Monday, January 21, 2013

3 Challenges!

Hello, all. Today is a day of multiple blog posts, so make sure to catch them all! I've already posted about Sale-A-Bration -- which starts tomorrow!! -- so make sure to get the details. Later this week, I should be posting about at least one other card -- a sneak peak for Valentine's Day. Then with this post, I'm proud to show off a card I made over the weekend combining THREE different card challenges! I Think that's a record for me!

Ta-da! I love it. Here's the info:

Colors come courtesy of The Fab Friday (Fab Fri 10) challenge: 
I used the Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, and Crumb Cake. As you may remember, I don't really like pink and red together very often, so I decided to leave the pink out, though in this color scheme it would have worked. I just think it would have been too much for this little card to handle.

The layout comes from this week's Create with Connie and Mary challenge (CCMC235) - a sketch! 

As you can see, I've flipped the sketch around a bit,
and used a banner instead of a bow. Great layout!

And finally, the theme comes from this week's Friday Mashup (FM93): "Make a Wish!" The challenge was:
  1. Make a project with a "Birthday Theme."
  2. Or Make a project using "Brads."
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Birthday project with some brads."

As you can see, I chose the third option and used the itty bitty tiny Silver Mini Brads to add delightful touches. 

And once again -- again! -- my "Butterflies fix everything" motto came through. The silhouette flowers needed a pop of color, and I needed to tie in the gorgeous Pool Party seam binding ribbon (isn't it fantastic?!). So out came the Beautiful Wings Embosslit yet again to save the day! Aren't they just the perfect touch on this lovely birthday card?

Card Details
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pool Party (including sponged onto the Very Vanilla butterflies)
Accessories: Silver Mini Brads, Pool Party Seam Binding ribbon, Glue Dots
Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Just Believe
Tools: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, 3/16" Corner punch, 1/16" Circle Handheld punch (for making holes for brads), Stamp-a-majig (to line up the saying on the banner)


  1. Very simple and pretty. Love the clean look! Great color combo! Love what you did with the banner/ribbon. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

  2. Very clever use of the sketch. Love this color combo. Thanks so much for playing this week at Create with Connie & Mary.

  3. I love how this turned out! Thanks for stamping with me!

  4. Great use of this weeks sketch Michelle! I love the soft colours you've used on your card! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary this week!

  5. What a soft and pretty card! I love the banner layered onto the ribbon and the sweet butterflies! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. Love the sweet "waving" banner! And I'm with you….butterflies can only make a project better! I always use my Beautiful Wings embosslit with the Just Believe set….they were made for each other! Thanks for sharing with us at Fab Friday!

  7. WOW!!! What a simple BEAUTY!!! The touches of Cherry Cobbler and Pool Party are set off perfectly by the Crumb Cake!

  8. Wow, this is such a soft and pretty card! I like how you layered the cardstock banner on the ribbon banner! Thanks for joining in the Challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  9. Love your card with the sketch flipped. Very neutral and soft looking! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  10. Beautiful! Love your double banner with ribbon! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  11. I love this card - just simple beauty and all colors that I love to use. The banner with the ribbon behind is such a great idea - I haven't tried that before. I'm so glad you joined our sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  12. Very pretty card! I really like the soft and delicate look you gave to your card with the color you chose. Love the banner you created with ribbon and cardstock!
    Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup this week!

  13. That little banner is cute the way you have it assembled on your card! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary!

  14. Beautiful card!! I just love the soft colours! Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup this week!

  15. Congratulations on getting picked as a Glamette for the Friday Mashup!

    1. Thanks! I was super stoked that the lovely ladies over at Friday Mashup liked my card enough to pick it as a runner-up! I feel so honored! :)

  16. I love how you focused on the soft colors and used just a pop of red on this card. I also love the rounded corners. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday this week!

  17. This came out gorgeous... I love how you combined all the challenges and I always love seeing butterflies. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

  18. I love the simplicity of your design. It works beautifully with that stamp set and the colors. Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!