Monday, August 11, 2014

Happy Birthday

** 8/18/14 Winner at Crafty Cardmakers and more! **

Hi everyone! I'm super stoked to be guest designing for Card Mania Challenges August through October! It's gonna be a fun three months! ;) My inspiration project for CMC #53 - Birthday Party is a very cool 6-step birthday card done in pink and green, one of my favorite color combos. Come play with us! It's been two years since Card Mania Challenges began their challenge blog! There are lots of sponsors and lots of prizes for this Birthday Party! Sponsors are Kenny K, Marianne Design, A Day For Daisies, StampArt By Kathryne, ColorInk, Meljen's Designs, Digital Delights and Sassy Studio Designs, PLUS their regular sponsor Hobbismo! How awesome is that?! :)

I created the 6-step card base using a Silhouette cut file. This is the third of three different step files that I bought about a month and a half ago... oh so much fun! I chose the gorgeous Victorian Shoe Daisies digi from Meljen's Designs as the focal image for my birthday card. I dug deep into my stash and pulled out some vintage (been in my stash a l.o.n.g. time) embellishments for the occasion - lime green letters, a pink and white polka dot bookplate and a pewter 'celebrate' charm. The only modern day items are the double-sided papers (I'm so addicted), the tag, the purse die cut and the pink Candi Minis.

I decorated the steps with the letters and embellished the tag with the bookplate. The tag hides the birthday sentiment which you'll see pulled out in the next pic.

Here's the birthday sentiment pulled out of it's little hiding place. :)

I'd love to enter this 6-step birthday card into the following challenges:

  • GKD Pure Luxury white cardstock; DCWV lime green textured cardstock
  • Kaiser Craft confetti double-sided paper
  • Meljen's Designs Victorian Shoe Daisies digital image
  • Copics: R83/85, E37/99, YG13/63/67, BG000
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Lime green letters from stash
  • Candi Minis
  • Celebrate charm
  • Studios Blackbird burgundy twine and ribbon
  • Metal bookplate with brads
  • GKD Birthday Greetings stamp set
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Unity tag

I hope you're inspired to create a birthday card and come celebrate with us! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)


  1. Holy cow! How the heck did you do that!!! Amazing, I just love it! :)

  2. I love this cool card design and the letters down the stairs! Wonderful B-day card- Congrats on the GDT!
    Shelly GDT Card Mania

  3. Leslie this is beautiful. So much detail. You are very creative. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

  4. I love this design, especially the letters on each step and love the colours you have chosen too.Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  5. Fabulous, what a great idea..

    Fiona DT

  6. Fabulous Birthday card. Love the unique side step fold and the colors. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

  7. what a fantastic card totally love it thank you for joining us at TTPH
    Jacqui DT

  8. Now this is what you call a fancy fold Leslie!!! Absolutely perfect for our current challenge.

    Such a pretty colour palette too.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  9. The shape of your card is fabulous and I love how you have used the steps for the H A P P Y of Happy Birthday.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  10. Love your gorgeous creation Leslie...thanks for playing with us at Melonheadz Friends.
    xxx Margreet

  11. Super creative and cute card! Love the color combo, too. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. :D

  12. Wow, stunning creation, love the way you used the steps for you Happy B day.
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  13. Such a gorgeous card, love the layout, thanks for sharing it with us over at The Squirrel and The Fox.


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