Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Penned Happy Birthday Card

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This masculine birthday card is destined for my brother-in-law.  It’s uncomplicated and uses a trio of handsome neutrals for this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge (PPA144).  Be sure to check out the rest of the Pals Paper Arts Design Team ideas here and PLAY ALONG!

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  • Love that crisp “Happy Birthday” sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Penned stamp set?  Now through Jan. 2, you can purchase it as a single stamp.  Learn more!
  • I originally saw this idea of stacked presents on a display board at a Stampin’ Up! event and was waiting for the perfect opportunity to give it my own spin.  The concept would work equally well for the holiday season!

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  • Top gift to bottom gift:  1 1/4″ Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper Square (cropped with a Stampin’ Up! 1 1/4″ Square Punch), 1 7/8 x 1 1/8″ Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper gingham pattern, 2 1/4 x 1 1/4″ Neutrals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack Early Espresso Polka Dot.
  • The ribbon is just long enough to tuck underneath the bottom “gift” and is covered at the top by a separate bow I attached with a glue dot.
  • A small designer pattern can make an interesting  mat.  I used the matching pattern (Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper) for the top present below the Very Vanilla layer.

NEW!!!  Do you ever wish you could purchase a single stamp from a larger set?  Now
through January 2, 2013, you can buy individual stamps from these
select Stampin’ Up! stamp sets: Word Play, Perfectly Penned, and
Seasonal Sayings.  Click here for full details.

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Stamp Set:  Perfectly Penned (Wood-Mount 122890, Clear-Mount 122892)
Paper:  Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper (126895), Neutrals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (117157), Crumb Cake (120953), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Early Espresso (126974)
Cool Tools:  1 1/4″ Square Punch (119865)
The Perfect Touch:  Early Espresso 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (119959), Linen Thread (104199), Regals Designer Buttons (119744), Glue Dots (103683)Perfectly penned stampin up stampinup card ideas



  1. SO fun, Mary! CASE for sure!

  2. Beautiful card, Mary! I love the theme and the fact you used DSP for the presents! So cool!

  3. Clean and classy, Mary! I love it!

  4. kathy/NorthCarolina

    HOw clever to create a stack of presents with that designer paper and then tie it up with a very pretty bow. Super design!

  5. Carol Carriveau

    Wonderful card….any man (or woman!) would love to receive it…and we have such great DSPs that lend themselves to the masculine cards. Thank you, Mary!

  6. Love this! You took one of my favorite sentiment sets and made an absolutely gorgeous “out of the box” card!!!! GREAT!

  7. A perfect masculine birthday card – no fussy stamping! And it can be done in any combination of coordinating DSP. I think I know what my brother-in-law will be getting for his birthday card this year…

  8. Very cute card for a Fall B-day!

  9. Love this idea! Great Fall colors, but I instantly thought of using Christmas DSP!! Thanks, Mary!! As usually, you come up with the best ideas :o)

  10. Ooh Ms Mary that’s a case for sure !!
    I love it ,

  11. Perfect birthday card! With a little change up it could fit anyone!

  12. What great colors and a striking card!

  13. Melodie Hennig

    Very simple but pretty! I enjoying each morning viewing your card for the day. I get great ideas and inspiration, but sometimes I need to case.:) I too just love the Perfectly Penned stamp set. I don’t even bother putting it away when I am done making a card.

  14. thanks for such kind words! not only would this card be good for holiday gift giving, too, it would be fun to do a stack of pastel “gifts” for a baby shower!

  15. Donna Thompson

    This card is SO CUTE! I made a copy to copy. 🙂

  16. Very nice and creative. Thanks for sharing Mary!

  17. Your family is so lucky to receive one of your cards! Love the masculine ones because I have sons and grandsons! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  18. LOVE your card Mary and TOTALLY AGREE….The Perfectly Penned Stamped set is one of my favorite sets. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Ditto to what Karen Dube said! Love this card, Mary!

  20. This look great. I would love to see how you decorate the inside of your cards too.

  21. You are truly amazing!! Every morning I check your blog and run into my craft room to stamp!! How do you do it!! I am in awe. Thank you, thank you for sharing your talent!

  22. Love your card. Great way to use up those bits of scrap DP. Gives me an idea for some quick and easy Christmas cards.

  23. Love the stack of presents!

  24. Simply a great card, Mary! Love the colors and the DSP!

  25. Love your card Mary. I have lots of guy birthdays in November and December and this would be perfect. Oh… And being able to buy those stamps as a single stamp, pure genius and just what I’ll be doing. Sometimes you just don’t need it all!

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