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InKing Royalty Birthday Bliss Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by a Birthday Bliss theme. What fun! Stampin’ Up! catalogs are filled with fun, festive and beautiful ways to make birthdays special—and we are excited to share our creations with you today. We are also excited to welcome guest designer Michelle Last to our team’s blog hop this month. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

One of the first stamps I just had to get when the Occasions Catalog was introduced was Super Duper. I just love the modern-retro style of these stamp sets and the sample cards in the catalog just had me at hello. Today, I’m sharing two ways to present the same card.

My first sample is super simple. Just a few ink colors, a Stamp-a-ma-jig and some washi tape made it easy to create a multi-color impression of the sentiment. I chose analogous colors (those that are close together on the color wheel). Watermelon Wonder, Tangerine Tango and Peekaboo Peach were stamped by masking with washi tape and stamping one section at a time to get three colors on a single stamp. A Stamp-a-ma-jig made it easy to line up the image over itself.

Daffodil Delight adds a little brightness, but is also analogous to the the red and orange colors. I love the additional little details included in the stamp set. When they’re placed in the right spot, they embellish the sentiment without taking away from the focal point.

This stamp set makes a one-layer card super simple and you may also call it Super Duper.

Super Duper Birthday Card with Stampin' Up!

For another look, I embellished the one-layer card with another color: Bermuda Bay. Choosing a color from the other side of the color wheel adds another layer of brightness to the card.

Here, I stamped “Party” and cut it out by hand before popping up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A little Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine wrapped around the bottom, tied into a knot and frayed adds texture and ties in the color. Finally, a couple of sequins pulled from our Sequin Trim finishes the card.

Super Duper by Stampin' Up!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group—and you don’t want to miss it!


Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  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
  8. Michelle Last at
  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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  • Reply Denise Hoepfner

    Love this striking and beautiful card!

    February 15, 2017 at 10:35 pm
  • Reply Pam Morris

    It’s another Pam card!!! I adore your style. This shows how sometimes less is more!

    February 15, 2017 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply therobinsnestdesigns

    These are all my favorite colors! Beautiful! I love how you used the baker’s twine around the card.Both cards are so cute!

    February 15, 2017 at 2:44 pm
  • Reply Imogene

    I love both the clean and simple and the stepped up version! A great bold sentiment, perfectly played. Thanks for sharing.

    February 15, 2017 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply Birthday Bliss Blog Hop – The Robin's Nest Designs

    […] Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps […]

    February 15, 2017 at 1:34 pm
  • Reply Katie

    LOVE the three colors on one stamp!! Great card!

    February 15, 2017 at 12:46 pm
  • Reply Robbye Hamilton

    Love both versions. It’s really helpful to see both a scaled down and dressed up version.

    February 15, 2017 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Candy Ford

    Awesome cards as always, Shawn. I know I can always count on you to do something amazing that makes me say, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Simple but oh so artistic. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

    February 15, 2017 at 10:36 am
  • Reply Jennifer Spiller

    Brian beat me to it!!! You amaze me with your talent!!! Love both cards so much…I have been wanting that super duper set, so I’m off to purchase it… #nowicanbelikeyou. Your cards always make me smile ????????????

    February 15, 2017 at 9:58 am
  • Reply Natalie Lapakko

    This is such a neat card! I love the layers of stamps, the awesome colors, and the sprinkle of embellishments! My favorite is the unraveled ends of the baker’s twine: nice touch!

    February 15, 2017 at 9:35 am
  • Reply Julie DiMatteo

    Yep! After seeing your card and Michelle’s card I MUST have this stamp set – you enabler, you! LOL! I just LOVE both versions of your card – incredible!

    February 15, 2017 at 8:53 am
  • Reply Brian

    You amaze me! I love the sweet simplicity of the first card but LOVE how you’ve stepped it up with just a few embellishments. Amazing! So glad you hopped with us and thrilled that you share your art with the world.

    February 15, 2017 at 6:12 am
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