Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Happy Birthday, Punkin!

Hello everyone!  Thanks for all of your wonderful comments on my Artful Frame yesterday.  I am happy you liked the project as much as I did.  :-) 

Today is my Punkin's 10th birthday.  I love that she has an October birthday.  Fall is my favorite time of year, and our wedding anniversary passed just days ago.  We have a whole slew of birthdays this month too, in our extended families. 

This card is entered at City Crafter, where the challenge is Harvest Festival -  fruits or vegetables.

Kerry opened her gifts before going off to school today, and she loved her card.  We have a magnet of this pumpkin image on the fridge, so she thought I might've photocopied it from there.  I actually downloaded the image  from The Ephemera Society, through Pinterest

The patterned paper is from DCWV Four Seasons stack, which I picked up for $5.99 at TJ Maxx recently.  The black cardstock is mounted on a white card base. 

I seem to use white card bases ALL the time, and I do love Papertrey Ink's version - bright white, thick and sturdy.  When I was new to paper crafting, all I had was Stampin' Up!'s white cardstock.  Now I think it's rather flimsy, compared to other brands.  However, it comes in handy for a couple of things:  border punching (it's tough using PTI cardstock for that; I've broken punches) and sending it through my home printer.   I used the SU stuff to print this pumpkin.

Tomorrow is The Play Date Cafe's 2nd Anniversary!  Whoo hoo!  We've got awesome prizes from The Twinery, Layers of Color and Sweet Stamp Shop.  Be sure to stop by and see what we've cooked up for you.  :-)

Well, thanks so much for joining me today! 

Colleen

Stamps:  none
Paper:  white - PTI; Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake - SU; DCWV Four Seasons
Ink:  Antique Linen, Walnut Stain Distress - Ranger
Punch:  Dotted Scallop - EK Success; Lattice Edge - Martha Stewart
Other:  safety pin, brad - SU; twine; black ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

23 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Perfect card for your little Punkin! This is adorable!

Lisa said...

Wonderufl card Colleen,love the lattice punch (might have to invest in that one!). Happy birthday to your sweet punkin!

Marisa said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly :) Well done with the downloading - glad she loved the card. Belated Happy Anniversary too :)

LeAnne said...

This is lovely---I have this image from the Graphics Fairy. I didn't know TJMaxx sold DP! I'd better go check mine out! Your frame was beautiful too...I just was too tired to comment yesterday! :D

Emily Keaton said...

LOVE that vintage pumpkin, Colleen!! What a cool birthday card :). (And is that button I spy from your Recollections clearance pack????) Happy Birthday to Kerry! I hope the rest of her birthday today is fabulous. :)

Barb said...

this is so pretty. i'm in awe of people who can combine prints, shapes...so effortlessly. you've been added to my list! wonderful card, pure eye candy

lynn said...

happy bday to the little punkin! love the papers on this one, colleen:)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful creation Colleen, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful image and the background paper is very nice. All together a great card. Happy Birthday to your Punkin.

Benzi said...

Glad your punkin liked the card...it is so adorable. I see that paper from T.J. Maxx. They have such bargains there.

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful birthday card Colleen!! Love the papers - so pretty!

~Tammy~ said...

You always luck out at TJ Maxx. Every since you posted about this before, I have been on the lookout, and NOTHING! I looked from front to back and side by side! :-(!

Love this and I am so happy your daughter appreciated it! It's fabulously cool!

Personally, I still like the weight of SU best. It's just right. They just drive me batty with all their color changes and retiring colors.

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, Happy Birthday to your sweet lil punkin pie! Wow, double digits! Where is the time going? I keep trying to press down on Troy's head, but, alas...he keeps getting taller...
Love your darling card, the vintage image is superbly charming and the colors are so festive and Fall-like! Adorable!
Wish Kerry a happy birthday for us and I hope she eats lots of cake and gets lots of pressies!

Linda B said...

Love your card for your daughter's birthday. I've used this image also... it's like "classic Autumn"... perfect!
Someone else had written they bought a paper pack at T J Maxx... I've never seen any at our store. What dept. is it in?
Happy Birthday, Kerry!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Happy birthday to your sweet little pumpkin, Kerry! I hope that she had a fabulous day and celebrated BIG!! Psalm 118:24

LOVE this card---great use of paper and the border punch matches that design on the pumpkin panel perfectly! LOVE your ribbon/twine treatment--GORGEOUS:) LOVE!

Karen B. said...

What a good time of the year for a birthday. :} Your card is lovely, I so admire the way you can work with detailed images.

Leslie Miller said...

What a perfect combination of everything here! Love the image, but with that paper -- wow! Happy birthday to your little Punkin'! October is a big birthday month here, too, including mine (was on the 15th).

Ros said...

Happy Birthday to your Punkin! .. fabulous card ... thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB ... and I just took a peek at your frame ... Lady this is amazing!!

Pauline said...

What a gorgeous card for your lil punkin! Love that vintage image, just beautiful!

babar said...

Love the image you created in the form of little Pumpkin.
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Linda R. said...

This look fabulous.. I just love that image.. I used the same one.. Great minds think alike.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

wendipooh13 said...

LOVE this and gorgeous ribbon choice!! thanks so much for playing along at the City Crafter challenge blog!!!!

cnelson said...

LOVE this in EVERY way possible! Thanks so much for sharing with CCCB!

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