I'm a little late on posting my card created for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #31.  I love the simplicity of this weeks card sketch and I hope you enjoy my card featuring the Best of Birthdays Stamp Set.


Best of Birthdays


Stampin' Up! Best of 25 Years…


Best of BirthdaysAs you may or may not know, Stampin' Up! is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and in January introduced a new collection of Stamp Sets called the "Best of 25 Years!"  Each month a new stamp set will be introduced featuring select stamp sets going all the way back to day ONE.  The January Stamp Set is called the "Best of Birthdays" and features various birthday themed stamps introduced over the past 25 years.  Oh, I also forgot to mention that the stamp set also includes a NEW, exclusive birthday themed stamp.

I love how this card turned out featuring the Best of Birthdays stamp set and card sketch 31 from the Paper Craft Crew!  The card base is Whisper White – keeping it simple!  I then stamped the birthday present image in some of my favorite bright colors.  The colors I used are Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise and Pumpkin Pie.  I then punched each out with the 1" square punch.  My next step was to punch our coordinating card stock using the Postage Stamp punch.  Each square was then attached to the Whisper White.  In the bottom right corner I stamped the "Celebrate" which is also from the Best of Birthdays stamp set!

This is such a fun and simple card to create.  I hope you enjoy it…  I know I do!  Now I just need to go make a few more birthday themed cards using this stamp set so I can hand them over to my husband so he can choose my birthday card from the stash!  You see, March is my Birthday Month!  I always look forward to seeing which of my cards he selects from "the stash" of cards I keep on hand for him to raid.


PCCCS36-47-001The Paper Craft Crew really enjoys creating samples using the weekly Card Sketch Challenges.  This week we introduced Card Sketch #31 and we hope you take the time to stop by the Paper Craft Crew by clicking HERE.  We offer a variety of different sketches from clean and simple to more complicated using layers.  I encourage you to also check out the other design team member submissions for this week.  There are a lot of great ideas.  The Paper Craft Crew is also unique in that we include samples using My Digital Studio. 

To purchase the products to created this fun and beautiful project, visit my 24/7 Stampin’ Up! store by clicking HERE!  For your convenience, you can find the supply list with product numbers listed at the end of this post.

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Sunny Stampin’ & Scrappin’!

Pam Staples

Project Supply List:

Ink: Daffodil Delight (126944); Melon Mambo (126948); Old Olive (126953); Pumpkin Pie (126945); Tempting Turquoise (126952)

Card Stock: Daffodil Delight (119683); Melon Mambo (115320); Old Olive (100702); Pumpkin Pie (105117); Tempting Turquoise (102067); Whisper White (124302)

Tools: 1" Square Punch (124094); Postage Stamp Punch (122344)

Stamp Sets: Best of Birthdays (132929)

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