Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Big 5 Birthday Girl

Hi!

{Wohoo, this card was selected for the Comet Award at Papercraft Star on 8/21/12...thank you very much}

We were invited to a birthday party that was a carnival theme, so I had to put together a quick birthday card and I was limited on time, so I actually cased one of my own cards for the layout. That took all the guesswork out of it, and the card come together quickly. Running short on time....look through some of your favorite card makes and recreate it. 

I started with a kraft card base which has been distress painted. The patterned paper is a collection by g.c.d. Studios called Funhouse. It's perfect for a carnival theme birthday! 
The Funhouse collection also has some coordinating embellishments.  I added a pocket with a fun little coordinating card for a sentiment.  I stamped a 5 on a die-cut and added it to the outside of the pocket. On the inside sentiment card, I added two tickets which have been stamped with the Birthday girl sentiment and a 5.  Some die-cut stars were added to the pocket from the coordinating Funhouse papers.

This paper collection is so fun~

A banner was cut and added to the top embellished with some buttons. I made some hand dyed seam binding and created a fussy bow embellishing with a button and twine. 

The Papercraft Star has a Fair or Carnival Theme. What perfect timing to go along with the birthday card for our friend. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 
Have a wonderful Wednesday! 
~Tammy~

21 comments:

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the fab colours.xxx

Brandi said...

This is adorable! Love that banner.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is just way too cute- i love those little tickets!!

Laura said...

Stunning card as always Tammy, I love it!
Laura xx

Sasha said...

Hi Tammy, I love how you embellished your card with a banner, the sweet little buttons and ticket pocket complete with tickets...such fun! Gorgeous Papers, too.

Sleepy Stamper said...

Such a sweet card Tammy! I too started using this paper for the PCS challenge but fell short and set it aside for another time, but you have done a wonderful job! Love seeing your creations at the Papercraft Star!

Hugs,
Anitra

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeee that GCD collection!! One of my faves of theirs!! And LOVING the card you made with it!! LOVING the pocket and love love love the banner with the buttons!!!!

Annette said...

wow wow wow this card is fabulous...such an amazing design..love all the layers and the button banner is perfect.

Debbie said...

Super cute card!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a gorgeous card, Tammy! And how perfectly personalized for your little friend! I love the papers and the little envelope and LOVE that banner with the shabby bow! Gorgeous!
and thanks for letting me know about the blog hop prize. How exiting!

VanessaB said...

cuteness! love the pocket with tickets: perfect! :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

I don't know where to start...From color to composition and dimension to embellishments ---this has it all!
Incredible and fabulous!
Hugs...

Martha H. said...

Super adorable, Tammy!
I love love the banner....

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty birthday card Tammy!
love the color and all your intricate details to it.... super tickets too!
TFS - enjoy your day~

Ros Crawford said...

This is stunning!! so much to look at here ... Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Papercraft Star this week!

onecraftymama said...

Super fun! And you KNOW that little one is going to love that you made it just for her! Too sweet :)

Joanna M. said...

What a sweet card Tammy! I love this! Hugs, Joanna

Lisa said...

Wow, Tammy, this is fabulous!! The papers you used are so festive and perfect for a carnival!! The design is awesome!! You are so creative casing your past projects...I need to remember that when I'm in a time crunch :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card, Tammy, what a special card this is for the birthday girl! Thanks for joining in the fun this week at the Papercraft Star for the "Carnival" challenge.

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE that little, sentiment pocket, Tammy! And all your patterned papers and snippets and trims just work so well together! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

Karen B. said...

All the little pockets are great on this card!