They Say It’s Your Birthday

InKing Royalty Blog Hop - They Say It's Your Birthday

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! Today’s Blog Hop today is filled to the brim with projects that celebrate birthdays. The opening line from The Beatles’ “Birthday” song ran through our heads as we joyfully created the birthday-themed creations we share with you today.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

My card today is a complete and total CASE of a Valentines Day card I received from my dear friend Amanda Merrill. When I opened it I was blown away by the stunning layout using shimmer ribbon as a background. I have quite a hoard of this gorgeous ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration catalog and now I know how I want to use it all!

Here is my card which also uses a bit of 1/8 silver ribbon and Pool Party and Powder Pink shimmer ribbons from the Annual Catalog. I punched out a cake from a piece of Cake Soiree DSP and embellished it with a Pool Party banner. The greeting is from World’s Best Trophy. Since it is a photopolymer set I was able to curve my sentiment on the block so it fit on the banner.


Here is the card that Amanda sent me. Isn’t it gorgeous???? I love how she kept it so simple.


If you are wondering how I adhered my ribbon, I cut a piece of multi purpose adhesive sheet down to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 and stuck it to a piece of thick whisper white cardstock. I then used Amanda’s card as a guide to stick my ribbon down. I don’t know how she managed to get the exact ribbon layout to fit perfectly on a standard card size but I am glad she did that math for me! Once my ribbon was perfect, I tucked and adhered the ends to the back and mounted it onto a card base. It was a really fun card to make.

Thank you for your inspiration Amanda!!!


I appreciate you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations. 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. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  7. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  10. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  11. Imogene Thomas at
  12. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  13. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps

24 thoughts on “They Say It’s Your Birthday

  1. I love that you describe it as “a bit of ribbon.” Oh, Pam! It’s gorgeous! I want to run my finger over all of that silky ribbon. So glad you hopped with us today! ❤

  2. Hi Pam! Love your card! I might have to CASE it! 🙂 The ribbon layout I chose happened to work out perfectly the first time I tried it, but actually you can get a bit of wiggle room by laying the ribbons like half a millimeter apart from each other, or a teensy bit over one another. Such a small distance between ribbons isn’t really noticeable, but with fourteen ribbons on the card you’re giving yourself a quarter inch leeway if you need it.

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