Happy Birthday (Simon Says Stamp Falling For You Blog Hop)

Hey sweet followers. Today I am part of a fun blog hop hosted by Simon Says Stamp to showcase the new products from the “Falling For You” release. Click HERE to see all of the products and to do some shopping. 😉

For my project, I used the adorable Baby Party Animals stamp set. I colored the images using several Copic Markers and I used white paper from Simon Says Stamp to color these animals. It’s the best paper to color with Copics. I love it. Since I wanted to have a bit of dimension, I used masking paper to mask off the bunny in the center. I stamped a birthday greeting underneath the critters using the More Sketchy Banner Greetings stamp set from SSS.


Like I mentioned in my previous blog posts, I am absolutely in love with foil. This time, I used the 5th Avenue paper pad from Heidi Swapp (from the MINC collection) to foil a piece of patterned paper. Simply pick a color of foil, grab the piece of patterned paper and run it trough your laminator. Remember, this technique *only* works with the specific patterned paper from the Minc collection from Heidi Swapp. 🙂 Finally, I finished off my card using the 4mm Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.


Just like I mentioned in the beginning of this post, this blog post and video are part of the Falling For You blog hop hosted by Simon Says Stamp. Your next stop on the hop is Yoonsun Hur’s blog.


What would a blog hop be without a giveaway, right? Leave a comment here to win a Simon Says Stamp Prize Pack. The winner will be randomly selected by SSS on April 28. I will announce the winner on my blog in an upcoming blog post. Good luck!

Thanks for visiting my little blog today. Big hugs!


I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp. The Baby Party Animals stamp set was given to me by Simon Says Stamp. Thanks, Simon! 


  1. the mint foil background is so pretty!

  2. Super cute card Laura! I love the foil background too, stunning! 🙂

  3. I’m so impressed with all you “new to me crafters”…what a great idea and you certainly are exciting me to get started in learning more. Thanks for all you share.

  4. Such a sweet card! I love how you added tabby stripes to the kitty! Thanks for the video – I enjoyed it! Great foiling!

  5. Party animals… I’m in… Let’s party!

  6. I love your critter coloring, especially the kitty!

  7. LOVE this! Between the foiling and those critters, this is a SUPER yummy card!

  8. Such a sweet card. I love all your cards though. ☺

  9. thank you for sharing your card on this amazing blog hop ,it’s super cute and minty as always 😉

  10. What a great release! I see me shopping at SSS very soon!

  11. What a great card! Your little trio of critters brought a smile to my face.

  12. Adorable cards, Laura!

  13. cute card Laura, I figured these little fellas would be right up your alley!

  14. The foil background is so cool, so awesome !
    The critters are so cute, i love your Card Laura.

  15. So cute! The focal panel is adorable, and I love ow the foil just ups the whole game!

  16. Party on! Like the cute animal stamps/dies.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  17. That foil background really shows off those baby party animal stamps! Nicely done!!

  18. Loved the foiling and the card is cute

  19. This card is gorgeous – LOVE the foiled background – SO SHINY:)

  20. Hi Laura. I love the foiled background on this very cute card.

  21. Very sweet card, love the background.

  22. beautiful card thank you for sharing

  23. Love your card and video! I am really liking that stamp set.

  24. Shiny? Check. Cute? Check. Sequins? Check. I’m in love.

  25. I, too, love foil and your card is adorable! TFS

  26. Cute card.. Love the foil effect.

  27. Such a fun card and I love the SSS baby party animal stamp set

  28. Cute!!! I love that the focus is totally on the animals. Thanks for sharing!

  29. Great birthday card! Great release!

  30. Super cute card!!! Those critters are absolutely adorable, love sentiment, it’s small and scripty:)

  31. Nice job with your masking of the party animals. Thanks for the tutorial and showing how you created the foil background.

  32. Love the background. Awesome use of the products. Love the soft colors and design.

  33. Love the foil background!
    These baby animals are so sweet!

  34. Super cute! I’m loving the new baby party animals stamps 🙂

  35. Love these cards. I have to have the baby party animals stamp on my wish list.

  36. That’s adorable! I can’t wait to get that stamp set.

  37. What a lovely card!! Adore this new stamp set and your coloring is beautiful! 🙂

  38. Such party animals!! Such cute party animals! Love it!

  39. Wow, super mega cool blog hop! The card design is eye catching! I like the colors you choose) foiling makes the card is outstanding

  40. Such a cute card made!! Love the colors used!

  41. Such a cute card. I love the striped background done in foil. And your coloring on the little images is great. Nice design…nice job. TFS

  42. those baby party animals are so much fun!

  43. Such a fun card–your coloring is really pretty. These little critter stamps are adorable!

  44. Cute card, love the mint foiling and your coloring of the super cute animals.

  45. Lovely card and I really like the foiled background you created.

  46. Such a cute and adorable card, love the foil background.

  47. Such an adorable clean and simple design! Love those minc papers & ordered some myself! Super video!

  48. love the use of the foil, very cute card

  49. Another really cute card. Love the party animals.

  50. Very classy card using the foil. Aren’t the party animals stamp set the cutest ever! You can never go wrong using it to make a card! Adorable!

  51. Gorgeous card Laura 🙂 the images are adorable and I love the foiled background, AWESOME 🙂

    Lols x x x

  52. Cute card with some “classy” foil!! Nice touch!

  53. I really love that foiled background!

  54. Adorable card!! The mint foil background adds so much glitz — LOVE it!!

  55. Lovely card, absolutely beautiful composition and cute stamps. TFS!

  56. Cute project using the new products and foil!!

  57. Super cute card Laura! I love the foil background too, stunning

  58. Your card brings smile to my face. Super cute.

  59. These little critters are cute with the foil stripes!

  60. Laura, love what you created with these new SSS.

  61. This is such a cute card. Love those baby party animals.

  62. Laura, I always enjoy your cards and vidoes and this one is no exception! A great job, yet again, on BOTH! TFS!

  63. I love this new release. Can’t decide which item I love the best.

  64. I love your fab card Laura 🙂 so cute!

  65. I love the little scenes you create with critters. Cute card.

  66. Wow! The foil background adds so much!

  67. I am in love with this set! I must have it!! So darn cute! Love your cards!

  68. So precious! I love these baby animals!!

  69. Who doesn’t love foil?! You’ve used it to great effect. Love the focal point you created with the little animals and all the swirly confetti.

  70. Cute card. Thanks for sharing!

  71. I love the combination of the foil shine and the sweet baby animals! Yay for new things!

  72. I am always inspired by your whimsical nature! You create some great cards!

  73. This card is just too cute! I can’t wait to get home to watch the video! 🙂

  74. Love the foil background behind those cute little animals

  75. Love the scene you created with the Baby Party Animals. Thank you for your card and being part of the most awesome hop ever!

  76. Love those partyin’ baby critters… Cute card

  77. I love the gold background, what a cool idea!

  78. Love to see young crafters….. Cute card

  79. Cute card. I love those sequins. Thank you for the hop. I’ve never used foil. It’s pretty.

  80. Your baby animals are buddies. The best!

  81. Very cute card and great
    idea to use the foil on
    the background paper!
    Carla from Utah

  82. Your card is one of the sweetest I have seen. I love everything about it!

  83. What a sweet card. Those baby party animals are so darling. I really love that set…actually I love the whole release. The background stamps are great too. And the dies.

  84. The background just makes this card so awesome.

  85. CUTE, cute, cute ! Did I mention cute?

  86. It’s so lovely to see all the different things ppl come up with on this blog hop. TFS xx

  87. Great cards – and the foil is just the right amount of “bling”!!

  88. Like that gold foil with the ctue images. Great mix of “chic” with “cute”

  89. Love your design and falling more in love with this release as I watch all this inspiration! Really like the foil application to the background and Copic tips! Thank you!!!

  90. Very cute card! Love the colors!

  91. I love the trio! And I like how you added stripes to the cat! Adorable!

  92. I love your card and I adore watching your videos – I have learned alot from you!! YOU are super delightful – thanks for showing how great Simon Says Stamp products are to create with!!!

  93. Cute card. I like the foiling.

  94. Great coloring of those adorable baby animals and the gold stripe background is stunning!

  95. The card is so cute! I love the critters in the new release!

  96. Darling card – love how they have their arms (paws) around each other. Thanks.

  97. Wow, I love the effect of the foil paper! This card is really cute!

  98. I really like that foil technique. The mint color adds a lot to the card.

  99. Wonderful cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

  100. Darling card & you did a great job on the video!

  101. Your cards are cute. The foil looks great behind.

  102. Adorable card! That Minc background is wonderful!

  103. I look at your blog every Saturday and the minute I saw those Baby Party Animals I thought of you! I know you love little critters and I looked forward to seeing what you came up with. The card is just adorable!!

  104. I love it! I couldn’t wait so I did purchase the circle stamps and am hopping to all the blogs to gather ideas until they get here. Thank you!

  105. I love the Baby Party Animals stamp set! I also love the foil. This card is so cute!

  106. What a sweet card. I love it, Laura!

  107. This is a very cute card. Love the colors and foiling effect.

  108. Great coloring and masking. Love the foil techniquie

  109. Such an adorable card. Love those sweet animals!

  110. i enjoyed your video very much. i am even a little jealous that you have the minc.

  111. All your cards are pretty. Love your work!

  112. foil is fab so shiny love the stripes

  113. Lovely card Laura. I love the foiling technique.

  114. Such an adorable card, Laura! Just love it!

  115. Such a sweet and cute card! I especially love the mint foiling on your background piece!

  116. Sweet card, love the colors you used and that foil, awesome!

  117. I would not have guessed that foiled paper and whimsical baby animals could be paired together. Thanks for demonstrating that it does in deed work.

  118. Such an adorable card, and it was nice to see the foiled paper be used.

  119. Love your card and the colouring of the baby animals. The foil background is so cool!

  120. Baby Party Animals are so adorable! LOVE your cards! TFS!

  121. Adorable, you did a great job. Tfs

  122. Amazing! Thanks for sharing you beautiful card

  123. very sweet card! thanks for teaching me about the foiling…nice touch!
    Sandra ltb

  124. WOW! Your card really makes me smile

  125. SO CUTE!! Love the little animals combines with foil!

  126. Love the shiny gold background stripes. They really set off the cute little stamped baby animal.

  127. The card is adorable. Love the foil stripe….perfect as a background.

  128. My favorite set…Baby Party Animals. They look like so much fun. Love the foil. I have yet to try some. Can’t wait!

  129. Wow, the foil stripes are awesome! Cute, cute card!

  130. Lots of great tips in this pretty card. Love the foiled background!

  131. Love the foil stripes with your card! adorable.

  132. Very cute card and thank you for the video.

  133. Thanks for the video. I love seeing the project come together so wonderfully.

  134. Adorable card thanks for sharing

  135. Cute card, videos great, I’m a visual person so it’s great to see how it’s made. Awesome release, thanks for sharing.

  136. Such an adorable card Laura!!! Love it and this new release:)

  137. Love your copic coloring! Cute Card!

  138. Your party animals look so fun on the stripped paper! ThNk you.

  139. So excited to try out some of the products from this release!

  140. Such sweet and cute Birthday card. I love your creative ideas in putting this adorable card together. 😉

  141. Sweet card – the foil really takes it up a notch and makes it shine!

  142. Such a lovely card, never tried to use foil. i might have to now.

  143. Love the masked little cuties! Foil is something I have never tried before! You are inspiring me 🙂

  144. WOWOWOWOWOOWOW!! BEAUTIFUL Card!! I LOVE the FUN design!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing the Video too and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  145. Cute party animals. Love the foiling

  146. Great card Laura! Very cute, love the party animals.

  147. I love the confetti background – it gives the card such a fun feel.

  148. I like your party animal card! Great blog hop!

  149. Cute card! Love those baby animals and that foil adds a pop of glitz that is fabulous!

  150. Lovely cards, Laura! Those little animals are right up your alley! Was looking forward to seeing what you created with them. And I was not disappointed!

  151. Always enjoy your videos. Keep up the good work.

  152. Your card looks like a bunch of great friends are stopping by. It makes me smile.

  153. So cute..Thanks for chance to win..Thanks SSS too fot the fantastic Blog hop

  154. This is a pretty card! Thanks for sharing these cutesy baby party animals with us; they are so cute!

  155. LOVE LOVE LOVE the new release…off to do some shopping;)

  156. Fun cards and totally “Laura” …. a fabulous blog hop and a great new release by Simon Says Stamp.

  157. The foiled background is beautiful!

  158. I luv so much how you did the technic with the foil, your card turned out beautiful, and the little critters were so darn cute!

  159. Really cute card. I love the foiling as well as the coloring.

  160. Fun card, the foiling adds the bit of drama.

  161. I love your clean simplicity card style!! I think this is the best release ever!! I love all the yummy backgrounds, cute party animals and that Lila Heart set is totes ADORABLE!!

  162. Really cute card, Laura! Beautiful coloring, and I love the foil stripes! I’m so glad you were part of the hop!

  163. The mint foil really stands out as a background. Clearly you like “tabby” cats!

  164. Awesome as always and I love the background. TFS.

  165. Darling card. Such a fun release!

  166. Love the foil background. Looks great.

  167. What a lovely card! The foil background is awesome 🙂

  168. That’s a really sweet card. Love those baby animals

  169. Soft colors+shine+curlicues+bling=WOW!! Thanks so much for sharing.

  170. Really cute card, thanks for the video.

  171. Loving the Baby Party Animals….that Mint colored foil is sweet…

  172. so clever for so young……. you love those teeny tiny sequins…… which challenge me…… thank you

  173. Cute card. Love that you gave your kitty some pattern. Great tutorial on masking also.

  174. I love foiling addicted actually 🙂 great card

  175. Neat card. Love the foil background. The party animals are so cute. This SSS release is out of this world.

  176. Such a fun card! The foil really adds a lot!

  177. How cute!!!! Love that foil background!

  178. Wow, such inspiration. I love blog hops because I enjoy seeing how different people use the same materials to create unique works of art.

  179. I love that you used foil on your card. I am so addicted to foil these days…

  180. hi laura,

    such a cute and lovely card…..i like your coloring a lot
    and what a good idea to cut the circle out……..
    so nice!! adorable…….love to see your videos
    and thanks for sharing your creativity with us.
    lovely greetings from germany

  181. Super cute card Laura – I definitely need this stamp set! Love the soft and pretty colors you chose too!

  182. That Minc paper is magic! And I love the stripes on your cat.

  183. Your card is so cute. What an amazing release and blog hop.

  184. So very cute, love those darling critters!

  185. Very cute. I like your coloring and the foil background.

  186. The card is so cute! Thanks for the inspiration! I would love to recreate this card soon!

  187. Terrific card. Your video was super too. Thanks

  188. Darling card. Love how the bunny was masked off to be in the forefront.
    thanks for sharing a great card. I haven’t tried the foiling yet but it’s on my bucket list.

  189. Wonderfully done! thanks for the inspiration!

  190. It’s a sweet card.

    I am impressed with you! Dont find a lot of younger people doing this-I think it is GREAT! Keep it up!

  191. Lovely use of that stamp set. Very pretty colours 🙂

  192. what an easy way to color your baby animals. What a great card. Thank you for sharing. I am amaze of your talent at such a young age.

  193. Love the foil background! Ever since Jennifer McGuire showed it to us a few weeks ago, I’ve been hooked!

  194. So pretty. Just love those little guys. Great Release.

  195. Very cute card!! I love your attention to detail and all the techniques you used in one card!! Thanks for the video and keep up the great work!!

  196. Adorable card!! Love the gold stripe background and those fun little party critters!

  197. Very cute card. Love the foil and your coloring.

  198. Very pretty – the gold foil really sets it off!

  199. The gold foil is fabulous! I can’t wait to get my hands on some of that paper! I like the way you “personalized” that cute baby party animal kitty!

  200. Great Card! Love your kitties last week and this week. Foil gives it a great look. Thank you for all the copic help.

  201. This is such a sweet card! Usually I would associate metallic foil with flowers or wedding, but never critters. Here you have made magic happened again, so lovely! (:

  202. Love the foil you’ve been using lately! Definitely makes a fun background

  203. You are awesome to be so young. As always loved your card. I know you were excited to see the party animal critters because you love using them in a lot of your cards. The foiling is beautiful. Glad to see it is making a comeback.

  204. Adorable card! Thank you for the video that is easy to follow!

  205. Sweet card. Thanks for the video.

  206. Very cute card. Love the party animals set.

  207. The cards is so beautiful and sweet. Thank you for this beautiful blog – hop.

  208. Making cards IS fun, Laura, and you do a great job showing how you do it.

  209. Had to watch the video—you are very creative!!

  210. I am loving see how everyone colors the party animals and creates their own special scenes! This is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  211. Love the baby party animals! So cute!

  212. Shiny makes everybody smile! Great card ?

  213. Love those party animals. Super cute card, Laura.

  214. oh the foiled background made an already cute stamped image even BETTER!!

  215. I love how you have formatted the card, Laura.

  216. These are really lovely. Such great inspiration!!

  217. I really love this release! And there are so many awesome ideas for ways to use them. Thank you for the inspiration!

  218. fab bg paper. love the metallic shine

  219. That foiling is really getting interesting…. Another thing to but!

  220. Love those little critters! That mint foil stripe background is gorgeous!

  221. Your card is too cute. The Simon Says Stamp New Release is super. Thank you for sharing your card.

  222. cute card but I love the foil background. that is my favorite part.

  223. Love this card, Laura! I’m also in love with foiling, and love that you have many awesome cards that you make with foil! It gives me inspiration and more ideas! Thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies, Simon Says Stamp!

  224. Cute card! I love the adorable critters and foil background. Thanks for sharing.

  225. What a gorgeous card – love your background, never heard of being able to do that other than what Jen McGuire showed in a video with foiling cards! TFS!!! And I absolutely love how you added the confetti streamers to the edge of your circle die cut!!!


  227. Hi Laura, thanks for sharing your foiling technique and cute card. The background really makes the pretty topper you made pop.

  228. Beautifuls card as usual! Love this release.

  229. Awesome release & so much inspiration. Thanks for the chance of winning your fabulous products.

  230. Such a fun card! Love those adorable critters! Great coloring too!

  231. your card is adorable! I am so fascinated with the foiling technique and how it works with the Heidi Swap specialty paper!

  232. Love the mint foil. It is a nice change from all of the gold. I shall definitely be getting some. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  233. the mint foil looks great with your critters! Nice!

  234. So loving this card and the party animals set. I can’t wait to color it!! Great card.

  235. pretty and classy with the foil background. Thanks!

  236. Thank you for sharing the creative ideas on your video. Love,love,love the mint foiling on that cute baby critter card!

  237. Thanks! I love all about Copics, Enjoyed your cards!

  238. A huge fan of your cards and videos.. Thanks for sharing this sweet example of the Baby Party Animals set!

  239. Your foil background is beautiful Laura!

  240. The foil background make the card “pop”. Great job and thanks for sharing.

  241. Lovely card. I do love the foil background. thanks for sharing

  242. Your card is awesome! I love your background with the foil, it looks so fabulous! And the baby party animals are soooo cute! Thank you for the inspiration!

  243. Fun card! Love that you added stripes to the kitty.

  244. Eek your card is SO CUTE!!!! I love the baby animals with the gold background!

  245. just gotta love that foil background! Awesome!

  246. Adorable card. Love the foiled background.

  247. Fabulously cute card! The foil makes it extra special!

  248. Great card! I’m loving all the foil seen in blog land & can’t wait to try some of the teqniques Jennifer McGuire shared.

  249. Love the baby party animals with the foil background. thanks for the inspiration!

  250. Super cute card! The foil makes it even more festive.

  251. So cute! I really love how you paired the cute little animals with the graphic foil paper. Thanks!

  252. So cute! Love those adorable party animals!

  253. SUPER CUTE & ELEGANT card Laura!!!
    LOVE your SWEET party animals and GLORIOUS mint foil stripes – WOW!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

  254. Love the use of foil on the card. Thanks for sharing.

  255. perfect birthday card! is so beautiful!

  256. That image combined with your stamping and the foil background is perfection!

  257. Such a cute card! Love those little critters

  258. Super cute! Love the use of the foil.

  259. Laura, a beautiful card! Great idea to mask and put the two animals behind the front one! And that’s an interesting foiling fact about the Heidi Swapp collection – I’ll have to keep that in mind! TFS!

  260. Cool foil technique!! I love the stripes on the ginger kitty.

  261. Love your amazing card made with these new release items, especially the shiny striped background!

  262. You did a great job on this card. I love the foiling on the background.

  263. Very cute card Laura! Thank you for sharing it with us on this mind blowing big hop! 🙂

  264. Wonderful card! I love those baby animals & your coloring is awesome. The foiling is great also. I can see II need to invest in a laminator soon!

  265. Very Cute Card!