How to make Birthday cards using one stamp set

Today I am showing you how to make birthday cards using one stamp set! After all, Birthday cards are usually the most popular card we need to make, and every month we have people in our live celebrating their birthday! 

How to make Birthday cards using one stamp set! 

The first think you need to do is actually selecting an stamp set that is catching your eye! the one you have been dying to use!  For me it was the Timeless Tulips! not sure if I have share this with you, but Tulips is my favorite flower! And when I saw this stamp set on the catalog, I knew I have to have it. 

Then try to stay with one color combo, so the creative process is easier. If you stay with one single color combo for your projects, you don’t have to be thinking in multiple alternatives for each card. 

Once the color combo is selected, then grab all your supplies in those colors. For instance patterned paper, card stock, embellishments, and any other coordinating item for the stamp set you selected.  Of course make sure that you have a Birthday sentiment to go with it, this might or might not be on the stamp set you selected. 

Finally start going thru sketches, cards, or any other sources of inspiration to get ideas for the cards you want to create. Most of the times, I prefer simple sketches, as I find it easy to incorporate any stamp set that way.  If I see a finished card, then I want to recreate the same card. 

You will see below the sketches and how these were incorporated in the cards I made.

Birthday card using Timeless Tulips stamp set from Stampin' Up!

The Color Combo

For thee cards I used the following colors:

  • Poppy Parade
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Old Olive
  • Basic Black 
  • Whisper White 

Birthday card #1

Use this sketch to create your cards  Learn how to make birthday cards using the same stamp set!

I used the following sketch to come up with the first card. As I mentioned before, I find it easier to use simple sketches to come up with ideas for cards, since it can be adapted to any stamp set you can think of. Don’t you think? 😉

The tulips on this card were done with an easy technique using two color of ink pads. Ink your stamp with the lighter color, and then using a sponge add the darker color onto your stamp, and then stamp your image. you get this nice two color effect on the tulips, making them look very realistic. 👉TIP: Make sure you clean your stamp in between each time, as you would stain your light ink pad by not cleaning before inking! 

In the video tutorial below you can see how this is done in case you have any questions. Also play with different colors to see what other combinations you like.  

Birthday card #2

Use this sketch to create your cards Learn how to make birthday cards using the same stamp set!

For this second card I used as well as simple sketch, however this card has a WOW factor when you open it! This is an easy to make pop-up card!! see the pictures below to see how it looks when you open this birthday card!

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Same as the previous card, the tulips were stamped following the same technique. For the instructions on how to make this pop-up card make sure you watch the video, as it is best you see how to put it together than me trying to explain it with words 😉

Birthday card #3

Use this sketch to create your cards Learn how to make birthday cards using the same stamp set!

Same as with the previous two cards, I used as well a simple sketch. For this card I embossed the card front using the layering leaves 3D embossing folder. I love how this adds dimension, especially when you are using mainly one color. In this case there was a lot of white when I first lay out this card, but after adding the embossing on the first layer, it really made it pop a lot!

I used poppy parade texture weave ribbon for the two lines on this sketch, but I could have used card stock instead. Always be thinking how to change elements on the sketch with embellishments, card stock or even designer series paper a.k.a. patterned paper. 

If you like this way of creating cards using sketches, you might want to check this other post where I show how to make three cars using the same sketch!

Fun Fold Card Class featuring the Timeless Tulips bundleAnd if you liked this stamp set, and you love making fun folds, then make sure you check out this class.

This class features the Timeless Tulips bundle!  and it includes 6 unique fun folds that are easy to make and follow. Once you learn how easy these are, you will be making tons of these with any other set you have.

You’ll get three more color combinations for your tulips, to get that beautiful look that make them look as if the tulips were real..  I know you will love all the cards  included in this class!   You can check this class in my PDF Store here

 

Step-by-Step Video Tutorial

As mentioned before, here is the video tutorial for you to learn how to make these cards step-by-step, I go over measurements and instructions in more detail on this video. This video is part of my Facebook live that happens every Thursday at 7pm CST, so if you ever have time at this time make sure you join me live on my page! 

Warning –  because on this video I show you how to make the three cards, it is a bit longer, so I would suggest to watch it when you are winding down. 😁

The Supply List

Also if you are interested in getting the products I used to make these cards, by all means please click on the pictures below, they will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of this items! 

Your support helps me keep bringing you more ideas and inspiration!! 🥰 Thanks you! 

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How to make Birthday handmade cards using patterned paper

Hi friend! I am so glad you stopped by today to my blog as I will be sharing with you some tips to learn how to make Birthday handmade cards using patterned paper. I know you will see how easy these are to make. 

Three Birthday Handmade Cards 

On the picture below you can see the Three Birthday cards that I will be showing you how to make. As you can see, I am using the same paper collection. 

How to make Birthday handmade cards using patterned paper

I love using the same paper collection as I get a lot of inspiration from the colors included in the paper pack, usually that is how I start designing to be honest. I usually pick a designer series paper (DSP) a.k.a. patterned paper collection and then I see which colors call my attention.

In this case, the paper collection includes cherry cobbler, petal pink, pool party, basic black, whisper white and a light silver foil. Since I loved how the petal pink, pool party and whisper white look together, I decided to go with this color combo for this set of cards. 

From here, I start playing with sketches or past cards to get ideas for the layout of the card.  I usually cut a few things just to help me visualize how things look together and once I like how it looks then I cut the actual paper for the cards. 

Details on the birthday handmade cards

To make easier how to make this birthday handmade cards, I added some details of each of the cards on this set. 

Please note that at the end of this post there is also a video tutorial to show you how to make these birthday handmade cards step-by-step. Especially if you are a visual learner.   

Birthday Handmade Card #1

How to make Birthday handmade cards using patterned paperThe first birthday handmade card uses a very simple layout as you can see.  The focal point on this card is mainly the designer series paper. I love how the whisper white frames highlighted both the larger piece and the square of DSP.

For this card I added the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set on a whisper white circle that was then layered on a larger basic black circle. Also I colored two little flowers from the Free as a Bird stamp set using the stampin’ blends a.k.a. alcohol markers and fussy cut them. I then added a champagne jewel rhinestone to the center of the flowers and added them as embellishments to the card. Finally I added a bow using the petal pink metallic edge to the card. 

Birthday Handmade card #2

How to make Birthday handmade cards using patterned paper For the second Birthday handmade card, the layout is still using still a lot of the designer series paper as you can see. 

The sentiment on this card is from the So Sentimental stamp set, I love the font on this sentiment. I think it goes really nice with this DSP, don’t you think?

One thing you can note, is that this time for the embellishment I fussy cut the flowers from the same DSP. I love, love, love, when I can cut images from the same patterned paper! as this coordinates perfectly with the card I am making. So one of the things I pay attention is finding paper packs where I can cut images, as then the designing of the cards is even easier!

Birthday Handmade Card #3 

How to make Birthday handmade cards using patterned paper For this last birthday card I used way less DSP compared to the last two cards, however the focal point was still using elements from the DSP. 

On this one card you can see that almost all layers are cardstock, however note that I embossed both cardstock layers with embossing folders! I love using the embossing folders as these add a lot of dimension. 

I think this is my favorite card from this set!

So with this set of Birthday handmade cards you can see that using a designer series paper to make a set of cards makes the process super easy! You can see another example here.  On this post I show how to use the designer series paper as well as the same sketch and get a different look on your cards, I know that you will love seeing the cards on this post

Step-by-Step video tutorial 

As mentioned previously, you can learn how to make these birthday handmade cards step-by-step following along this video tutorial.  You will see that these cards are super easy to make 😉 

If you enjoyed this video, you need to know that this was one of my Facebook live shows. Every Thursday at 7pm CST I go live on my Facebook Page. During this live I show you how to make three cards using a specific suite, or bundle or a set of products. I would love to see you on the next Facebook live here

Supply List 

Finally here is the full supply list of items that I used to make these birthday cards. These images will direct you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items.

When you purchase thru these links you support my stamping business. This helps me to keep sharing with you more projects on this blog. I really appreciate your support! 🥰🥰🥰

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A Birthday card for a kid and some tips with your stamparatus!

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Do you like making Birthday handmade cards for your kids? If you do, I know you will love this post, as I am sharing with you how to make a Birthday handmade card using the Birthday  Bonanza suite from Stampin’ Up!

I am also showing some tips to stamp multi-step images using a stamp positioning, in this case, the Stamparatus from Stampin’ Up! 

But before we dive into the Birthday card, let me tell you that this post is part of a Blog Hop with an amazing group of fellow demonstrators around the world. I am sure you will enjoy hoping around with us while getting tons of inspiration!!!

How to make a Birthday Handmade card 

As I mentioned before, I am using the Birthday Bonanza suite from Stampin’ Up!, which is a great suite full of bright colors and cute critters that will make any birthday card look adorable!  You can see below the picture of this suite! is this not the cutest suite?

Birthday Bonanza suite

Don’t get confused with the name of this suite as these little critters can be used for any occasion card! You can see this Valentine’s card using that lovely koala here.

The Birthday Bonanza suite has a great stamp set called Bonanza Buddies that include the cute little critters you see in the picture above! This stamp set coordinates with a die set, that can help you die cut not only images from the stamp set, but also images from the designer series paper!

I definitely love a die set that coordinates with the patterned paper of the suite, as this always makes it easy to make cards! not to mention that it also makes it quick! So you get a great card without consuming too much time. If you are like me, always running and busy with too many things in life, but still enjoy crafting, then you will love this suite! 

Below you can see the birthday handmade card that I made with this suite!  The toucan was stamped using the Stamparatus! which is a stamp positioning tool that makes your life easy when it comes to lining up images perfectly. I am linking a quick video showing you exactly how to stamp the toucan. 

learn how to make Birthday Handmade card using the Birthday Bonanza suite from Stampin' Up!

 

Use the Stamparatus to stamp multi-step images 

As I was telling you before the Stamparatus is the perfect stamp positioning tool to help you stamp multi-step images. 

You might not know what are multi-step stamps, and if that is the case let me explain more about this. 

Multi-step stamps are set of images that complement each other. For instance, the focal point in my card consists of three images: the toucan, the hat and the pom-pom. 

Did you notice in the Birthday card that the hat is covering part of the toucan’s head? this is making it look as if the toucan was wearing a party hat!  You can make this effect by using a technique called masking. 

So if you are interested in learning both the lining of images using your stamp positioning, and the technique masking, then make sure to watch the video below!  

 

Step-by-Step video tutorial to make a Birthday handmade card

After stamping the Toucan, then its time to put together the card. In the next video I show you how to make the Birthday handmade card step-by-step. I even throw a tip on saving cardstock by  die cutting some elements from the the cardstock that will be covered with patterned paper. Intrigued?  😉 Then  watch the video tutorial below!

If you like this Birthday handmade card and you want to make it, scroll down on this post to see the supply list. All the pictures in the supply list will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items! When you purchase from my store, you support my stamping business and it helps me keep creating more cards to share with you! I truly appreciate your support! 🥰🥰🥰

Did you fall in love 🥰 with this suite as I did when I first start playing with it? I am sure you did!!! 😍 And if you want more card ideas with this stamp set, I am currently offering a card class for Birthday handmade cards using the Birthday Bonanza suite!!! Below is a sneak peek.

If you are in the US, you can get the make and take options thru Feb 20th, after this day, only the tutorial will be available. To get more information or to register to this class please email me and ask for the link. Also if you want to hear about new card classes, you need to sign up for my email list here. I do share other tutorials as well on my email 😁  

If you are from other region, then you can get the tutorial for this card class here. You can also browse around my PDF Store to see what other card classes tutorials are available. I am uploading more tutorials from past classes and all new classes will be released there too.  

Learn how to make six cheerful Birthday Handmade cards using the Birthday Bonanza suite from Stampin' Up!

 

The Blog Hop line up!

And as mentioned at the beginning of this post, make sure you visit all the blogs participating on this Blog Hop! I know you will be super inspired when you visit our sites! all the people participating in this hop is very talented. Plus you get to see cards from designers around the world!! how cool is that?!

 

 

The supply list 

Finally here is the supply list for all the items I used to make this Birthday handmade card! as I mentioned before, when you click any of the images you will be directed to my online store where you can purchase any of these products! Again thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support! 

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Monthly Team Blog Hop – Peaceful Poppies Suite from Stampin’ Up!

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Hello there!!! Today I am again participating in a blog hop to bring you lots of ideas from around the world!! Believe me you will get tons and tons of inspiration when you hop with us and visit all blogs from my fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators!

I have no doubts that you will find lots and lots of inspiration and after visiting all the blogs you will want to go to your craft room and case some of the ideas from these blogs!

Now, as you can imagine, I have been saying a lot on my videos how much I love the Peaceful Poppies Suite from Stampin’ Up! and I have not been able to stop creating cards with this suite, so today, I am going to share another project using the Peaceful Poppies Suite. 

Peaceful Poppies Suite from Stampin’ Up!

If you are like me, I know that you will love all the elements from this suite! I am particularly drawn to the designer series paper in this collection, because the colors are just so bright that makes me happy!!! 

All the designs from the Peaceful Poppies designer series paper are just perfect for stand alone cards, meaning you don’t need much to make beautiful cards!  You can see it today with my easy to follow design. 

You can mix and match this same layout with all the different designs in this paper pack, in fact that would be a great challenge to see how many cards we can make using this same layout!! Sketch from Allie # 4

If you are up to it, let’s play and share some of your creations on the comments!! I know you will love all the cards you make with sketch/layout! 

Information about this card

Anyway, back to the card project I am sharing today. I used both of the stamp sets included in the Peaceful Poppies suite, which are the Painted Poppies and the Peaceful Moments. 

I love that one of the sets is sentiments only and the other is poppies images! this really helps so much with the designing of the card, as everything coordinates nicely! 

As far as colors being used, I used the Blackberry Bliss for the card base, and Old Olive for the mat, as both colors were included in the DSP color palette. I don’t you if you know that but that is my biggest secret when it comes to color coordination.. I always look in the back of the paper pack to get colors that can go together. After all if these are great on the design of the sheet, it will as well on a card! 

Birthday card using the Peaceful Poppies Suite from Stampin Up!

Now as far as the sentiment, I die cut it with the brand new Stitched So Sweetly dies! which are fantastic!! seriously! they have some many images for labels plus the cute set of scallop rectangles that are so in trend! 

For the stamping, I stamped off the poppy image with Gray Granite in a scratch paper and then stamped (without re-inking) onto the whisper white label, and then I stamped the sentiment with Rich Razzleberry.

And to embellish this card I added a little zigzag with the Poppy Parade Textured Weave Ribbon, it adds somethings and pulls all colors together, don’t you think? 

Step-by-Step video tutorial

As usual here is a video tutorial in case you want to see step-by-step instructions, I go over measurements for all the pieces of the card. 

If you are interested in knowing all the specifics of the products I used I have added a supply list at the end of this post, as well as a Pinterest image in case you want to save this card idea for later in one of your favorite boards.

Blog hop list!

And as discussed at the beginning of this post, here is the listing of all the blogs participating in the blog hop! Make sure you visit all of them as I know that you will love getting all the ideas from this talented group!

Supply List

Here is the list of all items used in this card, if you click to any of the images it will take you to my online store, where you can purchase any of these products. As always I truly appreciate your support!

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How to make a quick and easy maculine card

Hello Friends!! Here is another card featuring the truly tailored stamp set, this whole suite is perfect to make masculine cards perfect for the men in your life!!

The stamp set has a coordinating punch that you can get on a bundle and save 10% on both items, but you can also get them separately. Please know that the punch will still be available with the new catalog, but the stamp set is retiring at the end of May.

You can see below the coordinating designer series paper, this is the Truly Gentleman DSP, it is perfect and the colors are just great for masculine cards as well.

truly tailored suite

I got this card design as well from Pinterest, and this was designed by Melissa Stout, I love going on Pinterest to find inspiration!! 


Check out the video tutorial with some AMAZING tips and tricks for making masculine cards using Stampin Up's truly tailored stamp set! You will love how quick and easy this is to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #birthdaycards #masculinecards

This card uses mainly designer series paper, I love how well this coordinates, and it is so easy to do this card as you just need to stamp the focal point!! you can duplicate multiples of this card in not time!


Check out the video tutorial with some AMAZING tips and tricks for making masculine cards using Stampin Up's truly tailored stamp set! You will love how quick and easy this is to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #birthdaycards #masculinecards

You can see below the video tutorial, where I go over measurements and instructions on how to make this card, I am sure you will enjoy watching this video!! let me know if you have any questions, I will be more than happy to help you. 🙂





Also here is the supply list for all the items I use to make this card, you can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! thanks a lot!! I truly appreciate your support, also don’t forget about my ordering incentive this year!! 



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How to make a quick and easy card for the men in your life

Hello Friends!!, Here is another card featuring the Truly tailored suite!!,  as I have mentioned in past blog posts, this suite is perfect to create masculine cards perfect for the men in your life!!! 


The stamp set has a coordinating punch, and when you get them as a bundle you save 10% on both items, please note that the punch is not retiring but the stamp set is retiring at the end of May, so don’t let it go, if this is on your wish list!


This suite has the Truly Gentleman designer series paper, and it truly coordinates perfectly with this suite!, I love the colors on this paper pack and it is just so easy to design masculine cards with this pack!! the colors are just great!! there is also a corduroy ribbon in night of navy that coordinates as well perfectly with the whole suite!

This time I used as well the foxy friends and the fox builder punch for this card, I got to say this is not my design, I used Pinterest as my inspiration and I found a card made by Mary Bush, and while this card is not exactly the same as her design, her card was my inspiration for this card.  


Check out the video tutorial with some AMAZING tips and tricks for making masculine cards using Stampin Up's truly tailored stamp set! You will love how quick and easy this is to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #birthdaycards #masculinecards

You can see a close up look to the card below.. the bow was fussy cut from the designer series paper.. 


Check out the video tutorial with some AMAZING tips and tricks for making masculine cards using Stampin Up's truly tailored stamp set! You will love how quick and easy this is to make! www.creatingwithallie.com #stampinup #alejandragomez #creatingwithallie #videotutorial #cardmaking #papercrafts #handmadegreetingcards #fun #creativity #makeacard #sendacard #stampingisfun #sharewhatyoulove #birthdaycards #masculinecards

You can see the video tutorial below, where I go over measurements and instructions on how to make this card, you will see it really is super easy to put together, I am sure you will enjoy watching this tutorial. 





Also here is the supply list for all the items I use to make this card, you can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! thanks a lot!! I truly appreciate your support, also don’t forget about my ordering incentive this year!! 



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