Monday, June 4, 2012

Card for my Niece

This week's Birthday - What's Your Age challenge at My Craft Spot is just perfect timing for me as my niece will be celebrating a birthday next week.  The requirements for the challenge are to create a birthday card with a number.  (Do make sure your project is new for this challenge. No back-linking, please.)


I used Elegant Edges, Alphalicious and Christmas Solutions to create my card base, using the shadow feature for the number "10".  I then cut out the number "10" using the regular feature.  The sweet little bear is from Christmas Solutions.  I inked everything and added some punched flowers (layered) and some pretty pearls.  Everything is inked!  I also did some faux stitching around the numbers and on the bear and added a bow using Petal Pink crinkle ribbon from My Craft Spot.  The bear's nose and eyes are tiny black gems.  The fun little tag is from My Craft Spot's Tiny Tags set and HUGS! is from My Craft Spot's Sweet Sentiments - Set #1.  


Here's a little tip:  When using crinkle ribbon on smaller cuts, roll the ribbon before tying a bow.  Your roll can be as loose or as tight as you'd like it to be. This helps the ribbon look more proportional to the cut.


For the inside of the card, I cut a smaller layer of the Elegant Edges mat and inked the edges.  A fitting sentiment from My Craft Spot's Birthday Wishes stamp set was added too.  

There are some fabulous creations by the rest of the design team at My Craft Spot.  Be sure to head over and check them out - and then link up your own What's Your Age birthday project.  

PS  Just an update on my thesis:  I'm still writing away!!  It's a busy, busy time but I'm beginning to see the light at the end of this journey!  This has been a dream of mine for quite some time so it's very exciting to be so close to the end.

30 comments:

Sherrie K. said...

Kate, this is such a sweet card. The card base shape is awesome. I just love how you did the number 10 and propped the bear on it:)The papers are fabulous and love the flowers and fun crinkle bow-looks amazing my friend!! Great job!Good luck on your thesis-I'm sure you will do well:)
Have a great day Kate!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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Saundra said...

This is wonderful, Kate! I love that you used so many older cartridges to create this. The colors are beautiful! ~Hugs, Saundra

jessica said...

Morning Kate!! This card is gorgeous!!! love the soft colors and beautiful papers!!
Hope you had a great weekend!!
TFS

Rhonda Emery said...

what a cute card I know she is going to love it. hugs miss you.

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Very pretty card!! I love the ribbon on the bear and the pretty flower!! your P.S reminds me of the song "There's a light at the end of this tunnel" by Third Day!!
Hope you have a great day!!
Kristan

Creative M said...

Oh!My!What a darling and Special card!!TFS

Rosie said...

this card is beautiful!!! your niece will love it


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Amy said...

This is just ADORABLE! Love how you did the number into the shape! Awesome card!! :)Amy

Tara said...

Super cute!
Tara

Besthobbyeva said...

Kate - this card is just awesome!! I absolutely love it. Good to see you crafting again, we have missed you.

Laurie

Shelly said...

Oh Kate, this is so pretty! I love the way the bear is nestled in the "0" so creative! So soft and sweet!
Have a GREAT night!
Shelly

Tanya/Nonna said...

What a lovely card Kate. The shape is fabulous and I love all the layers. The colors and fun details are just perfect...love this!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card Kate! Love the shape, she is sure to love this!

Scrapper69 said...

Hey my busy friend! How's it going???? I LOVE this card.... It's sooo sweet! I'm glad you can see the end of the tunnel with your Thesis.... I know you'll do great! Hang in there! :o)

Nicole said...

This card is soooo cute!! Great work!!

Bobby said...

I am loving this card. That bear is so cute it looks real.

Good luck on your thesis.

Jayne said...

Gorgeous card Kate!Love all the inking and faux stitching.
Good luck with your thesis.
Jayne x

Karen said...

so delightful beautiful soft colors. Best wishes on your thesis you can do it~ Karen

rockpapercricut said...

What a darling card! I love the whole design. You are so talented! Great job! :)

Ally

CraftyJAR said...

This is gorgeous Kate! I love the card base, the soft colors and the stitching.
You should visit Michaels for the Make and Takes because you will get to take the project home.
Judy

Lisa said...

Oh Kate, this is so beautiful!! I love the bear tucked into the number!! The papers are gorgeous and I love the flowers!! Your niece will love it!! Good luck with your thesis...how exciting for you to be so close to the end!! That's an amazing accomplishment...you should be so proud!! :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Linda Kaiser said...

Adorable! I love the shape and the colors are perfect too!

Beautiful papers!!

Sherrie K. said...

Kate,
thanks so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog:) You are so sweet, caring and thoughtful! I appreciate your friendship more than you know. Life it crazy but I am trying really hard to enjoy it...not let it get the best of me. It's such a great time to spend with my daughter- planning, shopping etc.. :) It will be here before we know it! Thanks again Kate!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Karen H said...

My sweet friend, thank you for leaving such sweet comments this week! They meant everything to me. You truly are my ray of sunshine and I am so thankful for you. :o) Thank you for taking the time to visit me during this super busy time. I am SO proud of you for the work you've already accomplished.. and now your thesis will soon be done! What a celebration that deserves! :o) (Also, I do apologize for being delayed in this comment.. my sweet dad has a hernia so I've been doing all I can to help him this week.)

This card is absolutely perfect! The Christmas Solutions cart is my most wished for.. eventually, I know I need to just give up! Hehe. The bear is precious and I LOVE how you've nestled her within the number. Your niece is going to cherish this sweet card. THe papers are lovely, the flowers beautiful, and I just love the ribbon bow and sentiments. (Thank you for that tip, too!) Marvelous work on this adorable card, my dear friend.

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Just love it.so sweet and soft.Love how that bear looks so real and soft.

Georgiana said...

Beautiful. I sure hope your niece treasures this card. I like the shape of your card base. That is on my list this summer...to explore other designs besides rectangle.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana
Carson's Creations

~Tammy~ said...

I saw this on the MCS page and I adored it! Such a sweet sweet card! I love the shape of it! Most of my cartridges are older, so it's nice to see someone using older cartridges as well!

Have a goodie sweet lady!

Suzie's Card Den said...

this is an an amazing card, I just love the design - I have a 70th birthday card to make this week so just might be copying it, hope you don't mind, of course I will link back to you.
Hugs from your newest follower.
Suzie xx

Tracey said...

Hey Kate, your cards are beautiful, what a great design, your niece will love it!
ps. I'm sorry I have not been by more often, I have missed lots of your fabulous creations. Enjoy the weekend