Birthday Bash Blog Hop {March 2021}

Welcome to our Scrap ‘N Stamp March 2021 BIRTHDAY BASH BLOG HOP!  We’re so glad you’re here to join us in celebrating the birthdays of both SNS & our bold boss lady, Raya!   Along with a link up of a bunch of fabulous birthday cards, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to one reader who leaves us a comment and having a 10% off Birthday Sale on birthday related stamps & dies (cakes, candles, sentiments, etc).  The sale ends Monday at midnight EST.

Today I’m sharing a card that is fairly easy to put together for one of those last minute occasions… easy to customize for the recipient and assemble quickly.  The star of the show is my current fave birthday die, Birthday Wishes by MFT.  This pretty script works well with a variety of images and can also handle being the star of the show.  I wanted to play some more with Kitsch Flamingo, so I paired it with some yellows & oranges (including Crackling Campfire).

I cut the die from a glossy adhesive backed Cardstock, then used Distress Paint & a foam applicator to add some ombre shading over it.  Once it was dry, I adhered it to a circle I’d die cut from book print and inked around the edges with Kitsch Flamingo.  It didn’t stand out quite as well as I wanted it to, so I added a bit of shading with a black watercolor pencil, which I blended out with a spica glitter pen for a bit of extra shimmer.

For the background, I stamped a large floral design (Glorious Bouquet by Tim Holtz) in a couple shades of Distress Oxide Ink on Kraft (oxide ink & Kraft will forever be one of my favorite combos!) and mounted it on a peachy card base, which I also inked with Kitsch Flamingo.  I wanted a bit more depth, so I also splattered the entire background with Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide Spray.

I know my card is pretty simple, but I’ve seen some peeks and I think you’re going to be inspired by what you see next!  Here’s the full hop order:

Next up is your first look at our newest member of the design team, Lindsey!  We are so thrilled to have her join us and start sharing inspiration here on the SNS Blog!  Welcome to the team Lindsey!

Thanks for hopping with us!  Be sure to leave your comments & share some love- maybe you’ll win a $50 GC to go shopping with in the SNS online store!  Don’t forget to shop & save 10% on birthday treats this weekend too!

Inky hugs,


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33 Responses to “Birthday Bash Blog Hop {March 2021}”What You're Saying

  1. Susan Powell says:

    I love the mixed media look to this card Tara – so cool!!

  2. This is a beauty Tara – I just love everything about it. The kraft card looks fabulous and the new inks you used on the sentiment are perfect. Such a great card.

  3. Jen Kostenchuk says:

    Happy birthday! What a fun way to celebrate

  4. Wendy Hovde says:

    Happy Birthday!

  5. Wendy Hovde says:

    Happy Birthday

  6. Denise Bryant says:

    Pretty card! I love the style of the ‘happy birthday’ and the colors!
    Happy Birthday to SNS and Raya!

  7. Carla G Hundley says:

    Lovely card and
    I love the coloring
    on the die cut.
    Carla from Utah

  8. Marisela Delgado says:

    So many beautiful cards!

  9. Vivian Swain says:

    Love the coloring of the birthday wishes sentiment . I am going to try that technique.

  10. Alma Dirpaul says:

    Thanks for sharing your card, Tara.

  11. Nancy Elrick says:

    I really like your card, Tara… the colour blending is awesome!

  12. Giselle D. says:

    How pretty! I really like the colours you used for your ink blending.

  13. Mary-Anne V says:

    Happy birthday to all of you at Scrap N’ Stamp Canada!

  14. Lindsey says:

    Thank you so much for the warm welcome, Tara! You may call your card “simple”, but I’d call it beautiful. Gorgeous design! Note to self to try oxides on kraft soon! 😉

  15. Roxanne Tellini says:

    I love text and script as a background. A well put together card.

  16. Patricia says:

    Tara, I love your card, I have only the distress oxide inks and have been ink blending backgrounds with them… thanks for the inspiration to try using them on kraft cardstock! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Bunny Dobbie says:

    I think your ink blended sentiment is gorgeous! Very pretty card.

  18. Carol says:

    Happy Birthday Raya and Scrap ‘n Stamp!
    Tara, your card is lovely and oh, how pretty the ink combinations for your star-of-the stage sentiment! The kraft + white + distress inks = soooo pretty!
    Thrilled that my friend Lindsey has joined the team; another stellar addition to this super talented group!

  19. Meghan Kennihan says:

    OH! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCRAP N STAMP and RAYA! This is a gorgeous card Tara! Love the colors!

  20. Lora DeLuca says:

    Hello ladies!

    Love the “Birthday Wishes” card especially the background print pattern — it gives it an overall ‘magnified’ look.

    Keep up the good works & inspirations!

    Cheers to all!

  21. Pat Kuzenko says:

    Beautiful card with lovely colours. xx

  22. Melissa Baskin says:

    Great card!

  23. Cheryl Taylor says:

    Nice looking card! Love the ombré shading. Thanks for sharing!

  24. Sabine E. says:

    Love this!! Beautiful card!

  25. Shirley says:

    Cool idea to make the background design and then cut out.

  26. Allison Cope says:

    Gorgeous card Tara! Love the colours!

  27. Debra says:

    Hope to learn what a blog hop is?

  28. Susan McRae says:

    Woo hoo, big happy birthday! Love the scripty font on the happy birthday sentiment!

  29. Tara says:

    Hi Debra! A blog hop is where a group of bloggers has posts on the same theme (in this case- birthday cards!) and we provide links for you to ‘hop’ from one blog to the next! I hope you enjoyed this one!

  30. Carol Wortman says:

    Oh boy…. yes yes Happy Birthday to SNS and “the boss lady” that made me laugh!! These are beautiful, but I really love the book print! Never thought of that and I love it. Cake for everyone?? Many more!

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