Thursday, February 24, 2011

Play Date Cafe 70 - Happy Birthday

At the Play Date Cafe today, we have a super-happy, bright combo of colors to play with!


Don't those colors remind you of summer? 

I made a birthday card that helped use up some of my scraps. 

All of the designer papers are from Stampin' Up!, and are retired.  There are so many neat ones in the $1.00 Scrap Bags I get from my demo. 


I lined up some scraps in various widths across the bottom of the card, then stacked two borders punched with Martha Stewart's Double Scallop border.  A ribbon scrap tops them. 


The punched frame is made with Martha's String Lace Punch Around the Page set (bought for 9.99 after Christmas!).  I paper-pieced the stack of presents from SU's Happy Moments and added a tiny bird from a new Sale-a-Bration set called Sweet Summer.

We have a Guest Designer this week at the Play Date Cafe:  Maria Gurnsey!  Click on over to check out her creative goodies on her blog, Gingham and Polka Dots.  

Our Design Team has brewed up some neat projects to share with you, so be sure to check them out, too:

Tracey -- Jaclyn -- Savannah -- Julie -- Michele -- Fiona -- Andrea -- Sarah -- Jinny -- Ruby -- Libby -- and me, Colleen!

The awesome prize package, worth $30, is sponsored by Maria Gurnsey.

Ready to play with us?

Please follow THE PLAY DATE CAFE RULES carefully to enter.
Deadline for prizes is 11:59pm EST on Tuesday
The 'Cup of the Week' will be announced during the next challenge.
ALL SKILL LEVELS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PLAY! 
We want you to enjoy this challenge. 
Interpret the colors the way you see them. 
We do not use specific card stock color names or brands.
Break out of the box and have fun! 
The main requirement is:
PDCC COLORS BE THE 
FOCUS OF YOUR SUBMISSION
When using additional colors, please limit them to neutrals. 
You are welcome to combine challenges, 
but we do ask that:
 1. The PDCC name and/or photo is used

2. OUR colors are the focus of the card.

Hope to see your work hanging in the gallery at the Cafe!

Colleen

Stamps:  Sweet Summer, Happy Moments
Paper:  PTI white, designer paper scraps from SU, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi
Ink:  Stazon black
Punch:  Martha Stewart Double Scallop Border, String Lace PATP
Other:  SU ribbon scrap, SU markers, dimensionals, Scor-Tape

28 comments:

Fiona said...

Such a cute image for the focus of your card Colleen! I love your use of scraps - they are awesome :)

Michele Gross said...

Aaaahh, so cute Colleen! Those papers are so fun and were the perfect pops of pattern!!

Ann Schach said...

Bright and cheery, Colleen! I love your mix of DSP!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so cute, love the colors and the way you added the bird, totally adorable.

Pauline said...

This is fabulous! Love the punche dedge, and the colours this week are lovely and bright.

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful Colleen! What a wonderful card you've made with these colors~ Love that border punch and the fabulous paper pieced image! Way to go!

Bonnie said...

This is such a happy card, Colleen! I love the bright colors, the layout and especially the bird perched atop the presents!

Jaclyn Miller said...

I love how you've used the scraps at the bottom and all of the papers accent each other wonderfully. Your card is so fun and vibrant.

Jinny Newlin said...

So, stinkin' sweet, Colleen! That image is adorable, and I love your patterned paper choices! Great use of the colors!

Bev J. said...

Pretty inspiration piece and I like your card-great use of the papers.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and asking about DH. He is home and doing well from pneumonia and severe dehydration. I didn't realize how serious dehydration is-I thought he might be having a stroke-glad I was wrong.

Noor Nahdi said...

Beautiful colors and cute card, Colleen!!!
Yeah, congrats dear for winning top three at Case Study!!! Very happy for you...

Emily Keaton said...

Such a pretty color combo this week. I love how you used it, Colleen! And your layout is fabulous for using scraps. Those paper-pieced presents are so nicely dressed up--they would be so much fun to unwrap. :) I can't help but smile when I look at this cheery card!!

Stella said...

I love the bright and happy colors and you used some gorgeous papers. Great use of punches :) It's the kind of birhtday card that makes me smile; love it! ( as usual! :)

Benzi said...

I'm getting jealous of your $1.00 scrap bags. LOL Just the same, you made a beautiful and very cheerful birthday card with them. The colors at The Play Date Cafe are awesome this week. Congrats on your win at Case Study! You're rockin'and rollin'.

Tracey said...

SO fun and bright!!! LOVE it!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Colleen. Love the cute bird on the packages. The colors are so cheerful and fun! :o)

Maria said...

Such a beautiful border! Beautiful colors for your card and great mix of papers! A very lovely card as usual...take care!

Ruby said...

I should use my scraps more often, I just seem to collect them!! Lovely card, great choice of papers and a lovely way to use the colours. Love your border too!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOVE that punched border/die! SOOOOO stunning! I love these papers--perfect match to these colors! THIS card is FAB!

~Tammy~ said...

Fabulous use of scraps! I am a BIG fan of doing that! When I am rejoined with my crafty things, I will once again be working from my scrap pile because I packed a big box of it up! I save EVERYTHING! LOL! I am sure the movers were like...isn't this a box of scraps for trash?...I love your punched border die! Great job as always!!!

Amy said...

I love those punch around the page punches and how they make one FANTASTIC focal piece!!! That tiny birdie atop the presents is just too cute!!

Deb Hickman said...

What a gorgeous colour combo, very vibrant. Love the card you've done it's so pretty. What a great idea stamping onto paper scraps and piecing together, love it !!!!

Monique said...

What a great birthday card Colleen... Great take with these colors :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

Very pretty!!

DAWN Braun said...

love your sweet little birdie perched on top of the pretty parcels! so cute!

Linda Callahan said...

These colors are so bright and wonderful together - makes me long for summer! I love the lacy frame!

Dana Gustafson said...

How cute is this? I love what you did with the colors on this card!

Loli said...

Hello Colleen, i love the bright colours for the winter and this card is so vibrant, is a happy card.
Thank you for your comment, my St. Patrick friend
A BIG hug from Spain

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