Friday, May 1, 2015

Huge Birthday Wishes and some great news to share

Hi Crafty Friends,

Here's my card for today:

I made this card for two very special reasons.  First, a good friend just celebrated her birthday and I wanted her to have one of my handmade cards.  And, secondly, it's a DESIGN TEAM card for
Cut It Up Challenges!!!  That's right, I'm now a member of the 
Cut It Up Challenges design team - woohoo!  

Today kicks off Challenge #70 - Paper Piecing.  Along with a die cut, you must also include paper piecing within a stamped image.

I love Cut It Up Challenge Blog because, along with following the bi-weekly challenge theme, you must include a die cut,  cut with either a manual or electronic cutter.  Well, you know I love my Cuttlebug and metal dies AND my Silhouette and Cricut, so this is the perfect new team for me.  I'll be posting every other Friday.

For my first DT project, I used the Mini Tag Dies 2 and Tropical Dies from Jaded Blossom as my die cuts.  I've had this cling stamp in my stash for a long time (sorry, I don't have the packaging that says where it came from) so I colored it up with Copic Markers and paper pieced the balloons using Doodlebug Designs paper.  The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Go Wild set.  A few enamel dots, some twine and doodling and that's it.

I hope you'll visit Cut It Up Challenge Blog to meet the new designers and join in the crafty fun!



Leah said...

Such a super sweet card. So cute!

Gerda said...

This card is so adorable!!!! Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

I love the patterned paper balloons and the twine string!
Congratulations and welcome to Cut it Up!


Scrapper69 said...

Your card is sooo darn CUTE!! LOVE the Elephant & Balloons!! Have a great Day! :)

Scrappers Anonymous

June Houck said...

Beautiful coloring and a super adorable card!

Joanna Wright said...

I love the paper pieced balloons.
My Blog : ilove2cutpaper

Katrina Brown said...

Cute, cute, cute! I like your coloring on that whimsical little elephant. There's so much fun and movement. I can almost see him movin' along!

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your new DT!! This is so absolutely adorable!! I love the sweet elephant and the colorful balloons!! What a fun card!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Maxx and Boo said...

Eeekkk - this Ellie is to stinkin adorable!! Love your card!

Amy Ottmers said...

This is just too cute!!! So happy to be on the team with you!!!

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