CR84FN23 -- Birthday Wishes


Hello! It's time for another CR84FN Challenge! Thank you to all who joined us last week.. it was fun viewing all of your fabulous creations! For this week's challenge (CR84FN23), our color palette is Light Pink, Black and Cream. The lovely photos in the graphic above are courtesy of Martha Stewart.

This is a special week as one of our CR84FN designers is celebrating a birthday later this month.. Happy, Happy Birthday to Sue Lelli. I hope you enjoy your birthday, Sue!

Today (actually Sunday) is also my mom's birthday! Happy Birthday, mom! I showed her card earlier in the week.. here.

This one is for Sue... :)


Today I started with a sheet of patterned paper from the Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden collection (the subtle pink pattern below). I cut it to the size that I wanted, then I stamped the flower border (from the coordinating Butterfly Garden stamp set) on the top and bottom in black ink. Next, I clear embossed the butterfly (also my main image) on the sides, cut the paper into 3 strips, then I added some distress ink to all of my pieces. I stitched my panels on using zig zag, crazy and straight stitching. My sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Bountiful Basket Additions.


I stamped the butterfly image again with Tattered Rose distress ink, cut it out with Spellbinders Labels Twenty-One Nestabilities and added some distress ink while it was still inside the die. That black blob in the center of my bow is actually a black felt rose (sorry -- it's always hard for me to photograph black!) made with the MFT Mini Rolled Rose die (I think it's currently out of stock so this is a link to all MFT Die-namics).

For all the challenge details, please be sure to visit the CR84FN blog HERE. I hope you will join us this week.. I can't wait to see what you create! For more inspiration, please visit my fellow design teammates:


I'll be back tomorrow with some exciting news.. :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Butterfly Garden (Pink Paislee), Sentiment from Bountiful Basket Additions (Waltzingmouse)
Paper: Butterfly Garden (Pink Paislee), Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink), Classic Crest Classic Natural White (Neenah)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark Watermark (Tsukineko); Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Labels Twenty-One Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Round-it-All (Zutter), Die-namics Mini Rolled Rose die (My Favorite Things), Black felt, Clear embossing powder, Seam binding, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

22 comments:

  1. I LOVE this card, Stephanie!!! Beautiful colors and stitching and stamping!

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  2. Beautiful! Love the overstamping of the pink/black images on the pattern paper!

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  3. So elegant looking Stephanie! Love all the Pink Paislee goodness here and your little black rosette!

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  4. OMGosh Stephanie! LOVE LOVE LOVE this card (and the birthday wishes! THX!) LOVE how you stamped the butterflies on that GORGEOUS paper! LOVE the butterfly in the spellbinders frame. And LOVE that black rosette! STUNNING card!

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  5. This is Gorgeous, Stephanie!! I looooooooooove it!!
    Hugs~

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  6. This is so elegant! Simply beautiful!

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  7. This is just dreamy! I love the black floral accents in the corners, and the butterfly stamp is a lovely vintage image, beautiful!

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  8. Love the papers and the lovely stitched panels! And one of the new nesties - lovely shape, the butterfly image is beautiful. Lovely!!!!!

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  9. This is a jaw-dropper, Stephanie!!! WOW! How GORGEOUS is this?!?! I love the beautiful papers and the fabulous stamps! WOW girl, this is STUNNING! I'm sure Sue will love it!

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  10. This is stunning Stephanie. I love the 3 different stitched pannels and pretty butterfly stamp. :)
    Hugs~

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  11. What a gorgeous card, Stephanie - you've inspired me!

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  12. Such a gorgeous card! I love that butterfly!

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  13. WOW! Absolutely stunning! Wish I were Sue!! :D

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  14. Love all the subtle layers and the stiching.

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  15. Stunning! Love the touch of black from the corners they add the perfect touch!

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  16. such a pretty card, stephanie! love your stitching, and the stamping on the pp!

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  17. beautiful and elegant!! Loving the black swirls in the corners!! Hugs Juls

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  18. This is gorgeous!! I love how you stamped the background paper, and then cut & arranged it just so!! The stitching is just fabulous, too!! Lovely job! ♥♥♥

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  19. Oh my this is breathtaking; a masterpiece!!! Love it!

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  20. Stephanie, this is beautiful! Love the layout and corner stamping design! Lovely card!

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  21. I am drooling over your card! It's so, so beautiful! I love everything about it. I especially like the stamped flowers in the corner in black ink. They really pop on this card. Just fabulous!

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  22. The DP is a must have...giggle...so
    elegant and feminine!!! GORGEOUS card Stephanie! Hugs ~S~

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