Hello friends! 🙂
I’m very excited to share my post with you today for The Paper Girls Challenge as I’ve been invited to be a guest designer for their current challenge of “BIRHTDAY“! We all need birthday themed projects, so this is a great way to join in the fun and add to your birthday card stash too! Hope you will join us!
I wanted to pull out some stamps that I had bought a while back and never pulled out to use yet, so this was fun! Here’s my card:
Who could resist a couple of cute party animals! LOL! I’ve pulled out this adorable “Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes” stamp set from My Favorite Things and made a fun party scene with it!
For the card front, I’ve die cut some Summer Splash cardstock with the Gift Box Cover-Up Dienamics and then used it to also cut some older MFT pattern papers to fit inside the die cut squares. I layered these pieces over a piece of MFT Daffodil cardstock (looks to be retired) and then mounted it over an A2 sized top folding white card base.
I’ve used the same Summer Splash cardstock to stamp the sentiment from the stamp set and used a banner die to cut it out with and used the Gift Box Cover die to cut the end of it to match with the upper right box area.
For the Gift Box Cover-Up “frame”, I took a sentiment from the MFT Penguins in Paradise and stamped the “cheers” image randomly with VersaMark ink all over it, but then decided that you couldn’t see it very well, so I added the word to the yellow banners with a black pen in my own writing.
I’ve used the coordinating die set for the Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes set to cut out the colored images and attached them to the card front. Some I’ve popped up with foam tape and the others were glued. I also wanted to add a little sparkle, so I’ve attached a few confetti sequins to finish it up.
Here’s a closer look at the coloring I’ve done on these cuties. I’ve used a white gel pen for their cheeks as well as adding some polka dots to the party banner.
You can see where I’ve used a marker to write the words on the banners and I also used it to create stitches along the top of each banner too.
I’ve also added some shimmer with a glitter pen over the cupcake frosting.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my birthday party animals card today and have been inspired in some way! Please be sure to stop on over at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog to see the DT inspiration and play along with us!
Thanks so much for stopping in today and I’ll be seeing you soon!!
- MFT Birthday Project– Jan “Cheers”
- Crafty Calendar – Use die cuts/punches
- Seize the Birthday– Creatures Great & Small or Anything Goes
- Creative Knockouts – Birthday Wishes
- Crafty Animals – Anything Goes + animal(s)