Friday, April 7, 2017

Happy Birthday

The last couple of days, I've been having a blast working on using up some scraps from an old paper pack.  It started with the card from my previous post and continued on to this one:
The houndstooth pattern in the back was the larges piece I had left (I did trim it down a bit as it was almost a full 6x6 piece).  But the two other layers were much smaller, so I turned to one of my favorite tricks for using patterned paper: pick a sketch that allows you to cut your patterned paper into smaller pieces and adhere them in a way that makes them look larger.  I cut both pieces of paper in half and then used the circle die cut to cover up the empty spaces.  And no one will ever know, except you!   I used some coordinating paper to paper piece the cupcake liner; it adds such a great touch!  For the base layer, I used water color paper as it's not as bright white as my white card stock, AND it added some awesome texture to the card; it mixes with the texture on the papers.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink "Baker's Dozen"
Dies: Papertrey Ink "Baker's Dozen"; Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"

Mod Squad--You want a piece of me?  (paper pieced the cupcake liner)
Crafty Creations #338--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft #41--anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge #245--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #177--birthday or #7
Crafty Gals #117--3+ layers
Penny's Creations #323--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Die Cuttin' Divas #311--sketch

Crop Stop--anything goes (I used a Spellbinders circle die)
Pixie's Creations #275--anything goes with snippets
Divas that Cut--birthdays


Di said...

Great card Heather and I do love the little flag on top of the cup cake - so cute. Great use of snippets of course.


Di xx

Di said...

Forgot to say - clever trick to expand your papers as you did too! xx

Nancy Boyd said...

Awesome card! Sketch Challenges are always a great way to use up your scraps, love how you used it to make your scraps more usable!! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin Diva's this week!

Judy Woodland said...

What an adorable card. LOVE how you have used your scraps, sometimes that's more fun than using a big piece of patterned paper. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at the Mod Squad.
Judy~ Challenge Host

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely choice of papers. Great what you can do with scraps. Lovely card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Esther Asbury said...

Great card! I love the paper pieced cupcake wrapper, the tiny pearls on the icing, and your use of watercolor paper!! Thanks so much for linking your beautiful card up to the Cropstop challenge this month!!

Jana Forrest said...

Sweet and simple wins the day! Love this card, Heather! Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges. Hope to see you again soon! Jana ~ DT/CGCC

CA Scrapper said...

Love your card! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


Esther said...

Cute card and super take on the sketch!
Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

Mandy said...

Wonderful card Heather! The little cupcake is so cute and the design is lovely.
Thanks for joining us for our special 8th Birthday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx