February 2019 - Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Birthday

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Stampin' Dreams February Blog Hop - Birthday | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Welcome to the Stampin' Dreams blog hop! The theme this month is Birthday. I have been diligent at sending family and friends birthday cards so I always need birthday inspiration. The Stampin' Dreams team of demonstrators is the perfect place to be inspired and I cannot wait to hop around and see everyone's creations.

I have four birthday cards to send in February so I am glad this is one of the themes! I chose to make my uncles birthday card using the stamp set "Piece Of Cake". I did not purchase the punch as they do not fit well in my trailer.

I do use an electronic cutter which these stamps are perfect for and I had a bunch of cakes cut and ready for coloring. The three cake images below go together nicely for a masculine card which is perfect for my uncle. 

The cakes were colored with Blends using the following colors:

  • Soft Sea Foam light and dark
  • Mango Melody light
  • Night of Navy light.

Layering squares made perfect backgrounds to adhere the cake to. I alternated Night Of Navy and Blueberry Bushel cardstock. Stampin' Up! has scaled the scallops perfectly for a very small "inchie" sized square. I used dimensionals to pop the cakes up for added interest.

This card is all about layers. Here's how the rest of the layers stacked:

  • The focal background: Horizontal Soft Sea Foam embossed using the Dot To Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder cut horizontally at 2 1/4" wide. 
  • Thin mat: Mango Melody cut so that a bit over 1/16" of it showed top and bottom.
  • Bottom Mat: Blueberry Bushel layer of this strip was trimmed down using the Be Mine Stitched scalloped border die.
  • Background: Night of Navy dry embossed with the subtle folder lengthwise finishes the project.

The card front was applied to a Whisper White thick base, and I stamped the happy birthday cake on the flap and back of the envelope.

I hope this project inspires you to be creative! Please consider leaving a comment, I love feedback. 

The next stop along the hop is Vicky. You can click on the next image to see what she has created for us. If you get lost along the way I have posted the complete blog hop list for reference.

Full Blog Hop List:

1.  Vicki Hunter - Australia    
2.  Jo Blackman    
3.  Pia Gerhardt - Scraproomboom DE    
4.  Stephanie Fischer - Australia    
5.  Stampin' Xime - Germany    
6.  Tracy Marie Lewis - US <-- You are here  
7.  Vicky Wright - Australia    
8.  Cheryl Taylor    
9.  Laura Mackie - UK    
10.  Marieke Bart - The Netherlands    
11.  Jan Musselman - USA    
12.  Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia    
13.  Anastasia Radloff    
14.  Sharni Haines - Australia    
15.  Karen Farquhar    
16.  jenna Watkins - Australia    
17.  Sandra Roberts UK  

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Super fun birthday card! I love look you get with all different layers! Great inspiration!

Such a cool card Tracy, perfect for a man! The colours are great and work well together and I love how each cake is framed on the card. Love the layers. x

Such a beautiful card. I love your great layering and the gorgeous colours!

This is such a great card Tracy.....Thank You for joining in the fun this month

Very nice looking and inspiring Birthday card.Love the layers and blue back ground.

Wonderful card Tracy, I the display of cakes on the embossed background is very effective. TFS

Such a great card!

What a fun card Tracy? Love all the elements you've used to put it together. TFSp


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