Thursday, March 24, 2016

Happy Birthday to Me!

Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. As the challenge hostess for the month I continue to issue the challenges.

As today is my birthday let's create a card that includes the things I love … owls and cards that pop up; flip or pull open; accordion style etc. Any type of construction style card will do anything goes but preferably not a flat card this week.

One of the newest style of Pop It Ups this year is the Hanging Charm Pull Tab Card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I have been having so much fun playing with this die set that I decided to use it for my card today.

Heartfelt Creations released a new collection earlier in the year ... Sugar Hollow Collection which is all about Owls. When my local craft store got these I was the first to put them in my basket (they hadn't even made it to the shelves yet haha). So of course I decided to use those on my card. There are 6 sets in the collection, I have used images or sentiments from 4 of the stamp sets for this card. 

Here is another view of my card at a different angle so you can see the pop up portion of the card in action.

Here is my card when it is closed ready to pop in an envelope. As you can see I also added the A Way with Words Happy Birthday 2 sentiment to the card .

Rather than use the frame that comes with the die set for the pop up piece I have used rectangles from the Stitched Rectangles & Fitted Rectangles die set to give me more room to fit my image.

And finally the back of my card .... of course I had to add another owl image from one of the other stamp sets and the sentiment from another set.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Anne Harmon
Joanne Grzelak
Liz Williams
Lois Bak
Lynn McAuley
Maryann Einam
Vicky Gould

Stamps: Sugar Hollow Hangout; It's Owl Good; Sugar Hollow Tree; You're a Hoot - Heartfelt Creations
Paper: White; Black; DP
Dies: Hanging Charm Pull Tab - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Stitched Rectangles; Fitted Rectangles; Stitched Sqaures; A Way with Words - Happy Birthday 2 - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics


Dr Sonia S V said...

Happy Birthday Frances!! Love the cute owl and the interactive element of your card
Dr Sonia

Lynn McAuley said...

Your fabulous birthday card tops them all, Frances! What exquisite work.

I hope your birthday has been the best ever!

Liz Williams said...

Without any doubt, I envy your talents on these specially engineered cards. I have you have a wonderful birthday, just as special as it should be!!!

Christine Kosmak said...

Gorgeous card as always Frances! Happy Birthday for what's left of today, and I hope it was a fantastical one!!

Vicky Gould said...

Well, you hit the jackpot with these adorable owls. I've never seen one in flight your card. Hope you have the best birthday ever...surrounded by family and friends!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Happy Birthday, Frances! YOu continue to amaze with your delightful moveable cards.......this one is fab!!!

Lois said...

Happy Birthday, Frances! I thought of you when I saw those Sugar Hollow owls on the HC blog a couple of months ago. I like the way you used that hanging charm die.

Ironlady said...

Hope you had a great birthday, a fantastic job with this hanging charm card.

Joanne (jojot) said...

your card is the best.....hope you displayed it for your b'day