Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Paper Craft Crew Challenge 229 - The Special Reason Bundle Birthday Card

Good morning!  I hope you are having a wonderful week.  This week's Paper Craft Crew Challenge just screamed to be used to create a very pretty birthday card with the Special Reason Bundle!  Not only did I get to use a brand new stamp set and framelits, but I did so while I enjoyed the company of my sweet little lady customer, Joan for the afternoon.

So, I want to start by saying that not all projects need to start totally from scratch.  There are lots of times that you can use things you have leftover from previous projects. All of the cardstock and DSP I used were pieces left over from previous Cute Cards Quick and the Christmas Card Buffet projects that I had set aside, but haven't used yet.  It was a win, win as I cleaned up one more thing in my studio AND got to make a pretty card!  Yay!  That is what I call a good creativity day!

Okay, enough of my babble.  Let me share a few details about this card.  The cardbase and front are standard.

  • Elegant Eggplant 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4
  • Wisteria Wonder 4 x 5 1/4
  • Pop of Pink DSP 4 x 4 (after  you cut the circle out of this save the scrap for layering on a future project!)  
  • Smoky Slate and Whisper White scraps  
The first thing I did was to spritz the Wisteria Wonder cardstock  water, then run it through the Big Shot using the Hexagons Dynamic TIEF (love this thing) and set it aside to dry while I work on other parts of the card.

While my Wisteria Wonder cardstock was drying, stamped my three flowers on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock with Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant using the Rock & Roll Technique.  

Next I die cut the flowers using the Stylish Stems Framelits and my DSP circle using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I also cut out some stems and leaves.  I used the stems, but set aside the leaves for a future project.  Okay, really they are still on my worktable, but I know I am going to use them, so they will go in a little baggie to use later! =-)

At this point I assembled by card except for the little banner.  At which point I realized I had a little spot on the bottom of my card that was glue!  Yikes!  Not good!  So, after a little thought and looking at the Valentines' Joan was making across the table I picked up the half piece of Paper Doily and viola, no more spot!  

The final touch for this card was adding the Smoky Slate banner stamped with Elegant Eggplant with the little gold paper clip and gold bow.  I did put a little glue dot behind the bow to hold it in place.  And my Special Reason birthday card was complete!

If you have any questions about this card or any of the other projects you come across please contact me. I would love to help you order supplies or to help you complete your latest crafting project.

Now, I challenge you to find some cardstock or other supplies you have set aside and try creating your own card using this week's sketch and post it on the Paper Craft Crew page!

Until next week, happy stamping!

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