Handmade Birthday Cards with Happy Celebrations

By | May 1, 2017

The Happy Celebrations stamp set from Stampin’ Up! is a great one to use for handmade birthday cards!!   The words in this stamp set, along with the coordinating Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions embossing folders make great generic birthday cards for ANYONE on your list.

I’ve got some handmade birthday card samples to share with you today that use these products.  Just know that you can “customize” each of these cards to any age or gender by changing the colors on any of these projects.  (Happy Celebrations stamp set, Photopolymer 143012; Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, 142760)

Here’s my first card.

Handmade Birthday Cards Stampin' Up!

 

Design Notes:

  • The “blotchy” images in the Happy Celebrations stamp set are meant to be used to “color” the stamped words.  That’s just what I did in the card above.  I chose to create a “rainbow”, so I stamped each of the letters in a different color.  Change up the feel of the card by using different colors.
  • I used the Sparkle Embossing Folder (141468) to add some textured interest to the Real Red cardstock piece.
  • I created a variation of this card (see it below).  I made a smaller Real Red matte piece and then matted the “birthday to you” onto Emerald Envy cardstock.

Handmade Birthday Cards Stampin' Up!

 

 

The rest of the cards I’m sharing are ones I received in a card swap, so they weren’t made by me.  However, they use the same Happy Celebrations stamp set and coordinating Celebrations Embossing Folders.

Here’s the first card, made by Brenda Cardinal.

Handmade Birthday Cards Stampin' Up!

Design Notes:

  • This card uses some designer paper that is no longer available (Sale-A-Bration, Carried Away Designer Paper), but it’s a card layout that could easily be re-created with any designer paper that you may have on hand.
  • Colors: Calypso Coral and So Saffron.
  •  A gold Metallic Foil Doily (138392) is used for an accent.
  • Here’s how you make this card:  Use the embossing folder first, to get the de-bossed words onto the Whisper White cardstock.  Then, use the “blotchy” stamps to stamp over the de-bossed words.  The ink will not go into the white area, so the word stands out.
  • Here’s how she embellished the inside of her card.  The border was made using the Candle Border Punch (142764), retiring.

Handmade Birthday Cards Stampin' Up!

 

 

My next card is one I also received in a swap, but it was without a name so I can’t give credit to the person.  It also uses the Candle Border Punch, but this time on the front of the card.

Handmade Birthday Cards Stampin' Up!

 

Here’s my final card I have to share today.  This one was made by Tammy Nelson.

Handmade Birthday Cards Stampin' Up!

I like the way she stamped all three “Happy” images on her card front, AND included the de-bossed “Celebrate” as well.  This card is a great example of how to use your stamp set to the fullest!!

 

This stamp set and coordinating embossing folders is one of my favorite new Stampin’ Up! products.  I’m really happy that they will be carrying forward into the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog as well.  Look for these to find their way into many future handmade birthday cards!  Which one do you like the best?  Leave a comment to let me know!

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