Stampin’ Up! Birthday card using Colorful Seasons and Color me Happy

I’m super excited today because my card was designed for the Daring Cardmakers. I am a guest designer for them for January and February – how good is that! Check out the other designers and what the Daring Cardmakers are all about HERE

This week we were challenged to make a card using this picture for inspiration:

And here is my card:

Stampin Up Color Me Happy and Colorful Seasons

I’ve used a Very Vanilla base for this card, and Pool Party for the blue.  I used two stamp sets – Colorful Seasons and Color Me Happy.

The little bird is from the Birds and Blooms thinlits, and the scalloped edge die is from the Seasonal Layers thinlits that goes with the Colorful Seasons stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Color Me Happy and Colourful Seasons

I used Pool Party and Bermuda Bay blends for the lanterns, then added some Wink of Stella, but that doesn’t show up well in the photo.

I think this card looks quite peaceful which I’m pleased with. It’s not at all the card that I set out to make, but that’s OK, I’m happy with it anyway.

Don’t forget to come back next Friday to find out what the next Daring Cardmakers challenge is.

Stampin' Up! Color Me Happy and Colorful Seasons

A word about Sale-a-bration. From now until the end of March you can earn free products for each €60/£45 you spend.

There’s also a great joining offer. Choose any products you like up to a value of €175/130 and pay just €129/£99 – you get free postage on your first parcel, plus catalogues and other things to help your business if that’s what you want. PLUS, during Sale-a-bration you can choose an extra 2 stamp sets free!


Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Colourful Seasons birthday card from Stampin’ Up!

Stampin' Up! colourful Seasons


I made this card for my father-in-law for his birthday. He likes the sea so I thought he might like this card too! I’ve tried to make it a tranquil card, and I think I succeeded.

I die cut a circle out of some scrap paper and sponged the sand, sea and sky in the middle, it’s an effective technique to use.

Then I added the die cuts from the Colourful Season bundle. This is such a diverse set with extra dies that don’t match any stamps, the Adirondack chair being one of them. Aren’t the cherry blossoms cute too.

Stampin' Up! colourful Seasons

I stamped on the birds afterwards. The sentiment and the wading birds come from the now sadly retired Wetlands stamp set, but there are currents sets with birds that you could use instead. One of them is the High Tide stamp set – the flying birds are from that set but there are wading birds in it too.

The Colourful Seasons bundle has lots of stamps and dies for all seasons so I’ll definitely be using it again, I feel like I’ve barely begun to use it to its full potential.

Stampin' Up! colourful Seasons

Stampin’ Up! have a video which shows more of this great bundle:


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.