Michelle Last

Birthday Bliss for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Birthday Bliss blog hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s Birthday Bliss Blog Hop.  Today’s hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature each artist’s take “Birthday Bliss”. I am delighted to be the guest designer for this amazing crew of talented bloggers and thank you to the hilarious Brian King for asking me 🙂

We are excited to share our projects with you and hope they inspire you! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Super Duper Birthday Balloons from Stampin Up

Balloon Birthday Card using Super Duper

I fell in love with the Super Duper stamp set as soon as I saw in the new seasonal catalogue.  I just loved the graphic balloons and knew I could get a great image with just one stamp but this is the first chance I have had to play and share this set with you.  Balloons = Birthday so it was an easy choice for me!

I simply stamped the background using 4 colours of ink and the two balloon stamps.  You even get a little string stamp for the balloons!  I had my sewing machine out so I decided to add a stitched effect around the edge in grey thread to compliment the Smoky Slate card base I used.

I then cut three smoky slate happy die cut words from the Hello You Thinlits and one in whisper white and layered them to create dimension.  I simply stuck them in the centre so that the greeting popped against the bright coloured balloon background and add the word birthday from the Crazy About You stamp set.

A smattering of sequins was all it need to finish it off.

Super Duper Birthday Balloons from Stampin Up

All the supplies I used are shared below, simply click any of the images to go direct to my shop to place an order and don’t forget to add the hostess code.

There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – you don’t want to miss it!

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  6. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  7. Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
  8. Michelle Last at MichelleLast.co.uk < You are here
  9. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  10. Lory Robinson at The Robins Nest Designs
  11. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  12. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  13. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
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About Michelle Last

Stampin' Up! UK's #1 Demonstrator Michelle Last based in Buckinghamshire. Classes, inspiration, order online and advice. I would love to hear from you.


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  2. OH, MICHELLE! I absolutely love this card – so many great colors and an amazing showcase of this Super Duper set. LOVE. I adore the layers of “happy” – how brilliant are you?! I’m so honored that you would hop with our team today – thanks for sharing with us!

  3. Michelle! So excited to have you join our blog hop this month! Now I need the Super Duper stamp set – LOL! I absolutely love the background you created with that balloon stamp and ‘happy’ really pops on this card! LOVE!

  4. Michelle, this card is simply gorgeous! I know how much effort it is to glue together layers to get sentiments that pop up like this… totally worth the effort; this looks awesome! I love the graphic quality of the balloon background: it’s Super Duper! 🙂

  5. Jennifer Spiller says:

    Love this card so very much!!! When I saw it I litterly gasped!!! It is just perfect in every way! The balloons, the stacked up happy!!! Just absolutely wow!!! Oh and buy the way, thank you soooooo much for hoping with us today! We are so lucky to have you as our Honore Royal Did I say, how much I love your card ❤❤❤❤❤

  6. Thank you for showcasing this stamp set, Michelle. I wasn’t sure what to do with it, but now I have some ideas. I love your color combo, the stitching, and really everything about this card. Thanks for sharing it with us, and thanks for hopping along with InKing Royalty!

  7. Michelle – I love the 3 layers of “happy” with the 2 slate layers and one white plus the real stitching around the edge! Looks like there is something fun inside as well!! Nice job!

  8. Michelle, thanks so much for hopping with us today! I adore your cheery choice of colors, and the stitching is such a sweet touch. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I love this! It is such a perfect card for a birthday. The stitching is awesome. The card is cheerful and perfectly proportioned. I definitely want to get the Hello You thinlits now. 🙂

  10. Pam Morris says:

    Oh how I love these balloons! What a wonderful card! Thank you for joining Brian’s blog hop today. You are very inspiring and I look forward to casing this amazing card!

  11. I love this happy, happy card and all its wonderful colors! Thank you for hopping with us today!