#615 – Seize the Birthday – Creatures or Animals

Hello! And it time for yet another challenge at Seize the Birthday! The topping this time is to create useΒ Creatures or Animals in your birthday project.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

You still do have the choice of joining us with just a Birthday themed creation..

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Here’ my inspiration card –

Happy Birthday

This is the card I actually made for my sister’s birthday last month.. It is a tri-fold, window, interactive Birthday card. I am actually pleased with the card, since it is the first time that I actually tried making any of those, and combining them all was really fun! πŸ™‚

Happy Birthday

I used die inks for stamping and then used Prima watercolor pencils for coloring the bunnies. Here’s the supply list –

Mama Elephant Honey Bunny
Mama Elephant Calli Letters
My Favorite Things Pretty Posies
My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle dies
Reverse Confetti Edger’s Confetti Cuts (to create the tags)

Happy Birthday

I made the envelope using a pattern paper, stamping it using the same sentiment and critter stamps, and colored them again using Prisma watercolor pencils.

Happy Birthday

You can find more inspiration at the Seize the Birthday blog, created by the fantastic DT and also our Surprise Party Guest Cathy! Hope you’ll join the challenge with your own birthday themed creation.

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #241: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes

Bastel Traum Challenge #52: Mother’s Day, card/ project for women or girls (My card is for my sister’s birthday)

Bastel Traum - Challenge Badge

Simon Says Stamp: Work it Wednesday April Challenge: April showers bring May Flowers

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#609 – Seize the Bithday – No Toppings

PE: Honorable Mention at Creativity Meets C9!! Its wonderful – the first time I joined the challenge too!! πŸ™‚

Where Creativity Meets C9 - Honorable Mention

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize the Birthday. The topping this time is Anything Goes, so feel free to join us with any type of card, as long as it is birthday themed!

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Here’s my inspiration for this time –

Happy Birthday

I made this card for a dear friend of mine, who celebrated her birthday just a few days ago.. so she already has this card with here. πŸ™‚

I started with stamping the beautiful blossoms from Concord & 9th Hello Lovely stamp set using Antique Linen distress ink on Canson watercolor paper. I then colored them using Prisma color pencils, then watercolored them for a soft look. I then went back with my Unibal Signo black and gold gel pens to add the flower centers and a few dots here and there. The sentiment comes from Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes stamp set.

Happy Birthday

I then die cut the panel using Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics, then mounted it on a pale yellow card base.

And here’s how the envelope came up. I stamped it with the same image, using Hero Arts Soft Granite, then only gave the flowers the least bit of coloring.

Happy Birthday

Submitting this card to the following challenges –

Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge #8: One Layer Card (this is not strictly one layered, but as mentioned in the challenge, so very flat, that it can be considered as not having multiple layers! πŸ˜‰ )

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Timeout Challenge #82: Flowers with the optional twist of Kissing (I didn’t use the optional twist of Kissing)

Marker POP Challenge #119: Watercolor Florals

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Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

Simon Says Stamp: Work it Wednesday: April showers bring May Flowers

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Do hop over to the Seize the Birthday blog to see more awesome inspiration from DT! And don’t forget to join us by linking your birthday cards to the challenge! Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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#606 – Seize the Birthday – Two Pattern Papers

Hello! And it time for yet another challenge at Seize the Birthday! The topping this time is to create use two pattern papers in your birthday project. Just two. No more. No less. πŸ˜‰

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

You still do have the choice of joining us with just a Birthday themed card, if you are fresh out of pattern papers (is that even possible?!?!) πŸ˜‰

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Here’ my inspiration card –

Happy Birthday

I chose pattern papers from American Crafts “Best of American Crafts” stack. I just love the papers from this! In fact I had quite a few matches to select from, and finally chose these two because of the colors – its been some time since I used green and black..(at least when I wrote this, it was! πŸ˜‰ )

Happy Birthday

So, after adhering one of the papers on the card base, I die cut the other using Neat & Tangled A Lot To Say die. I then added the sentiment, from Paper Smooches Happy Birthday and the flower from Ellen Hutson Wild Garden, and embellished them with a couple of black rhinestones.

Happy Birthday

The white line you see around the die cuts is not your imagination or a photo glitch – I stacked the top black die cut on several layers of white die cut – just cuz I wanted to! πŸ˜€ A small change from the normal to jazz up the card? πŸ˜‰

Hope you are inspired! Do come join the fun! There’s a lot more inspiration to be found made by the rest of the DT and our Surprise Party Guest Anita Bowden at the Seize the Birthday blog! πŸ™‚

I am also submitting this card to the following challenges –

Happy Little Stampers Challenge #237: Anything Goes with Dies

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Paru’s Card making Challenge: Anything Goes

Joy Clair Challenge: Anything Goes

Joy Clair Challenge

Paper Smooches April Challenge: Showers (I don’t have any showers in my card, rather I was inspired by how the photo inspiration – grays surrounding a central bright color.. in may case, the newsprint and flowers surrounding the bright green)

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#600 – Seize the Birthday – Vellum

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! The topping this time is one of my favorite – Vellum! There are so many many ways to use this spectacular, versatile medium – just check out the STB blog and you’ll know! πŸ˜‰

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

But, if you not a fan of vellum like I am, you could definitely go for a project without it, just make sure to make it birthday themed, and join us!

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Here’s my inspiration for you –

Make A Wish

This card uses a simple scripty background, I used Cloud9 Border Patterns stamp, white heat embossed over kraft cardstock panel, over which I adhered vellum, on which I white heat embossed Penny Black Dazzler images. These images are so pretty!! The sentiment, both stamp and die, are from Paper Trey Ink Good Times. I used paper from an old book for the die cut sentiment. Foe embellishing, I used some pearls.

Make A Wish

You can be sure to find some more amazing ideas from our very talented Surprise Party Guest Anita Bowden and the rest of the creative DT over at the Seize the Birthday blog. So, do play along! πŸ™‚

I am also submitting this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

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#599 – Seize the Birthday – Color Splash

Hello! And it time for yet another challenge at Seize the Birthday! The topping this time is to create a Color Splash project. Well, basically, use black and white with one other color in your project.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

You still do have the choice of joining us with just a Birthday themed card, if Color Splash is not your style! πŸ˜‰

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Here’s my inspiration using Color Splash with Purple color for you –

Birthday Wishes

I first stamped and black heat embossed Penny Black Flower Cascade on water color paper, then colored it with Gansai Tambi watercolors. Once it dried, I die cut this panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle and then mounted this on a black card base. I followed up with sentiment die cuts from Memory Box Birthday Script, which I cut from scrap watercolor paper colored using the same purple and Lawn Fawn Cole’s ABCs, cut from black card stock.

Birthday Wishes

So come join the fun with the rest of the DT and our Surprise Party Guest Anita Bowden at the Seize the Birthday blog! πŸ™‚

Submitting my card to the following challenges –

The Flower Challenge #6: Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers: March Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers: March Anything Goes with Dies challenge

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#594 – Seize the Birthday – No Toppings

Hello! Its time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday. This time, it is a ‘No Topping’ challenge, so anything at all with a birthday theme goes! Yay!!

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Our Surprise Party guest this time is Anita Bowden. Pop over to her blog to get inspired big time!

For now, here’s my inspiration card for you –

Happy Birthday to You

This card has many things that I’ve not used for quite some time, other than the colors – I wanted to make a card with a color palette with orange, pink and purple. And the things I hadn’t used – that cover plate die, those pretty stamps, and even those large rhinestone embellishments. And I am glad they came together so well! πŸ™‚

Happy Birthday to You

Here’s the supply list –
Paper Trey Ink Circles cover die
Inkadinkado Organic Fabric Flourishes stamp set (oh, I love this stamp set! Shame I haven’t used it much! It was one of the first stamps that I bought!)
Reverse Confetti All About You
Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders (around the sentiment panel)
Zig Brush pens for coloring

Drop over to the Seize the Birthday blog to see much more inspirational creations from Anita as well as the DT! And thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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#588 – Seize the Birthday – Inlay Diecuts

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize The Birthday! The topping this time is to use Inlay Die Cuts. But if you don’t prefer that, you can choose to go without the topping, and just make a Birthday card. Choice is yours! πŸ™‚

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Joining us once again is our Suprise Party Guest Rahmat!

And here’s my inspiration card –

Happy Birthday

I made a very simple card for your inspiration. I first die cut the sentiment, took it out, then the flowers, one by one. I then watercolored them all, and placed them back together.

Happy Birthday

To finish my card, I placed the panel on the card base with a strip of striped washi tape on the side. I also added Nuvo Glossy drops in Buttercup for embellishing.

Stop over the Seize the Birthday blog and checkout more amazing inspiration from the rest of the DT and from Rahmat! And don’t forget to play along!

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