Aug 15 2008

Blogger’s Challenge 60 – Birthday Card


This challenge came in handy because we are celebrating my niece and nephew’s birthdays this weekend.  They were born one year and one week apart!  So what to get pre-teens?  Gift cards, of course!  So…those will be tucked inside these cards.  I hope they don’t feel they are too juvenile…I think this set is so sweet for kids.

I’m trying to use up my previous catalog designer papers, so I pulled out one of my favorites…Jersey Shore.  I think the colors in this are so cheery!  I also did the Bandanna Technique from the current Technique Junkies Newsletter issue, and used a sketch from SCS (thanks, Nancy for the idea!)  Canton…we’ll be doing this technique next week!  I used the Flower circle stamp and the star stamp from Wanted to start the Bandanna Technique.

Colors used are previous In-color Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Brilliant Blue and Bashful Blue.  I used my ink pads and the AquaPainter to color the images.  No embellishments except for a mini brad in the space ship.  As colorful as the papers were, I didn’t think they needed it.


I’m off to check out the other Bloggers today.  Don’t forget to order my August Card Kit…last day is today! 

I’m going to have fun playing with my new Big Shot and catalog items today while I get ready for my Stamp Camp tomorrow!


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20 People have left comments on this post

Aug 15, 2008 - 10:08:52

Awesome birthday cards…and such a clever way to get more mileage from a layout design! Great job.

Aug 15, 2008 - 10:08:32

Great cards Connie. I really am enjoying that bandanna technique, it is really fun looking. Both of the cards are adorable.

Aug 15, 2008 - 11:08:15
Patti Chesky said:

Both cards are adorable. I also have tons of leftover DSP. This is a great way to use it up!!

Aug 15, 2008 - 11:08:33
Sheryl said:

Both cards are very cute! I think they are good for preteens!

Aug 15, 2008 - 12:08:08
Nikki said:

These are both fabulous! Love that DP with these images and the layout is so fun for a birthday card!!! {sMILES}

Aug 15, 2008 - 04:08:37

Yes use up that paper, it is perfect with your image, love the sketch you used also.
Connie Paxman

Aug 15, 2008 - 05:08:53

They are both great! love the layout!

Aug 15, 2008 - 09:08:32

LOVE your cards! Very CLEAN and IMPRESSIVE!!!!

Aug 15, 2008 - 10:08:21
BarbaraD said:

Fabulous! I’m so in love with that cute little bird…..and the spaceship is adorable as well. Your niece and nephew will love them…..especially the gift tucked inside!

Aug 15, 2008 - 11:08:58

Both of these turned out fabulous Connie! Such fun colors and a wonderful layout for this set! 😀

Aug 16, 2008 - 04:08:44
Marcia said:

Great cards Connie – what a great way to use up retired DSP! I love how bright and cheerful these are!

🙂 Marcia

Aug 16, 2008 - 09:08:55

These are both great Connie – I love the layout! So great meeting you at convention and I LOVE the 3-D swap calendar – too cute!

Aug 16, 2008 - 10:08:13
kim howard said:

Great cards…these are some of my favorite images and they look great with the DSP you chose!

Aug 16, 2008 - 11:08:48
Lisa B. said:

The bandana tech goes so well with those papers and the colors! These are fabulous cards, Connie!!!

Aug 16, 2008 - 10:08:12
Ida said:

Really fun cards and a great layout too!

Aug 17, 2008 - 11:08:31

Love the bright colors!

Aug 17, 2008 - 01:08:58

Connie! You knocked this challenge out of the PARK with FABULOUS-NESS (is that a word? LOL) I love your design and the combination of stamps, colors and DP! Great idea in using up those left overs too. Have fun at the celebration! TFS!

Aug 17, 2008 - 08:08:06
Suzanne said:

Cute card! Terrific paper choice for these.

Aug 17, 2008 - 11:08:02
Lori said:

Great cards, Connie! The bandanna technique looks fantastic with those papers.

Aug 18, 2008 - 11:08:33

Both your cards are wonderful. Love the layout! So bright and cheerful and fun!