Big Birthday Wishes

Howdy folks! Today’s card is bold, bright, and blingy!!! The inspiration for the layout is this week’s sketch from Techno Stamper.


I was browsing through my 6×6 paper pads and Hip Hip Hooray by American Crafts was just begging me to use it today 😉  Now, I wouldn’t normally mix really bold papers, but I think it works on this one to tone down the intensity of the patterns. I could have used a solid for the middle band, but I really liked the look of a stripe from the same pad to separate the two other patterns. It was looking rather flat at that point, so I used Spellbinder’s Dahlia dies to create a four layer 3D flower. I wanted this card to be exceptionally girly, so I started adding bling to the flowers. I love the way it looks! (Believe it or not, this hardly made a dent in my stash of loose bling I picked up for cheap.  Of course, it was cheap because it didn’t have adhesive on the back, so all those pesky rhinestones were adhered with Ranger Matte Accents.) The sentiment was made with a Studio G stamp and the banner was cut with a Spellbinder’s Large Ribbon Banners die, which was then scored, folded, and popped up on foam tape. Some twine, a bright yellow button, and rounded corners finish off the front of this 6″ x 6″ card. Here’s a closer look at all that bling:

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The inside was much simpler.  The birthday stamp is from Just Rite Sentiments. A little of the stripe paper and another Dahlia flower ties it all together!


This is by far the most girly-girl card I’ve ever made. What do you think? Would a 13 year old girl like this???

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

***Edited 2/25/14 – This card was picked as one of the Top 3 at Techno Stamper!***

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14 comments on “Big Birthday Wishes

  1. Oh, I definitely think a 13 year old girl would love this. Love all of the bright, gorgeous colors! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!


  2. Gorgeous Design, love the happy bright colour tones, just what we need on these gloomy weather day’s we have been having, thank you for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, we would love the pleasure of your company in next week’s challenge…..
    Suzy B~Owner Fan-Tatic Tuesday Challenge


  3. This is such a pretty card! The pattern papers are so fun and the flower is awesome! Thanks for playing along at Peachy Keen Stamps!


  4. That pattern paper is a must have…so many bright colors! Great card! Works well with our challenge at Just Us Girls…thanks for playing along!


  5. Gorgeous card, inside and out. I think all the bolds look fab together and the border stripes was a great choice rather than a solid. Wow what patienc you must have to individually glue each rhinestone…hehe….But they look fantastic Thank you for joining us over at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge x
    Little Pear Tree


  6. What fun papers and colors. This is a really great birthday card, inside and out! Love it. Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!


  7. Hi
    Fabulous card… Really bright…
    Thanks for joining us at
    Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week
    Hugs Sylvie xx


  8. Very pretty – love the inside too. Thanks for joining us at Love To Create this week.


  9. love your take on the sketch, great flower too!
    thanks for joining the challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps!


  10. I love the inside just as much as the outside! Thanks for joining our Girly Girl challenge at Craft Your Passion! HUgsxx


  11. Stopping by again to say thanks for also joining in the Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes challenge with this bright and beautiful card! HUgsxx


  12. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at crafty sentiments
    Hugs Kelly


  13. What a beautiful card! Love your take on the sketch with that big bloom!
    Thanks for sharing and playing along with the Peachy Keen Color Challenge!
    AWESOME job!


    • Jessica, can you check something for me? I checked to see if I was a winner for the Color Challenge, and I was entry #7 (on my screen anyway). The winner was declared #7 – Shelly M, however she was entry #12… at least according to my screen. The only reason I even looked was to see what the winning card looked like since it wasn’t shown in the thread. I wasn’t sure if I should address it in the comments to that challenge or what. I’m hoping you get this reply to the comment you left on my blog post. Please advise. Thanks so much!!! ~Karen


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