Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Thursday, October 02, 2008

Happy Birthday Stampin' Up!

October of 1988 is when Stampin' Up was born, so that means they are celebrating their 20th anniversary! 1988 was a good was also the year I became a mom for the first time. It's hard to believe my son is also 20! Time sure flies! Anyways...with October being SU!'s 20th anniversary they are having a special on 20% off select birthday stamps! Big Bold Birthday is included on that list, so I used it to make this cute (if I do say so myself!) birthday card.

I got my inspiration in several different places for this card. First, Beate had an awesome sketch challenge on her blog last weekend. I didn't get a chance to play along over the weekend, but wanted to give it a try using the Haiku papers anyways.
While visiting one of my favorite blogs, I saw that my friend Wendy used Beate's sketch along with Crazy for Cupcakes to create this adorable card. That's when I thought of using the cupcake from Big Bold Birthday along with Beate's sketch.

So, I knew which set, papers and sketch I was going to use, but I also wanted a fun & festive color combo to use with the Haiku papers so I flipped through the catalog for further inspiration. On page 61 there were some projects showcasing the Pun Fun set that used Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, So Saffron & Kiwi Kiss...perfect! Funny how these things evolve sometime, isn't it?


Beate said...

Oh Lynn, your card is gorgeous! Love the paper and colors you chose. LOVE all the stitching.
Thanks so much for playing!
Hugs and smiles

Speedystamper said...

What a wonderful card! I love the colors and the stitching is especially eye-catching. Happy Birthday, SU!! TFS!

Cassie said...

oh yeah it's cute!! i love the colors you used with this set - totally changes the look of it!

Anonymous said...

Cute card! Can't believe he is 20 either! Where does the time go?


~Denise Lynn~ said...

Awesome card Lynn! Love the pretty color combo and all the details. Great take on the sketch! :)