Monday, December 1, 2014

Hope Your Birthday is Filled with FUN!


Happy December!! The time has been flying so quickly and I've got a list of things that I still need to do before Christmas. Yesterday was a busy day as it was my husband's birthday. We also took time to put up the Christmas tree. Generally, I'm pretty strict about no Christmas decorations going up before December, but I figured it was close enough.



This week at My Craft Spot, we are challenging you to make the sentiment the focal point of your project. As I needed another card for my husband, I decided to make a birthday card using one of My Craft Spot's Chalkboard Sentiments stamps as my focal point and stamped it using a few different colours. The sentiment mat was just a regular rectangle so I used my Stampin' Up Ticket Corners punch to jazz things up a bit. The fun little pennants were made with Tiny Banners and Toppers metal dies and each one was embossed with a different folder. The green border was created with one of the Fancy Edges metal dies and I used Ribbon Banners - Straight for the banner along the bottom. I also added some traditional red baker's twine to the ribbon banner. The white mat and ribbon banner were also embossed, each with a different circle-themed folder.


I finished everything off with a few fun Toadally Green sequins. This card was fairly quick to put together and ended up so bright and fun - perfect for a birthday!

Please head over to My Craft Spot to see what the rest of the design team has created - and then link up your own project with a sentiment as the focal point for your chance to win a gift certificate to the My Craft Spot Shop.

Have an amazing day!!

7 comments:

Scraphappenswithrhonda said...

so pretty love it.

Scrapper69 said...

Your card is so cute Kate! I like the colors & the banners! :) I put my Christmas d├ęcor up the day before Thanksgiving.... not something I normally would do.... but with Thanksgiving & Christmas being so close together this year.... I thought.... why not? LOL :)

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Kate!! I love how the sentiment is in different colors!! So amazing!! What a fabulous card!! Happy birthday to your hubby!! I hope he had a wonderful day!! Have a great week :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

~Tammy~ said...

Love this to bits Kate! The colors are fab and no doubt that sentiment needs to be a focal image! Love it!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card Kate!

Sherrie K. said...

Oh Kate, this is so lovely! The different colors on the fabulous sentiment looks wonderful! The banners are so fun~love the overall design!

I have my had my tree up for 2 days but just haven't had the chance to decorate it yet :( So many things to do and so little time! Yikes!
Hugs,
Sherrie K

Bobby said...

I love the different colors on the sentiment, Kate. I have this stamp and tried different colors but it didn't turn out well. I ended up white embossing and coloring with markers.