It’s Your Pinata!

This card was inspired by Global Design Project Challenge #046!

GDP046.jpgThis was a fun sketch to work with, but I definitely took some liberties! My greeting was too big to fit in the panel I had picked out, so I popped it out in a little panel all its own. Then, the little pinata, which was supposed to be where the heart is in the sketch, looked a little lost up there, so I brought it down to sit next to the greeting.

In the end I ended up with a bright, cheery, festive birthday card that would be great for all ages 1-101!

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This card really showcases Festive Birthday Designer Series Papers from Stampin’ Up! Two of the banners AND the cute little pinata are all part of that paper series. The last banner was my very last strip of pink polka dot paper from the Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Adios, polka dots!

Tip: If you choose to cut out a little pinata and pop him up on dimensionals, I highly recommend gluing him to a piece of cardstock backing first. The designer series paper is a little thinner than cardstock, which means that if you pop it up on dimensionals then stick it in an envelope, it is likely to get squashed and bent. A little extra stiffness from a cardstock backing goes a long way.

The Big News stamp set is recently retired… but it is still new to me! I just got it as last year’s catalog was ending, so I am giving it a go! These extra large sentiments are extra fun. They are basically an image and a sentiment all in one! I stamped this image in Crushed Curry and then used a Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker to color in the little accents and punctuation.

Homemade Card By Natalie Lapakko Its Your Pinata 3

Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!

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Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Whisper White (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: Festive Birthday, Pop of Pink Designer Series Papers (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Crushed Curry (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Big News stamp set (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: dimensionals


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