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Monday, April 16, 2012

Paper Playtime Challenge #72... Birthday Card!! :)

Ever have one of those weeks???  Ya know, where the days get away from you, and before you realize what's happened it's Wednesday and you never noticed that your Monday post never went live???  Well, that's the kind of week it's been for ME here!!  :)  The good news is that I was having such a good week that it was easy for the days to slip away....  The bad news is that I'm posting my card for the Paper Playtime Challenge a few days late -- GAH!!  I do hope you'll forgive my absent-mindedness and join the challenge anyway!!  :)  Now on to Monday's post...  On Wednesday....

Welcome, welcome to my FABULOUS friends!! :)  It's time again for another Paper Playtime Challenge!!  Woot-woot!! :)  If you're not familiar with the Paper Playtime Challenges yet, please be sure to pop on over there and check them out...  There is a challenge on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month!!  On the FIRST Monday it's a DELICIOUS DIE CUT DIVA CHALLENGE...  And on the THIRD Monday it's a SAY IT WITH SENTIMENTS CHALLENGE (that's ME!!)...  Each challenge will have a FUN theme, so I hope you'll check it out and JOIN US for a good time!! :)

Now...  On to my inspiration for the challenge (I hope I'll get to see what you create too!!)...

I created a fun easel card for a boy's birthday...  This is a standard A2 size card (4.25"x5.5").  I cut the base at 4.25"x11" and scored it at 2.75" and 5.5" so that I could make it an easel card...  Since I wanted to use one of my homemade Wiggle Wires on the football, it's always more fun to have a card that can stand easily on display -- Like this easel card!!  :)
The football and tags are cut from the Creative Memories "This and That" Cricut Cartridge (available HERE)...  I cut all layers of the football at 3.75" (including a base layer for added stability), lightly inked the edges of the white cuts, and embossed the football with the Cuttlebug "Tiny Bubbles" embossing folder...  The green background was embossed with the Cuttlebug "Traffic Jam" embossing folder...
I used my Gypsy to slightly adjust the size of the tags for my card.  I lightly inked the edges of of each cut and added the stamped sentiments from K Andrew Designs "Splashtastic Summer" Stamp Art Set -- "Have a BALL", and "Coffee and Tea for You and Me" Stamp Art Set -- "on your BIRTHDAY" (click on each title to make either of these sets YOURS -- Use the code "letshavefun" at checkout for 20% OFF your purchase this week too!!)...
I hope this card will be lots of fun (with it's wiggle that makes me giggle!) for the recipient...  Cuz it sure was FUN to make!!  :)

Now it's YOUR turn!!  Be sure to create a Birthday Card using a SENTIMENT and link it up over at Paper Playtime!!  I can't wait to see what you create!!  :)


Until next time,


Heather Everson said...

Adorable! Love the embossing. Glad you are having a great week my friend.

Nikbee said...

A fabulous card. I love the embossing and the wiggly football.
Nikki x

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome card Amy!! I love your easel card and the embossing looks fabulous!!!! Great colors and love that you added wiggle wires to the football:)
So fun!!
Sherrie K

Lisa said...

You know how much I just love this awesome card my friend!! The embossing folder (traffic jam, I think?!) is one of my favs!! I am so glad you you are having a good week (and you do know I will pry for details ;)

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Rosie said...

Love your card

Amy said...

Great embossing and card! I know what you mean- the days are just flying by- hope it settles down for you soon! :)Amy


Amy super cute card!! You just made my day because I have been trying to figure out how to do the ribbon for my daughters birthday invites and I am going to steal (use) you idea!! Thanks!! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Your card has made a TD! Especially like the embossing. Was wondering about the winner of the Say What challenge that ended 4/12?
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Cheri said...

Super card Amy! Love the wiggly football and the great color combo.


Debbie said...

Great card! Great colors!!

Pam said...

Amy for some reason I didn't comment on this card, I thought I had, my bad!!

It is really cute! The tiny bubbles folder is perfect for a football, especially a wiggly one :)) The traffic jam folder was perfect for the background too. I also love the color combination you used my sweet friend. Great job!

Hugs, Pam

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