Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Classy Birthday

Wow, 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) so far this week for me, and here it is Christmas week!  I honestly didn't think I'd be making cards so close to the holiday, but I'm almost ready with all my holiday 'stuff' so I have a little extra time.  And it's a good thing, too:  stamping is therapy for me - I know it is for a lot of you out there, too - and I'm STRESSED! 

I wanted to play at the Play Date Cafe and Waltzingmouse this week, so here is my inspiration:

And also at Splitcoast, the Free For All #43 is to make a birthday card, so that's what this one is.


See my pop of yellow on the 'button'?  I made that with a stamp from Simple Delights (SU), using Summer Sun and Basic Black inks and two circle punches, 3/4" and 1".


Some white rick-rack trims up the envelope design (it is for show only; it opens like a regular A2 card).

I'd better go wrap some more gifts now.  I have to work tonight until 11:00, and believe it or not, also on Christmas Eve until 8 pm.  So I need to get my stuff done!

Thanks for joining me today, twice.  And I hope you pop back tomorrow for my BIG NEWS! 

Happy Stamping,

Colleen

Stamps:  Simple Delights (SU)
Paper:  Whisper White, damask DP from Michael's, black stripe DP from SU's Groom Specialty Paper Pack
Punches:  circles 3/4" and 1"
Other:  white rick-rack from SU, Crystal Effects glue and dimensionals

14 comments:

Hanne said...

Your card is so elegant! I like the pop up button too!

Ann Schach said...

Love the "pop" of color! Clean, classy and elegant!

Ann Schach said...

I love the "pop" of color! Clean, classy and elegant!

Karen W said...

I love this and do you have a template for the card? Very pretty

Emily Keaton said...

So very elegant, Colleen! The addition of that rick-rack was inspired. Great use of the PDCC colors, too!!

Michele Gross said...

Oh YUM! I love those glossy stripes with the damask print! Gorgeous design :)

Fiona said...

lovely elegant card Colleen :)

Tracey said...

What a perfect take on both challenges!!!! Happy Holidays Colleen :)

Benzi said...

Gorgeous! Love the pretty rick rack and the yellow looks fab. I'll be checking back tomorrow for that news. LOL

Tammy said...

Just stunning!

Debgem said...

Fabulous card - really elegant, and I love how the yellow just pops off the page!

Julia Aston said...

I thought your card was crimped Colleen but after staring at it I realize it's a shiny stripe! how lovely! love the touch of yellow - thanks for playing with the WMS card this week!

Linda Callahan said...

This is beautiful - so elegant!

Kelly S. said...

A lovely and regal looking card! Awesome use of patterns!

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