Saturday, April 2, 2016

Birthday Bash

Yes, I am doing some serious birthday celebrating. And no, it's not MY birthday.  I just know that I have a lot of birthdays coming up in our family, so while my BFF was visiting and we were creating cards anyway, I got a head start on making lots of great birthday cards for all the upcoming birthdays I need to be thinking about.  And, I'm so in love with all these great Crate Paper products that once we got started, there was no stopping us.
This card is very simple.  It was created with some Crate Paper Pretty Party patterned papers that I pieced together and machine stitched.  I also cut a scalloped border die (in pink) above and below the sentiment sticker using a Sweet-N-Sassy border scallop die-cut.  I added a seam binding bow, and placed a chipboard circle in the center of the bow.  The sentiment is also Crate Paper Pretty Party.

I will be sharing my card in these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Anything Goes" - This is my 5th and final entry for this week's challenge at SSS.  I always LOVE playing along in the challenges.

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Challenge #152 - Aud Sentiments 6th Birthday Celebration - What a blessing to be able to celebrate their 6th Birthday with them.  I've been playing along in these challenges for years, and LOVE this challenge blog!

Dies R Us Challenge Blog - Challenge #46 - Use Scallops - I used a scallop border die to create the scalloped border in bright pink that you can see above and below the green paper strip in the center of my card that contains the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great and relaxing weekend!



  1. hello Karen! this is fabulous, I adore the bow...sweet! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  2. Hi Karen,
    I love this card! I think I own this paper line...and I want to go copy your gorgeous design right now!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous card, I love the contrast of colour and the bold sentiment as the focal point of the card! The bow add an elegant finishing touch to it. Love it, love it, love it!

  4. Karen it looks like we ever seen in Mall...looks so perfect...I adore the sentiment and yellow bow so beautiful..great card for bday Karen...visit me again if you have time sweet Karen....hugs

  5. Oh, Karen, this is really a pretty card with the gorgeous DP and the beautiful "focal" image. And your ribbon is stunning! I love it! Hugs!

  6. Awesome job on the machine stitching. That is one of my crafty goals and I do own a sewing machine. I think I am a little
    Gorgeous card!!
    Have a blessed day my friend,
    Crafting With Creative M

  7. Gorgeous bow and love the papers
    Carol x

  8. Great card and papers. I can see why you love this company. I really like the stitching. It adds so much and I really need to do that more often. Great birthday card for anyone. Love the bow and bright yellow.. Hugs

  9. I love this card!!! The papers are beautiful and the bow is amazing!!!
    Hugs and blessings,

  10. Wow... This is beautiful. The ribbon amd papers are beautifil!

  11. I'm always trying to stay ahead of birthday cards. I love this one and what a beautiful bow! Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us for our 'Scallops' challenge!

  12. Beautiful card Karen! Love your design and the stitching is fabulous too! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Scallops’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  13. Oh, so sweet, Karen! Lovely stitching and great combination of papers. The bow is very pretty too. :)

  14. What a fabulous birthday card. I love the stitching. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments, Heather

  15. Very pretty! Happy colors, love the bow. Thanks for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments, hope to see you again!
    Jennifer, DT


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