happy happy Birthday!

2/4/20 Winner at Creative Inspirations!

Hi everyone! Happy Monday to you! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’m thrilled to be one of the Featured Designers! I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! My Little Scrapbook Store is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for your chance to win a prize! This is our super awesome card sketch this month, created by me:


I’ve gotten my feet wet a bit creating sketches for the first six card challenges this year at Stick It Down and have really enjoyed myself! Using this month’s sketch, I created a pretty birthday card in shades of blue. I dug into my digi stash and came up with a blue Fred She Said African Violet digital paper and a coordinating blue Hollyhocks image.


The tones on the paper and image are so beautiful! I used a stitched oval die to cut the image and popped it up on light blue foam that just barely peeks out around the die cut. I pulled out a couple Paper Wings Productions stamp sets and stamped the front and inside images.


I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the paper and cardstock used on the front. I really love this quote by Cesare Pavese, an Italian poet who was quite prominent back in his day.


One more peek… really loving how this turned out!


I’m entering this pretty card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #109 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #2-2020 – Anything  Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #297 – January Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: #2 – February Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges: #180 – Anything Goes with optional hearts
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: January challenge – Something New or Something Old (old digital stamp and paper; new card sketch I created)
Krafty Chicks Challenge: #492 – Week 5 Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #112 – Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #256 – picture inspiration

QKR Stampede: #383 – Anything Goes
The Crafter’s Cafe: #235 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse pure white cardstock, DCWV textured double-sided cardstock, Fred She Said African Violets digi paper
Stamps: Fred She Said Hollyhocks colored digital image blue, Paper Wings Productions Sayings and Sentiments stamp set, Paper Wings Productions Kind Words stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Pacific Point ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangles die
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice blue foam, Queen & Co. Twinkle Goosebumps

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at My Little Scrapbook Store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

8 thoughts on “happy happy Birthday!”

  1. Such a beautiful card! Love the tones of blue and the flowers are so pretty. Thank you for playing along at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
    Gina xx


  2. What a beautiful card – all in blue! You colored your flowers beautifully! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafter’s Cafe.


  3. This is gorgeous, truly beautiful, love the color and the flowers are my favorite. Really glad you showed us this. Thanks again for playing our challenge at Krafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT/KC


  4. Gorgeous!!! Thank-you so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! Sorry so late for commenting, but life has been a bit tough lately. I want to take a moment today to tell you that you are an awesome artist! Happy International Women’s Day!.
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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