happy birthday to you

Hi everyone! Oh my goodness – I believe we are going to have a white Christmas out here in Colorado! The snow is SO beautiful! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring Stardream Metallic cardstock that was included in our Designer’s Pack – which happens to be on sale this month so be sure to get some! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a pretty fairy-themed birthday card which I know a special little girl is going to love! The funny thing is I know a few adults who love fairies too, lol!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with an inside layering panel from Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock. I cut layering panels and embellishing strips from Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock, Stardream Metallic Amethyst cardstock, Stardream Metallic Lagoon cardstock and Stardream Metallic Aquamarine cardstock. I adhered the Lagoon and Aquamarine strips diagonally mid-way down the Amethyst panel and then applied two strips of washi tape above and below for a little interest. I adhered the die cut sentiment to the panel, added the fairy brads and several tiny iridescent gemstones, and adhered the panel to the black layering panel and then to the card base.

I embellished the inside panel with Lagoon, Amethyst and Aquamarine strips along with a strip of washi tape. I stamped the sentiment in black ink, cut it with a stitched oval die and adhered it to the panel, then layered the entire panel on black cardstock.

And one more peek… I’m so smitten with this cardstock! It’s gorgeous! And those little fairies are pretty awesome, too! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: December Challenge – Anything Goes w/ optional Anything Vintage
2. A Perfect Time To Craft: #12-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
4. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: December Anything Goes
5. Not Just Cards Challenges: December Anything Goes
6. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2050 – Anything Goes
7. QKR Stampede: #410 – Anything Goes
8. The Creative Crafters: #35 – Anything Goes
9. World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #12-2020 – Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock
Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock
Pop-Tone Black Licorice 65# cardstock
Stardream Metallic Amethyst 105# cardstock
Stardream Metallic Aquamarine 105# cardstock
Stardream Metallic Lagoon 105# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: The Project Bin Born Yesterday stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Swirly Birthday die, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Me & My Big Ideas skinny washi tape, Eyelet Outlet Fairy Brads, Darice tiny iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! 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

13 thoughts on “happy birthday to you”

  1. I LOVE this card too, such pretty colours, love the design and those fairy’s are a delight. Great to see a beautiful insert also.
    Snow? How lovely, we are in a mild bit of weather (44F) at the moment with rain and some sun. Enjoy the beauty :)
    Faith x

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  2. I’m repeating that your card is so pretty and with lovely colours Leslie and happy to do it too. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT .

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  3. Leslie, Beautiful color combination a card anyone would love to receive for their special day. Thank you for sharing your magical creation with us at Jan’s Digi Blog Challenge. Stay safe. Happy New Year!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan’s Digi Stamp Shop)

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  4. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Jan’s Digi Stamps and Not Just Cards. Hope to see you again next time.

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