A Sea Street Birthday for The Paper Players

It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! LeAnne, in honor of her granddaughter Cassidy’s 4th birthday, is challenging us to create a Clean and Simple Birthday Card for the little ones.  As I sat down to create this week’s card, I realized that I do not have many children’s sets any more.  The closest I came was Sea Street, with its adorable Octopus.  So, I put on my thinking cap, and he donned a party hat! Enjoy today’s card.

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tip: A Child’s Birthday Card
This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ long.

  • Bright colors! I want the cards I create for the wee ones to be bright and cheery! So I stamped the Octopus from Sea Street in Pacific Point and the Fishies in Tangerine Tango.
  • Balloons!  Those octopus tentacles were just crying out for balloons. So I pulled out Sketched Birthday and stamped up three balloons in Rich Razzleberry, Real Red, and Hello Honey.  And while I was at it…I decided that Mr. Octopus surely would look cute wearing the Party Hat. I inked it up with Old Olive, and added a Bakers Twine bow.
  • Bling! I couldn’t resist adding Rhinestones to the trio of Starfish, which were stamped in Hello Honey. One is never too young to appreciate the beauty of bling!

I hope you enjoyed today’s cutie patootie card! It was quick to make, and easy, too! I find children’s cards to be a challenge  My area of expertise was with high school students.  But I think this card has a lot to offer in terms of a learning experience:  colors, shapes, counting, and a science lesson! What do you think of today’s card? Won’t you let me know in today’s comment? And remember, if you ever have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…

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  1. Thanks for the sweet comments!

  2. Ann I missed this card, but so glad I was going back to look at something else and found it! So stinkin’ cute! love this idea. hugs.

  3. Ann, this is adorable. I wouldn’t have thought of using this set for a kid’s birthday card. How wrong I was! Of course, I love the little touch of bling on the starfish! Fabulous

  4. Ann, these stamp sets combined perfectly! How awesome that an octopus can hold lots of balloons. This is such an adorable card any child (or adult) would love!

  5. What a fabulous children’s card Ann! I love the Sea Street set and your card shows just how versatile it can be!

  6. This is adorable! It’s amazing how well those balloons coordinate with Mr Octopus! Cassidy would love this for sure, as I know any “kid” would!

  7. So cute and as I have this set, it’s one I need to lift! Thank you for the share!

  8. I love the stamping on this card! The layering is just wonderful…and your little fishies lend it fabulous movement! You are so clever!

  9. Fantastic. The little fish really made that card sing.

  10. I love this!!! So creative!

  11. PARTY! He is so cute with his balloons and party hat! Love all the bright colors. You were really creative in thinking on this!

    Chris R. from Iowa

  12. Absolutely adorable! What a great way to use that wonderful octopus.

  13. Your card made me smile, Ann! This little fellow sure looks great with all his balloons! Love all the bright colors! XX

  14. Really cute card! I’m still looking for the hidden pearl, ha ha.

  15. Adorable!! I love the birthday octopus — he’s just the right size for the hat and balloons!

  16. My Goodness Ann that is the cutest child’s birthday card I have seen in a very long time. You have such a delightful imagination!!!

  17. Ann this card is so adorable. So clever. Love it.

  18. This brought a smile to my face! That octopus was such a good idea, and he certainly has enough arms to carry balloons!

    REALLY cute Birthday card.

  19. Fun card! The colors are terrific and the Octopus is adorable wearing a party hat.

  20. Absolutely, totally adorable!!! Sea Street is my favorite set from the new catalog. Your card took it over the top! Not just wee ones are excited over it 🙂

  21. Now that is a fun birthday card!!! Very cute!

  22. Ann, LOVE this card!! I never would have thought to put those 2 sets together. Awesome result! Thanks for the inspiration,

  23. Very cute, Ann! Love the multiple balloons!

  24. That is so cute! I love how you made him into a birthday guy! It sure has given me ideas.

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