STAMPlorations 2nd Birthday Blog Hop:

Did you hear?!  STAMPlorations is celebrating their 2nd birthday all week?!!!  I’m thrilled to be their guestie for today!

I made 2 birthday cards for the party:

My first card was made especially for a Sweet Birthday Boy who turned 7. 

cardstock:  white/recollections/110, mystery gray, ranger watercolor paper  stamps: stamplorations party mates/party time  ink:  fresh ink charcoal, hero arts neon orange ink, hero arts neon orange ink dauber, ranger/archival black  other:  mme enamel dots, circle punch, hemp beading cord

I had fun stamping the birthday background with Party Mates.  The panel is a mystery gray and the ink is Fresh Ink Charcoal.  I did a couple random splats of Hero Arts Neon Orange (ink dauber).  See the tag?  I did some masking…some more splats.  The cupcakes were initially painted (I tried painting) with the Hero Arts neon dye ink but then switched to the ink dauber.  There’s a kind of rind looking painting technique…I’m going with it {wink}.  The sentiment…it’s from Party Time and yes, I’m late.

Next up is my girlie card:

cardstock:  strathmore watercolor, recollections gold glitter  stamps:  stamplorations/party girl & party time  ink:  ranger/archival/black,  kuretake gansai tambi no. 50

That party dress is from Party Girl.  I think it is beautiful…so classic 50’s.  I wanted to let the dress shine so I did a wash of color via my new kuretake gansai tambi set {no. 50}.  I teamed it up with a sentiment from the Party Time set.  To add a bit of glitz, I adhered a strip of gold glitter cardstock.  

Leave a comment on this post and the STAMPlorations Blog!  Remember to link of your own celebrations or party-themed card using the inspiration mood board below to win one of several prizes.  Commenting and linking close on Monday, July 6th…winner announced on the STAMPlorations blog on Tuesday, July 7th!

Prizes for commenting:
  • 1 winner of $25 gift certificate
  • 5 winners of $10 gift certificate

Prizes for linking up a party/celebration/birthday project:
  • 3 winners of the party stamp sets (1 winner of Party Mates, 1 winner of Party Time, 1 winner of PartyGirl)
  • 1 winner of $25 gift certificate (if STAMPlorations stamps/stencils are used) or $15 gift certificate (if non-STAMPlorations stamps/stencils are used)
***winners are randomly drawn
Check out what the rest of the team made! You’ll find links to all birthday blog hop projects HERE.
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71 thoughts on “STAMPlorations 2nd Birthday Blog Hop:”

  1. I love that tag you have attached to the belated birthday card. The party girl card is so super clean yet so super elegant. Both of your card are celebrating!!

  2. HEY GF! Totally forgot you were Guesting with us! Thanks so much for helping to celebrate our 2nd birthday with your 2 awesome cards!

  3. these cards are so cute.. I love that adorable dress and the cupcakes well they are just so yummy..

  4. I love that cute cupcake tag for a birthday boy and that party dress is just adorable, fab coloring!

  5. love both of your birthday card, the tag with cupcakes catching my eyes and the dress is simple elegant ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I love your cards, particularly the gorgeous watercolour and gold combo on the Party Girl card. Fabulous!

  7. Both cards are awesome! The grey and neon orange are so great together. So glad you could celebrate with us! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. So happy to see your Stamplorations' creations. Love the dress, who wouldn't, wish I had one like it. Shirlee's so talented and the grey birthday card…perfect for any young man. Just enough color to liven the message.

  9. Really love these cards, Amy! I did that splattering technique with my daubers before…so much fun! They look great on that gray background, too! That dress does remind me of the 50's! Love this SO much!

  10. Congratulations on the Guest Design spot, Amy! You have made two festive and fantastic cards for the celebration!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Oh my gosh I just adore that gray and orange cupcake card with the tag. That is fleepin' adorable! And the party dress looks fab with your watercolor. Thanks for coming to celebrate with us!

  12. These are fabulous, Amy! The orange and grey combo looks great on the tag card, and I just love the party dress card ;). Great to have you as guestie!

  13. Happy 2nd Birthday to STAMPlorations! I am celebrating my (ahem, cough, cough) Birthday tomorrow and just had to check out your sweet B-Day cards ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the fun cupcakes AND the party dress is too darn adorable~fab cards, girl!

  14. Your cards are extraordinary, as are extraordinary stamps of Stamplorations. Thank you for the great fun.

  15. Oh my goodness ! These cards are so simple yet so stunning. I love the way u did the coordinating tag for that cupcake card ๐Ÿ™‚ So glad to have you as our Guestie !

  16. Super fun! Love both cards, but the birthday card is my favorite… I'm sure the little boy will be thrilled!

  17. Loved both of them ! Tha stamping on grey card stock looks nice and the tags stands out beautifully on it ! What to say about the pretty girlie card ?

  18. Have been a follower of your blog for a while now Amy! Your cards are great!! And congratulations for being the guest for the blog hop!! Both the cards are so fresh and stunning! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Suchi xx

  19. Soo pretty!! Absolutely love that party girl card with its bit of glittery bling down the side. I'm also such a sucker for that minty green…. Aaaah!!

  20. Hi Amy, I love that you made two cards…one for a boy and one for a girl – both simple designs and eye that colour combo of the boy one and that party dress so usable for any age.

  21. Cute cards Amy. Really like the color wash over the dress and the glitz on the card edge is perfect. The 7 yr old's card made me hungry! Lol.

  22. I LOVE how you created the dress card. SO fun. I also like the gray on gray on the second. I need to do more of this technique!!

  23. beautiful cards Amy!! the cupcake card is awesome!! love the girlie card!! the background color is superb!!

  24. What fun cards today Amy! I just LOVE that girlie card – so perfect with the strip of gold along the side!

  25. Fabulous cards – I do love the 'splat' technique !! The gold on the frock card is the perfect accent.

  26. Stunning card Amy I love both
    the one with the frock so adorable with gold strip
    lovely post Amy

  27. Love your new stamps and your cards, Amy! that dress is so 50's and love the green background! Well, you know what I think of cupcakes! Have a happy Wednesday!

  28. Amazing cards! Love the touch of glitter on the girl one and the cupcake background on the other.

  29. Love that dress, its very retro and looks gorgeous in the green. Deepti's new stamp set looks fantastic on your birthday card, so cool in grey. Congrats on being part of the celebrations!

  30. Awesome cards, Amy! Love both of them to pieces! The watercolor wash and splats are such a fun touch on both. Love the elegant feel of the party dress card with the strip of gold glitter paper on the side, and love the tag on the birthday card. Congrats on your guest designer spot!

  31. Amy,

    Your projects are wonderful. I really love the watercolor behind the dress. TFS

  32. Love both cards! The orange splats add so much to that fun cupcake card!!! And that dress is adorable with the watercolor BG and a hint of gold to finish it off! I think I might need that stamp set!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Love both of these cards!! The 'boy' one with the cupcakes and splatters…LOVE!!! And that beautiful Aqua color with the party dress is just beautiful!! โค๏ธ

  34. I love the simplicity of both your cards. Each having special creative touches. TFS Amy.

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