Wednesday, 5 March 2014

A Bold & Cheery Birthday Card

We decided to change things up a bit this week, moving our KCRR and "Inspired By..." challenges to a day earlier than usual. But, before I introduce our new KCRR challenge for the week, I wanted to share with you some recognition I received this past week! One of my cards was chosen as a Weekly Top Pick over at Stamps at Play! What a nice surprise!

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Rose Red
Little Leaves Sizzlits Die
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder
I wanted to combine this challenge with a sketch challenge over at Cardabilities, as well as a colour combo at Dynamic Duos

I was so happy to see that Rose Red was one of the colour options at Dynamic Duos this week! When we first randomly chose the three elements for this week's KCRR challenge, I wasn't quite sure what colours I would use with Rose Red. But, Dynamic Duos made it easy for me! I also love the layers in the Cardabilities sketch this week!. So combining all three challenges, here's the end result:

A bold & cheery birthday card! I love the patterns of the DSP and the texture of the fancy fan in this card! The stitched satin ribbon blends so well with the patterns. The flower is created from the Floral Fusion sizzlits die from Stampin Up. This recently came in with my last order and I'm so glad I decided to get it! It adds that extra special touch to this card, with a pearl in the center of the flower. 

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to visit Karly's Creations to see what she created with these elements! Join us tomorrow for a new "Inspired By..." challenge! 

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Family Reunion (ret.)
Paper: Midnight Muse, Rose Red, Whisper White, Subtles DSP, 2012-2014 In-Colour DSP, Floral District DSP
Ink: Midnight Muse
Tools: Little Leaves Sizzlit Die, Floral Fusion Sizzlit Die, Itty Bitty punch pack, Fancy Fan embossing folder
Accessories: Pearl (Michael's), Midnight Muse stitched satin ribbon


  1. Your card certainly fits the "bold and cheery" bill! Lots of great pattern and texture here, all anchored by your cute little layered flower. Thanks for playing along with the Dynamic Duos this week!

  2. I love these bright colors together... it really says wow!! I love the folder that you used too it's really pretty. Thanks for sharing your card with us on Cardabilites this time and have a great weekend :)

  3. Beautiful Card!!! I love it :D
    Thanks for join us at Cardabilites!
    Sara - Bee Happy Scrap

  4. Beautiful card! I love how look these bright colors :) Thanks for playing along with us at Cardabilities!

    ~ Olga Kovalchuk

  5. Wonderful card, I love colours. Thank you for joining us at Cardabilities this time and hope to see you next time.

  6. That is bold and beautiful. Excellent use of the Cardabilities sketch. Thanks for joining us!

  7. So beautiful and cute! Love your colors! Thanks for joining us on Cardabilites!


  8. Wow!!! Great colors and beautiful card! Thank you for joining us on Cardabilites this time :)