Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A BIG Happy Birthday Blog Party!

Hello there!  I am so glad you could stop by today because this is a special day!  It is my blog friend Karen's birthday.  I always enjoy everything that Karen creates and she is a sweetheart too, always leaving love on so many crafty people's blogs.  In honor of her special day, Erin invited a bunch of us to a party to celebrate Karen!  Of course she didn't want us to come to this special party empty handed so I made a few place cards for the special event.  Using the latest Embellish Challenge for inspiration, you had to incorporate buttons along with the specific color combo of Brown, Green, Yellow and blue,  so here is what I created for Karen.



Starting with some patterned paper from Jillibean Soup, I adhered a full panel to the front of a white card base. I cut a white strip and stamped my leaf image along with my sentiment.  I added a few Aqua buttons and a cut out bird, adhering the strip to a brown panel and then to my card.



For the place cards, I simply cut coordinating colors of card stocks down to 3 x 2 added polka dots to the side and a white panel, stamped with the same elements as my card.


I hope you have enjoyed the party here on my blog, in honor of my friend Karen!  Be sure to pop on by her blog to leave her some love and also to Erin's blog, as she has a list of all involved.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY friend!!

Here is a list of my fellow party-goers!  Be sure to pop on by to see what they brought to the party!


Cristina (who's also celebrating her birthday!!!)
Lindsay <---that's me!


Lindsay

Supplies:
Paper: White, Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold, Dark Chocolate
Patterned Paper: Soup Staples Jillibean Soup
Stamps: Dandelion Dreams Skipping Stones Designs, Delicate Leaf Clusters, Dictionary Greetings Hero Arts
Ink: Harvest, Chocolate Fresh Ink, Grass Amuse
Embellishment: Aqua Buttons Papertrey Ink

25 comments:

  1. What a wonderful card....love the buttons....the colors are spectacular! What SWEET placecards...soooooo fun!

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  2. i love your place cards and card, lindsay! great colors, too!

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  3. Such a beautiful card Lindsay. Perfect button placement, great colors, fresh LO. Just awesome. And those place cards? LOVE! Can you bring some to the party I'm having? You know, like every party I ever plan to have in the future? *chuckle*

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  4. love the card and the place cards!! so bright and cheery, perfect for her birhtday!!!

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  5. Ooh, I love these bright colors and the way you incorporated the buttons. The place cards are SO incredibly cute!

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  6. Such a lovely card, Lindsay!! I love the huge green polka dots. The stamped images are so adorable, looks really fun. The place cards are so adorable. What a great party idea.

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  7. How fabulous are these place cards? I love how you incorporate the polka dots from the card to the place cards. Love it and I think the buttons are perfect. Thanks for joining the party fun, what a great way to celebrate Karen's birthday.

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  8. Your place cards are perfect, as is your card! Bright, colorful! Perfect! :)

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  9. SO clean and fresh--so Karen's style!! Love this party card and place cards, Lindsay!!

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  10. So sweet! I love your place cards!!

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  11. Gorgeous!! Love the colors! I love the card and the placecards... too cute!

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  12. What a great card & I love that the fun placecards match! So FUN!!! :D

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  13. beautiful color. Love the card and matching set of place cards.

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  14. What a gorgeous card and coordinating place-cards! If that's your handwriting on the place-cards then it's seriously gorgeous - I wish I could have handwriting half as beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  15. Love this matching set Lindsey, such fresh colours too :)
    Jenny x

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  16. Ok, so I need to study this post and jot down some notes. First, look at the green, the glorious use of green that usually evades me. Then, the patterns, love the patterns! Just the right scale to the images so as to not overpower them. Lastly, the buttons. I love the buttons! Lindsay, you are one talented girl and I always love coming here to visit because I learn so much! Thank you so much for joining in on the fun, you sure know how to make a gal feel special!

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  17. What a gorgeous card--LOVE the paper and your little birdie!! Great name place cards too!! Beautifully done!! Happy birthday, Karen!!

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  18. This is stunning! You always make the freshest-looking cards!

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  19. Wow! That is one beautiful card for Karen! Love the colors!

    And how sweet are those placecards!

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  20. BEAUTIFUL card and coordinating place cards!!! LOVE the colors and the layouts!!!

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  21. Oh gosh, Lindsay! I'm absolutely LOVING what you made. They are gorgeous, yet fresh and cool looking. Only one question- where's my place card!? I thought I was invited to this party too :)

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  22. Fanatastic!! Love your design and the colors you worked with!!

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  23. Well I already thought this was a winning card b/c it was a fabulous party, but glad to see that Embellish thinks it's a winner too :)

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