It’s your Birthday!

Hi everyone! A big ole Happy Monday to you! I’m thrilled to share that I’m guest designing for Make The Cards Challenges over the next three months! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! My GD inspiration project for MTCC #14: 3-2-1 Challenge is a pretty birthday card created in kraft and black, which is one of my favorite color combos although I don’t use it nearly enough!

As the graphic depicts, the challenge is to create a project using 3 embellishments, 2 die cuts and 1 stamped image. Fun, fun, fun!

I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base from CutCardStock Royal Sundance Felt Natural cardstock, a really sturdy cardstock, and covered the front with CutCardStock Brown Bag Kraft cardstock. Using the CUTplorations Butterfly Cover Plate, I die cut the decorative front panel from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock and then die cut the flagged label from the kraft cardstock using the Inspired by Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3, which took care of my two die cuts. I stamped the sentiment in black ink on the label die cut which satisfied the stamping requirement. I added three tiny white flat-back pearls (colored black with an alcohol marker) to the stamped sentiment which took care of the requirement of three embellishments. ;)

I covered the inside of the card base with CutCardStock Brown Bag Kraft cardstock, embellished it with a strip of CutCardStock Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock and a very narrow leftover strip of the kraft cardstock just beneath it for a tone-on-tone effect, and stamped the sentiment in black ink.

And one more look… what a fun challenge! Love how this card turned out!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #50 – Anything Goes
2. 613 Avenue Create: #5 – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Mood Board (no twist)
3. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #5-2021 – Anything Goes
4. A Place To Start: #5 – Anything Goes
5. Addicted To Stamps and More – #404 – Any Occasion (birthday)
6. Classic Design Challenge: #5 – Anything Goes
7. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #157 – Anything Goes
8. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2118 – Anything Goes
9. The Crafter’s Cafe: #265 – Anything Goes
10. The Crafting Challenge: May Challenge – Flowers and/or Butterflies

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Royal Sundance Felt Natural cardstock, CutCardStock Brown Bag Kraft cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock
Stamps: GKD Birthday Greetings stamp set
Ink: StazOn Jet Black ink, Nuvo alcohol marker- Black (for coloring the flat-back pearls)
Dies/Punches: CUTplorations Butterfly Cover Plate, Inspired by Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3
Accessories: Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Darice tiny white flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this week! We can’t wait to see your 3-2-1 project! 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

12 thoughts on “It’s your Birthday!”

  1. Haha – oh my gosh, I get your posts via email. I opened this one up and almost died – I am right now working to finish a card using this cover plate! Hahaha JINXXXXX! Love it! Also love this card, you have managed to create a new spiffy look AND make it masculine, one thing I would have never thought to do with it. Brava! XOX

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  2. I love the color combo of this card. So wonderful! I think I may try something like this combo, but cut the image with my Cameo and attach it to the card base so I don’t need to buy a stamp. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. Leslie,
    Thank you for being our Guest designer this week at Make the Cards Challenge! And wow! What a beautiful card!

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  4. Beautiful card, so striking..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  5. Beautiful card and butterfly die,Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create and hope you will join us again
    Carol DT x

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  6. Such a gorgeous card. The detailed die is perfect in black! So glad to have you join us at Make the Cards Challenge!

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