Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bonanza Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, Today for our hop we have a color challenge of Bermuda Bay, Grapefruit Grove and Daffodil Delight.  If you look at the colors in the Birthday Bonanza DSP,  all the colors are in that darling paper and perfect for a starting off point for my card.  I saw a technique called  ‘Scrappy Strip Technique” and thought, great technique for all the bits and pieces that I have left of this paper.  I did not purchase the dies or stamp set so all I had was the paper to work with. It worked out beautifully, great paper in a fun design, a win, win in my book.  I watched a great how to videos on this technique. I want to give a shout out to Bruno Bertucci for the great instructions.

The color challenge:

Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bonanza:

The recipe:

Card base: Bermuda Bay 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4

Mat: Basic Black 5-1/4 x 4

Panel for scrappy strip technique: Basic Black  5-1/8 x 3-7/8

Strips of DSP 5-1/2 by any dimension your make the strips

Sentiment: Whisper White Stitched Shaped Circle Die (second to largest)

Sentiment mat: Bermuda Bay Layering Circle Die

The details:

  • Cut strips of your DSP with your paper trimmer making them5-1/2 by any cut you want, just put them in the trimmer at an angle and just cut away, thin, thick it does not matter
  • Start by  gluing the first strip onto the edge of the Basic Black panel, right along the edge
  • Proceed to layer each strip next to the previous strip leaving an ever so slight gap in between  ( the strips will overhang on the top and bottom of the card)
  • When you are done gluing the strips across the Basic Black panel. trim the bits off the card by putting the art piece facing down in your trimmer, and cut all the extra bits off
  • Mount your art piece onto the Basic Black mat

Putting the card together:

  • Wrap a piece of Whisper White Bakers Twine around the Scrappy Panel and mat
  • Mount this to the card front with Dimensionals
  •  Stamp your sentiment using the words from Seaside Notions onto the Whisper White Circle
  • Mount the sentiment onto the Bermuda Bay Scalloped Circle
  • Adhere this to the front of the card with Dimensionals
  • Add a double Whisper White Bakers Twine bow
  • Color in some Rhinestones with your Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin Blend and adhere to the card front

Here is our team:

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what the rest of the team created for you today:

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And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

Amy Koenders:

Mary Deatherage:

Kristi Gray:

Jaimie Babarczy:

Sue Prather:

Karen Finkle:

Eva Dobilas:

Akiko Sudano:

Karen Ksenzakovic:

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  1. Karen Ksenzakovic says:

    Love this Kristi 🙂 I really like this idea of using up the scraps. I’m really going to have to try this one.

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