Whimsical Birthday Wishes – The Paper Players 332

Whimsical Birthday Wishes Birthday Card Idea - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

Every once in awhile a product comes along that just makes you melt. This pattern paper is it for me. It’s called Cupcakes and Carousels by Stampin’ Up! and is new in the Occasions Catalog. It comes in the perfectly porportioned 6″ x 6″ size and has the most delightful patterns in it!

The Details:

  • So Saffron card base cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Early Expresso card stock cut to 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack cut to 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Early Expresso card stock cut to 2 1/2″ x 4″
  • Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack cut to 2 3/8″ x 3 7/8″

Whimsical Birthday Wishes Birthday Card Ideas - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

  • This playful sentiment from the Better Together Stamp Set pairs perfectly with the playful pattern paper. It’s stamped in Bermuda Bay and die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (first time using them, can’t live without them), and then layered onto a lovely scalloped oval die cut from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. I wasn’t sure they would pair together since they are from different die sets, but of course they do, because Stampin’ Up! takes care of us like that 🙂

Whimsical Birthday Wishes Birthday Cards Idea - Shannon Jaramillo Stampin Up

  • The darling party hat was stamped in Early Expresso ink, fussy cut out, and colored in with my So Saffron Stampin’ Marker. I thought about coloring the polka dots in Bermuda Bay but chickened out because I wasn’t sure I would like it and added Wink of Stella instead. Perfect choice! Love it!

Whimsical Birthday Wishes Birthday Card Idea - Shannon Jaramillo StampinUp

  • I used Early Expresso Baker’s Twine (which is retired BTW) to make a cheerful double bow and added So Saffron Enamel Dots as the final accent. I LOVE that they are available in all the colors!
  • Each layer that you see backed by Early Expresso card stock is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love layers and the depth they provide. Hint: I snip my Stampin’ Dimensionals in half so they go twice as far…I may or may not be a Dimensionals hoarder 🙂

Whimsical Birthday Wishes Birthday Card Idea - Shannon Jaramillo stampin up

  • And the inside! This sentiment is from the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set, also from the 2017 Occasions Catalog and is a favorite of mine. It’s so fun here stamped in Bermuda Bay onto Very Vanilla yardstick and backed by Early Expresso card stock. Love, love, love this color combination. My mom insists blue and brown do not go together, so funny enough, they are one of my favorite combinations! lol

Today’s card was inspired completely by my desire to use the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP Stack and this week’s challenge over at The Paper Players:

Thank you to the lovely design team for the inspiration and thank you so much for stopping by!

Products Used:

Card Stock: So Saffron, Early Expresso and Very Vanilla by Stampin’ Up!

Pattern Paper: Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Bermuda Bay and Early Expresso by Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:   Better Together and Balloon Adventures by Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Stitched Shapes, Layering Ovals and Envelope Liner Framelit Dies(Retired) by Stampin’ Up!

Tools:  Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, So Saffron Stampin’ Marker and Stampin’ Dimensionals

Embellishments: Early Expresso Baker’s Twine (Retired) and So Saffron Enamel Dots by Stampin’ Up!

Other – Very Vanilla Envelope by Stampin’ Up!


  1. LeAnne says:

    This is wonderful, Shannon! I love everything about it! I was on the fence about this DSP but now I think I might NEED it….such pretty colors! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players!

  2. Super Stamp Girl says:

    Shannon, what a fabulous birthday card! Like LeAnne, I love everything about this too from the fun layout, to the color combo and that adorable birthday hat! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players this week! Crystal

  3. sandym says:

    Shannon seeing a card in the gallery by you always makes me smile 🙂 You’ve got such a knack with mixing patterned papers, even in your envelopes. Such a great card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Paper Players!

  4. Joanne James says:

    Always a pleasure to see one of your cards in the gallery Shannon and this one is no exception! Love the paper combo and the jaunty party hat – fab! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

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