Saturday, January 09, 2010

[More] Birthday Wishes - Crazy 4 Challenges #18

Are you ready for a new Crazy 4 Challenges challenge? Today Lori is asking us to make a birthday card. I'm using Mojo Monday #120 for my layout--it's a fun one

I started by stamping all four flowers from Verve's Wishful Elegance set on patterned paper from the new Farm Fresh 8 x 8 pad from October Afternoon with Rich Cocoa ink. Then I cut them all out, layered them, and topped them off with a Vintage button in Dark Chocolate from PTI. For the horizontal element, I ran some More Mustard card stock through my Cuttlebug with the Victorian embossing folder, then swiped my Soft Suede ink pad across the raised areas. LOVE how that turned out! Then I matted it with a layer of Soft Suede with a punched border. I tied the sentiment, from Verve's Wonderful Wishes set, and another Vintage button onto the looped ribbon with Rustic Twine. All paper edges were distressed with Vintage Touch ink. I'm liking the home-y feel this card has.

NOW, be sure to check out the samples by the rest of the, I mean the Crazy 4 Challenges team ;-)

Cindy Haffner
Frances Byrne
Jessica Diedrich
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Joycelyn Turner
Lori Boyd
Lynda Benden
Mercy Kerin
Robin Willis
Vicki Garrett

THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the sketch and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C19.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Stamps: Wonderful Wishes, Wishful Elegance (Verve)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Real Red (SU!); Farm Fresh (October Afternoon)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Vintage Touch (PTI)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Victorian embossing folder (Provocraft); Classic Circle Nestabilities, Tag Trio (Spellbinder); 3M foam squares, ribbon (craft store); Rustic Twine, Vintage buttons (PTI); border punch (Martha Stewart)


  1. I like the homey feel of this too! Great image, love the gingham, love it all!!

  2. Great card! I especially love the layers on your flower and the button.

  3. Oooh, an adorable card, I love the flowered paper and the overall country feel. I've been avoiding that sketch but may give it a whirl!

  4. Super mojo-licious card - Barbara!!! Your card is beautiful!!! I wish I could combine DP like this :)!!!

    Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

  5. This is like 'country chic'!!! Absolutely beautiful...the gingham is PERFECT, Barbara!!!

  6. Love it Barb -- has a vintage summer feel to it!

  7. This is just gorgeous, Barb! I love it!

  8. such a warm, 'comfy' that sketch too

  9. Gorgeous card! love the bright colors!

  10. barb...this is spectacular! love the colors, the dp, that layered flower, and the sentiment treatment!

  11. This is awesome Barb! I LOVE the papers you used and of course the Verve flower is gorgeous!

  12. Ohhhhhh, these papers are SOOO fun and beautiful together!

  13. Definitely a great homespun-feel to this! Love the combination of papers you used, and that pretty red ribbon is just right POP of color!

  14. This is absolutely YUMMY!! Love that mix of papers!!!


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