Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Birthday Card for a New Challenge!

I was so excited this morning to learn about a new challenge blog - Seize the Birthday. The challenge is all about birthday cards!  Now that I'm finished making Christmas cards for a while, I really need to get on top of my birthday cards and this challenge will help!

I just finished making a couple of birthday cards as part of a card set that I'm giving as a Christmas gift.  I went through my stash of paper looking for some bright and cheerful paper and came accross Close To My Heart's special paper - Dotty For You.   This was a special paper during National Scrapbooking Month this past year and it was so popular.  Right before the special ended I made sure to grab a couple of extra packs and I'm so glad I did!  It was so hard to pick which card I would share today but I decided on this card:

I used sketch #19 from Close To My Heart's Make It From Your Heart Vol. 1 book.  I added a dimensional element and using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge, cut the same shape as the dimensional element.  The white cardstock is cut 1/4" smaller than the black to layer.

I colored my cupcakes and cupcake stand with our new Alcohol ink markers and added Stardust Glitz Glitter gel to the frosting for sparkle.

4 1/4" x 5 1/2" White Daisy Card
Artiste Cricut Cartridge - Z1790
Dotty For You Paper - retired
Dimensional Elements Awards - Z1792
Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon - Z1781
Mini Medley Accents Black Collection - 1393
Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel - Z1313
My Acrylix Stamp Piece of Cake - retired
Alcohol Markers - Cotton Candy Z2417, Sweet Leaf Z2404, Creme Brulee' Z2406

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to come back later for more Dotty For You Cards!


  1. Cute layout and colours! So happy to hear you will be joining us! Thanks for joining in our linky party at Seize the Birthday!

  2. Such a fun the banners!!

  3. Love the banners and the color, AND the polka dots!

  4. Love these banners! They make a very festive card!

  5. super happy card :)
    So glad you joined us for our first link party on Seize the Birthday.
    Looking forward to seeing you for our first challenge in Jan :)

  6. Love that fun layout & the bright colours :)

  7. These "brights" just pop off the black background of the card. Love these choices!

  8. Very nice card, I love the fun papers you used.


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