Guest Design Spot for The Paper Girls With Birthday Fun!

Hello friends!

I’m very excited to share my post with you today for The Paper Girls Challenge as I’ve been invited to be a guest designer for their current challenge of “BIRHTDAY“!  We all need birthday themed projects, so this is a great way to join in the fun and add to your birthday card stash too!  Hope you will join us!

I wanted to pull out some stamps that I had bought a while back and never pulled out to use yet, so this was fun!  Here’s my card:


Who could resist a couple of cute party animals! LOL!  I’ve pulled out this adorable “Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes” stamp set from My Favorite Things and made a fun party scene with it!

For the card front, I’ve die cut some Summer Splash cardstock with the Gift Box Cover-Up Dienamics and then used it to also cut some older MFT pattern papers to fit inside the die cut squares.  I layered these pieces over a piece of MFT Daffodil cardstock (looks to be retired) and then mounted it over an A2 sized top folding white card base.

I’ve used the same Summer Splash cardstock to stamp the sentiment from the stamp set and used a banner die to cut it out with and used the Gift Box Cover die to cut the end of it to match with the upper right box area.

For the Gift Box Cover-Up “frame”, I took a sentiment from the MFT Penguins in Paradise and stamped the “cheers” image randomly with VersaMark ink all over it, but then decided that you couldn’t see it very well, so I added the word to the yellow banners with a black pen in my own writing.

I’ve used the coordinating die set for the Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes set to cut out the colored images and attached them to the card front.  Some I’ve popped up with foam tape and the others were glued.  I also wanted to add a little sparkle, so I’ve attached a few confetti sequins to finish it up.


Here’s a closer look at the coloring I’ve done on these cuties.  I’ve used a white gel pen for their cheeks as well as adding some polka dots to the party banner.

You can see where I’ve used a marker to write the words on the banners and I also used it to create stitches along the top of each banner too.

I’ve also added some shimmer with a glitter pen over the cupcake frosting.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my birthday party animals card today and have been inspired in some way!

Thanks so much for stopping in today and I’ll be seeing you soon!!


  1.  MFT Birthday Project– Jan “Cheers”
  2. Crafty Calendar – Use die cuts/punches
  3. Seize the Birthday– Creatures Great & Small or Anything Goes
  4. Creative Knockouts – Birthday Wishes
  5. Crafty Animals – Anything Goes + animal(s)

25 thoughts on “Guest Design Spot for The Paper Girls With Birthday Fun!

  1. Congrats on being guestdesigner, Vicki!. You made them a great card with lovely coloring of the cute images. Love the banner.
    xxx Margreet


  2. Yay! Congratulations on your guest designer gig! They are SO lucky to have you joining them for a while. Your card is darling, dear friend! Love the coloring, and those sweet critters look like they are ready to party 🙂 Have a great day!


  3. What a darling Birthday Card and congrats on your guest designer – what an asset for The Paper Girls. Love your layout – all the bright fun birthday colors and designs. Just wanted to sing Happy Birthday to you.


  4. Congratulations on being a guest designer . The birthday design is just so fun, love the colors and little panels with all the great details.

    Hugs Diane


  5. Lots going on at this party! Love the dotted squares and how you used them to highlight the sweet party goers. Super fun card and the little critters are colored up to perfection. Love it.



  6. What a happy card and a fabulous celebration on a card. Adorable and love the wonderful design. Congratulations on guesting x.


  7. What a cute and fun little card! Love the little characters, fun papers, streamers and party attire, including the festive little banner! The details are amazing, well done!


  8. Stunning birthday scene! I remember when that stamp set came out – just as adorable as can be. Wonderful use of so many different elements that are sometimes difficult to place – like the streamers, I never quite know how to use those! I always love your little details, like the dots on the banners and the added cheer. Congrats on your GDT gig.


  9. Such adorable little party goers, Vicki! Love your coloring and how you wrote on the flag banner. Great design touch. Love the design layout.


  10. Wonderfully done- loving the party scene you have created! So very fun and festive! Love the coloring and your added gel pen details- the confetti is so fun as is the banner!
    COngrats on your GDT spot too!


  11. Gorgeous card, I love the images and great layout. Thanks for joining in this months ‘Use Die-Cuts or Punches’ challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
    Bev x


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