Happy Sunday! And welcome to another Sketch Sunday project – today’s project is a handmade birthday card using the Pieces and Patterns Designer Series Paper from the new catalogue.

I designed the Sketch Sunday series because sometimes when you’re having a day when you need some inspiration, taking someone else’s layout any putting your own twist on it is a great way to get your mojo back, so I wanted to share with you some of my creations using other people’s sketches to inspire you to do the same. Today’s sketch comes from Lisa Hidy and can be found on my Card Sketches/Templates Pinterest Board along with loads of other sketches.


Sketch ~N~ Scrap: Card Sketch #10:


Tutorial – Pieces and Patterns Birthday Card

To create your card blank take an A5 piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock and score and fold it in half. Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock and cut it down to 1/4″ smaller each way than your card front. Then, cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock down to 1/8″ smaller either way than the black cardstock.

Take the bubbles stamp from the Pieces and Patterns stamp set and stamp it all over the Crumb Cake cardstock in Crumb Cake ink. Then take the thicker of your two journalling pens and create a dashed line around the edge of your cardstock.

Cut a piece of Emerald Envy cardstock with your largest stitched shape framelit die and layer it on top of a piece of black cardstock cut with your largest scalloped circle die.

Cut out the three critters from your Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper. Then, cut 3 strips, all different lengths, the longest one from the floral paper from your DSP pack, and the other two from Flirty Flamingo cardstock. Trim the ends with your Triple Banner Punch.

Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Big on Birthdays stamp set in Basic Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock. Trim it down and then layer it on top of a piece of Basic Black cardstock 1/8″ larger each way than the sentiment strip. Layer everything up to finish the card, popping the sentiment, the stag and the fox up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed this project. Click the links below to shop the products used to make it.

Pieces & Patterns Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Pieces & Patterns Clear-Mount Stamp Set 143843 Price: £17.00

Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper

Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper 144163 Price: £10.00

Layering Circle Framelits Dies

Layering Circle Framelits Dies
Price: £32.00

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
Price: £27.00

Big on Birthdays Photopolymer Stamp Set

Big On Birthdays Photopolymer Stamp Set 142877 Price: £24.00

Banner Triple Punch

Banner Triple Punch
Price: £21.00

Journaling Pens

Journaling Pens
Price: £4.50

Basic Black A4 Cardstock

Basic Black A4 Cardstock 121688 Price: £7.25

Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock

Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock 140490 Price: £6.50

Crumb Cake A4 Cardstock

Crumb Cake A4 Cardstock 121685 Price: £7.25

Pick a Pattern A4 Cardstock Pack

Pick A Pattern A4 Cardstock Pack 144165 Price: £7.25

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad 140931 Price: £6.50

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad 126975 Price: £6.00

Simply Scored

Simply Scored
Price: £27.00

Fuse Fast Adhesive

Fuse Fast Adhesive
Price: £9.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430
Price: £3.75


Sarah Phelan, Independent UK Stampin’ Up Demonstrator

2017-2018 Annual Catalogue

2017-2018 Annual Catalogue