I made this card for Embellish Parties Color Challenge.  Sorry the photo’s a little wonky.. I think it looks off because it was taken at a bit of an angle.  Oh well. Next time will have to get hubby to help.

This was my first color challenge.  Normally I shy away from color challenges because I don’t have a lot of ink colors but this one was pretty straightforward since it used the simple primary color of red, with black, white and kraft.  I would have loved to use some kraft but I don’t even have any of that!

It is also my submission for Practical Scrappers’ Floss, Fibers, and Ribbon Challenge.  I use ribbon all the time but this was the first time I tried to use a “fiber.”  The balloon strings are actually made from an old cashmere thread/yarn that came with a sweater I bought years ago.

For Stamping Vacation’s April PICK 3 Challenge, I picked:

-Use black, ivory and one other color and only those colors for everything on the card – I used red.
-Do any type of dry embossing – I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the balloons.
-Do something that can be real or faux and do it either way (like sewing) – I sewed on the button.. by hand!

For Scrappy Frog’s Pick 3 Challenge, I picked:

– Embossing
– No coloring – rarely do I ever color
– Something recycled — the thread from an old cashmere sweater

This is also my entry for Fab ‘n’ Funky’s Get It All Out Challenge.  I love this challenge because it reflects how I feel about card-making.  As much as I crave new products from Papertrey Ink and Cosmo Cricket, I really feel it is better to use what I already have.  Otherwise, my craft cabinet threatens to take over the house! For this challenge, I dug out the first stack of patterned paper I ever bought and used the black and white type pattern which I have never used before.  I also used a button for the first time.  I’ve had these buttons for years and years — I got them as part of an auction box back when I lived in North Dakota.  I can’t believe I’ve had them for that long and never used them.  Crazy!

This is also one of my entries for Paper Sundaes’ 14th Challenge to have a card with no people.  This is super easy for me because I never include people on my card.. not really my style, not to mention I don’t have any people stamps.

Also for A Spoonful of Sugar’s Challenge 100 — Happy Birthday and for Creative Card Crew Challenge 48 — Happy Birthday.

Also one of my entries for Penny’s Paper-Crafty Anything Goes Challenge — it doesn’t get any easier than that!



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7 responses to “Party!

  1. Great job! Thanks for joining us at Scrappy Frogs. Hugs, Stephanie

  2. Terrific job on the challenges! I LOVE those balloons floating from a button! Wonderful idea! The embossing looks great and really makes the balloons realistic!

    Thanks so much for participating in the PICK 3 Challenge at Stamping Vacation!

  3. What a fun card! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes.

  4. what a fun card card. the embossed balloons look great!

    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

  5. Christine

    Great card, how cool that you used fibers for the first time! Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers!

  6. mariana

    I love the embossed balloons! Great card! Thanks for playing along with us!

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