Monday, January 17, 2011

Stampin' Celebration Challenge 35

Hey there!
Popping in with a quick post about a card for the Stampin' Celebration Challenge #35. This is a new-to-me challenge, and I was inspired by the photos and the fact that the design team uses Stampin' Up products for their fabulous inspirational designs. I need some good inspiration to use all of my SU stuff!! AND the fact that they are having some BLOG CANDY certainly does not hurt either!! :)

The inspiration photo's are all about a party! Looks like a birthday party with all of the bright colors and ballons! I see some cake too!
Here is what I was able to come up with:

I was not sure if I had to use all SU products to play in this challenge, but I thought I'd be better off safe than sorry! And I realized that I had no SU stamps of balloons. What's a girl to do? (I added it to my wish list!)
I remembered my stamp set 'Happy Moments', and used the presents because the cake stamp looked too girly. I went with polka dots to replace the lack of balloons!
I grabbed Pacific Point and Pumpkin Pie papers, Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point cardstocks, my paper piercer and pad, a Pumpkin Pie corduroy button, some Pacific Point ribbon, and a needle and thread. I added some embossed dots with my cuttlebug, and some dabs of color with a stipple brush. I colored the image with SU classic inks and a waterbrush.
I wanted to sew the three panels, but was running short on time. It looks a little bare to me now! But we will call it 'clean and simple'!! :)

Okay, thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Have a very creative day!!



  1. I think it looks fabulous! Thanks for celebrating with us this week at the SCIC blog!

  2. Love your fun card! The paper piercing looks really cool! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Celebration!!

  3. Love the striped polka dots and you definitely don't need balloons for a party. I actually don't have a balloon stamp either. Thanks for playing along with us at SCIC!

  4. Super cute card! And great for you that you feel so young - I'm 28 but I feel 39 :D Thanks for playing along at Stampin' Celebration this week!

  5. Cute card! It looks great. I love how you did the ribbon/button combo and the texture on the card base. Thanks so much for playing along at Stampin' Celebration!

  6. Super fun! Love the blue and orange color combo and all the polkas dots. Very festive. Thanks so much for playing with us at the SCIC!!!


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