Thursday, September 15, 2011

Gifts galore

Good Morning Crafters! Celebrate the Occasion has a challenge for the week to make a tall ( business envelope size) card for a birthday and it must have a present/presents on it. I love tall cards - so much more room to make a scene or cut an image larger than normal. Here is my card:

Recipe: Base is cut at 9" X 4" from Red Recollections paper. Mattes are 3.75" X 8.75" (Black Recollections) and 3.5" X 8.5" (patterned paper from stash). Image is from Imagine cartridge, Better Together, cut at 6.5". I used black velvet trim that I bought at a fabric store near my house for $1 for a huge spool - total score! I used Basic Grey buttons to dress it up with iridescent braid cord in the button holes. The Happy Birthday is a cling stamp (I can't remember who made the set and I am at work) I stamped using Black Staz On and colored it in with a Stampin Up marker in Real Red. Of course I had to use stickles, so I used a little fruit punch on the polka dots on the largest gift and accented the ribbon on the smallest gift. I think that's it.

I think this card turned out ok considering I went through a few trial and errors before arriving at the finished product, lol.  That's part of the fun of it, right? There is still plenty of time to join CTO for this challenge. It doesn't end until Sunday night at 11:59pm. Happy crafting!


  1. This is just to cute, love it! Great job! Thanks for joining CTO!

  2. Your card is wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us this week at CTO.

  3. This gal cracks me up. I love this image and you did a great job on the tall card.
    Thanks for joining us at CTO
    DIANA L.

  4. This is so cute! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

  5. Love your cute image, such a fun card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  6. Love your card. You did a wonderful job with all the images and details. Thanks for playing with us this week at CTO.

  7. What a fun image! I feel just like her sometimes :) Love your stickles accents too! Thanks for playing along with us at CTO!

    ♥ Rayna

  8. Such a FUN card!! Love how the lady is carrying TONS of gifts - can she even see where she's going?? Thanks for celebrating birthdays with us this week at CTO!

    Tracey - CTO DT member

  9. So adorable!
    I love that you can't see her face 'cause her presents are stacked so high!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO!