A Cupcakes & Carousels birthday! , Stampin’ Up!

Hi stampers! are you loving the new 2017 Occasions catalog? I am! When I first opened it, this theme caught my eye immediately. It Brough me right back to feeling like a little girl at a birthday party, it is so fun and carefree! So I jumped at the chance to make a project to share with my other  demonstrators, and this was what I came up with……What do you think?

I love the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP stack! There are a ton of really cool patterns, and color combos. The Carousel Birthday stamp sets is fun, and whimsical. It is like the beach and a birthday party rolled all in to one for me! There are also a ton of little embellishments that go along with this theme. Tassels, ribbon, sequins, and all the colors in this suite make me happy, like a sunny day.

Alright ,enough with the syrupy sweet sap I have become…..on to the CARD!

Base layer is 4 1/4″ by 11″ piece of Peekaboo Peach, scored at 5 1/2″. I then stamped the Ferris wheel in Peekaboo Peach on the card as a background filler.

Sidenote: Peekaboo Peach is not a favorite of mine: but after this set, I really, really like it.

Next you have the hard part….choosing which pattern paper you want from the DSP stack, really that was the hard part for me. I did pick one that had Peekaboo Peach in it, but if you pick a different base color, you can certainly switch it up.

Layer of DSP : 2 1/2″ by 3 3/4″ mine was the harlequin pattern.

Stamp the circus tent in Dapper Denim onto Whisper White scrap, trim out, and add some Cajun Craze for an old tent look  if you’d like.

Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment onto a scrap piece of Whisper White in Dapper Denim ink. Pennant the end with paper sips or the Banner Triple Punch. Mine measures 1 1/4″ by 3 1/2″, you can always make it shorter if you like. I also added a Rhinestone 😉

Stamp the Ferris wheel in Early Espresso, fussy cut, then go over with a little Soft Suede on a sponge for the aged look. Rhinestone in the center of the wheel.

Optional:  I added some Peekaboo Peach ink to an aqua painter  and painted it onto Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper. You will need to add in some drying time, you can heat dry it a little with the Heat Tool, but it will smoke when it gets too hot ( TRUST ME ON THAT ONE) and it still doesn’t completely dry. Patience is best.

Then I ran it through the big shot, with the small icing part, and small cupcake base part that are in the Up & Away Thinlits dies set, which coordinate with this stamp set. HOW CUTE!!!!!

Attach these with mini glue dots to get a good adhesion.

So, to wrap up :

~adhere your DSP to the Peekaboo Peach base with snail

~adhere the Ferris wheel with dimensionals near the top right

~ adhere the Happy Birthday banner with Fast Fuse to the bottom left

~ adhere the tent just at the bottom edge of the DSP

~ add inside sentiment or your greeting!

I hope you enjoy this card 🙂

If you haven’t gotten your new catalog, drop me a line and I will get you one

Remember Sale A Bration is in full swing. You get one free item with each $50 purchase.

If you have been on the fence, right now is a super time to join as a new demonstrator , you get $125 worth of stamps for $99, and two bonus free stamp sets of your choice. A future discount on all of your purchases, and no need to sell a thing… I PROMISE!

I would love to have you on my team, even if just to support your own stamping habit, like me 😀


Until next time, Stay Crafty!!



Cool Treats stamp set ( sentiment)

Carousel Birthday stamp set

Peekaboo Peach card stock, ink pad

Early Espresso ink pad

Soft Suede ink pad

Dapper Denim ink pad

Cajun Craze marker or ink pad

Cupcakes & Carousels DSP stack

Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper

Up & Away Thinlits

Paper Snips

Stampin Trimmer

Big shot


Mini glue dots

Fast Fuse

Snail adhesive

Rhinestone embellishments

Clear block starter set

Whisper White envelopes

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