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Birthday Wishes for Paper Players #211

Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday.

It's the very talented Nance's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a Tic-Tac-Toe for us.



I decied to go vertically in the first column:  yellow, birthday, patterned paper.  

I decided to go for a clean and simple approach and incorporated the patterned paper in the die ct "birthday".  As the DSP is not as strong as card stock, I die cut a couple of pieces of white card stock and layered them underneath the die-cut "birthday".  

I then die-cut a layer using my Lil Inker stitched rectangle die and stamped the first part of the sentiment in StazOn black ink.  I then secured the "birthday" to the card base using Tombow clear glue.  All that was left to do was to mount this layer - using dimensionals - to the card base and add a few sequins.  Then my card was all ready to photograph.  Sadly, there was no sun and it made it very difficult to get a decent shot :-)

Here's my card:

Pp211 (1 of 1)-2

 I hope you will join us this week!  As always, the design team have outdone themselves!  Check out their blogs for some fabulous inspiration.

 On a personal note:

As I write this blog post, I am in your screened in porch trying desperately hard not to be distracted by the birds singing and flying past.   The cats are being teased by the chipmunk who has parked himself on the other side of the screen and is "pipping" at them - very loudly!  He is not a happy little chipmunk, but he isn't backing down one bit!    

It's a beautiful evening with a slightly cool northern breeze rustling the leaves on the trees.  If I look closely I can see that the leaves are beginning to turn - just a little.  The best thing about all of this - we are mosquito free :-)


Warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift today!   I'll be back on Monday with another card.



Card recipe:

  • Die cut and stamp:  Wonderful Words - Birthday - Papertrey ink
  • Cardstock:  Simon Says Stamp
  • DSP:   SU
  • Inks:  StazOn black




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Andrea W

So fresh and fun! I love the gold glitter cake and your layered birthday lettering looks awesome.

Claire Broadwater

Jaydee, I love the simplicity of this fun card! The shiny cake and sequins make this card shine! XX

Nancy Lempinen

Jaydee, oh my, the setting on the screened porch sounds wonderful and I'm sad to agree that Fall is just around the corner, but also a beautiful season.
Love your happy card, the stars and the sweet little blinged out birthday cake, just adorable, it's a great CAS card!

Sandy M

Great CAS card Jaydee, and I love the word "birthday" cut from patterned paper. Good tip to layer up the card stock beneath to make it stronger.

Jodi McKinney

Awesome card! Love the die-cut birthday!

linda callahan



What a fun card! I love how you made the die cut letters a little thicker. Great idea!

Joanne James

Love the sparkly gold elements against the clean white background - great with the die cut letters too!

Ann Schach

Beautiful, Jaydee! I love the touch of sparkle...and how the "birthday" pops off the page! Clean and awesome!

ColleenB. - Texas

Gorgeous CAS card.
Sun! We have plenty but then the heat and humidity goes along with. Can't wait till Fall arrives. Really looking forward to the much cooler temperatures.
Have a wonderful and enjoyable day and a better day tomorrow


Jayden, this is so festive and cheery! I love the dimension of the sentiment! Gorgeous!


Okay I LOVE this one! So CAS and yet full of fun details! It's the white space...it must be all the white space... With all the assorted back-to-school clutter I have in my life at the moment, this card is rather soothing. ;o)

Distracted by birds? I totally get that. :oP


P.S. Howdy, Lou!


Love that birthday die! And the sparkles! What a sweet Birthday card, Jaydee.


Super-fun card, Jaydee! I wish OTHER companies had these fun dies, LOL!!!!

Nance Leedy

This is so much fun Jaydee! I love that big die cut word and the glitter cake is fabulous...great job!

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