Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Create with Connie and Mary: Bring on the Cake Birthday Greetings

It's time to get up early to get my run in before heading to work.  I don't know if I've mentioned before but I'm currently training for my first half marathon which will be in exactly one month so I've been working hard to be ready and with all the heat and humidity of summer here in Northern VA it's amazing the difference it makes in getting up early (i.e. 4 AM to run before the heat and humidity get really bad).  So today I'm sharing a card I made for a little boys birthday we went to this past weekend and I used the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge as the starting point.  The cardbase is Crisp Cantaloupe and drew all the colors for this card from the Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper.  Next I took a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Hexagon Embossing Folder (I absolutely love this folder and especially using the pattern in reverse so it's debossed).   

I used four different patterns of the Birthday Basics DSP for the design elements along the side.  The greeting is from the Bring on the Cake stamp set and I stamped it in Basic Gray ink before punching it out with the 2 1/2" circle punch.  I used the same punch to punch a piece of Gumball Green cardstock to accent the stamped image.  I used the Gumball Green Stampin' Write Marker to color in the 6 for the sixth birthday of our little friend.  I also sponged around the edge with Crisp Cantaloupe ink.  I added a little arrow accent in Summer Starfuit and I cut it out with the Big Shot and the new Label Thinlit Card die (not only are these new card thinlits perfect to make swing cards but they have lots of cute, fun little accents you'll love for all sorts of projects.
 
I love the fun, whimsical elements in this card and I'm sure our friend enjoyed it as well.  It's so fun to see kids enjoy helping their friends celebrate birthday, so sweet.
 
Enjoy and happy stamping,
 
Diana
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14 comments:

  1. Love your card! That DSP is one of my favorites!

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  2. What great use of the Birthday Bash dsp! These colors are just FABULOUS and really pop on the Bermuda Bay base! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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  3. Love this dsp! And fun colors! That little arrow is a perfect accent! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

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    1. Thanks Deb! Love all the little accent pieces in the new thinlet sets.

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  4. Very fun birthday card! Love the little arrow! Such a happy card! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary sketch challenge this week!

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  5. Oh wow...I can't imagine doing a 1/2 marathon...good for you! LOVE the birthday card and the extra touch of the arrow! Great card and SO glad you joined us for the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

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    1. Thanks Connie! One month to go for the race...can't wait.

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  6. I love this designer paper and how you've used various blocks of it for the sketch panels! Your card is so bright and happy; the recipient will love it! Great arrow detail also! Thanks for joining us for the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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