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It's Your Birthday

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Catalog is filled with amazing products to help you celebrate birthdays in style – from festive balloons to birthday buds, there’s something for everyone.

Today’s It’s Your Birthday Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that share great birthday ideas – we are excited to share what we’ve made and hope you’ll find great inspiration from our talented team members in this hop. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.


When I first started stamping 16 years ago, I bought all the stamp sets I loved. Pretty soon I looked at my shelves and so many of my stamp sets looked the same. I didn’t have good images for masculine cards, kid’s cards, sympathy….but i could send a lot of cards with pretty flowers and upbeat sentiments.

Then I came to the realization that I don’t send cards to myself, I send cards to people I care about. Young or old, happy or sad occasion…and I needed to have stamp sets that reflected who and why I actually send cards.

Today’s blog hop is all about BIRHTDAYS! The biggest occasion we send cards is birthdays and I wanted to to give you something different than balloons and flowers, so I went with a card that would be a great masculine card. I can definitely see myself sending this to my dad, father in law or any special fella in my life.



  • I used our Shimmery White Cardstock for all 3 layers of this card. I like using our Shimmery white when I want to create a watercolor background
  • I used the Stampin’Up! Aqua Painter to apply a wash of Wild Wasabi and Garden Green. I wet the paper slightly and then picked up ink from the inside of the stamp pad lid.
  • The tree from the In the Woods stamp set from the Stampin’Up! Occasions Catalog is stamped in Early Espresso over the watercolored background. I did use my heat gun to speed up the drying time.
  • The greeting is also stamped in Early Espresso and trimmed with the Triple Banner Punch
  • I also stamped the inside of the card using the second greeting from the stamp set and the grass image. The grass is stamped twice without re-inking with Garden Green.


Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  3. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  4. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  5. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  6. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  7. Natalie Bradley at
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
  10. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  11. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  12. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB

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