Stampin' Up! Canada | Happiest of Birthdays Video Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Canada | Happiest of Birthdays | Happiest of Birthdays

Learn how to make this birthday card featuring the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set and Curvy Dies. This post includes supplies, dimensions, step-by-step written directions and a video tutorial.
image of a card I created using Stampin' Up!'s Happiest of Birthdays stamp set

As much as I love cute or sassy greetings, whenever I make cards I tend to stick to the tried and true. Thank you, birthday, thinking of you, for you, hello…these types of cards are the ones I create the most.

Which means I am always looking for greeting stamps for these occasions in different fonts, sizes and styles. Just to change things up of course. 

And that is exactly what drew me to the main stamp set I used for this card

Stampin’ Up! Canada | Happiest of Birthdays Stamp Set

image of Stampin' Up!'s Happiest of Birthdays stamp set

I bought this stamp set pretty much only for the greeting that I used.

It’s big, it’s bold, and it’s a combination of script and sans-serif font – which has always been a favorite of mine.

But as you can see, there are other fun greetings to work with. And I can see myself using them all LOL!

In addition to this stamp set, I also used the Quite Curvy stamp set.

Stampin’ Up! Canada | Quite Curvy Stamp Set

image of Stampin' Up!'s Quite Curvy stamp set

You’ve probably heard me mention a time or two that I bought a stamp set for a particular image.

It happens more often than I’d like to admit LOL!

For this stamp set, it was the three little birds that drew me in. I love that they are in different positions. 

And adding a little bird sitting on the large greeting was just the touch my card needed.

Stampin’ Up! Canada | Curvy Dies

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The Curvy Dies were designed to coordinate with the Quite Curvy stamp set.

As you can see there are dies to cut out some of the stamped images, as well as some stand alone dies. My favorite of them being the curve with the dotted border that I used for my card.

Depending on how you position the die on your cardstock, you can create a bunch of different curves. And the dotted border adds wonderful visual interest to a card.

Stampin’ Up! Canada | Happiest of Birthdays | Happiest of Birthdays card

image of a card I created using Stampin' Up!'s Happiest of Birthdays stamp set

When I designed my card I specifically chose bright, vibrant colors. But rather than a rainbow of color, I decided to stick to a blue and yellow palette.

I figured that the colors would make it a great card for a masculine birthday. At the same time though, I think any female would also be happy to receive it (I know I would)!

Below you’ll find the supplies I used, the dimensions and step-by-step written directions, along with a video tutorial. And of course, a shopping list!

Stampin’ Up! Canada | Happiest of Birthdays Supplies

  • Stamps: Happiest of Birthdays, Quite Curvy
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Whisper White Craft ink, Stampin’ Blends in Light Daffodil Delight, Dark Mango Melody, Light Pool Party, Dark Pool Party, and Light Bermuda Bay
  • Paper: Basic White Thick CS, Basic White Regular CS, Basic Black CS, Daffodil Delight CS, Mango Melody CS, Coastal Cabana CS, Bermuda Bay CS
  • Accessories: bone folder, paper snips, acrylic block, Curvy dies, die cutting machine, embossing powder tool, white embossing powder, heat tool, rhinestone basic jewels, double-sided adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, low tack tape (Scotch)

Stampin’ Up! Canada | Happiest of Birthdays Dimensions

  • Basic White Thick CS: a 4 ¼” x 11″ piece
  • Basic White Regular CS: a 3 ⅞” x 5 ⅛” piece and a scrap piece
  • Basic Black CS: a 3″ x 3 ¼” piece
  • Daffodil Delight CS: a 2″ x 3 ⅞” piece
  • Mango Melody CS: a 2″ x 3 ⅞” piece
  • Coastal Cabana CS: a 2″ x 3 ⅞” piece
  • Bermuda Bay CS: a 2″ x 3 ⅞” piece

Stampin’ Up! Canada | Happiest of Birthdays Instructions

Step 1: Score the 4 ¼” x 11″ piece of Basic White Thick cardstock at 5 ½” and then fold it in half with your bone folder to create your card base.

Step 2: Lay the curved die over the 2″ x 3 ⅞” piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock so that the die is close to the top of the left side and about 1″ up from the bottom at the right. Hold the die in place using low tack tape and run it through the die-cutting machine. Repeat this step, altering the angle of the die on the cardstock, on the Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana, and Bermuda Bay cardstock pieces.

Step 3: Stick the curved Bermuda Bay cardstock piece onto the 3 ⅞” x 5 ⅛” piece of Basic White cardstock, so that the top left corner is about 3 ½” up from the bottom of the cardstock panel, using double-sided adhesive.

Step 4: Stick the curved Coastal Cabana cardstock piece onto the 3 ⅞” x 5 ⅛” piece of Basic White cardstock, so that the top left corner is about ¾” down from the top of the Bermuda Bay piece, using double-sided adhesive.

Step 5: Stick the curved Mango Melody cardstock piece onto the 3 ⅞” x 5 ⅛” piece of Basic White cardstock, so that the top right corner is about ½” down from the top of the Bermuda Bay piece, using double-sided adhesive.

Step 6: Stick the curved Daffodil Delight cardstock piece onto the bottom of the 3 ⅞” x 5 ⅛” piece of Basic White cardstock using double-sided adhesive.

Step 7: Rub an embossing powder tool over the 3″ x 3 ¼” piece of Basic Black cardstock. Stamp the greeting onto the cardstock using Whisper White Craft ink. Sprinkle white embossing powder over the greeting. Tap off the excess embossing powder. Heat this with a heat tool until the embossing powder has melted.

Step 8: Fussy cut the greeting, leaving a narrow border, using paper snips.

Step 9: Stamp the bird onto a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Step 10: Color in the bird using Stampin’ Blends. For the breast of the bird, I used Light Daffodil Delight and Dark Mango Melody. For the back of the bird, I used Light and Dark Pool Party and Light Bermuda Bay.

Step 11: Die cut the bird using the Curvy dies and a die cutting machine.

Step 12: Center and stick the Basic White cardstock panel with the four curved cardstock pieces onto the card base using double-sided adhesive.

Step 13: Stick the greeting onto the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Step 14: Stick the bird onto the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Step 15: Embellish the card using some rhinestone basic jewels. You’re done!

Stampin’ Up! Canada | Happiest of Birthdays Video Tutorial

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If you are in Canada and you are looking to purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! products used in this card I would be honoured to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Simply click on any of the product images below and add them to your cart.

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I do offer a customer rewards program. And this is how it works…First, download my customer rewards tracking sheet.

Then, use the host code shown here when you place an online order through my Stampin’ Up! store.

For every $50 CAN you spend (before taxes and shipping) you receive a star. Once you’ve collected 10 stars, I will gift you with a stamp set valued at up to $35 CAN (hostess sets excluded). Best of all, I pay the taxes and shipping. Note: do NOT use the hostess code if you are placing an order over $200 CAN. Why? because you’ll get your own hostess rewards.

Stampin’ Up! Canada Current Promotions

Hey Chick & Hey Birthday Chick

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The Hey Chick Stamp Set (a 2017 Sale-A-Bration set) has returned and brought along three new friends: The Chick Dies and a brand-new bundle that includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and the Birthday Chick Dies.

These playful images are so fun to stamp. You’ll love sending the “punny “cards you make to all your friends.

Available 2 February–30 June 2021.


Right now is an AMAZING time to place an order because you can earn a free product for EVERY $60 or $120 you spend.

And let me tell you friends, the products are amazing!

You can can see all your options in the Sale-a-bration brochure.

However, you only have until February 28, 2021.

After that Sale-a-bration(SAB) is officially over, and all those amazing SAB products will be gone.

Starter Kit Promotion

Now if you’re like me – a passionate card maker who is as passionate about shopping as creating, then you may want to consider joining my team of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

For only $135 CAN (including taxes and shipping), you get to choose $165 worth of Stampin’ Up! product. Yes. Your choice of product. 

Whether you just want the discount for yourself (20-25%), or you want to build a business, you can’t go wrong.

And when you join during Sale-a-bration, it gets even better. you’ll receive 200 sheets of 6″ x 6″ patterned paper – in ALL the Stampin’ Up! colors (value $75 CAN). Simply visit my Stampin’ Up! online store, and then click on the join link.

Not only that, as a member of my Stampin’ Up! team, you’ll also receive a free membership to my Confident Card Maker™ Membership (regular price: $20 USD a month).

Stampin’ Up! Canada | Paper Pumpkin Kit

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Do you want to create but prefer the convenience of a kit?

Then you may want to consider subscribing to Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Pumpkin kit. Every month, for only $30/month you’ll receive all the stamps, ink, and paper you need to create a fun project, without any stress. Everything is precut and ready to go so you can skip to the fun part of crafting! Your first kit includes a free gift from us—a clear stamping block. You’ll also build a collection of stamps and ink to use on other projects. There’s no pressure—you can cancel or suspend at any time. Subscribe by the 10th of the month to get started!

Adventure awaits inside this month’s majestic, mountain-themed kit. With enough elements and embellishments to create eight cards and coordinating envelopes, the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is the perfect pick for celebrating life’s little moments and mountain-high milestones!

What makes March’s kit one-of-a-kind? The spectacular set of four free stencils—and a stamping sponge—that you’ll find inside! Pair this pack of stunning stencils with the kit’s contents to stamp a springtime scene, then store the set to stamp for any season in the future. Clean up your binoculars and dust off your hiking boots—the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is ready to lead you on an excursion to explore your creativity!

In order to receive this kit, you must sign up by March 10th. You can sign up for the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin kit here.

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Hey there! Welcome to my blog! My name is Andrea Walford. I’m an artist and maker, mom of 5, caregiver to my 99 1/2 year old grandpa and a proud 1/2 Mexican 1/2 Hungarian “woman of color.” 

As a self-taught artist I have a passion for helping others discover and develop their creative confidence. And I have found that card making is a great way to do this.

When you make a card, your “canvas” is small. Yet it has so much creative potential. 

So if you want to learn how to make beautiful cards while developing your creative confidence – you’ve come to the right place!


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