Saturday, April 2, 2016

Birthday Celebrations

Hello, sweet friends.  I'm blessed to have you stop by today to take a peek at some birthday cards I've created.  And because you can only enter challenges once per posting, I will have to make two or three separate posts for all these birthday cards I made, so please bear with me as I share them.
This first card was created with Crate Paper items from their Pretty Party line including patterned papers and chipboard elements (sentiment, cupcake and candle).  I also machine stitched the card, added a hot pink seam binding bow, and topped the cupcake with sequins to make it look like frosting.  I mean, frosting is th best part about birthdays, right?
For the tag, I used all the little scrap pieces of patterned paper that had been accumulating in my bin.  I pieced them together, machine stitched them, and added a journalling sticker that I hand stamped with a Verve birthday sentiment.  I also added a chipboard flower and some seam binding and ribbon at the top.

I will be linking up to a few challenges where I love to play along when I can.

Quick Quotes Scrapbooking Company - Challenge Blog - Challenge #62 - "Tag It" - I made a Happy Birthday tag to stick inside the birthday card so that the recipient can save it and use it as a bookmark or remembrance.

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Challenge #152 - Aud Sentiments is Celebrating their 6th Birthday!   I couldn't resist playing along to wish them a VERY happy birthday, and I'm hoping that this sweet challenge blog will be around for many more birhdays to come.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says, "Anything Goes"

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday - March Challenge - Pastels (Entry #3)

Please know how very grateful I am for your visits to my blog.  It makes my day to read your encouraging comments, and I really do hope that you're all having a wonderful week.  Isn't the crafting community the best (well, for the most part)?  There are always a few "party poopers" out there, but I have met more good people than bad, and have found so much great inspiration through the crafting community as well.  I know that I am VERY grateful for you!



  1. An ideal birthday card and tag. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  2. Fabulous card and tag .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
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  3. Karen thanks for your happy to read your lovely internet is dead today I am sad..I write from my mobile phone ..and look the lovely card and tag...cute muffin on your card and your tag with scrap DP is sweet...I dont have so many DP...I produce it self with my stamps...Great post Karen...

    If you have time look please our new challenge blog...and if you like to join we are so happy...

  4. Yummy :) I love this card and tag. Lovely colors and my favorite ribbons :D Fresh and colourfull work.

  5. Hi Karen,
    I love the pretty sequins on the super cute cupcake.
    Adorable card &super fun tag!!!
    Awesome job my friend!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  6. Love these papers and the sequin frosting and love the papers and stitching on the tag
    carol x

  7. Beautiful Birthday tag Karen -Love the stitching detail! I would certainly use it as a bookmark! Thanks for joining in on the Quick Quotes Tag It Challenge this month!

  8. Your card is so very Beautiful! !! Love the sequins on the frosting of the cupcake. Your tag is very Adorable too!!!!
    Hugs, Heidi

  9. These are very cute! Such fun play with patterns! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  10. Très mignon et appétissant, biz

  11. Dear Karen,
    thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving so nice words for me. I was very happy to read your lines. I cruised around a bit here and found, that the card and the tag are sooooo nice. I love the pattern combinations and the sewing on them so much. It is so cozy and vintage. Your images look sooo professional! I am very impressed. I needed to check two times, if the tag was an inspiration photo or if you made it yourself. Have a wonderful day! Hugs from stempelfrida

  12. beautiful tag :) thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes!!

  13. great tag! and I love the shaker card, too! the stitching is great! thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes for April's challenge!



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