Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cardmaker BIRTHDAY Color Challenge Hop

Hello! Before I get to the original purpose of the blog hop....I wanted to take a minute to wish a HAPPY Birthday to Brooke!  She is the managing editor of Cardmaker Magazine and the one who keeps us all organized and on track on the Cardmaker blog!

Here is the birthday card I made for her:

 Wishing you a very happy birthday, Miss Brooke! xo

Now....onto the card that I created for our monthly Cardmaker Blog team hop.  This month, Brooke challenged us to create a birthday card using the colors in this inspiration photo:

Here is my take on the challenge:

I needed a birthday card for a special young lady who will be turning 16 soon.  You can read more about her story HERE.

I used my Imaginisce i-top tool to create the coordinating brad :)  So fun!  The bottom panel is embossed with the Cuttlebug numbers folder.  I hand stitched the frame that is holding the number sentiment.  I die cut the flower from some felt and put the brad through the center.

white cardstock (Gina K Designs); aqua, grey cardstock
Die- By the Numbers (My Favorite Things); label Nestabilities (Spellbinders); flower trio (My Favorite Things)
felt- Smoky shadow (Papertrey Ink)
Imaginisce- i-top tool
ink-Memento tuxedo black
stamps- Sentiment sampler (Paper Smooches)
baker's twine- Caribbean (The Twinery)
clip- (Stampin' Up!)
cuttlebug numbers folder (Provocraft)
ribbon- white seam binding
sewing machine
Patterned paper- Little Girl (Echo Park)

Head on over to the rest of the team's blogs to see more color inspired cards:

Thanks for stopping by!


True :) said...

Both cards are beautiful Cammi!
I read the story about Alison and was touched. I will try to get her a card made too. Thanks so much for the link to her story.

True :D

Brooke said...

Aww, thank you so much, Carolyn, for the birthday wishes and card! It is so pretty-love it!! And the card for Alison is adorable!

Donna said...

Gorgeous birthdat card. Hope Brokke has a very special day!

Kimberly Crawford said...

Love them both!!! You add such great finishing touches to all your projects, like those amazing butterflies and brad!!!

colleen said...

Love these cards Cammie - absolutely adorable!

Jennie said...

Sweet design and great take on the inspiration!

Lynette said...

Both of your cards are fabulous, Cammie! Such pretty colors on each of them.

Patti J said...

Awesome creations, Cammie! Thanks for sharing :)

Ruth G said...

Fabulous cards! I know they will both be cherished by those who receive them. Thanks for sharing the story about Alison! I hope to create something special for her.

anya said...

These are both fantastic cards, Cammie! I love your playful interpretation of the photo. I adore your coordinating patterned brad - a perfect finishing touch!

Sue from Oregon said...

I am sure Alison will love it! Love the way the embossing folder #'s tied in just perfectly, and the special handstiching is a wonderful touch of love!

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing two wonderful and original cards Cammie!

MaxineD said...

I read the story about Alison and my heart broke for her and her family :-(.

Love your cards - the detail is fabulous in both.

Glenda J said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colours and all the little details.

labels industrial said...

Such a both card fabulous and i read your whole story which you share above. It design and decoration is awesome. I excited for make it.