Friday, February 1, 2013

"Birthday Bash" Blog Hop! (And 2 challenges)


Does anyone else think of that old Frosty the Snowman cartoon every time you hear someone shout "Happy Birthday"? No? Just me, then.

Anyway, Welcome to our third monthly Blog Hop! Our theme this month is "Birthday Bash," and we're showing you some fun projects relating to everything birthday. I was stoked for this theme, because it gave me a chance to prep for all the upcoming birthday celebrations.

Be sure to check out all the fantastic blogs in our hop!

Inspired by this week's Clean and Simple sketch challenge (FTL225), this is what I came up with:

The sketch had banners where I have the circles, but I've been doing so many banners lately that I wanted to change things up. Some great DSP and a fun Edgelits for the zigzag border, and I ended up with a pretty cute and simple birthday card (if I do say so myself).

I also stamped a quick, decorative circle behind the greeting. I stamped it in clear VersaMark ink and used clear embossing powder (heat embossing). So I linked up to this week's Late Night Stamping challenge to "Heat Things Up," too.

But a card wasn't enough! So I made a coordinating little gift bag to go with it.

Using the same colors and DSP, I made this cute bag topper in under 10 minutes (and that was while watching TV, so it was probably only 5 minutes of work). Quick, cute, and filled with candy -- the best kind of gift to make!

So there you go! A quick, easy card and gift. Go check out the rest of our hop, then get stamping to create your own fabulous birthday creations!


  1. Love the Edgelit zigzag border on your card. The coordinating gift bag is adorable.I also love the decorative circle behind your greeting. I need to do that more often. Great birthday projects! Now I have "Happy Birthday!" from Frosty stuck in my head. Ha!

  2. Great projects Michelle! I love how you used the DSP circles instead of the flags and of course I am a fan of matching.

  3. A perfect way to display the DSP.

  4. I seriously had to look twice to see that those circles were from DSP! I think that's a great idea! Anyone would be thrilled to get a card and treat like this!

  5. What a beautiful simple card. Those are the best and thanks for sharing it with us this week at LNS!

  6. Lovely card, I like the little dsp circles! Thanks for joining the LNS challenge this week!

  7. I saw your card on the LNS challenge and came by to see. What a fun idea to make medallions out the circles.

    1. Marti, Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you like the card. Be sure to check out the rest of my blog for more project ideas :)

  8. What a fabulous clean and simple card. Love the colors. Thanks for playing with us this week at LNS.


  9. I didn't use to think of Frosty but I will from now on! I love Frosty! What a beaufiul card. I love the clean look. Thanks so much for playing along with us on the LNS challenge blog!

  10. I love the texture and colors on your card and the treat bag is darling!

  11. Great card. This would be good for those men in our life.