Friday, March 14, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #38 - Birthday

This week's Blogger's Challenge was to make a Birthday card. Before I get to the details of the card, guess what? Lisa and Gerrie are both celebrating birthdays this week. Happy Birthday, Girls!!! I consider both of these talented ladies good friends and if you appreciate the inspiration they provide to the stamping community as much as I do, drop by their blogs and wish them a happy day (both are offering blog candy this week, too!).

Now, back to the card...

My card uses a new Paisley Cuttlebug folder (did I mention that I am flying high with 9 - yup nine - new Cuttlebug folders?) on the Aged Metal technique from the February issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. If you missed the news, Betsy Griffin has some of the Shimmer Sheetz in stock on the Innovative Stamp Creations website! If you are a TJer, you know these have been in short supply, so RUN (or click really, really fast) over to her website and order up some!

The stamps on this card are Stampin' Up!'s Birthday Whimsy, and one of the greetings from the big Block Party set. If you are familiar with this set, you know it was originally 3 stamps, with 11 or so individual greetings. I thought that was a waste of good greetings : ) so I simply ordered the matching block set from The Block Guy and mounted them separately.

With all the sets I have been doing this with, I have a TON of cool greetings : ) I know I have been telling you about the Block Guy alot, but when I get something new, I tend to use it, KWIM? You are just seeing me stamp with what I have : )

Okay, here are the full details for the ingredients for this card:

Stamps: Stampin' Up!: Block Party, Whimsy Wheel, Birthday Whimsy
Ink: Pink Passion, Chocolate Chip, Timber Brown StazOn
Other: Pretty in Pink & chocolate Chip Markers, Stickles, Assorted Primas (stacked together), Paisly Cuttlebug folder, Corrugated Cuttlebug folder, Doodlebug Designs Paper, White Paper

18 comments:

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Great card, Pat -- love that bg.

Barb Hardeman said...

Wonderful card Pat. LOVE the aged metal with your new folder. Sooper cool! Great idea with the sentiments too...

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great card Pat! luv the look, and tu for the special greeting!

Amber Porter said...

Great card! Love the embossing folder!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Great colors for your birthday card. That CB folder works well with the Aged Metal - my new CB folders just arrived today! Thanks for the BD wishes!

Lisa

amycara said...

gorgeous card, Pat!

Lisa Bohler said...

Absolutely love the colors that you chose! Truly cute!

Ida said...

Lots of great detail on this card. Love the colors and the flowers.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow...fabulous Pat. Your techniques work so well with the cuttlebug...I'm so happy to have mine!

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful card!

Anita said...

what a wonderful card with so many beautiful and fun details! love it!

Lori said...

I love the Cuttlebug background and how you embellished it.

Beckie said...

The background on here is great! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Love the last two cards with the newest CB folders. By the way, have you seen the new ones coming out later this year? See here: http://www.cricut.com/(X(1)S(1mwr2245cfurww55wk0c1d2v))/messageboard/tm.aspx?m=1791851&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Hope the URL works because there are some great ones!

Sheryl H
hengen@oanet.com

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is Delicious Pat!!! I just got the folders too and can't wait to play with them!!!!!

Claudia said...

The Primas go so well with your layout!! Love that sentiment :-)

Karen said...

ooohhh love it!! love that cuttlebug bg too - I think I just got that one (need to check 'cause if not - it needs to be ordered!!)!!

Charlotte said...

Cute card Pat. Love the aged metal technique.