----Paper Sweeties August Inspiration Challenge #34---- Happy Birthday

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Time to celebrate!!! Someone is turning three years old this month! 

Happy Birthday, Paper Sweeties! 

In honor of this happy occasion, Paper Sweeties is having a month-long celebration! You are definitely going to want to join us for this celebration because, not only will Debbie be revealing 4 brand new, adorable stamp sets and 3 coordinating Sweet Cuts die sets this month, but there are going to be prizes--All Month Long, beginning with a Happy Birthday Inspiration Challenge:
Abigail is all decked out in her best party dress, from the Jelly Bean Time stamp set, for this special birthday party, including pink pearl jewelry. She is colored with Copics and I used Liquid Pearls for her jewelry. The dress is paper pieced, and I colored the sash then added sparkly Stickles on the flowers there, and on her shoes. Her party hat, cake, and gift are from the Celebrate stamp set. The cake stamp was perfect for Paper Sweeties' third birthday, with it's 3 candles, and, of course, for Paper Sweeties, there is plenty of pink, sparkly frosting. I fussy cut the gift from a piece of patterned paper and colored the bow and ribbon with an opaque gel pen. The white dots are made with a Snow Marker, which added a fun texture. The table was paper pieced using a stamp from the I'm Having a Tea Party stamp set.

For the birthday banner, from the Hello Friend stamp set, I stamped the banner image twice onto patterned paper, then die cut it with the coordinating Sweet Cuts die in the Be Happy set. Then, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment with Versamark ink, and sprinkled it with both gold embossing powder and pink (Kunzite) glitter. I had to heat it from the back to keep the glitter from blowing away, but I really like the subtle touch of pink it adds. You can't see it in this photo, but after adding the sentiment to the banner, I cut just that center section out and popped it up with foam tape onto the other stamped and die cut banner.



Here's the inspiration photo for the Happy Birthday challenge. Don't those colors (and the cupcakes) look yummy? ;)

The inside of this card has the same white frame as on the front of the card, and I've added a patterned scalloped border inside on the top edge. The sweet little balloon is another image from the Celebrate stamp set.

You won't believe how cute the rest of the DT's cards are! Be sure to check them out. Also, Paper Sweeties Alumni Designers are joining us for this most special of occasions, and you'll definitely want to see what they've created, too!

The Birthday Celebration is going to be ON for the entire month of August! Be sure to keep checking for new ways to win prizes all month!



Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve July 2015 Week 3 Sketch Challenge
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #256: Summer Picnic
613 Avenue Create Challenge #134: Anything Goes w/optional Shabby Chic
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge #229: To "Die" For
Chocolate, Coffee, & Cards Challenge #96: A Flower in Your Image

~Hugs,

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24 comments :

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwww! This is gorgeous! LOVING all the glitter!!!!!!!!!!

Jill Norwood said...

Cheryl what a fantastic party scene! I love Abigail's dress and jewelry! And that gorgeous chevron background with the sparkly embossing powder! I love the beautiful shading of Abi's face too! Gorgeous coloring!!! So fun to be celebrating Debbie's third year! :)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Cheryl, this is just gorgeous! So festive and so many wonderful elements!!

Maria said...

Abigail is so pretty in her party dress and the jewelry you gave her! Awesome coloring and love all the sparkle and shine! A perfect birthday card for the celebration!:-))

Michelle said...

Absolutely stunning Cheryl!!! Abigail looks so elegant!!!

Debbie said...

What a fun and festive birthday celebration card -- Abigail looks so adorable dressed up for the party! Thank you so much for sharing you time and talents with us at Paper Sweeties, Cheryl! I'm so honored to have you on our design team!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

This is such a pretty card Cheryl! I love your layout and design. Delighted you are sharing your card and creativity with us at The Shabby Tea Room!
Amelia (The Shabby Tea Room Design Team)

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

I love all the bling adorning Abigail. She is ready to celebrate!

Mynn Kitchen said...

She is TOTALLY DARLING, Cheryl! I LOVE the fabulous patterns you used, the pearly accents, and all the sparkle! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

artful-notions said...

Beyond wonderful! Oh my good gracious, love Abby decked out for her party. Jewelry and all!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Wow, your card is beautiful! Love her pearls and lipstick! She is definitely ready for a party!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this SWEET Card!! AMAZING Details and Sparkle!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

~ginny said...

Awesome amount of work and product went into this card - nicely done Cheryl! We love that you share your designs & creativity at 613 Ave C – thank you!
~ginny,
DT for 613 Ave Create – [ ATG / Shabby Chic]
Owner: RubberMAD at [GettyCollection.com]

Lisa said...

Awesome....love the jewelry you added....and what a cute dress! Love all the details of your card...

Kristi Schurr said...

Abigail is so pretty! Love your card so much! When I saw you taught at Impressive Ideas, I knew you must be a fellow Georgian!So sad to hear about their fire. I visited when they were still in Roswell. Great store and I've been planning on visiting the new store. Hello from Columbus!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for playing along with VLV!

The Craft Princess said...

What a precious card....and I love your paper piecing :) Hugs...Janie

Taunya Butler said...

WOW - cuteness and sweetness abound on this card!! Love what you created for this big celebration!!

jenn shurkus said...

such a cute card! i love all the mix of pattern papers :) thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

ann van dijk said...

What a beautiful creation, thank you for joining with the challenge at CCenCC. Good luck and hopefully next time.
good day
DT_Anneke

Jinny Newlin said...

Eeek! What an amazingly detailed creation! Such great texture and depth! So in love with this darling scene!

chanya13 said...

Gorgous card. Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge!!! Agnieszka DT

PiecesbyEmily said...

Ahhh I'm loving all shades of pink and the texture! Fabulous!

Debbie said...

Abigail looks so elegant and pretty -- ready to party for our birthday celebration!!!