Card Sketch Challenge – Birthday Themed

I am happy to be joining the “Stamping with Friends” design team and this, my first hop with the team.

Today we are focusing on birthday cards created based on a sketch. I recently participated in a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator swap and this is the sketch I used to create my swap which is a birthday card. I used this sketch from the many available through Mojo Monday. I prefer the sketches that include measurements like this one because it saves me time.

In my card below, I improvised slightly in that I did not use a 3.5″ x 2.5″ piece. I decided to use the “In the Wild” suite collection and used a stamped die-cut tiger instead. I die cut the tiger using Crushed Curry card stock. The Stamparatus helped to ensure I had the images lined up on the tiger correctly for each of the 11 identical cards I created. It took about a minute to figure out where to place the stripes for the body. He is applied to the embossed strip using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I enjoyed assembling this card and frankly, it was one of the quickest swaps I ever created. I already had several of the Thick Very Vanilla 4.25″ x 5.25″ pieces cut from a prior project. All I had to do was take a 3.5″ strip of Wild Designer Series Paper (DSP) and cut it in 2″ strips paying attention to the DSP design since it is directional. I cut 5 strips of Cajun Craze and embossed all of them at the same time by running the embossing folder through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine.

To continue along this hop, click on the next image to see the next designer’s creation. After the list of designers, you will find the supply list for this card. I hope this card shows you how this suite can create beautiful cards. I was not a fan at first but it has grown on me and is now one of my favorites. Please contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrtor if you have any questions or to make a product purchase. I am happy to answer any questions about products or this card shown here. If you do not already have a demonstrator, you can use the below product links or this link to order products from me.


Linda A Moore (Moore Fun Stamping)

Tricia Butts (Tricia’s Stamping Creations)

Mary Knabe

Tracie St-Louis (For The Love Of Stamping)

Donna Schnees (Cupcakes and Lattes Stampers)

Sharon Jacobs (Stamped INKspired Designs) – YOU ARE HERE