Sunday, July 10, 2016

She Reached Double Digits

Howdy, and welcome.  Yeah, been a bit busy with crafting, decorating, cooking, baking, and getting everything in place for my annual hosting of Bunco.  It was a success.  Everyone ate too much, and laughed too much, too!  {smile}  Is there such a thing?  Well, everyone had a grand time, and I am thankful for such wonderful friends!
And along the lines of celebrating, guess who has turned 10 years old?  Yep, my oldest granddaughter.  Crazy, right?  I don't think of myself as old.  But, I have 7 grandchildren.  So, maybe its their parents that are old, and not me.  {smile}
My granddaughter H, is such a wonderful girl.  She is kind, considerate, smart, talented, and simply beautiful!  She scored in the top 3 of the state during scholastic testing.  She reads at a much higher grade level then the one she is in.  She is in gift classes for math and science.  She dances competitively, and is so graceful.  She is creative and artistic - she has won some art contests at her school.  She makes bracelets and sells out during craft fairs.   She is such a warm, and loving kid, too!  Gosh, I could simply go on and on about how wonderful she is.  But, then it just looks like I'm bragging.  {smile}
I made her birthday card.  You aren't surprised by that, are you?  And I wanted to make something girl-y, something sweet, and beautiful.  
I am entering H's card in three challenges.  My first stop is Word Art Wednesday.  Their current challenge is anything goes, and family friendly.   I just love the creativity of their design team.  
My second stop is The Ribbon Girl Blog.  Their current challenge is anything goes, but you have to use ribbon, and it has to be a card.   Easy peasy!
And the final challenge is Cupcake Inspirations.  Their inspiration is a cupcake!

I used the colors and not the flamingo. 
this card was selected as their 'winner' & 'sweet six'!  
I have posted my badge on my Awards page.

here is what I came up with!

Recipe:  I created an A2 size card.  (4 1/4" x 5 1/2").  The card base is made from Pool Party card stock by Stampin' Up!.  I just love this color of blue.  Its a blue green aqua color.  Very shabby chic.  The pink gingham pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye.  It came out about 4-5 years ago.  Yeah, I love this paper, and I have a few sheets left.  (when I run across a paper that I love, I buy a package = 25 sheets of the same 12" x 12" paper.)
I used the same pool party card stock to matt the smaller rectangle on.  I wanted it to look like it belongs, that is why I repeat colors and papers.  The beautiful floral, pink polka dot, text paper, is actually a digital download.  I printed it onto whisper white card stock by Stampin' Up!.  I just love how beautiful my digital papers print on this card stock.  I used foam tape to lift this panel off of the card front.
I hand-stamped my sentiment onto the floral text paper.  I used basic black classic ink by Stampin' Up!, and the Number of Years stamp set.   I cut the numbers out, I  used the Number of Years matching die and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper by Stampin' Up!.   I used foam tape to pop up the numbers.
I wrapped and machine sewn some white lace and pale blue seam binding across the front.   I made a triple loop bow out of the same seam binding.  I used some pale pink bakers twine to tie a white vintage button to the bow.  I adhered the bow & button to the card front with hot glue.  I tied a scrap piece of the pink bakers twine through a small white blossom shaped button, and adhered it to the card front, too.  
Thank you for stopping by!  I hope that you have been inspired to create something beautiful today!


Indy's Designs said...

What a beautiful double digit birthday card! Perfect use of this week's colors at Cupcake Inspirations! Thanks so much for sharing!
Debbie, DT Sweetie

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful card! I love how elegant it is's style too! Thank you for ining us at Cupcake Inspirations challenge!
Kamila DT

Sue said...

Thank you for such detailed recipe! It looks like present for true lady! I really like your way to combine the colors and the patterns. They are so touching.

Sandy said...

Such a beautiful birthday card! The colors are some of my favorite. Thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspirations. Have a great week!
-Sandy, DT

Kat W said...

Definitely very pretty and girly, but also very elegant and I love your gorgeous bow :-)
Thanks for sharing it with us at The Ribbon Girl!
Kat x

Unknown said...

I'm just over here oohing and aahing all over this card! I love the soft colors and sweet vintage girly feel. Definitely my style for sure! I'm so glad that you shared it with us at Word Art Wednesday!
Misty D.

Unknown said...

Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. - Eva, DT

Naki said...

Wow! This is so pretty and romantic! I LOVE this super girly card!!! Thanks for sharing with us over at Cupcake Inspirations! Great use of the challenge colors this week!!!

Jo Ann said...

This is very pretty! We are so blessed that you joined our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. We have a new Challenge going on and we hope you can link with us again. Leaving you with the inspiration of God’s Word in Jeremiah 32:17 which says, “‘Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.”

God bless,