Friday, September 2, 2011

Birthday Girl

I made this card to share in a couple of challenges. The card is 5" x 6 1/2" and is layered with a pretty floral K&Company paper. All the papers are from the same K&Company paper pad. I was happy that I was able to use scraps from previous projects to complete this card.

At The Shabby Tea Room, Challenge #77 is Birthstones. The project or card is to be inspired by the color of your birthstone. Just so happens my favorite color is pink and the birthstone color for October is pink/rose. I have noticed rose, pink tourmaline, and opal are listed as October birthstone color.

Birthday Sundaes Challenge #24 is an Inspiration Photo. The photo is a plate of yummy cupcakes with white and pink frosting. Little banner picks are made from papers with stripes and dots. I chose the pink color, dots and stripes. As always, Birthday wording must be on the front of the card. I decided to make myself a card!

I used Cricut Storybook cartridge for the Birthday Girl accent/frame cut on page 72. It is cut 3 1/4" and the accent blackout is cut at the same size. I pop-dotted the frame on a paper strip cut with the Martha Stewart Doily Lace Trim punch. I layered a pink ribbon under the paper strip to give more pink color. Finishing touches are Recollections Pearl stickers, a pink bow, and a Mulberry Paper Flower. Inking is Dew Drop Versa Magic Gingerbread.

Hope you enjoy my little shabby chic card! This is my first time to particpate at The Shabby Tea Room. I enjoy seeing all the ladies' beautiful work and love the style. I need a lot more practice!


  1. Glenda, this card is so pretty. Very feminine. Love the colors. Don't you just love being able to use your scraps. Have a great weekend.

  2. So soft and pretty ... love that rose! Thank you for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

  3. Beautiful card! I love the colors and the special touches like that flower.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes!

  4. How pretty Glenda. That paper is so subtle and the colors are beautiful. Wonderful job with the BS color challenge. Thanks for playing along.

  5. This combo of papers is GORGEOUS! Love that big flower! Thanks for joining us this week at THE SHABBY TEA ROOM ;-)

  6. So soft and pretty. Perfect for a girl card.