Sunday, March 20, 2011

Birthday Sundaes Challenge #1

It's an exciting day!  Today is the opening challenge for the new challenge blog BIRTHDAY SUNDAES!!!  These challenges are going to be so much fun because we all need Birthday cards!  The challenge this week is Anything Goes Birthday and the Design Team has some fun cards to inspire you today!  Kristie, the founder of Birthday Sundaes will be sponsoring the prize this week.  This week you'll be playing for the chance to win the super cute Cupcake Ruby from Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps

Here is my Birthday Sundaes creation for this week!

 I apologize for the light to dark pics this week.  My baby E got a hold of my camera and did some major damage to the settings!  I have gotten it back to where the pics are not all blurry but I still need to work on it!  Anyway, I used Doodlecharms, an oldie but goodie cart for my first Birthday Sundae creation.  I dug into my scrap pile for the Bo Bunny Sun Kissed Line as well as the coordinating Double Dot paper for this fun card.

I added tons of dimensionals to get lots and lots of layers.  This isn't a card that is going to be mailed to anyone, that is for sure!!  I may even have a hard time giving it away!

If you've visited my blog lately, you'll see that I've been playing with ribbon in some different ways!  This cut has a little topper but I wanted something bigger, so I used my scissors to cut that off and added ribbon to the top!

And I added a little ribbon ruffle accent to the bottom of the hat too.

Here is an inside look at the hat.  I sponged the circles, the bottom ribbon was sewn on and the top ribbons were taped onto this layer!

Products Used:
  • Stampin' Up! Solid CS, Ink, Ribbon(retired), Dimensionals, Birthday Stamp and Punches
  • Bo Bunny Sun Kissed and Double Dot Paper Lines
  • Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge (Party Hat)
  • B is for Boy Cricut Cartridge (Background)
  • Signo White Gel Pen
  • Michael's Ribbon
If you haven't already, stop by Birthday Sundaes to see all the creative cards from the rest of the DT and be sure to link up your fun cards!   I can't wait to see your "Anything Goes Birthday Cards" this week and please let me know you were here!  I love to hear from you! 

We are packing up and heading out to the Great Wolf Lodge for a few days so I will see you again on Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Sonya said...

LOVE the ribbons coming out of the hat-what a perfect card!

Vivi Martínez said...

Amber this card is a piece of art. I love all those ribbons and I am speachless about the creat idea of inking the circles in the back layer... This card is gorgeous. I know anyone who receive it will treasure it!
You already should know that I am your big fan and I am so honored of being in the same DT with you.


Tara said...

I love it! The ribbon on the bottom is perfect! I am so excited to be part of the Birthday Sundaes DT with you and all the other talented ladies!

Anonymous said...

Amber, your card is all the bright colors and the layers... Great card... I am very happy to be in the DT with you... HUGS...SK :)

Marlene said...

Absolutely Beautiful Card! Love how you used all the ribbon! I'm so excited to be of this wonderful DT!


Michelle said...

Hi Amber!
This party hat card is too cool! Love the streamers at top and the fun colors! Thanks for the step by step photos! It's a pleasure to work with you!

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Tracey said...

Hi Amber, What a cool card! Love the bright colors and the ribbon sewn on looks great. Its great being on the DT with you.

Jens Craft Corner said...

I love your card! Great minds think alike! The first thing that came to my mind too was that cute birthday party hat. I love your ribbon on the top! What a great idea! Your card is really cute! Glad to be on the DT with you!

Cindy Vernon said...

Love the ribbon ruffle! This card is wonderful!

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girlia said...

very nice

CraftyJAR said...

This is a spectacular card! Love it!

Kristie said...

This is SO cute and I love how you sponged the holes and accented with the little white dots.

So very happy to have you as a part of my team!

Kristie said...

and I forgot to mention the ribbons on the hat, genius addition!!

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Super cute!!!!

Sue said...

What a fun card. So bright and cheery. The ribbon at the bottom is the perfect touch. Great job. I look forward to working with you at Birthday Sundaes.

CraftyNCrazy said...

This is seriously adorable. I am going to have to scraplift this.

Kim said...

I love this card! I'm going to have to try to make one myself. Thanks for sharing :)


Dr Sonia S V said...

Such creative use of ribbons