Monday, June 16, 2014

Funky Birthday

Good morning and Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend! I'm here this morning to share my Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog DT inspiration project for LTSCB #32 - Holey Cardstock! We're being sponsored this time by the amazing DRS Designs! What a fun challenge this will be - we want to see at least one hole in your project so your stamping shows through! Yep, you read that right... hole... one or more. It (or they) can be punched, die cut or hand cut!

I chose the awesome DRS Designs Funky Birthday and Happy Moments Happy Days greeting to create this birthday card. The only embellishments I added on the front were a bow fashioned from dotted organza ribbon and some bling in all four corners.

I've been playing with some Silhouette cut files and found this four-flap nesting window card with a bracket cut-out that I fell in love with! What fun! I just bought several double-sided paper pads and I thought this print was perfect for this project! The colors are amazing!

Here are shots showing the sequence of flaps opening to reveal the birthday greeting shown through the cut-outs.


There is actually a little element of surprise here... the birthday greeting is a pull-out! ;)

And here is the inside sentiment which I die cut and inked.

I'd love to enter my Funky Birthday card into the following challenges:

  • K & Co. Que Sera Sera double-sided designer paper pad
  • Four-flap nesting window card with a bracket cut-out Silhouette cut file
  • DRS Designs Funky Birthday and Happy Moments Happy Days greeting stamps
  • Marco's White Antique Linen cardstock
  • Spellbinders Labels Twelve die
  • Memento Bambo Leaves and Pear Tart ink
  • Copic: YG63
  • Green gemstones
  • Green/white dotted ribbon

I sure hope you've found a little inspiration to create a holey project for our challenge this time! ;) Remember, the hole(s) can be punched, die cut or hand cut... whatever suits your fancy! And be sure to visit DRS Designs to look at the tons of stamps they have! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)


  1. Absolutely love the fun and funky paper you used! This design is gorgeous with all the layers! You think you can do this design by hand? Fabulous inspiration !!

  2. Fab project - what a great idea!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
    Mandy x (PPCC DT)

  3. Cool & funky card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges! Angie-DT

  4. What a FABULOUS project, Leslie. I'm delighted to have you share your art in our challenge this week, and really hope that you will stop by again soon. I'm so grateful to have you play along, and look forward to seeing more of your art.

    I'd love to have you as a new blog follower. You can find me here:

    Have a great week, and please play along with us again real soon!
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. WOw! I love this card, Leslie. What a great use of papers and dies. Thanks for playing with us at Sister Act this week. Cathy xx

  6. Hi Leslie. I just get the chance to visit your blog *sorry; and wow! you have a wonderful family!!
    And thank you so much for leaving comment on my card.
    Your creation is really super! Love all the details!
    Thanks for the opportunity as GDT at Love To Scrap :)
    Hugs, Mikha

  7. Wow, this card is gorgeous. I love everything about it! Thanks so much for joining us at QKR this week.

  8. This is an amazing creation. Looks so intricate. I'm so happy to be a part of the Love to Scrap team. Michelle x

  9. Gorgeous project! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges. hugs, Helena

  10. What a fantastic design.Love the funky paper and blingy corners.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  11. Absolutely fantastic! Huge amount of work has gone into this - thanks for joining us over at crafting from the heart - Sonia W DT

  12. What a great project love it thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week.
    Jenny x

  13. Gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

  14. Wonderful creation, thanks for joining with us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

  15. Such a cool card! I haven't seen many of these. Love the papers and sentiments.

  16. WOOOW!!!! this card is terrific!!! the paper is incredible!! the shape of the card so clever!! it's like a treasure chest hiding a gem sentiment!!! the front of the card makes me think of a add for a bottle of divine perfume!! fabulous!!!


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