I’m always needing birthday cards, especially for those guys, so I grabbed the Candles &Confetti die set for today’s Paper Players sketch.

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Eat Cake


This is Joanne’s fun sketch, and I can’t wait to see what everyone does with it!


I wanted this birthday card to be bright and festive, and decided on a Highland Heather card base. My father’s favorite color was purple, so I’m proclaiming it’s a masculine color.

Looking at the confetti die, I realized it was the perfect size to fit the middle section in the sketch, 3 1/2″ X 4″. I ran the Highland Heather cardstock through the Big Shot with the confetti die, which punched out all those cute shapes. They needed to stand out, so I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock, 5 1/4″ X 4″, embossed it with the Oh My Stars embossing folder, and layered it on the card base. The white made a nice background for the Highland Heather confetti piece, don’t you think?



But, the focal point of my card would be the birthday cake from the Blow Out the Candles stamp set. My color idea was derived from the Gala Gingham Designer Series Paper colors. I chose Balmy Blue ink for the cake stand, which was made with two-step stamping. This means that one stamp was the outline and one stamp colored it. I relied on the Stamparatus to line them up perfectly. The cake was done in the same manner, with Daffodil Delight ink and Grapefruit Grove ink. There’s a picture of the stamp set in my Product List, which will make it easier to understand.



My delicious cake is sitting on a Highland Heather, Gala Gingham, tablecloth, 4 1/2″ X 1″. I layered it on Thick Whisper White cardstock, so it would have dimension without using dimensionals.  The sentiment, “Eat cake and enjoy your day,” (music to my ears) was stamped in Black ink and cut with a Petals & More die. I placed it on dimensionals, and my card was almost complete.

As a final touch, I used the confetti die on a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock to get some confetti to fill in a few of the holes. Can you see them? 


Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you are inspired to create a card using Joanne’s sketch, and share it with the Paper Players! Continue visiting the blogs to get more inspiration.

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The Paper Players Design Team


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