Thursday, April 9, 2020

Milestone Birthdays: Card Ideas for Sweet 16 and Lordy 40! {new from Impression Obsession!}

Hello friends! It's the second day of the Impression Obsession Summer stamp release celebration and today I'd like to feature two of the fun new milestone birthday stamps. These stamps will make cardmaking for those BIG birthdays lots of fun. Today we'll look at ideas for a 40th birthday as well as a Sweet 16 birthday card. Both are colorful and fun and they use some of my favorite new stamps!

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Lordy Lordy Look Who's 40 

On this card, I began by stamping the image on white cardstock. I fussy cut it, and added some aqua marker to the 40. I love these individual stamps because they pair so nicely with other stamps, for any theme you want to create. I went with a floral theme on this card, because I cannot get enough of these new flower images. (You'll see a lot MORE floral love with these stamps in tomorrow's post.)  I love the look of these flowers tucked around the main image. To ground it a bit I added a strip of black glitter washi tape and added a few contrasting enamel dots. 

Sweet 16 Card

I went with a similar color scheme on this Sweet 16 card idea because a.) I can't ever get enough pink + aqua and b.) It just seems perfect for a festive Sweet 16 card. I began this card similarly as the first. Stamp and trim the main stamp, and color with markers. But for this card, I paired it with some other new birthday stamps, from the clear stamp set called Happy Birthday. These images are all from Nola Chandler, so they coordinate perfectly and have lots of mixable matchable possibilities. How FUN. Some matching patterned paper, enamel dots, and a piece of sparkle washi finished off this fun card. 


It's been so much fun hanging out with you this week - don't forget, we've got one more day of blog hopping tomorrow!  I'm loving all the bright colors, awesome sentiments, florals, and summertime images in this release and I hope you are too! If you haven't checked it out yet, you can find all of the new products HERE on the Impression Obsession website.

And remember, this post is day 2 of our 3 day blog hop. Each day the list of designers participating is posted on the IO blog.  On Monday April 13th at noon, each designer blog will have a random winner chosen from their comments - so for the best chances, be sure to leave a comment on each blog post each day. The winners will receive a $25 gift certificate to the IO shop.

Also, don't forget about the free quarantine coloring pages on the website. If you love the images I used today, then you do NOT want to miss these freebies. You'll find all of them right here on the IO website. 

I've given you a LOT to do and think about so here's a recap:
  • Find the entire new release of summer stamps HERE.
  • Download the free Coronavirus Coloring Sheets HERE.
  • Visit the IO blog HERE each day for the list of blog hop stops.
  • Don't forget to COMMENT on the designer blogs each day!
Supplies on Today's Cards:
Sweet 16
Happy Birthday clear stamp set
Lordy 40
Flora & Fauna clear stamp set
Flower Bits clear stamp set

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25 comments:

Donna Phelan said...

Both cards are beautiful, bright and sunshiny Happy! Fabulous designs. Dare I say both #'s have been in my rear view for a loooooong time lol

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Both cards are so creative, lovely!

Patti J said...

I vaguely recall those milestones! Never got cards so cute as these, though! Thanks for sharing!

sharon g said...

How cute these are. I like the black and pink together

Lisa said...

What fantastic bright, happy birthday cards! I love the layering and different elements on the 40th one.

Denise Bryant said...

Fun birthday cards! Love the color combos and the layering!

Colorado Crafter said...

Wonderful birthday cards!!! So cute!!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Great birthday cards! I LOVE the pink and teal!

Unknown said...

These cards will brighten anyone's birthday

Verna Angerhofer said...

Great cards for celebrating milestone birthdays.

TLady said...

BEAUTIFULLY COLLAGED cards, Laura! LOVE the bright & simpleness of these designs! A SUPER JOB!!! ;)<3

Kathy Krug said...

Such happy colors and cards.

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the look of the grouping of the birthday squares. The flowers look great in the pairing.

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

What great cards! Incredible sentiments and I love the basically black & white on pink!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the purple. The cards
are so fun. thanks for sharing
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Dee Earnshaw said...

love the colors on these super cards

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Gorgeous! Love your bold and contemporary style!

Lori Kobular said...

Love both your 40 and Sweet 16 cards! They are so bright and beautiful!

Bunny said...

I love both of these cards. Especially the colors. I'd like to be 40 again. What a great decade that was. [Bunny]

Vivian C. said...

Fun, fun, fun! Terrific cards! Great color combos.

Celeste Goff said...

Such gorgeous colors on both of these cards Laura!

Sue D said...

I like these fun and colorful birthday cards.

Sandee Lunneborg said...

Great cards I love your color choices!!

Ellie said...

Pink and aqua!! A very good combo. Great cards!!!

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful cards! I love your color choices for the cards.