CR84FN32 -- Happy Birthday, Mona!


Hello! It's time for another CR84FN Challenge! Thank you to all who joined us last time.. it was fun viewing all of your fabulous creations! For this week's challenge (CR84FN32), our color palette is Aqua, Green and Yellow. The lovely photos in the graphic above are courtesy of Leslie at A Creative Mint.

Today we are celebrating our fearless leader and my sweet friend, Mona Pendleton's birthday (Happy early birthday, Mona!) and this is the card I made for her:


When I saw the colors included yellow, I first thought to create a card with yellow tulips (Mona loves tulips), but then when I was choosing my patterned papers, I ran across this sweet little bicycle paper (Lily Bee Happily Lost) that was perfect for this week's color challenge. Mona stays very active and often goes on bike rides with her sister, Tina, so I decided to use the paper instead (for some reason, I didn't think that tulips and bicycles should be together on a card..:)).. So, my card turned out less girly than I had originally planned, but I hope Mona still likes it...

...Anyway, I digress... I pulled out some of my Papertrey goodies and made my label using a text stamp from Mat Stack 4 Collection and die cut with the coordinating Mat Stack 4 Die. "Someone like you should be celebrated every day" is from 2011 Birthday Tags and "Happy Birthday" is from Inside & Out: Birthday. The rest is pretty much self-explanatory.. I also included a tatted butterfly made by my cousin, Jessica of Snapdragon Lace. It was originally white, and I dyed it with some Sea Glass Glimmer Mist, which is what I used to dye my seam binding as well. I used last week's Card Patterns sketch #119 for my layout.

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:


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: 2011 Birthday Tags, Inside & Out: Birthday, Mat Stack 4 Collection (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Happily Lost (Lily Bee), Harvest Gold, Rustic Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Memento Dandelion, Versamagic Wheat, Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Mat Stack 4 Die, Buttons (Papertrey Ink), Circle punch (EK Success), Tatted butterfly (Snapdragon Lace), Lace (May Arts), Pearl (Prima), Seam binding, Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Rose, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

22 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the Happy Birthday wishes Stephanie :) I LOVE the bicycle patterned paper ~ this heat is forcing me to ride in the wee early morning hours :( That tatted little butterfly is precious!

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  2. This is so pretty, I love the bicycle paper and the stitched panels are fab! Love the sentiment panel too, it's such a lovely sentiment. Just gorgeous!

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  3. I think the bike paper is super and I like the way it's combined with such pretty lace, ribbon and buttons - perfect! Love the sentiment too!

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  4. Just so beautiful Steph! Adore that matting!!

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  5. What a fun card! Tha bicycle paper is super cute!

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  6. I think you chose the perfect paper in the perfect colors, Stephanie! LOVE your design and that fun lace paired with your precious little butterfly!

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  7. I think it is beautiful! The bicycle paper is perfect for Mona. I agree about the tulips and bicycles. LOL It still turned out girly. She will love it! :)
    Hugs~

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  8. Beautiful card! Love that you used the bicycles in the background. Lovely sentiment!

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  9. How pretty! Love the papers and added lace trim, wonderful birthday card!

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  10. such a beautiful sentiment and a stunning card!!! Hugs Juls

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  11. So pretty! And I love that little butterfly!

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  12. Such a bright and beautiful birthday card. And if you are the lucky recipient you smile the moment you read the sentiment.
    Stephanie this is amazing!

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  13. I had to laugh - you and I used the same phrasing in our posts, referring to Mona as our fearless leader :) Gorgeous card (as always :)) Stephanie! That bicycle paper is AWESOME! I've never seen anything like it! Fabulous card friend!

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  14. Love your stitched panels and patterns! That little butterfly is such a perfect little touch!

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  15. Stephanie, FINALLY I have computer access and wanted to tell you how much I LOVE your card! Those tiny bicycles on that FAB paper are so much FUN! LOVE the crocheted butterfly and your wonderful bow! And the label and sentiment are just PERFECT! GREAT card for Mona!

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  16. Very pretty card. I love that adorable little tatted butterfly. And your bow is beautiful.

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  17. Oh, how adorable! I love the patterned paper and the tatted butterfly! I have dabbled in tatting, so this is something I must try! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. Wow Miss Stephanie, this is Sooo Pretty! I love your dp's and Wonderful sentiment. Adorable little butterfly too!

    Hugs
    Shannon 8-)

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  19. such a sweet card, stephanie! love the little bikes and pops of aqua--esp the bfly:)!

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  20. Wow, What a pretty card! Love it!
    Have a great week! Annemieke

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  21. Very pretty card :-) I liked the bicycles on the paper.
    Penny

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