Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

March 25, 2012

Yes I finished the card just in time for Papertrey Ink’s March Blog Hop Challenge, CAS-ual Friday Challenge AND Moxie Fab’s Paper Scrap Challenge. Talk about productive!  For this month’s inspiration photo from PTI, I wanted to do something bright and cheerful with the given colors of aqua & yellow.

I remember the stripes and the dots from the inspiration image and so I briefly sketched out the card for the challenge.  I’m glad the card turned out the way I wanted it to be!

Yup, what I envisioned the card to be!

Happy Birthday - stars

I basically used 2 long stripes of colored cardstock found from my scrap box.  Since the cards I make are 1/2 inch smaller than normal cards, I end up with long strips of cardstock.  I adhered the paper in alternating color on some scrap printer paper and trimmed the extra pieces for my “confetti” which was made with some eyelet punches.

Happy Birthday - stars

Used: Papertrey Ink (Upper case Alphabet dies, Smokey Shadow cardstock, Aqua Mist cardstock, Summer Sunrise cardstock, Smokey Shadow ink, Birthday Basics stamp set) |  Stampin’ Up (Cool Caribbean ink, Summer Sun ink, Dimensionals) | Market Street Stamps (Blast Off! stamp set) | Copic (Y06) | Others (rinestones – white & blue)

38 Responses to “Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge”

  1. Kara Says:

    So fun! Love it!!!

  2. Love the paper pieced letters! and the stars! and the dots! and the rhinestones! Great, fun card!

  3. Great idea with the multi coloured alphas … love this!

  4. Nancy Guse Says:

    Bright and cheery I love it!!!

  5. justjenj Says:

    love the alphas in this card. thanks for sharing your design process too!

  6. Pam W. Says:

    WOW, great design! And it really is “happy”.

  7. erin Says:

    Fun and bright, do you sketch out all your cards? Wow.

  8. Sherrie M. Says:

    LOVE this card!!

  9. Veronica Z Says:

    This is a fantastic card! I love the lettering and super fun stars!

  10. Val Hilchey Says:

    Such a great card. So cheerful!

  11. Tina Says:

    So, so sweet. Love all the stars and gems.

  12. Sadie Says:

    So nice!! Those letters are awesome with the paper piecing. Absolutely makes me HAPPY looking at it!

  13. Renee L Says:

    Fabulous card!
    Love the lettering…
    the confetti and scattered gems…
    just gorgeous! 🙂

  14. Victoria h Says:

    Fab striped alphabet letters.

  15. Michelle w Says:

    Wow!! This is an amazing card! I wish I had such a clear idea of my card design before I got started cutting and stamping! The planning obviously works, because your card is awesome. 🙂

  16. Shut the front door! This is just amazing! thanks for the inspiration! 🙂 You process really blows me away-so thoroughly thought out and so worth the effort.

  17. gorgeous card! i liked seeing the sketch process and final product…great job acheiving your vision!

  18. Oh your blueprint sure turned into something special! Love how you included it…even your sketches are neat as a pin :)!! Love the 2 colors on the letters and the perfectly placed confetti! I tried a confetti card and it ended up in the trash…maybe I’ll try mapping it out next time, LOL!

  19. samantha Says:

    fabulous!!!!!!!! great work

  20. Fantastic planning and what a gorgeous result.

  21. Kristii Says:

    What a fun card!!! Love the stars and dots!! Your sketches are amazing too!! I wish I could be only half as organized as you!!

  22. I love tis design and the way you’ve integrated the colours in the lettering dies and the accent details.

  23. Emily W. Says:

    Wow, neat card! I love how your “confetti” looks so random. Whenever I try a technique like this is just doesn’t seem to work!

  24. Kate Says:

    Love this card – it is absolutely STUNNING!


  25. Lisa Says:

    How fun, love it!!

  26. Awesome card! Love the letters in Happy. Your design on paper is fabulous. Glad it turned out the way you envisioned it.

  27. Jen Adcock Says:

    Holy Smokes! This is amazing! Like the stripey letters weren’t mind blowing enough, then you blow us away with the perfectly cast stars. Fabulous job! Wow!

  28. I reallllllly love this! The letters are awesome! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  29. Terri Moore Says:

    Great card. Love the striped letters.

  30. Jen Carter Says:

    This is amazing!! I am in love with this card! Gorgeous work! Love how you made the words!

  31. Jenny M Says:

    The letters are awesome in the candy stripe effect…..love your card :0)
    Jenny x

  32. Lisa Addesa Says:

    This is so cool…so pretty…LOVE it!!

  33. Wow!! This card is totally fabulous! I love the diagonal stripes of color in the “happy” and the smattering of stars 🙂 And wow, you really think out your cards before you make them, I’m impressed!

  34. CarrieP Says:

    Oh, my … those alphas are to die for – so creative! Love your composition of all the stars and confetti too!

  35. LOL! I got your name fixed up on the post and in the VIP club page 🙂 Lots of people have funny little knicknames so I just go with how they post in the gallery 🙂 Congrats!!!

  36. Stunning card! Congratulations on your VIP at CAS-ual Fridays!

  37. Cath Says:

    Hey Pamela! Thanks for linking this up to the Paper Scraps Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you joined in on all the fun! 🙂

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