The Stamp Review Crew: Picture Perfect Birthday Edition

Stamp Review Crew: Picture Perfect Birthday

It’s time for the Stamp Review Crew: Picture Perfect Birthday edition! If this is your very first visit to one of our hops, The Stamp Review Crew is a group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first, third and fifth Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set used in a variety of ways, giving you loads of inspiration for that set! The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog. You will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop whenever you want! This week we are featuring the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set from the Occasions Catalog. If you are following along in order, you have just arrived from Lou Kitzelman. Her work is just beautiful!  After visiting me, you will continue to the next stop, the incomparable Tanya Boser.  She is always an inspiration.  Enjoy this week’s hop!

The Stamp Review Crew: Picture Perfect Birthday Edition
Pop Up Book Card

How can one set have so many adorable images? With so many choices, I simply could not decide on which one to use, so I decided to use them all.  What better way to showcase them than with a Pop Up Book fancy fold!

Stamp Review Crew: Picture Perfect Birthday Edition

Colors of the Day
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

The inside of the card features a fun striped pattern from the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper collection.  I needed a piece which was 8-1/2″ x 5-3/8″” to form the inside base, and unfortunately the fun Picture Perfect paper featured in the catalog with this set is only 6″ x 6″.  However, because of the colors, it coordinates great with the “confetti” Picture Perfect paper on the sides of the “book”.

Stamp Review Crew: Picture Perfect Birthday Edition

The tube sections of the noisemakers were stamped in Pool Party and Fresh Fig, the fringe in Berry Burst, and the roll out in Lemon Lime Twist.  Tutti Frutti  adhesive backed sequins and rhinestones were used as accents.  The sentiment on the facing page was inked in Berry Burst, while the bow is Pool Party.  Remember, you can get double duty out of your inks by stamping off, then overstamping in full strength.

This is a top view of how this fold looks:

Stamp Review Crew: Picture Perfect Birthday Edition

Isn’t it cool? There are several excellent tutorials and videos on how to create this fancy fold.  Just search for “Pop Up Book Card Tutorial” and you will be richly rewarded.  Of course, there is a front to  this card, and here it is!

Stamp Review Crew: Picture Perfect Birthday Edition

A bit of sparkle is added by using  Myths & Magic Turquoise Glimmer Paper.  I LOVE this glimmer paper collection from the Occasions Catalog.  And what about the new Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder?  It’s such a clean look.

Stamp Review Crew: Picture Perfect Birthday Edition

I hope you enjoyed today’s card. Won’t you let me know in your comment?  If would like to try your hand at creating your own Picture Perfect Birthday Pop Up card,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $50 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code.  And don’t forget – a $50 order before tax and shipping will also earn you a Sale-A-Bration reward!  If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

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Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Now hop along to Tanya Boser to see what she has in store for you!  If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew.

Stamp Review Crew: Picture Perfect Birthday Edition

Stamp Review Crew: Picture Perfect Birthday EditionLittle GQ says we’ll see you next time…

Stamp Review Crew Picture Perfect Birthday Edition


Price: $110.00


  1. OH MY AWESOME I have not seen that either and I will looking into that! lol Awesome cards love them both a lot and all the details. Little GQ cracked me up love that picture. My dog does that (I think he is sticking his tongue out at me lol) or holds his mouth weird sometimes like he’s think “huh”

  2. Love this!!

  3. What an amazing project (the front of the card alone is just fab!)! You make it look so easy … we’ll see if I can master this fancy fold!

  4. This folded design is perfect for this stamp set. Love how you have showcased. Oh, and little GQ is adorable.

  5. Oh! Neat fancy fold! Will have to give that a try!
    What a precious puppy that GQ is! Give all your fur babies some extra love for me!

  6. Love the card with the birthday candles, super cute. I may have to order that stamp set.

  7. Oooh I love it. Super cool card fold Ann. It perfectly shows off the stamp set.

  8. Love that your outside is CAS to make the surprise inside even more special! Fun! TFS.

  9. OMG!! There is so much to see and do with this card!! I love it all. And now I have to go search YouTube for a tut…

  10. Love the folds on this card. It’s on my top ten list of my favorite AS cards!

  11. Love Button! Wow factor with the folds, I am not a fancy folds gal but I love to see what everyone else does and yours is wonderful!

  12. Awesome card! I have not seen this card style before. Will, definitely be giving it a try.

    Hi to GQ and the rest of the Schach Pack!

  13. Fanastic card Ann – what a great fold! Can’t wait to try that out. Kelly x

  14. Oh, boy, Ann! I just love, love LOVE this card. Any Mr. GQ is just adorable!

  15. AWESOME GQ!! Is that a thirty -one basket of “toys” in the background?? He comes first in my comment, but this never seen before by my eyes card is right behind him. I love 💕 fancy fold cards and the more detailed the better for me. However, it will probably take me several tries to get it right. The catalog doesn’t do this paper line justice. It is a shame its only 6X6, can’t have everything can we??
    Can’t wait 😊 to get some adhesive backed sequins. You did a great job with card, I must find the tutorial today.

  16. Wow! What amazing architecture. I love your choices for color and pattern, too!

  17. Loving this card…lucky someone who receives it! Pat’s to GQ ans Weldon to your fur baby family!

  18. this is so pretty. I am a sucker for a fancy fold card, and I have never made one like yours. Will have to give it a shot. You made a great choice with paper’s to make it so festive. Can’t wait for my stamps to arrive this week, so I can play with Picture Perfect, too

  19. What an amazing card and a fabulous way to showcase this set! I’m definitely going to need to try it!

  20. What an awesome folded card, Ann! I love it and how you used all the images in the stamp set. I can’t wait to look up a tutorial and try it myself! Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

  21. Chris R. from Iowa

    Love the little tongue sticking out!

    Love your card. I have never made one of these and they look a little more detailed than I want to try right now but I do love fancy folds. This would be reserved for special friends! It is really fun and love the little touches of bling. Well done!

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