I’d love to get one like that so would love to send it. TFS.l

  8. Liz says:

    Would like to know how to get the happy birthday die you used for your card

  9. Tracy Jacobs says:

    I absolutely love this card!!

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