How can it be 2 years since the AAA Birthday challenge blog was first launched? I’m so grateful to have been given the chance to be on this design team with the wonderful Jane at our helm. We wouldn’t still be here two years on without the support of all of you…the amazing creative community who enter the challenges.
This months challenge is simply HAPPY BIRTHDAY and we would love to give you all the opportunity to win some crafty goodness. We have 9 amazing companies who have graciously sponsored this special month. See further down for all the details of how to win.
We also welcome Kuni as our guest designer for this special month.
For my DT card I’ve used My Favourite Things stamps and dies.
This is such a cute stamp set and I love the bright colours against the white of the card base. There is a new online craft supply shop that has opened recently – Loose Lemon Crafts – and they have such fabulous products to use in your crafting and embellishments I haven’t seen locally before. They are New Zealand based and only posting within NZ at this stage. I used their Neon Flowers Clay Sprinkles in this card.
Here’s another new to me card challenge – Color Hues – The card challenge. For this challenge we have to use Blue and Orange. I’ve decided to start on my Christmas card production although this could be used for birthdays too…or any celebration for that matter.
I made this card to enter into the current Seize the Birthday challenge #196 – Tic Tac Toe . I chose the first column of birds, one layer and a large sentiment. I have to say this card came together very quickly…probably because I didn’t overthink it (my usual cardmaking technique!!).
July is here already and a great new theme for this months challenge…create a 3D card. If you pop over to the AAA Birthday blog you will see the amazing 3D cards the Design Team have created and a special welcome toRachelleas this months guest designer…she has created another STUNNING card this month to inspire you.
I created this card for the current My Favorite ThingsBirthday Project Challenge. It’s not my usual style of card but I love the final feel of the card and hope it inspires you to try something a bit different.
I have a super pretty 12 x 12 pad of patterned paper from Crafters Choice (Pale Garden) which has some stunning floral images so I chose one and based the colour scheme of the images around that. I used the My Favorite Things Town Bear and Sweet Sloth stamps set. The stamp images were coloured with Copic markers and die cut with the matching dies.
To make the base I cut out the circle out of the patterned paper using a nesting die and using that die plus one slightly larger I made a skinny frame out of plain white cardstock. I adhered the frame to the patterned paper with glue.
I adhered the cut out circle directly onto the cardbase and arranged the background images on top. I then placed a larger circle of thin vellum over the images to mute the look of them, so the card doesn’t look too busy. I really wanted the little bear to stand out.
Using my ATG I taped the patterned paper to the cardbase and then popped up the cutey pie bear and the clouds using dimensional foam.
To finish off I used a corner rounder on two of the corners and that’s it done.
Hi everyone, time for another challenge at AAA Birthday. This month it’s a colour palette theme. Come along to the AAA Birthday blog and see what the Design Team has created and a special welcome to Trina as this months Guest Designer.
I wasn’t sure where I was going initially with the colour scheme and you only have to include at least two of the colours but I ended up using all the of them.