Sunday, January 10, 2021

Starred Happy Birthday - Stampin' Up! Sweet Ice Cream - Paper Players 523

 Happy Sunday stampers!  The Paper Players have a new challenge to start the week off right!  Ann has given us a fun set of colors to play with this week.  Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee and Misty Moonlight and a neutral!

  After flipping my perpetual birthday calendar to January and noting how many cards I needed in the coming weeks and then seeing that my birthday card stash was down to 0 cards I figured I better get to 'work'.  After trying a few different ideas I decided to do a fun striped background for a masculine birthday. And as a bonus it uses up some scraps!

  The card base is Whisper White thick, then I used another layer of Whisper White to line up the stripes.  After getting them all adhered the Tasteful Textile embossing folder gives the panel some interest.

  For the neutral I used Whisper White to cut some Stitched Stars and layered them on the background with the 2 smaller ones popped with dimensionals.

  The sentiment banner is stamped in Versamark with the large sentiment from the new Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and then embossed in white.  It's popped with more dimensionals and has a Bumblebee In Color ribbon knot anchoring one end.  A few In Color enamel dots on the small stars finish off the details.

 I can't wait to see what you all create and share with us in the Paper Players gallery!  For inspiration from the rest of the Design Team check out these links:






Anne Marie 




  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Sweet Ice Cream

Ink: Versamark

Paper:  Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Misty Moonlight

Accessories: Tasteful Textile embossing folder, Stitched Stars dies, white embossing powder, dimensionals, enamel dots, In Color ribbon


  1. What a cool way to use up scraps....and in the end, create a great masculine birthday card! My stash is getting low too, I'd better get cracking! Might have to CASE your idea!

  2. Oh my gosh, Amanda! This is a perfect card for using up scraps! I love how bold and fun your card is. The snippet of ribbon and the enamel dots are the perfect accents. Like LeAnne, I may have to CASE this idea. Thank you so much for rocking my color challenge this week!

  3. Amanda, this is so fun!!!! I love this idea to use scarps. I have a million of them. Embossed background always add so much interest. Love the enamel dots and little ribbon, too!

  4. As I am strolling through the cards from the DT I keep coming across brilliant ways that others have showcased these colors, and here I am again thinking...why didn't I think of that? This is wonderful Amanda and those white stars really pop! I am going to have to file away this idea the next time I am stumped! Have a great day!

  5. The colors look awesome in stripes...what a great idea! Love it for a birthday card. Have a great day!

  6. A great way to use up scraps and the white stars compliment the bold stripes perfectly. Perfect for tricky males too - a great card Amanda!

  7. Wow Amanda! I love this card. You used the colors perfectly and the deep tones make those stars pop! A very happy birthday card! Enjoy your week!

  8. Amanda, this is one of my favorite embossing folders and I love the extra texture it adds to your card. I love that you used these colors to create such a bold and graphic card. The white stars against the backdrop are fabulous. Wonderful take on the challenge

  9. Such a fun and cheerful card, Amanda! Love the bold stars on the colored background. You really showcased the challenge colors beautifully!


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