Cake Time 3 x 3 Birthday Card

Stampin Up Party Pants Birthday Card Idea By Mary Fish StampinUp

I have a simple 3 x 3 birthday card for you today that takes just minutes to whip up.  The “cake time” sentiment is from Party Pants stamp set, one of the new gift options for Sale-A-Bration.  Learn here how you can earn it FREE.

Party Pants Stamp Set

Party Pants Clear-Mount Stamp Set item #141327 – Images © Stampin’ Up!


  • My card sketch was inspired by a Stampin’ Up! card sample.  I changed the colors, designer series paper and sentiment then added a button to give it my own spin.

Stampin Up Party Pants Birthday Card Ideas By Mary Fish StampinUp

  • The splashy patterns are from Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper.  Click and print this handy FREE chart with the coordinating colors for ALL current Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper.
  • I matched the Tangerine Tango stripe pattern of one of the banners (Banner Punch) to the envelope liner.

Stampin Up Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper

  • The smallest of the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Liner Framelits Dies coordinates perfectly with the Whisper White Square Envelopes.


  • Hover and Pin it! Here’s a photo showing key products for today’s card that you can save or pin to Pinterest. See ALL my product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.


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  1. Such a fun card, Mary! Love the color pairings.

  2. Love the 3×3 cardsa and never to think to make them. Thanks for the inspiration Mary! I love your blog. I may not get to comment everyday, but I read them faithfully!

    • I treasure comments. Thank you for taking the time, Rosalie. I love 3 x 3 cards for tucking in with a gift (lunch box, suitcase), whether mailed or given in person!

  3. love. it . love minis

  4. Ru telling us to come over for some birthday cake ,
    MsMary that’s such a cute card , simple quick and to the point !!! Lol
    Hugs Frenchie

  5. Super sweet little card Mary! Love the pop of orange.

  6. I just checked out the chart you linked to. I have done something similar for a while now, but I separate the colors out by families and put them different columns. Makes it so east to find a particular color. I use mi e all the time!

  7. Ohh!! so very sweet, I’ve never made a card this small but it would be fabulous to make a few sets for gifts. I’m always looking for something beautiful for my grandchildren’s coaches and teachers.
    Beautiful colors, lovely details.
    Thank you for sharing, Mary.

  8. Mary, this is so ckean and soooo cute. I love 3x3s and make them quite often as sets to give to an elderly friend.

  9. Something about a little 3×3 card that packs a whole lot of punch. DARLING card my friend.

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