Friday, September 25, 2020

Seize the Birthday Celebration

Hello dear friends!

I hope you're having a wonderful day!
I spotted the new challenge over at Seize the Birthday and WOW can you believe it,
it's their 200th Challenge!  A big congrats to them all!!

The rules are a little bit different this time around but I think it's a great idea for the milestone they are celebrating and their DT plus a few extras have shared some AMAZING designs.  Here's what I came up with ... hope you like it!

My inspiration (as you can tell) came from the colors in the logo and the black & white wording.

I began by creating my background panel from a 4 x 6 sheet of white card stock then colored it using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and a large sponge dauber.  After I had the colors as I wanted them,  using the Sue Wilson - Perspectives Collection - Happy

Sue Wilson Designs - Perspectives Collection - Happy

 I die cut the word HAPPY from the center of my inked panel. 
After adhering the word to a scrap panel of white card stock and again to a panel of black card stock for matting, I covered over the area that was originally die cut with my completed HAPPY panel.   

By using the small scrap I had cut from the inked background panel, I die cut the word BIRTHDAY and adhered it to a scrap strip of white card stock to complete my sentiment.  And, what fun ... I still have the letters that popped out of the die to use for another project!

That's it for me today!  I have a busy day of crafting ahead of me so I'd better get busy!!

As You Like It Challenge - Favorite - Bright or Pastel (& Why)
I love the BRIGHT colors because they just make me happy!!!
Krafty Chicks Challenge #526 - All Occasions
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie #151 - Photo Inspiration

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!


  1. Love how you have used the mood board the background works fabulously
    Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

  2. This is just gorgeous,love the fab

  3. Fabulous make, Darlene - perfect for the challenge!

  4. Well, girl, I an so glad to see you here. Your card certainly qualifies, it is very bright and colorful. Thanks for helping us to celebrate our 200th challenge.

  5. So very beautiful with those wonderful colors. Sure makes for a happy card design.

  6. very cool, your blending of the colors is just terrific, very colorful birthday card, bring on the happy!! Have a great weekend!

  7. Darlene, You can most definitely see how you were inspired with this great colorful card! Love the bold graphic and the way you incorporated the negative too! Great job and so glad you played along with our 200th Challenge at Seize the Birthday!

  8. I can’t believe it’s their 200th! This is a wonderful CAS design and I really like the Craft/Cookie palette! You could make this in so many different colors and it would be a great design to always have in your Birthday Card stash!
    Hugs - Rachelle : )

  9. I've always loved this die set and just look what you've done with it. Looks amazing with your sponged background. Perfect for the challenge!

  10. Adorable card!!! Thank-you so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  11. I totally agree, bright = happy and your card proves it! Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

  12. Pretty and colorful but most of all a creative card! What a great idea to cut the letters then cover up the part you cut, I had this set on my wish list once (before it disappeared lol), what a creative way to use it!

  13. Great birthday card. Love the colorful background. Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

  14. Beautifully done! Thank you so much for joining in with the AYLI challenge. Your make is perfect for the brights or pastels theme. Hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Squirrel x


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