Friday, April 8, 2016

Happy Birthday....You're 8

Well, I've been busy making birthday cards.  Since I had my Crate Paper Oh Darling supplies sitting out on my scrap table, I just decided to dig back into them and create another card.  I don't know exactly who this particular card will be given to, but I know that when I do need to use it someone will enjoy receiving it.
I started with the Oh Darling patterned papers which I inked and machine stitched.  I added some of my coveted vintage tape to it, and also cut two scalloped border dies that I attached to the top of the card where I also added a Pebbles birthday rub-on.  Then, toward the bottom of the card I added a Maggie Holmes journalling sticker (date grid) and a piece of 3-D ephemera from Oh Darling.  I attached a bow using sea foam green and pink seam binding with a pice of solid mint baker's twine and a button that's tied with mint baker's twine.  The number 8 is also a piece of ephemera from Oh Darling.
I absolutely love how the scalloped border adds so much to the card, and by sewing them on at the top, it really helped them stand out the way I hoped they would.  Die cuts are so much fun and can really add great layers of dimension to your cards and projects.  This particular die-cut is a set I use quite often.

I'm sharing this sweet little 8th Birthday Card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Happy 7th Birthday" (Entry #3)

Dies R Us Challenge Blog - Challenge #46 - Use Scallops - I used a scalloped border die from Die-Namics which I absolutely love.

Scrapy Land Challenge Blog - Challenge #39 - Anything Goes - I used a scalloped border die from Die-Namics MFT which is a favorite of mine.

DLART April Linky Party - Anything Goes

Thanks once again for stopping by today.  I am always so grateful for your visits and for the sweet comments you leave for me.  It makes my day to read them, and I really am grateful that you've taken the time to visit me.

Blessings to you,


  1. Another FABULOUS creation Karen! Sure to bring a big smile! Love the scallop border & your stitching is a wonderful touch! GREAT job my friend! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Scallops’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  2. Gorgeous colors, and wonderful shabby design! I love this style of cards and admire them so much! I haven't gotten courage to try them myself...I'll just admire your creations Karen :)
    Paper Talk with Samra

  3. OOH, the colors and papers you have used are fantastic! I love all the detail you put into your cards it gives them lots of charm! The zig zag on the top and scallop are so neat! The recipient of you card will absolutely love it!

  4. What a sweet and beautiful design, Karen!! I just love your colors and the shabby chic design!! The recipient will just love it!!

    Praying all is well!! Have a blessed weekend!

  5. Your cards are all gorgeous, Karen! Lots of layers and I love the ones with bows!
    The Leaf Studio

  6. Beautyfull Card!

  7. Just wanted to 'pop' in and say HI!! What a beautiful all your pretty details and layers...a great use of the fabulous supplies...and I LOVE your beautiful bow!!

  8. Karen, this is such a lovely, feminine card that any little girl turning 8 would love! Beautiful design and details. That is an amazing bow! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ April Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".

  9. Fabulous card, Karen! I love this pretty pink, feminine design. Beautiful details. Thanks for joining the Dies R Us April Scallop Challenge.

  10. Another one of your gorgeous cards, Karen. You always inspire me with your amazing creations. I will have to play along in some of these challenges.

  11. What a sweetie Karen - love the soft colours and the dimension that gorgeous bow gives to the card

  12. this card is just pure sweetness! :) Crate Paper papers have a certain look to them that is precious. love the few I have.

  13. Beautiful card! I love the papers you used and the scalloped border die really does stand out with the stitching at the top! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!

  14. Beautiful card Karen! Love the colors, design and all of the textures on this! So pretty!

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


  15. This is so sweet. I love the subtle colors.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes APRIL Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  16. All of your cards are so great - with an amazing amount of beautiful details. This is so feminine and frilly - the recipient is certain to treasure it. Thanks for all of your comments and inspiration as well.