Sunday, October 17, 2021

Big Birthday Wish - Stampin' Up! Party Puffins - Paper Players 563

   It just so happened that my specific card needs coincided with the newest Paper Players Challenge this week!  Jaydee has given us the fun challenge of a Clean and Simple birthday card!  I hope you'll be inspired by this new challenge this week and come play along with us!


  I needed a special birthday card for one of my childhood soccer coaches who was having a milestone birthday.  He was an enthusiastic coach who always believed in us and who showed up season after season in all sorts of weather to continue to teach 20 girls not only the fundamentals of the game but also how to be a team.  Happy birthday Mr. G!

   I do have some layers and bit of texture but I think the open space and limited color palette (our team always wore blue so I had to stick with the theme!) definitely put this card in the clean and simple category.  Nothing crazy here, no fancy techniques just some mixing and matching of stamp sets and a tiny bit of ink blending behind the sentiment.

  Check out the Paper Players Design Team for more inspiration!

Anne Marie

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Party Puffins, Biggest Wish, For the Win (retired)

Ink: Versamark, Memento Black, Misty Moonlight, Balmy Blue

Blends: Daffodil Delight dark, Pumpkin Pie dark

Paper: Basic White, Misty Moonlight

Accessories: black embossing powder, dimensionals, Stitched Rectangle dies, Subtle embossing folder (retired), black bakers twine, rhinestones, candy dots (retired), enamel dots (retired)


  1. I so love these puffins Amanda - and I am so CASEing this card! I know I have an old football stamp somewhere - I need to go find it. This is so clever and a great card for a football-mad person, boys and girls alike and I know a few!

  2. Amanda, your coach must have been amazing and I am always impressed when girls play football (aka soccer!). Your penquin is gorgeous and I love how you captured the ball in a balloon. What a totally fun card and I know Mr G woud have loved it!

  3. He sounds like a heck of a guy and he is going to adore this card! Well done!

  4. Mr G will definitely appreciate this custom-made card! It's so sweet and the personalization of the soccer balls will make celebrating that milestone birthday a little easier to bear!

  5. Amanda, beautiful ink blending, an adorable penguin, a fun balloon and it's blue. I love it all and I agree... it's a perfect clean and simple design.

  6. Amanda, your little puffin is precious! I love the fun soccer balloon and I know he will cherish this card made with love! Have a great weekend, My Friend!

  7. An adorable card, Amanda! From the subtle blending to the sprinkling of rhinestones and dots, this is a perfect CAS confection! Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Mr. G is going to love this card! I love how you turned the balloon into a soccer ball. So fun!!


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