Friday, November 19, 2021

Birthday Fishes - Stampin' Up! Party Puffins

   My card today is playing along with 2 challenges which worked perfectly together to make a birthday card for my dad.  I love the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and the theme at Cardz 4 Guyz is gingham, checks or plaid so I incorporated that into my design.

  My dad loves fishing but I don't have any straight up fish sets right now so I used the next best thing with the adorable puffin holding a little fishy gift!


My colors were pulled directly from the retired Plaid Tiding DSP strip that I used for one of the sketch elements.  I also used a narrow strip of Mango Melody and embossed it with Checks embossing folder for the other strip. So I ended up with 2 of the 3 elements for the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge.

  Pretty Peacock was a favorite of mine and I was sorry to see it go when that set of In Colors retired but of course I held onto to a few supplies just in case so I used it for the card base and the stitched circle the puffin is on.

  The puffin and fish are embossed in black then colored and fussy cut.  I stamped some candles on the circle and then popped it all up on the card front.

  I used a few retired gems, enamel shapes and sequins along with 2 Classic Matte Dots that will be available in the upcoming Jan.-June catalog to finish off the details on this masculine birthday card.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Party Puffins, Itty Bitty Greetings (retired)

Ink: Versamark, Memento black, Pretty Peacock (retired)

Blends: Pumpkin Pie dark, Mango Melody dark (retired), Pretty Peacock light (retired)

Paper: Basic White, Mango Melody, Pretty Peacock (retired), Plaid Tidings DSP (retired)

Accessories: Stitched Rectangle dies, black embossing powder, dimensionals, Stitched Shapes dies (retired), Subtle embossing folder (retired), sequins/gems/enamel shapes (retired), Classic Matte Dots*

*Product from the upcoming Jan.-June catalog 


  1. Checks and plaids both...I love it!! You rocked our challenge!! Thanks for playing along with our "gingham, checks, or plaids" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

  2. I love your colors, patterns and textures! It's all just right behind that sweet little puffin! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. This is as cute as can be! Love the puffin. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  4. Adorable! I love this sweet puffin and his perfectly chosen gift for your dad. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  5. Such a sweet card, fitting our challenge. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

  6. This puffin is great with these colors. The card is so clean but really makes an impact. Great job! Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz! Hope to see you in the gallery again soon!


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