P layful birthday card using Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock and designer paper pieces to the following sizes using a Paper Trimmer:
- card from Bermuda Bay Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 3-3/4" x 5-1/2" from Whisper White Cardstock
- 1" x 3-3/4" of small animals and presents on white background design from Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper, cut so the images are horizontal on the horizontal strip
- 3-1/4" x 3-3/4" of sparkles on pinkish orange background design from Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper
- 2-1/2" x 3-1/4" from Whisper White Cardstock
- 2-1/2" x 3-1/4" from Mango Melody Cardstock
- 1" x 2" from Whisper White Cardstock
As you are ready to stamp using the Bonanza Buddies Photopolymer Set, place the cardstock on the Stampin' Pierce Mat. Using the mat will help you get a cleaner image each time you stamp.
Mount the "Let's Celebrate You!" sentiment from the Bonanza Buddies Set on Block G. Ink it up with the Bermuda Bay Ink Pad. Stamp it on the bottom of the 3-3/4" x 5-1/2" white rectangle so it is about 1/2" from the bottom edge and about 1/4" from the right edge.
Adhere the small strip of animals and presents design paper from the Birthday Bonanza Designer Paper to the stamped white rectangle just above the stamped sentiment.
Adhere the piece of sparkles design paper from the Birthday Bonanza Designer Paper to the stamped white rectangle so it overlaps the top of the previously adhered designer paper and leaves about 1/2" of white showing along the top edge.
Adhere the stamped white cardstock/designer paper layer to the front of the Bermuda Bay card so the top and bottom edges are even. You should have about 1/4" of blue showing on each side.
Mount the toucan image from the Bonanza Buddies Set on Block C. Ink it up with the Memento Pad. Stamp it on one end of the 2-1/2" x 3-1/4" white strip, leaving room to punch out the toucan with space above his head.
Unlock the 2" Circle Punch. Holding the punch upside down so you can see the punching area, slide the stamped toucan into the punch. Get it centered side to side in the punching area, but leave as much room above the toucan's head as possible. Punch.
Mount the solid toucan's bill image from the Bonanza Buddies Set on Block A. Carefully press the top half of the bill image to the edge of the open Grapefruit Grove Ink Pad so you ink up only the top half of the bill. Then, carefully press the bottom half of the bill image to the edge of the open Mango Melody Ink Pad so you ink up only the bottom half of the bill. Breathe on the stamp to moisten the ink and stamp it inside the beak area of the previously stamped toucan image in the circle.
Unlock the 2-1/4" Circle Punch. Slide the Mango Melody strip into the punch. Punch.
Adhere the toucan circle punch out to the center of the Mango Melody circle.
Mount the striped party hat bottom image from the Bonanza Buddies Set on Block A. Ink it up with the Mango Melody Ink Pad. Stamp the image on one end of the remaining small strip of white cardstock.
Mount the solid circle balloon image from the Bonanza Buddies Set on Block A. Ink it up with the Bermuda Bay Ink Pad. Stamp the image on the other end of the remaining small strip of white cardstock. Leave space between the images so they can be cut out with the dies.
Pick out the triangle party hat bottom die and the small circle balloon die from the Bonanza Dies. Put them on top of the stamped hat bottom and balloon images on a platform on your cutting and embossing tool so they are centered over the images. Make sure the dies do NOT overlap. Run through the tool.
Adhere the top of the toucan's head so the point at the top of the hat is just above or even with the edge of the Mango Melody circle.
WITHOUT ADHERING, lay the matted toucan circle on the card front so it overlaps the seam between the two pieces of designer paper on the left side.
Mount the bow with a long straight string hanging down image from the Bonanza Buddies Set on Block B. Carefully ink up only the bow using the brush tip of the Basic Black Marker. Breathe on the stamp to moisten the ink and stamp it at a slight angle just to the upper right of the matted toucan circle.
Adhere the matted toucan circle to the card front in the same position as before.
Use the fine tip of the Basic Black Marker to hand draw in a string from the top of the toucan's wing to the bow. Carry the string through the bow just a tiny bit.
Use a Mini Stampin' Dimensional to adhere the balloon cut out to the card front at the top of the bow.
Pick out a Bermuda Bay pompom from the Assorted Pompoms. Press the pompom to a Mini Glue Dot on the roll of glue dots. Adhere the pompom to the top of the party hat.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up 3 Grapefruit Grove circle sequins from a sheet of Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins making sure that you get the adhesive backings as well. Adhere them randomly to the front of the card on the sparkles designer paper.