Hi friends! I hope your week has started off with a bang! I mean that figuratively, not literally, lol! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! A new ‘Inspiration Photo’ challenge has started today over at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge and our sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy, so be sure to come on over and play! You know how I love fun folds, so I created a hybrid split panel fold using Fabrika Fantasy’s Happy Raccoon digital image from my stash (which is currently included in their Digi Club). I’ve created several of these split panel folds over the past year and they are so much fun!

This is the inspiration photo we were given and I zeroed in on the gray, green, pink, yellow, blue and purple:

I printed the precolored image on 60# Hammermill copy paper and cut it with a pinking edge die. I cut a narrow frame from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Grape Jelly cardstock using slightly smaller stitched square dies and adhered the frame to the image, and then adhered the image to another white pinking edge die cut for stability. I cut the card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, covered the flaps with purple gingham paper and adhered the image panel. I stamped the sentiment in purple ink, trimmed it and adhered it to the top flap. I added white flat-back pearls to the image and several purple bling and flat-back pearls across the bottom flap.

I adhered a panel of CutCardStock Pop-Tone Grape Jelly cardstock to the inside of the card base along with a narrower panel of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock embellished with a wide strip of purple gingham and a narrow purple cardstock strip, and then stamped the sentiment in purple ink.

And one more look… this little raccoon guy couldn’t be any cuter! Love how this turned out!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: March Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #3-2021 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #3 – Pick A Shape (Square)
4. Classic Design Challenge: #3 – Anything Goes
5. Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #150 – Happy Birthday
6. Happy Little Stampers: March Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
7. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #141 – Anything Goes
8. Let’s Craft and Create: #169 – Anything Goes w/ optional Purple and Green (playing twist)
9. Moving Along With The Times: #128 – Spring is Coming

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Grape Jelly cardstock, Pebbles Inc. Basics 6×6 paper pad, 60# Hammermill Copy Paper
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Party Pants stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Perfect Plum ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Pinking Edge Square STAX and Stitched Square STAX dies;
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Queen & Co. purple Twinkle Goosebumps, Darice white flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and join in all the fun at The Outlawz Challenges! I hope you’ll link up a project this fortnight – we’d love to see what you do with this color challenge! And be sure to check out all the fun images at Fabrika Fantasy! Thanks so much for stopping by – 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

11 thoughts on “HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!”

  1. Great card design! (I need to try this.) Loving that fun and beautifully colored raccoon. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the HLS die cut challenge!

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  2. This card is so sweet! Love the adorable critter and the purple gingham is great! Thank you for playing with us at the Happy Little Stampers Die Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

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  3. Super cute and super clean! Thanks for a fun response to our challenge at A Place to Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner/Designer

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