Friday, September 4, 2009

Simon Says Happy Birthday Heidi

And so do I. Happy Birthday to you, Heidi. It's a pleasure to make this card for you. I had a few challenges in mind when I sat down to make this. Over on Simon Says Challenge Blog I saw the post that asks all the followers to make a card for her. Well, I'm a follower, a customer, a cardmaker and a challenge participator so how could I ignore this request. I am also an avid My Favorite Things fan. I have many, many MFT stamps and love every last one of them. I follow the MFT threads over on the Splitcoast Stampers site. Every Thursday they post a new thread with two challenges, one sketch challenge and on theme challenge. There are cash prizes for these challenges. This week the MFTMFC15 challenge is to use the MFT colors which are pink, black and white. HA! That color combination has been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl weaving potholders. So all I had to do was pick a set to use. The Stamp Something
is to use your favorite stamp or stamp set and to use some punches or die cuts. The MFT "You Take the Cake" stamp set is my favorite for birthday cards and I love to use punches on borders, this time I wanted to use the punch on the inside too. I've been trying to make the insides of my cards a little bit fancier and I saw the challenge on Splendid Stamping with the Greeting Farm, a sketch challenge with the added "It's What's Inside That Counts". My sketch is tweeked a bit, and flipped around but it's something like the original. One of the punches I used is the scalloped eyelet border punch from Stampin' Up and that fit into the Stamptacular Sunday challenge #22 to use scallops as many as you want somewhere on your project. (OOPS!, I'm editing this in, this can't be used for this challenge because the project you make for their challenge can only be used in their challenge and this one goes way over that line!) And then there's the Pink Elephant challenge #30 to use two squares (the image is stamped on a square of white card stock and matted on a square of black card stock), one ribbon (see the pretty bow) and something that sparkles (there's glitter on all the polka dots on the dress, they show up much better in real life). So that's a lot of challenges but I only intended to do the MFT challenge and make a birthday card for Heidi, if you've got a minute why don't you make a card for her. She'd be pleased.
Now onto the details that haven't been mentioned yet. The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copic markers. The cake icing was made with pink liquid applique and the cake layers are covered with white flock. It looks yummy, but it's very low in calories. The white card stock was embossed with the Cuttlebug birthday folder. The black polka dot paper is from Making Memories.
Happy Birthday Heidi, I wish you a great time.


  1. Gorgeous card Chris :-) The image and papers look lovely and the ribbon is a perfect finishing touch :-)

    Thanks for joining this weeks special Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x

  2. love Mft stamps and your card is just scrummy.
    Ann xxx

  3. Very pretty!! Love the colors & texture. Thanks for playing along with us at TPE!!


  4. Oh Chris...I love love love this card!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at TPE!!

  5. Your card is really amazing. Thanks for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge.


  6. Oh your card is so pretty!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp Something Challenge.
    God bless

  7. Beautiful card, I love the lacy punched border. Thanks for joining in with us on this week's Stamp Something challenge.
    Jenni x

  8. Adorable sweet card, love the cute image and brilliant job with the sketch.


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