It’s time for a FIESTA with a Birthday Fiesta as the Paper Craft Crew celebrates its 200th Challenge!  WOW!  I can’t believe Wednesday is here and you know what that means… I’m over at the Paper Craft Crew for the Weekly Card Sketch Challenge!   Come on over and check out this weeks 200th challenge as we celebrate with Blog Candy!  Yes, the Paper Craft Crew has Blog Candy to give away and I’m also giving away Blog Candy here then some members of the Design Team are also giving away Blog Candy!  To be entered into a random drawing for Blog Candy YOU must leave me a comment.  For the Paper Craft Crew Blog Candy, everyone that creates a project inspired by this weeks Sketch Challenge then uploads it to InLinkz will be entered into a random drawing.  So, head on over to the Paper Craft Crew to check out all the awesome Design Team creations.  The challenge starts today and ends on TUESDAY, June 28th @ 10:00 AM EST! 

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #200

 Birthday Fiesta Celebration

PCC-200-Pam-v1Since the Paper Craft Crew is celebrating its 200th Challenge, I was inspired to use the Festive Birthday Suite of products from the 2016-2017! Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  This is my first time playing with this fun product suite and, yes, it is most definitely very festive!  The colors are bright, fun, festive and bring the party alive.  Now, let’s get down and FIESTA…  

As soon as I saw the Alpaca in the Birthday Fiesta Stamp Set, I just KNEW I had to have this stamp set.  The Cactus may have also persuaded me even though I’m not a huge fan of the desert.  Regardless, you cannot deny that the Birthday Fiesta Stamp Set is definite all about celebrating.  Whenever I look at this stamp set I’m reminded of my first trip to Tijuana when I was 16 years old.  We were visiting friends in San Diego, CA and went to Tijuana for a day trip.  It was definitely an interesting trip.  I remember the crowded market, the bartering and SO much activity along with SPLASHES of bright colors.  The poverty also stood out in my mind which made it extremely hard to “barter” because I felt I was taking advantage of the sales people.  But, I did manage to barter and purchase beautiful blanket that I still own 31 years later.  Now that I think about it, the blanket is very close in color to Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise.

This weeks Paper Craft Crew card features the Alpaca stamped with Tip Top Taupe, an Emerald Envy Blanket and Melon Mambo Reigns.  The Alpaca may not be the absolute cutest creature on earth but you do have to admit the Alpaca is quirky looking.  I used the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper with the cactus for the background of the card.  Then, based on the sketch, I have a bit of Emerald Envy card stock peeking out of the edge at an angle just under the front layer.  Colors in the card include Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Pumpkin Pie and Tip Top Taupe.

PCC-200-Pam-v2Birthday Fiesta Card Recipe:

  • Cut the layers to your card including the base layer from the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper (“DSP”) layers on Melon Mambo. 
  • The Whisper White card front layer measures 2 5/8 x 3 7/8 and is layered on Crushed Curry card stock with Emerald Envy peeking out at an angle.
  • On the Whisper White card front, use the Perpetual Calendar Stamp Set to stamp a Tempting Turquoise background.
  • Use the Sunburst Thinlet with Crushed Curry card stock and after you’ve cut out the Sunburst, use the Layering Circle Framelits to cut the sunburst into a circle shape.  I used a scalloped layering circle which really fits with the theme.
  • Cut 2 strips of Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper in 1/2″ strips that are 3 3/4″ in length.
  • Stamp the Happy Birthday from the Ready To Pop Stamp Set with Emerald Envy and cut out with the Bunch of Banners Framelits.
  • Assemble the card.  Attach the Whisper White card front layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the Festive Birthday DSP layer.
  • Glue the strips to the Whisper White layer with Fast Fuse then attach the Sunburst with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Tuck in the Happy Birthday banner where you want it to go and attach with glue dots.
  • Finally, finish the card by attaching the Alpaca with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Congratulations, you’ve now completed a fun and festive Happy Birthday Card!  I actually have several ideas for some fun cards using the Birthday Fiesta Stamp Set and I can’t wait when I have more time to play with the set which will hopefully be while I’m on vacation in Minnesota the month of July.  

Blog Candy

Remember, I mentioned something about Blog Candy!  In celebration of the 200th challenge, I am giving away a FULL set of the NEW 2016-2018 In Color Ink Pads!  Oh, YEAH… I might be crazy but I LOVE the new In-Colors and just want to share the love.  BUT, to be entered into my drawing you MUST leave a comment on my blog.  Ideally, I would also like to see you participate in the challenge but I’m not going to make that a requirement for being entered into the drawing however, if you DO participate in the sketch challenge AND you comment on my blog, you’ll receive an extra SURPRISE along with the In Color Ink Pads.  Finally, I must restrict the Blog Candy to participants and commenters located within the United States.

PCC 200th ChallengeHere is this weeks Card Sketch with the Paper Craft Crew.  If you are having a mental creative block, card sketches are a great way to kickstart your creative juices.  Why not stop over at the Paper Craft Crew, create a card inspired by this weeks Card Sketch and post to the blog!

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