A colleague of mine is celebrating her 30th birthday this week, so I wanted to make her a special birthday card.

I’ve been toying with the idea of a bunting birthday card for a few months and had ideas about what stamps and die cuts to use & now I finally had a good reason for one.

I loved the 2011-2013 Stampin’ UP! In colors & I thought they would work well for this idea so I used the Island Indigo and Pool Party cardstock to die cut the largest of the pennants in the Spellbinders Nested Pennants dies.

Next I stamped a 3 and a 0 on Calypso Coral cardstock and fussy cut them out. I stuck them to the pennants with roll on glue.

Then I stamped ‘Happy Hour’ by Kenny K for Whimsy Stamps on to white card and fussy cut her out & coloured her in with Promarkers. I stuck her to a pennant with Snail. To add some detail I went over her glass and jewellery with Glossy Accents (Ranger).

I stamped two sentiments and a glass from the Stampin’ UP! ‘Happy Hour’ stamp set in Brilliance Moonlight White ink directly on to one of the Island Indigo pennants.

Next I used my Fiscars eyelet setters to cut holes in the top corners of the pennants and set pink eyelets in to protect the card from tearing when I threaded the Calypso Coral ribbon through them. The two pieces of ribbon at each end of the bunting

The penultimate flag looked a bit bare so I used the Memory Box die ‘Party Glasses’ to cut out lots of little glasses from white card and used my Quicky Glue Pen to attach them.

Et voila!

30th Banner card 2 30th Banner card 1

I'm so annoyed this photo is blurry...

I’m so annoyed this photo is blurry…

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