Happy Birthday

Hi friends! I hope you’ve had a fabulous week! It sure seems that Friday got here fast! Every day is like Friday when you’re retired but I have to say that the weeks are definitely flying by! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’ve stopped in this morning to share the fun fold I created for The Outlawz March Freebie/Progressive Challenge! I finished it last week and have been so busy that I forgot to post it! Our sponsor this month is The Paper Nest Dolls and we were gifted the adorable Lulu Bee digital image to use for the challenge. I created a split panel fold in yummy watermelon colors and even used an embossing folder this time.

This is such a ‘fun’ fun fold, lol! And super easy! I created my card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and used Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder cardstock panels that I ran through the Big Shot in a Stripes embossing folder, stamping the sentiment on the bottom panel prior to embossing it. I have a ton of embossing folders and don’t use them nearly enough so my goal this year is to use them more with my projects. I printed the digital image, colored it with alcohol markers and cut it with a dotted ovals die. I added clear gemstones on the focal image and the corners of the short panels to finish the card front.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips of the Watermelon Wonder cardstock, stamped the sentiment in black ink and layered the panel on watermelon cardstock.

And one more look… totally loving these colors and this fun fold!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #3-2021 – Anything Goes
2. A Place To Start: #3 – Pick A Shape (Ellipse)
3. Classic Design Challenge: #3 – Anything Goes
4. Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #150 – Happy Birthday
5. Through The Purple Haze: #178 – Anything Goes w/ optional Sketch (no twist)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder cardstock
Stamps: The Paper Nest Dolls Lulu Bee digital image, The Cat’s Pajamas Simply Stacked Sentiments stamp set, The Project Bin Born Yesterday stamp set
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- 377, 379, 381, 404, 393, 412, 487; Spectrum Noir alcohol markers- FS4, FS9; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Ovals dies
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Sizzix Texture Fades Stripes embossing folder, Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool, Darice clear gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! 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

8 thoughts on “Happy Birthday”

  1. Leslie, this is so cute! I love the card style you chose to showcase this image! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

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  2. Leslie, I love the colors on this card! The image is adorable but the presentation you have given it takes it to a whole new level! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner/Designer

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