More Party Wishes! A Pop of Punches Birthday Card

Remember how yesterday I shared a card that used the little candles punch and stamp from Party Wishes?  Well, today I have another birthday card idea using the OTHER punches in that party punch pack… the cupcake and balloon!

This was all started from an “element” we made as a make & take at the OnStage event in November, but there was a lot more designer paper below the Happy Birthday sentiment and I just couldn’t handle it for some reason. Smile  It just wasn’t my style and so I had to start cutting it up and trying new things!

Jennifer’s Tips for this project:

  • Get your colors from your designer paper! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve discovered a new color combination by just looking at my patterned paper and pulling the colors from it!  They have smart concept artists coming up with great combinations for use on the pattern papers, so why not use it as the basis of your card?  I did with this card and used Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, and Basic Black.
  • Use those punches!  Punch out shapes give you so much dimension and it is so easy too!  Use the new Party Punch Pack to easily punch out candles, cupcakes, or the balloon and then just pop them up on your card with a dimensional for easy peasy impact!
  • Tie it off with Baker’s Twine! And don’t feel like you have to stick to one color!  I couldn’t decide so I wrapped both colors of baker’s twine around my element.  You get 25 yards EACH of the two color combinations in the Baker’s Twine Combo pack…. and seriously people, they are so soft and fun to work with, you’ll love them!
  • Put it at an angle –  If you are like me and always fussing about trying to get things lined up and perfectly straight, give yourself a break!  Purposely set one of your elements of at an angle (like I did with the main stamped image layers).  Not only do you not have to worry about it being perfect, but it keeps your cards different and fun.

Want to try a little bit of all the new papers and accessories from the Occasions catalog?

By popular demand, I’ll be putting together some product samplers from the Occasions catalog including all the new embellishments and papers!  Everyone loves to get these so you can try a little of everything to see what your favorites will be!  I should be posting more details this weekend, but feel free to email me at and I’ll make sure to email you when it is up so you don’t miss out and you can have a reserved spot in the first share!

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