Sunday, May 3, 2015

Crate Paper Party Day Card

One of my daughters told me this morning, "WOOPS MOM, I forgot to tell you that I need a Birthday card TODAY"!  Well, I grabbed a sweet line I have which is Party Day by Crate Paper, and I got some inspiration from Pinterest and made this card.  It turned out pretty cute, and she was relieved to have the card she needed.  It's almost completely made from Crate Paper Party Day, with the exception of some baker's twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon and some sequins from V's Sweet Ideas.  This fun Birthday actually falls on May 5, which is "Cinco De Mayo".  A real celebration!
I did a little bit of inking, some machine stitching, and layered all the cute patterned papers and matching embellishments from the set.  I like how it turned out, and will definitely be using this line for a few more cards.  It's just a fun, bright card, and I hope the birthday girl really enjoys it.

These are the challenges I've found where I can enter this card:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Linky Party - Anything Goes

Live & Love Crafts - Ice Cream - While there's no actual ice cream on my card, I think we ALL know why we show up for Birthday parties (let's be honest here)'s for the cake and ICE CREAM.  Am I right?
Inspired By Stamping - Challenge #93 - I chose to follow the sketch for this challenge.  It's a little bit of a busy sketch, and I have a lot going on here; but I really thought it was a cute layout/sketch, and it allowed me to incorporate several sweet embellishments.
Amusing Challenges - A Muse Studio - Cinco De Mayo - Cinco De Mayo is all about celebrating.  This card was made to CELEBRATE a birthday that just so happens to fall EXACTLY on Cinco De Mayo, and my daughter will give this card to her friend on that special day of celebration.

Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by to say hello, and have a blessed week.


  1. This is a fun birthday card. Looks like a party! Thank you for sharing your work with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.


  2. What a cutie Karen - love the colours, texture and composition.

  3. What a fun card! Love the bright colors you used! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  4. Adorable card Karen! So fun!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  5. Totally cute & fun! I love the fun way you used the twine!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    Crafting With Creative M

  6. Beautiful Karen, lots of lovely details!! You should enter it into this weeks Classy Cards 'n Such challenge, it fits the colors!!

  7. Hi Karen,
    What a bright and fun card! So many cute whimsical details. Haha; thanks for the explanation; I tend to agree with you, not so much for ice cream, but definitely for the cake, LOL. Thanks for joining LLC this month.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts