Monday, June 27, 2011

Seeing Stars Birthday Card

If you are looking for my Canada Day card, created for this week's Fantabulous Cricut challenge, please click HERE.

The challenge this week at My Craft Spot is "Seeing Stars" - use stars on your project.  I decided to make a card for one of my own stars - my middle guy who will be turning 14 (yikes!) in August.
I fell in love with the design of a card made with Birthday Bash - but I don't have that cartridge.  However, with the help of my Gypsy, I was able to create something fairly close.  I used a cup from Locker Talk (received from my wonderful friends at Serenity Scrappers) and turned it sideways.  I then welded a star from George and Basic Shapes to the cup.  Next, I copied the image, flipped it and welded the two together to create a card.  I used the same cartridges to cut the patterned papers that I used as well.  The 14 and shadow were cut with Kate's ABCs and run through the Cuttlebug using a star embossing folder.  The star and 14 are popped.  The little tag was hand-cut and stamped with a birthday sentiment from My Craft Spot's Sweet Sentiments Set #1.  I did lots of faux stitching and finished things off with a star brad and some Chocolate Baker's Twine from My Craft Spot.

Please head over to My Craft Spot to see the amazing projects created by the rest of the design team - and then create your own "Seeing Stars" project!  I'd love to see what you make!

*Don't forget about the Canada Day Blog Hop this Friday!  Everybody is invited to join the fun!

**My card also meets the criteria for the Stars and Stripes birthday card challenge at Birthday Sundaes - so I will enter it there as well!

21 comments:

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Hi Kate,
Awesome card creation...loving it. TFS! ~Shen

Rhonda Emery said...

this is so pretty kate love it.

Luv Scrapping Together said...

This is a perfect card for a teenage boy. Love how you created this.

Hugs,
Saundra :)

Sonia said...

What a great card... Thanks for playing along at Birthday Sundaes...HUGS...SK :)

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

This is fantastic Kate! It is amazing what you can do with that Gypsy! That shape is awesome and I love the colors! I would be saying Yikes to one of mine turning 14 too! I love them at the age they are now and I know they are going to grow up too fast! Thanks for noticing the similarities of my two! My baby E is my Oldest E's mini me! I know that if I don't get their pics scrapbooked now, I'll never be able to tell who is who (although Shutterfly is making it easier by stamping the date on the back of their pics)! Great job this week and thanks for sharing this over at Birthday Sundaes too!
Amber

Cely said...

So stinkin cute! I love that it is a different shape! :)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Love your adorable tag Kate. The shape and color is super fun. Love the twine too. :)

Shelly said...

Kate, this is so awesome! Perfect color combo! So glad you shared with us!
Shelly

Tracey said...

You are so creative kate....love the different shapes you have used to make a great card! Your son is going to love it!
Thanks 4 joining us at Birthday Sundaes too!

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card! Love, love the shape:)
Sherrie K
http:sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Karen H said...

Kate, this is beautiful! I absolutely love the atypical shape and embossing with stars is such a fabulous (and festive!) choice. Great color scheme for your sweet son. Circles, stars, and stripes... he's going to love this celebratory card. :o) (Love that brad and twine, too!)

Hugs and blessings! :o)

Arlene said...

This is beautiful Kate! I love that the card is not a regular shaped card (rectangle or square) and I love the number for the added personalized touch. Great card! :) He is going to love it.

Arlene.
http://waterdots.blogspot.com/

Scrapper69 said...

I LOVE the paper you chose for this card Kate! And how clever of you to use all the different cartridges and weld them together to get this great shape/look! I bet your son will love it! TFS! :o)
Theresa

Besthobbyeva said...

Kate - I saw this card as I was scrolling down on Kimberley's blog and before I saw who made it, I thought this looks like a Kate card!!!

I love it!!! You are so clever with your Gypsy!

Isn't it crazy how fast they grow!! I don't like it!!!

Hope Thursday comes quickly for you, so everyone is out of school and you can enjoy your summer!!!

Laurie

Marlene said...

Kate, what a lovely card! You did a great job with the welding of shapes! I thought you had used the Birthday Bash cartridge!! Glad to see you join us at Birthday Sundaes!

Marlene
Birthday Sundaes DTM

Jayne said...

Kate,how clever are you with your gypsy? You put me to shame(I really need to use it(was going to say more - but that would be untrue!!))Great colours and love the embossing. I'm sure your son will love it.

Pam said...

This is a really great card Kate, I love the colors perfect for a young man. I really need to learn to use my gypsy!! Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Michelle said...

FABULOUS!!! Love the patterns you chose, the embossed numbers and giant star!! Love it! Thanks for playing along with Birthday Sundaes!

Arcy Scraps said...

this card base and the entire card is amazing!!

Uhooi said...

Uhooi,,
Wow,, This card is a creative and very nice,,

Uhooi.blogspot.com

Amy C said...

This is an awesome birthday card for a 14 year old boy. I love the papers you used. Fab job!!