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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Stamp Review Crew is an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who gather for a blog hop the first and third Mondays of the month to review a single stamp set.  The number of participants varies from hop to hop, but the ideas are plentiful as we take a stamp set through its paces.  By the time you've traveled through the hop, you are sure to find a number of innovative ways to use the featured stamp set.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to start pinning ideas to your Pinterest board!

To see the line up of artists for this week's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Kelly's blog where you were presented with an amazing project to inspire your creativity.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've seen Nikki's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

Now that the holiday season is over, I've been busy getting things put away and trying to organize myself for the coming months.  It's a slow and seemingly ponderous process, but I keep plugging away at it.  The worst of it seems to be in my crafting room which resembles a bit of an obstacle course that exploded.  The good news is that the stuff that's most accessible is my pre-order for the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration.  

My first stamp club meetings of 2018 were this weekend, so I designed this card as one of the projects for my stamp clubs as well as for the Stamp Review Crew.  In addition to the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set, other new items from the Occasions Catalog include the Simply Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and Myths & Magic 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper.  I've also included a bit of paper from the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper -- an item you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration.


This card begins with a panel of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock embossed with the Big Shot using the Simply Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and adhered at the center of a slightly larger panel of Bermuda Bay cardstock.  The panels were adhered at the center of the Calypso Coral card front.  

A strip of light green Myths & Magic 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper was adhered across the center of a piece of Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper.  The Designer Series Paper was then adhered at the center of the embossed panel.  

A piece of Whisper White cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the Lots of Labels Framelits (1-3/4" x 2-7/8").  The "Happy Birthday" greeting was stamped near the bottom edge of the die cut using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  [Tip:  The images in the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set are photopolymer; so for best results, use the Stampin' Pierce Mat.]  The solid candle image was stamped three times above the greeting using Lemon LIme Twist ink.  The polka dot candle image was stamped over the outside Lemon Lime Twist candles using Bermuda Bay ink.  The striped candle image was stamped over the center Lemon Lime Twist candle using Calypso Coral ink.  The candle flame image was stamped above each of the candles using Crushed Curry ink.  Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush was applied to the candle flames.  The die cut was adhered at the center of the Designer Series Paper using Stampin' Dimensionals.


The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The "happiest of birthdays to you" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  

The solid candle image was stamped to the left of the sentiment using Lemon Lime Twist ink.  The polka dot candle image was stamped over the Lemon Lime Twist candle image using Bermuda Bay ink.  The party favor roll-out was stamped at the bottom of the candle image using Crushed Curry ink.  The paper ruffle image was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Calypso Coral ink, cut out with Paper Snips, and adhered at the neck of the party favor.


The flap of the Medium Whisper White envelope was randomly stamped with the bow image using Bermuda Bay ink.  [Tip:  Place a scrap piece of copy paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to prevent the images from being stamped on the body of the envelope.]  The image for the inside of the bow was stamped over the bow images using Lemon Lime Twist ink.  The sprinkles image was stamped between the bows using Crushed Curry ink.

Card Measurements -- 

Calypso Coral:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Bermuda Bay:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Lemon Lime Twist:  3-3/4" x 5"; Whisper White:  2-1/4" x 3-1/4", 4" x 5-1/4", 1" x 1" (scrap); Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper:  ; Myths & Magic 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper:  3/4" x 3"

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Picture Perfect Birthday; Inks:  Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist, Memento Tuxedo Black, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush; Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Myths & Magic 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper; Designer Series Paper:  Bubbles & Fizz (Sale-A-Bration); Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Multi-Purpose Platform and/or Magnetic Platform, Lots of Labels Framelits, Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

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Here's the listing of all the artists on the hop:

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Ann Schach 
  3. Tanya Boser 
  4. Charlet Mallett  
  5. Holly Krautkremer 
  6. Valerie Moody  
  7. Dawn Tidd
  8. Stesha Bloodhart 
  9. Bronwyn Eastley 
  10. Lauren Alarid  
  11. Kelly Kent 
  12. Mickey Roberts 
  13. Nikki Spencer 
  14. Debra Burgin 
  15. Mike Funke 
  16. Yapha Mason  



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Dawn Tidd

I love all those bright colors, Mickey! Those candles and glimmer paper make it all the more fun!

Yapha Mason

Great card, Mickey! I love the colors you used and the back of the envelope is too cute!!

Kelly Kent

What a deluxe project Mickey! Front, inside & envelope. The envelope is my favourite - just so fun!!! Kelly x


Never thought of using that color combination, but it works well! Bright and cheery just like the stamp set!

Tanya Boser

Wow! What a gorgeous card! Love the layers and the texture, and the colors you used for the candles. Just love. That's all. :)


I LOVE your color palette for this card. Also love how you carried the design onto the envelope.

Ann Schach

Wow! I LOVE these colors, Mickey! The envelope is fabulous! Who wouldn't love to see this arrive in their mailbox! Thank you for the inspiration!


Awesome Mickey! Colors are fab and that envelope flap just makes me happy! Thanks for sharing.

Lou Kitzelman

Fab card Mickey. I especially love the envelope. Such a great idea.

Debra Burgin

The embellished envelope is a wonderful preview for the card inside -- so fun!

Bronwyn Eastley

Beautiful right down to the last details on the envelope flap. Just wow!


Love the bright colors and the details on your card. Stamping on the envelope perfect and how fun!

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