Aug 14 2009

Bloggers’ Challenge – It’s Your Birthday!


Wow…another Friday has rolled around.  Where did the week go?  Seems I’ve been in slow mode trying to catch up after being at Convention all week!

Today’s Bloggers’ Challenge theme is It’s Your Birthday.  I looked for inspiration outside my family room window where all my yellow daisies are in full bloom!  Like Meg Ryan says in You’ve Got Mail…daisies are so cheerful!  They just make you smile! 

Not a lot of stamping on here.  Instead I’ve used my Big Shot quite a bit!  The base card is Crushed Curry.  I ran a layer of Chocolate Chip cardstock thru my Big Shot with the new Finial Press embossing folder.  Next I cut the Whisper White cardstock with Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die…I had to trim off just a couple of the top scallops to get it to fit as I wanted.  Then I used the new exclusive Two Tags Bigz die with some Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper to get the scallop tag.  I stamped On Your Birthday in the lower right corner, added a reinforcement made from Chocolate Chip cardstock (1/4 and 1/2 circle punches), then added the Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon.

For the daisies, I punched Scallop Circles from Crushed Curry, cut the scallops to the center to make petals and sponged each one with Crushed Curry ink.  The centers are 1/2 circle punches from Chocolate Chip, then I used a Pop Dot in the center and pressed on Clear Micro Beads for a little sparkle and shine!  I used the 5 petal punch for the leaves from Old Olive and sponged Always Artichoke ink along the edges.

I love how it turned out!  My SIL’s birthday is coming up soon and I’ll give this to her.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Remember to check back tomorrow for Stamping 411 sketch challenge!

INKspired Treasures


17 People have left comments on this post

Aug 14, 2009 - 11:08:58

This is VERY pretty! Love the fall colors!!!

Aug 14, 2009 - 12:08:45
Lisa said:

Very pretty, Connie! Great fall colors and I LOVE daisies!

Aug 14, 2009 - 12:08:33

What a cheerful and pretty card! Great use of the Big Shot too! It has sure changed the way was “stamp” and make cards!! Love it!

Aug 14, 2009 - 01:08:44
Ida said:

Wonderful card. I love how you were inspired by the Daisies outside your window. Your card is just so pretty.

Aug 14, 2009 - 02:08:09
kim howard said:

very pretty Connie, love the flowers!

Aug 14, 2009 - 04:08:55
Lisa Bohler said:

Love all of the layers and texture on this card! I especially like how you used the two tagz die!

Aug 14, 2009 - 05:08:00

Pretty, pretty card. I love the daisies and your layout! Adding the tag like you did is something I never think of, but really like it!

Aug 14, 2009 - 05:08:29
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, you are the goddess of the Big Shot. This card is so adorable. The colors are the perfect way to celebrate a birthday!!

Aug 14, 2009 - 06:08:45
Rachel Hope said:

Very pretty! Love those flowers!

Aug 14, 2009 - 06:08:23

What a lovely card Connie, and yes, quite cheerful too! (One of my favorite movies!) You sure do wonderful things with that Big Shot! 😀

Aug 14, 2009 - 10:08:30
Lori said:

Great birthday card! I really like how you stamped the sentiment on the patterned paper tag. Glad I got a chance to meet you last week at convention!

Aug 15, 2009 - 12:08:58
BarbaraD said:

Great card….love the flowers you created with the microbead centers. Haven’t done that one in awhile!

Aug 15, 2009 - 09:08:18
Nikki said:

This is gorgeous Connie! Fabulous job this week! I had so much fun meeting you too…{SMILES}

Aug 15, 2009 - 09:08:49
Jean ~ said:

Great Daisies! The sponging really makes ’em pop.

Aug 15, 2009 - 09:08:14

Pretty, love the scallop daisies!

Aug 15, 2009 - 01:08:41

This is gorgeous! Love your faux flowers! 🙂

Aug 16, 2009 - 01:08:40
Toni Tessler said:

Gorgeous Connie! I love how the scalloped square die piece ties into the scallop punched flowers. Very nice all together!