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SIP Challenge 13 – Theme!

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Hi there! I hope that your week is off to a good start! We spent some more time wandering around London yesterday. Brian had the idea that we should go to the Science Museum and that was a lot of fun. I haven’t been to a museum in forever. We had a late lunch at a pizza shop that had wood fired sourdough crust pizza and it was delicious! More like Italian pizza than American. On the way home we stopped by my Uncle Bruce’s and I set up his new laptop for him. The other day we went to Hyde Park and Paddington Station. Here are a few pictures from that!

Hyde Park Serpentine

The entrance that I always use to get intoΒ Hyde Park is Lancaster Gate and when you walk in this is what you see.

Peter Pan HP

As you walk in a little further you get to the Peter Pan Statue.

Paddington Station Entrance

The entrance from Prade Street to Paddington Station.

Paddington Station Inside

The platform at Paddington.

Paddington at the Station

There is a store inside the station when you can go and get Paddington Bear merchandise and this is the little guy that greets you!

So, it’s Tuesday, time for another Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge and since it’s my birthday this weekend we have a birthday theme for you…

SIP Birthday Theme 13

I used some of my favorite colors to make one of my favorite kinds of cards! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used the Simon Says Stamp Balloons Craft Dies to cut out the negative from a piece of Solar White 80lb Card Stock and also a piece of Fun Foam. To make sure that I got the stamped balloons inside the window I traced the balloon onto the card base. All of the images are from the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Balloons Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped the balloons in Simon Says Stamp Teal and Mint Ink, the stars are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. Some Window Sheet is adhered to the back of the negative die cut and then the Fun Foam is adhered to the back of that. Before adhering the window to the card I cut out the Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday Craft Die from a piece of Black Card Stock with some Stick-It on the back. The Stick-It makes the intricate die cut much easier to adhere to the Window Sheet. A generous dose of Martha Stewart Iridescent Hearts and Stars Glitter is added before adhering the window piece. A fun shaker birthday card if I do say so myself! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Birthday Theme Challenge! Head on over to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the Design Team’s cards and enter your one in the gallery! Thanks for stopping by today, I hope that you are still enjoying the London pics and I wish you all a lovely Tuesday! πŸ™‚

SIP Challenge 13-JK-WM

SIP Challenge 13 Close-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: Birthday Balloons Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Teal and Mint (Simon Says Stamp) and Memento Tuxedo Black

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah)

Dies: Happy Birthday and Balloons (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: Hearts and Stars Iridescent Glitter (Martha Stewart)

Adhesives: SNAIL, Stick-It (Ken Oliver)

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam

Piglet MAT

13 thoughts on “SIP Challenge 13 – Theme!

  1. Now Justin – you just knew I would absolutely love this card. The glittery aspect of everything on the card is ice cream for my eyes. Love, love, love it!

    I am so enjoying “my trip” to London via Justin’s photos. It looks like a fantastic city to visit! Have you found any stamp stores yet? If there’s one around I’m sure you’ll find it. London will be a great place to celebrate your birthday, especially with all your family around. Love and hugs, XO πŸ™‚

  2. Lovely birthday card! I love the pics, show us more! I love to travel vicariously. Have a wonderful birthday with all of the family around!

  3. Oooooh a birthday in England, how exciting! Love these photos and hearing about your adventures – London looks very clean πŸ™‚ Awesome card too, those little stars are gorgeous! Well, I’d better get moving, some of us have to work today πŸ˜‰ (I’m envious, can you tell?!?) xoxo

  4. Hey Justin! Great pictures of London – looks like you are having a great time! Love the birthday card – very cool! Hope you find some stamp stores soon! Miss you! xoxo Sue

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