Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Bright Birthday Wish

Today I need to finish the last piece of the Christmas puzzle--cleaning the house. Not my favorite activity, so I thought I'd do what I do best--procrastinate!

I decided to check out the Holiday Challenge Extravanganza on Splitcoast. Each day they're offering an extra challenge in addition to the usual daily challenges.

Today's challenge was to make a birthday card using one piece of designer paper, two colors of cardstock (not including a neutral), and 3 punches. Ribbon was the only embellishment allowed. I got to play with my new pack of BasicGrey paper I picked up at Michael's yesterday with my 50% off coupon. I {heart} this paper!

This card was so quick and easy, I may be using this formula again in the next couple of weeks. I need a batch of cards for all those January birthdays.

Stamps: Small Script (SU)
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, BasicGrey Urban Prairie dp
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: ribbon (Dollar Tree), designer label punch, circle punch, ticket corner punch, dimensionals

21 comments:

fishlips said...

Merry Christmas Ann may you have a safe, happy, healthy and much love this holiday...

You card is so pretty love the paper and the ribbon is just fantastic too...

Hugs
Erin

Jeannie said...

Luv these colors together - great job! Happy Holidays!

Jeannie

Gabby said...

Girl...you and both have procrastination fever...I HATE cleaning the house...with 3 kids UGH...I'd rather be stampin'! LOL! I am loving this card...that ribbon looks so yummy against that DP! Wonderful job Ann! Have yourself a WONDERFUL Christmas. May "Santa" bring you more goodies to play with or some moooolah to buy new goodies! ;) LOL!

Elizabeth said...

Great color combo. And you know I love that Ribbon.
Basic grey DP has become my fave background paper to use! This pad is one I don't have! Now I am going to have to get this one too!

Lyn S said...

Great card Ann, the DP is really pretty!
I don't blame you for putting off doing the housework either.....someone will only mess it up again!
Have a great Christmas!

Mothermark said...

I heart this paper too! Hee! This is such a cute card! Love the big ole bow!

Susan said...

Great patterned paper!

Jackie said...

Great card! I'll have to see about doing that challenge myself!!

Shirley said...

OMGosh! The colors are just wonderful and that bow is just fantastic too!

Pauline said...

Lovely card as usual. Have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.
Hugs.

Patty (SCS-pepperrn) said...

love this, i just bought this paper too, you have inspired me to pull it out!
Patty

~amy~ said...

Perfect-o! I need some of the BG Urban Prairie DP!

silkeledlow said...

Simply gorgeous card - Annie!!!

I feel pretty bad about cheating on my card - LOL!!! Boy and it's right before x-mas....hmmmm wonder if Santa will come to my house - LOL????

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!! Have a fun time!!!

Hugs
~S~

cadnileb said...

Cute card! Love the colors and the fun DP! :-) Hope you have a great Christmas!

Elena said...

Very nice card! I love this paper!
Merry Christmas to you and your family Ann!

virginia said...

Such a pretty color combination!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Gorgeous! Love that beautiful ribbon and DP!

Terrie B x said...

Your card is beautiful!!!Love the papers...those colours are great together...:)~X~

Kerry said...

This is so pretty! I absolutely love the bright turquoise bow against that pink paper!

JoLynn said...

Wow! The reds and blues look great together. I never would have though to combine them. I LOVE that bog, ol' bow, too. Fabo!

Ori said...

wow..that's really a beautiful paper!! and you treated it very nicely!!Very very cute!!