Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Aud Sentiment challenge #86- Sassy Studio - "Let's Get Flirty"

August 1, 2013
 
Aud Sentiments  with another wonderful challenge running from Aug 1-13.. and sponsored by
The challenge is
 
"Let's Get Flirty"
 

 I chose to use the image Dorothy Sassy.. She's a little flirty waitress.. or maybe she's just playing at being a waitress.. know what I mean.. wink wink---   I loved coloring her up and putting blue highlights in her hair. I thought she should hold a little stick pin heart. The sentiment below her is from club scrap, the one above her I just printed out on my label maker. She needed to be "FLIRTY" for the challenge.  DONT FORGET THE SENTIMENT TO GO WITH GETTING FLIRTY.. your card must include a flirty sentiment on it.

challenges:
One Stitch At A Time #174 - anything goes
Pile It On #30 - anything goes
613 Ave Create #30 - anything goes / friendship
Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes
A*Muse Studio - anything goes
Craft Your Passion #173 - 3-D it
Make It Monday #151 - anything goes
Eureka Stamps #50 - anything goes

recipe:  Sassy studio sassy Dorothy, bazzill, mme /moments dp, mft die, su black, su punch, club scrap words, sequins, heart stick pin, copics





Design team vacation break Catch the bug

August 1-14
Catch The Bug design team will be on vacation. No I am not going anywhere but it's nice to have a vacation time no matter which way you get it. We have had so many post's, SSS, ABC, NR, Wed Humor, OBG, FF and Sat challenges.  Not to mention the Christmas in July.
 
After 3 1/2 years, 1,862 posts and countless challenges Jodie has decided to take a much needed vacation and has given the team a much needed break as well!
We have cancelled all posts and events for the next two weeks!
During this time shop is open for business as usual! You will be able to find your Freebie on Friday and you will see some New releases on the Tuesday.
Jodie has generously decided to keep the 50% sale up during this time as well! If you missed out on getting your images or just have to have more there is plenty of time to shop!
 
Take advantage of the sale and get those cards made for our future challenges.




 

Paper Pretties #269 - Thank You

Wednesday July 31, 2013
 
It's the end of July. How time flies. This year is going by so fast. Today at Paper Pretties we have a new challenge..
 #269 - "THANK YOU" / "Thanks so much"
 
After all of those weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, family gatherings  and other fun summer gatherings, happenings its time for a Thank You card. I loved making this card as I love the colors. She was a lot of fun to bring to life. Kind of monochromatic ..kind of..
I used the image Every Day Lily
 
challenges:
613 Avenue Create #30 - anything goes/friendship
Eclectic Ellapu  - anything goes
A*Muse Studio - anything goes
Make It Monday #151 - anything goes
Eureka Stamps #50 - anything goes
Pile It On #30 - anything goes
One Stitch At A Time #174 - anything goes

recipe:  image/every day lily/pp,  bazzill, dp ? (I don't know but if you know let me know as I want more!!) su punch, corner rounder, bling TE, copics, mft die.





Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Catch the bug - Poinesettia bear

July 30, 2013
 
Can you believe the end of July is just around the corner.. We at Catch the bug have been very very busy with the Christmas in July week and all of the other challenges in-between so we are taking a little break from Aug 1st -15th.. So no new releases or free Fridays. I hope you will still visit my blog as I still have other cards I will be posting.
 
Today Catch the bug has a new release POINSETTIA BEAR.. He looks like its suspicious of something.. Love the guilty look or you caught me look. (remember if the image has not been posted by 7a.m. on the CTB site, please check back later in the day as sometime life gets busy and we are just a little late on posting. The image will be posted for you to enjoy)
 
I used my little boxes of left over items (that I mentioned in a posting below) to make my card. I am loving these organized sorted colors because I did not have to cut anything. All of these die cuts were in my stash containers. I just may have to die cut some more things to re fill the boxes, but believe me I have enough in each to last awhile. I just love the convenience.
 
challenges:
Totally Gorjuss #194 - Christmas in July
One Stitch At A Time #174 - anything goes
Pile it On #30 - anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes
A*Muse Studio - anything goes
Craft Your Passion #173 - 3-D it
Make It Monday #151 - anything goes
Eureka Stamps #50 - anything goes
Card Crafters Circle #85 - Christmas in July
Crafty Catz #193 - Christmas in July

recipe: poinsettia bear, su very vanilla, spray mist, mr hueys calico shine, spellbinder die, mft die, embossing powder, copics, scraps dp







Friday, July 26, 2013

Catch the bug Free Friday / Snowman Star

Friday July 26, 2013
 
Catch the bug Free Friday -Lil SNOWMAN STAR   (please note bugaboo makes every attempt to have our new images and freebies posted by 7a.m. - however sometimes life gets in the way so please check back later if the new freebie has not been posted.)
Boy at this rate from last weeks CIJ and this weeks new release and free Friday I am getting my Christmas cards made.
Way to go and I love it.
Here is Lil Snowman star a darling little guy for this Friday's free Friday. I took all my scraps and bought some photo containers and sorted all my scraps - my die cuts, punches, all those pieces that did not work for what ever project I was working on and did not want to throw away, and were just thrown in a box.. Well I put all the blues in one container, green in another and so on an so forth with the other colors. I then took out my blue container and used only those pieces in that container. I tried to add some other colors but was liking the all blue look with a little green copics in there. I love being organized and this was a great time saver and fun to see pieces from long ago.
 
challenges:
Crafts & Me #139 - anything goes
Diva by Designs - anything goes
Paper Shelter #122 - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #90 - anything goes
Card Crafters Circle #85 - Christmas in July
Crafts 4 Eternity #134 - anything goes
Crafty Catz #193 - Christmas in July
Jellypark - Christmas in July
Polkadoodles #30 - Christmas in July
Five Simple Things #113 - anything goes

recipe: bazzill, lil snowman star/ctb, all scraps, copics, stickles, corner chomper





Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Paper Pretties #268 - Paper Piecing

Wednesday July 24, 2013
 
Paper Pretties #268 challenge this week is PAPER PIECING so get out those little scissors and snip away and paper piece that image.. I guess I chose quite a small image ...what was I thinking?? but I love this little guy  WADE E BUG image and thought I'd make him a cool little plaid ladybug or is that mrbug body cover..  He was a lot of fun to recreate. I love purple so that helped with creating him.  Hope you have fun and play along and link to the Paper Pretties blog, you could win some awesome images.. woo hoo!!
 
challenges:
Get Inky - Christmas in July & Birthday
Craft Your Passion #172 - happy birthday
Kaboodle Doodle #181 - anything goes
Make It Monday #150 - anything goes
Bearly Mine #96 - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #25 - anything goes
Paper Playtime #15 - use pattern paper

recipe: show off wade e bug pp, quick quote scraps, words pp, bg brad, copics, twine





Thank you / with Washi and die

Wednesday July 24, 2013
 
I made this card for a friend and it was just for fun. It felt good to make a card where it was not for a design team. I hardly get those made anymore. I had to use this die from My Favorite Things the Hibiscus die, it's been screaming my name and washi tape. I love using washi tape it give a great addition of color.
 
challenges:
Kaboodle Doodle #181 - anything goes
Make It Monday #150 - anything goes
Squigglefly - use baby blue or pink
The Paper Nest Dolls #9 - die cut
Challenges 4 Everybody #25 - anything goes
Bearly Mine #96 - anything goes

recipe: very vanilla su, memento ink, pti stamp, mft die, washi tape, corner chomper, scraps of paper for flower and leaf.





Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Catch the bug - New Release -Rudolph block / Merry Christmas Dear

Tuesday July 23, 2013
 
So did you enjoy the Christmas in July week long event at Catch the bug? It was awesome and sure hope you played along. It's over now and winners have pretty much been chosen.
 
Now it's time for the usual events at Catch the bug.. Today is new release Tuesday and today we have Rudolph block.. Looks like I would get a cramp setting that way but hopefully he's more limber than me..LOL
(please note Bugaboo makes every attempt to have our new images and or freebies posted by 7 a.m. however sometimes life gets in the way so please check back later if the new image has not been posted.)
I still had all of my Christmas papers out so it was easy to make my card and I liked the idea of the banners and I have this awesome sentiment stamps set from Simon Says and thought it went great even if the Dear /Deer are spelt different. I felt it got the idea across.
challenges:
Sentimental Sunday #164 - Christmas in July
IDIC - Robyn's Fetish #169 - Christmas in July
Digi Darla #72 - Christmas in July
Kaboodle Doodle #181 - anything goes
Make It Monday #150 - anything goes
Paper Makeup #98 - color it
Get Inky #9 - Christmas in July & birthday

recipe: Rudolph digi / ctb, very vanilla su, peppermint forest dp, simon says gnome for the holidays stamp words, su real red ink, viva pearl pen, copics





Saturday, July 20, 2013

Unscripted Sketch #220 - happy birthday

Saturday July 20, 2013
 
Unscripted Sketch #220 -  To play along just follow the sketch and link to the US site. You can turn the sketch, make a card, scrapbook page, framed project. Just have fun
 
 This is the card I made using the sketch. I decided to use my washi tape for the left side of the card, and then a punch strip to give it a different look than just straight tape I added dots of glossy accents to give it some dimension.  The background behind the cupcake was stamped with the Simon Says stamp set that came in the SimonSays monthly kit. I had a piece of dp scrap ring and so put the twine through the whole, cut out the yellow circle which is a stamp in the kit and then layered the cupcake on top. Which is also part of the stamp set.. All inks are Quick Quote inks. This was a fun stamp set I used a lot of the stamps from the set. Also did glossy accents on the cherry and the heart.. (I had a finger smug on the cupcake wrap so hence the heart to cover it)

challenges:
Paper Shelter #121 - C&S
Crafty Sentiment - female birthday card
Crafty CardMakers #96 - happy birthday
The Squirrel and the Fox #48 - use something on a spool

recipe: bazzill, sw white, dcwv, washi tape, quick quote scrap, ms punch, simon says cup cake party set, baker twine, quick quote ink, memento ink, diamond glaze




Friday, July 19, 2013

Catch the bug - Christmas in July - recipe challenge

Friday July 19, 2013
 
We are at the end of our Christmas in July at Catch the bug, I hope you have played along all week. There is still time to get your cards in the different theme challenges.
Today we have a RECIPE CHALLENGE.. READ THE BELOW PHOTO FOR THE DIFFERENT REQUIREMENTS. 
 
 This is the card I made also using the FREE FRIDAY image, bear candy cane.  See how simple the challenge is.. The green has a glitter touch to the paper and the trim in the bear is also glittered.  Just in case you were wondering where my glitter was..
 
Challenges:
Whimsy Stamps #61 - ribbon and lace (the die is lacy looking on the red dp)
Word Art Wednesday #89 - anything goes
Happy Camper #19 - bling
Creative Belli #174 - Christmas
Make it Monday #149 - anything goes
recipe: ctb/bear candy cane, mme dp, ribbon, pizzaz a plenty, mft die, spellbinder die, glitter, copics





Thursday, July 18, 2013

Catch the bug - Tag You're It - use a tag

Thursday July 18, 2013
 
We are winding down on our week long Christmas in July at Catch The Bug I hope you all have been having a fun time and playing along. I've seen some awesome cards submitted for the daily challenges. There is still time to get your cards in, so enter. Lots of fun prizes to win.
 We have another challenge today it's TAG YOU'RE IT - USE A TAG
 
I used AKV Santa for my image and made a tag.. I thought of a tag used on a card but my mind did not want to work so I kept it simple.
I used ranger inks and smeared them on my plastic sheet and spritzed with water and laid the tag in the ink mix to get the card background. I wanted a tree on the card so found some dcwv paper that had that tree look and used my pti tree die and added it to the tag. It kind of blends in too much in the photo but in real life it stands out more. I fussy cut out the image and adhered to the tag. Got some of my favorite ribbons/yarns out and added them to the tag. little stickle and bling and done..
 
 
challenges:
Party Playtime #14  - tag
Make it Monday #149 - anything goes
Divas By Design - tag
The Squirrel and the Fox #48 - use something on a spool
Creative Belli Blog # 174 - Christmas
recipe: akv santa/ctb, pti die, ranger inks, tim holtz tag, yarn scraps, copics, stickles, glimmer mist, gem

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Aud Sentiment #85 Sympathy or Thinking of you / Robyns Fetish

Thursday July 18, 2013
 
Welcome to another two week challenge at Aud Sentiments.
This is challenge #85 and is
sponsored by Robyn's Fetish.
The theme is SYMPATHY / THINKING OF YOU
 
 Our great sponsor has some awesome images and it was a lot of fun working with their digi.
I hope you get time to play along. It does run for two weeks 
 July 18th -30th so I hope that it gives you time to create.
Just remember to make it a SYMPATHY / THINKING OF YOU theme card, and remember the limit is 5 cards.

 
I chose to use the pretty flowers digi for my image from Robyn's Fetish. I played around with the die by cutting it in half across the center and layer it behind the yellow. I love this look. I needed the black behind it to make it pop and I did not have a larger size die so I had to make it work ...because this girl was not going to try to hand cut a larger black size.. I also love the touch of purple on those lovely pretty flowers. These are some of my favorite colors. I used vellum for the sentiment. It's embossed in some sparkle black embossing powder. I also used some ink watered down and splattered on the background to tie it together.
 

Challenges:
Kaboodle Doodle #180 - any embossed work
Make It Monday #149 - anything goes
Squigglyfly #28 - emboss me
Paper Makeup Stamps #97 - bingo (pearls, emboss, flowers)
Created With Love #50 - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #156 - anything goes
Cards in Envy - layers
recipe: robyn's fetish /pretty flowers, bazzill, su die, su papers, ss banner saying, ss die, embossing powder, copics, 1/2 pearls, k&co






Paper Pretties #267 - Sentiment as the focal point - Every Flower

Wednesday July 17, 2013
 
Wednesday is another fun filled challenge at Paper Pretties this is #267 - the challenge this week is SENTIMENT AS THE FOCAL POINT
I also an not sure what the new image is..me, like you will have to head over to Paper Pretties to see what Heather has chosen.
 
I chose to use the Tea Rose digi (sorry couldn't find it in the store :(  to link it,  I thought if I colored it similar to the background paper I chose, that the sentiment would stand out.. so it would fit the challenge of "sentiment as the focal point"
 
I don't use kraft enough. I love the look and the grounding that kraft seems to bring. I chose some of my favorite papers ..Basic Grey I love their paper pads and they seem to be a go to pad. Don't get me wrong I have MME, Cosmo and lots of others.. I am a hoarder..collector of papers.
 

challenges:
Make It Monday #149 - anything goes
The Kraft Journal - pretty papers
Created With Love #50 - anything goes
Cards in Envy - layers
Basic Grey #98 - flowers
Tuesday Throwdown #156 - anything goes

recipe: tea rose/paper pretties digi, sentiment/blossom paper pretties digi, su kraft, basic grey Olivia, black su, viva pearl pen, copics, corner chomper

Christmas in July week continues - Humor me Wednesday

Wednesday July 17, 2013
Are you enjoying your week of challenges at Catch the bug Christmas in July?? 
It's another fun filled day at Catch the bug Christmas in July. Today we have HUMOR ME WEDNESDAY..
I used  Merry Christmoose for my image because I think he is funny and love the lights all tangled in his antlers. I can identify with this ... with my hands and arms of course, not antlers.
I wanted a colorful card so chose some bright colors and love this look.
 
Hope you're playing along at Catch the bug.. there are some awesome prizes to be won so get your card made.  Link to CTB site.
 

challenges:
Make it Monday #149 - anything goes
Created With Love #50 - anything goes
Eureka Stamps #48 - Christmas in July
Cards in Envy - layers
Tuesday Throwdown #156 - anything goes
Loves Rubber Stamps #61 - Christmas in July
Cuttin and Stampin #28 - Christmas in July
recipe: ctb / snappy merry christmoose, bazzill, bella blvd/winter wishes, red su, copics, glitter










Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Catch the bug New Release and Bingo challenge

Tuesday July 16, 2013
 
We are still in Christmas mode at Catch the bug. Are you playing along and getting your Christmas cards made and entered into the drawings. You should probably have at least 2-3 new Christmas cards made if you're playing along.
Today's challenge is BINGO - just choose three in a row and have fun get that Christmas card made.
 This is one of the Tuesday new releases. This image is called Christmas Tree circle. If you go to the Catch the bug site you will be able to see the whole set of circle images. I chose to use the Tree image for my card. These images would make awesome tags for those presents.. just a thought.  For my bingo row I chose RIBBON/RED & GREEN/PEARLS.
challenges:
2 Sisters #152 - make it sparkle (the snow flakes and star glitter)
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas #133 - trees, please
Make It Monday #149  - anything goes
One Stitch At A Time #172 - use a digi
Loves Rubber Stamps #61 - Christmas in July
Cuttin & Stampin #28 - Christmas in July

recipe: Christmas tree circle/ctb, su red, mme dp, rick rack, want 2 scrap pearls, mft die, embossing folder, glitter, copics.





Monday, July 15, 2013

Catch the bug - Christmas in July challenge

July 15, 2013
 
Welcome to another fun filled day at Catch the bug week long Christmas in July celebration. Sure hope you're having fun and playing along. There are some awesome prizes to be won and Jodie is very generous, so what are you waiting for head over to Catch the bug and see all the details.
 
Today's challenge is Christmas in July using - CHOCOLATE - CREAM - RASPBERRY .. umm good enough to eat ya think?
 
I used my washi tape and made strips because the tape kind of had the winter floral look plus it was creamy and chocolate. I used the rich razzleberry from SU and a die cut then the Snow digi, added some ribbon and snow flake punches.
 
 
challenges: 
Make It Monday #149 - anything goes
One Stitch At A Time #172 - use a digi
Five Simple Things #111 - anything goes

recipe: snow digi/ctb, very vanilla, rich razzleberry su, washi tape, snowflake embossing folder, snowflake punch, copics, stickles, ribbon, spellbinder die




Sunday, July 14, 2013

Christmas in July - Sketch challenge at Catch the bug - warm winter wishes

Sunday July 14, 2013
 
Well did you have a blast seeing all the lovely cards on the blog hop yesterday? I sure hope you did and got to leave some love and get some great ideas. Remember this is a whole week of fun at Catch the bug and today we have a sketch challengeJust make your card and post to the Catch the bug site.
 

 This is the card I made for the sketch provided. It's going to be great getting my Christmas cards made and done in time this year. I hope the sketch inspires you to make a Christmas card and get a start if you haven't already. It did feel weird pulling out my stash of Christmas papers in July when it's pretty warm out. But it was fun to see a different mix of colors/papers.
I used the digi Winter Circle Sentiment -Warm Wishes. I think it's a nice warm card, it will be perfect for the winter.
Remember if you play along at Catch the bug you can possibly win some awesome digi's. And also remember that the store has 50% off, so head over and grab your favorites. You will be seeing a lot of images this week so there will be lots of images to choose from.


challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky #179 - Christmas in July
Inky Impressions #116 - Christmas in July
C.R.A.F.T. #215 - 11th of July
Paper Craft Journey - Christmas in July
Sister Act #15 - anything goes (must be a card - always)
Five Simple Things #111 - anything goes
Creative Moments #21 - holiday

recipe: winter wishes, bazzill, echo park, , mme brad, ribbon, pti die, spellbinder die, viva pearl pen, copics.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Christmas in July - Catch the Bug July 13/19 2013

Saturday July 13, 2013
 
 Christmas in July SATURDAY BLOG HOP
 
Welcome to Catch the bug's 3rd annual Christmas In July week long celebration. In honor of our celebration Jodie has joined in the fun and has put the entire store up to 50% off. No code just place your order for 50% off. Spread the word and help us celebrate.
 
 
We will be having a challenge every day and for playing along you could win one of our daily prizes which is our Christmas in July set and or 10, 7 or 4 free images, we also have opportunities for you to be our guest designer.
We will be running one post for all challenges each day so check back daily at Catch the bug and enter.
 If you are right on track with the blog hop. You should of come from the lovely Becky Givans fun Christmas celebration creation.. If you just stumbled on to my page please start from the beginning at Catch the bug  and follow to all the design teams blogs.  NOW for the CHALLENGE - SHOW US YOUR SANTA.. see the PHOTO INSPIRATION Make a card using a Santa and enter at Catch the bug.


This is the card I made using a Tropical Santa from the bugaboo store. I also thought Santa needs a vacation before the big day so he's taking a tropical break and catching some sun. It would also be a great Christmas card for those who are in the region that have a summer Christmas.   
       Now your next stop is to Cheryl First blog  to see her Christmas Santa Creation and leave some love.
                     I could use some love too..


challenges:
ABC Christmas - N - no embellishments
Fab 'n' Funky #179 - Christmas in July
Inky Impression #116 - Christmas in July
C.R.A.F.T. #125 - 11th July Christmas
NutCrafters #47 - one for the boys
Paper Craft Journey - Christmas in July
recipe: tropical santa/ctb, g rated words, scraps paper, copics, stickles, glossy accents
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Unscripted Sketches #219 challenge - hope you have an amazing birthday

Saturday July 13, 2013
 
Unscripted Sketches #219 challenge. This sketch can be done so many ways so I hope this sketch gets you excited to make a card, scrapbook page or some paper craft project to play along.
 
 This is my card and how I decided to use the sketch. I have these acrylic doilies and I love them but feel they are too bold to stand alone so I used it under the dp and sentiment. Plus it helped to cover up the adhesive to adhere the acrylic piece. Had to use my SU punch to make flowers ( I love that punch) and sequins.. I love the way it turned out. Hope you play along and post to Unscripted Sketches.

challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #88 - anything goes
Ladybug Tuesday - birthday
Little Tangles #16 - birthday
Use It Tuesday #59 - birthday (hoarder of sequins, acrylic doily, ink!! paper!!)
Lexi's Creations #94 - for a friend
Challenges 4 Everybody #24 - anything goes
recipe: bazzill, mme/lost and found, acrylic doily, simon says happy everyday, su ink, sequins, su punch, viva pearl pen, corner rounder




Friday, July 12, 2013

Free Friday Catch the Bug - #5 peeker

Friday July 12, 2013
 
Friday at Catch the bug is FREE FRIDAY  we have #5 PEEKER.
(please not Bugaboo makes every attempt to have our new images and freebies posted by 7 a.m.. However sometimes life gets in the way so please check back later if the new freebie has not been posted.)
 Great little birthday card for that wee little 5 yr. old.
I thought after I got this posted that I should of stamped Happy Birthday on the front but then again the #5 and party hat kind of speaks for it's self..
I did the water color pencils technique to make the background. Placed a piece of paper behind the image circle and then thought it was too plain so added some variegated ribbon strips behind it. Hope you like the free image and head over to the store and pick it up. Free, you cant beat that.
 
challenges:
Whimiscal Designs - clean and simple
Use It Tuesday #59 - birthday (paper and ribbon hoarding)
Lexi's Creations #94 - for a friend
Challenges 4 Everybody #24 - anything goes
Ladybug Tuesday - birthday
recipe: #5 peeker/ctb, bazzill, water color paper/water color pencils, spellbinder die, ribbon, quick quote scrap, copics




Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Paper Pretties #266 - Monochromatic / Congratulations

Wednesday July 10, 2013
 
First off Happy Birthday to my brother, just in case you ever see my blog..
 
Welcome to another challenge at Paper Pretties #266 - the challenge this week is MONOCHROMATIC
I thought it was time to make a baby congratulations card and used the image Pink or Blue /stork and go with the pink theme for the monochromatic challenge. I can see after I loaded the card that the baby sling kind of has a salmon color to it. in person it is pink. It was a fun card to try to get pinks to work and I am not a pink person so this was a different challenge for me..LOL
 
challenges:
Make It Monday #148 - anything goes
Here Comes The Boys #55 - use a digi stamp
Love Rubberstamps #160 - use a hoarded item (paper, ribbon, blings, puffy heart)
Through The Craftroom Door - anything goes
Love To Create #73 - ribbons and bling
Tammy's Scrappin Corner #70 - animals
Paper Makeup Stamps #96 - anything goes
Little Red Wagon #193 - monochrome
Pennys Paper Craft #135 - think pink
recipe: pink & blue stork pp bazzill, digi, mme, dcwv, ribbon, recollect heart, word?, Teresa Collins bling, mft die, su ink, copics




Monday, July 08, 2013

Catch the bug - ABC Monday (anything but a card ) - Happy Birthday

Monday July 8, 2013
 
Monday over at Catch the bug is ABC - anything but a card.. Will it's my turn today and I made this little gift envelope. I must say I had to cut the gift card to fit inside. It's really better for cash, or a love note. I decided to make it a birthday celebration. I used Bird Sweet birdday image. I also used Mr. Huey spritz to give a textured look to the otherwise plain paper. I also used a hole enforcer and used ranger ink and a stamp to give the ring color and design. I love this die from Lil Inker (I do wish it would fit the gift card) but I will use it again and maybe stuff a note or cash inside.
 
challenges:
One Stop Craft #233 - anything goes
Make It Monday #148 - anything goes
Come & Get It - color challenge
Robyns Fetish / IDIC #167 - anything but a card
Challenge 4 Everybody #24 - anything goes

recipe: ctb/sweet birdday, bazzill, mr huey spritz, lil inker die, bakers twine, pti words, copics