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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Celebrate The Occasion -- Challenge #27: Circle Card -- Today is your day!! :)

Happy Terrific Tuesday to ya!!  It's another one of my very-most-favorite days, cuz it's time for another challenge at Celebrate The Occasion!  This week, they've asked us to loop round, ring in, wheel over, and orbit by to show you our cards for ANY OCCASION in the shape of a circle (a sphere, an ellipse, a globe!)!! :)  So...  Come on and show us YOUR take on the challenge!!  The AWESOME Design Team has celebrated up another revolution of inspiration for ya, so band together, curve around, and have a ball while you check out the AMAZING circle-shaped creations in store for ya over at Celebrate The Occasion!!

Here's what I made to inspire ya (but don't just stop here, please check out what the rest of Design Team 1 has rounded up just for!!)...
While it's difficult to see, I actually welded two 6" circles together for my card base...  I then added another 6" circle cut with TAFFY pink cardstock to the front so that the flat (fold) edge of the card would not be visible.  I then cut a 5.5" circle from some KRAFT cardstock with a decorative plaid print.  I inked the edges of both circles with Stampin' Up! Creamy Caramel ink and added faux stitching with my Creative Memories brown fine tip pen.  I also cut 6 more little circles (1.25", 1", and 3/4")...  One set from the taffy cardstock, and one set from the kraft cardstock.  I inked the edges and added faux stitching to those as well.
The loop-de-loop punch is from MS Crafts (double loop, I believe the punch is called).  I punched along both edges of a 2" strip of taffy cardstock.  I added a strip of the kraft cardstock to the center of the punched image before adding the raspberry sheer ribbon.  I then made a cluster with the circles, added a loopy bow, three buttons, and two of my handmade stick pins, and then topped it all off with some of my little gemmed flowers.  The sentiment stamp is from the "Positive Thoughts" Stamp Art Set from K Andrew Designs (HEY!! Did you know that Kristal just released three BRAND NEW AWESOME stamps sets???  CLICK HERE for more details)...
I hope that you like my card, but it's even MORE important that my BFF Christi likes it...  You see, I thought that TODAY was her birthday (and I was so on top of things), but her birthday is actually Thursday...  So while I might be ruining the SURPRISE of her card, she doesn't know that I'm sending out this HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHRISTI shout-out to her two days early (this, in itself, is very unusual as I honestly am the WORST at remembering birthdays!!)...  So, Christi...  Just this once I want to be early :)  -- HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!  You know I love you more than anything!!  Thank you for always being there for me, for sharing your craft table with me, and for making DQ runs with me!!  I hope your birthday is the very best that it could possibly be, because you deserve nothing less than the ABSOLUTE BEST!!  :)  I'm even including my very-most-favorite birthday song to give you a smile on this special (early) day -- please feel free to read all of this (and play the song too) again on Thursday, so it's extra-official!! :)

If you cannot see the video above, and want to join the Birthday Fun, please CLICK HERE...

So join the circlet of creative friends at Celebrate The Occasion and link up YOUR elliptical project for a chance to WIN this month's PRIZE!!  You have until Sunday, August 28th at 11:59pm to add your hooped, looped, or regular round card with ANY theme into our "CIRCLE CARD" Challenge!!  Hope to see you there!! :)


Until next time,

27 comments:

Amy said...

Hi Amy- I left something for you on my blog when you get a chance :)Amy
amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

Jenni said...

Pretty!!!! I love those stick pins! Fun crafting with you on the DT!
Hugs, Jenni
http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com

GiGi said...

Very pretty card! I love the buttons and pins!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow!!!! Beautiful card~love the pretty pins and buttons. Gorgeous job! TFS!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Such a beautiful card, love all your detail, great job on the faux stitching!

Mary said...

Beautiful card!

girlia said...

Amy this card is simply gorgeous.

Just A Pac Rat said...

Beautiful cards, love the pins. TFS

circlebenterprises.com

mom2fivekiddos said...

Love the card! and the pins! I have wanted to do these for a while now...any chance you have or will do a tutorial on them? I think I can figure it out...but would love to see how you do it!
Kristin
www.scrappingmamahen.blogspot.com

DIANA L. said...

Great job Amy, I really like th punch the colors--- actually I like everything about it

Yvonne said...

Simply Beautiful!!!

Nicole said...

Love your card! The detail and pins are gorgeous!

Nicole
CTO DT#2

Janis said...

This is awesome! I love the round shape!

Tami B. said...

You know I love this. So many pretty details, but right now I'm more interested in the "DQ runs'. Man, a Blizzard sounds good right now!

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Hi Amy, your card is so pretty...love it. ~Shen

Trail of Treasures said...

This card is SO beautiful Amy!!
Absolutely stunning! Love all the embellies!

Hugs,
Tracey - your fellow CTO DTM

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

HELLO AMY!! This is gorgeous and your are so funny and sweet! I have been missing following you around on Sunday nights!! Today has brought back fond memories because I am actually following behind you today! I am doing my WW comments and I've been commenting right behind you on everyone that entered both CTO and WW...hehe! Hope you are doing well! I need to come by more often!
Amber

Scrappin Diva said...

Very nice card and I love the soft colors!!

LaKesha

CraftyJAR said...

Just beautiful Amy. I love how you carried the circle theme throughout the card.
Judy

Charlotte said...

Amy, Everything about your card is beautiful. I especially love the stick pins. They are the perfect touch!
Charlotte DT

Jayne said...

Gorgeous card Amy and your pins are beautiful.
Jayne x

Laurie said...

So pretty!! Love the colors and the buttons!
Laurie fellow DT member
scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

Esther said...

Oh my gosh, love your gorgeous stick pins!!!

Newbie2crafting said...

I love this card, great job!

Brenda said...

This turned out fabulous. I love the color combo you chose with all the circles and your pins are out of this world. Added to those buttons is even greater. Great job
Hugs
Brenda
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Love the papers and colors on this~!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Trell said...

Wow! That's pretty much all I can say. Those stick pins are fabulous.

 
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