The son of a dear friend turns one this week and I needed a card, of course! In a dramatic turn from ALL of the Christmas cards I have been working on, I pulled out my Play Date DSP to see what I could come up with. The Pals Paper Arts this week was designed by Margaret Moody so of course it is fantatic. Make sure you go check it out! I have done a similar card concept before with the numbers but, as I mentioned then, the numbers are what made me buy this paper. I love the idea of highlighting the specific birthday using the monochromatic and the mulitcolored papers! That is what I did again on this one. I love the bold colors in this DSP and I let the paper do most of the work. After I got the numbers panel completed, I needed a little something for balance and tied on a button from the Brights Designer Buttons collection. I layered the Oval Punches and used the phrase from Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Didn’t this turn out cute? The mommy of the little boy loved it and I’m happy that it highlights the special birthday.
Now, since I can’t let you go without SOMETHING from Christmas, I have a close-up of one of my cards from the Stampin’ Addicts Blog Hop last weekend. I shined a light on the card so that I could capture all the shimmer from the Shimmer Paints I used. I am not normally a “glitter girl” but the sparkle from this card is so pretty in person. I hope this gives you more of a feel for it.
Thanks for stopping in today. Tomorrow I will have close-up pictures and details about my cracked glass card from the hop. Have a great day!
Stamp: Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Play Date DSP; Ink: Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Large and Small Oval Punches, Chocolate Chip Wide Grosgrain (ret), Brights Designer Buttons, Dimensionals
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Must….resist…buying…more paper. You’re making it very difficult, Jennifer!
What a great idea with the colored block for the age!! Beautiful Christmas card, too – I loved all of the projects you made for the hop!