Thursday, January 4, 2018

SURPRISE Party Guest - Seize the Birthday

Hi everyone!  I'm super excited to have been asked by Nancy Leppeck of Scrapper@heART to be the surprise party guest over at Seize the Birthday!



I love making and sending birthday cards to my family & friends!  I tend to make mostly birthday and Christmas cards so this was definitely an honor and playing along with these challenges are a great way to keep my stash growing.

Each week is a different "topping" (challenge theme) to use for your designs.  You don't necessarily have to use the toppings to play along though - any birthday card works.

This week is "no topping" so just create any ole' birthday card and link it up!  FUN & EASY, right?!!!


I was inspired to create some winter birthday cards using the Mix & Mat: Snowflakes Die by Papertrey Ink.  I tried really hard to capture the sparkle paper I used behind the die cut, but just couldn't capture it.  Trust me, it's so sparkly in real life.  I embossed the biggest layer die onto the card base for added texture.  The sentiment is from Keep it Simple: Birthday also by Papertrey Ink.

I sure hope you will play along this week and get a head start on those birthday cards for this year.



Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

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18 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Kristie. Love the red and white color theme. I can see the sparkly paper behind the red die cut but I am sure it is much prettier in real life.
    Welcome to Seize the Birthday. Glad to have you as our party guest.

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  2. Such a beautiful card, Kristie! The red, white and sparkle really make your card pop. The birthday recipient will love the card. I love the addition of the black as it makes everything so crisp and vivid.

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  3. This is spectacular. I love the sparkle behind the red (I could tell you used the glitter paper so you were able to capture it!!) and the little touches of black throughout the card. Totally beautiful design.

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  4. Kristie, so glad you are joining us as the guest over here at STB! I always enjoy your creations and this is no exception. The card is fabulous and I do spy some sparkle, so all is not lost on the camera! Heart Hugs!

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  5. Congrats Kristie, your card is beautiful and I can imagine more so in real life! I'm off to seize the birthday now!

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  6. Congratulations Kristie. Lovely to see you showcased and fabulous card.

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  7. Congrats on guesting Kristie!! Your card is beautiful. I like the red and sparkly silver!

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  8. Congratulations on your spot, and you have made a striking card for the challenge
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  9. It is so beautiful, even as I see it in the picture, but sparkly? It should be just gorgeous! Thank you for being such a spectacular guest and giving us a wonderful opening to the new year, Kristie!
    hugs, Ashwini

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  10. Welcome to Seize the Birthday Kristie. I love the striking colors of red and white on your winter birthday card. I am looking forward to seeing many more of your designs. Thanks for being the Surprise Guest.

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  11. I LOve those Christmas-time birthday cards! Yours is exceptionally beautiful, Kristie!
    =]

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  12. This is beautiful! One of my favourite colour combos, and sparkle, too? Perfection!

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  13. I can see the glitter and it brings a celebratory feel to your birthday card, Kristie.

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  14. Welcome to Seize the Birthday Kristie, and thanks for being our Surprise Party Guest! Your card is fabulous; I love the awesome snowflake die and the black accents.

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  15. Awesome winter birthday card in a classy color combination, Kristie! The lovely twine finishes off the card beautifully!

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  16. Finally have a chance to drop in for a proper greeting! We are very thrilled to have you with us and your card is really fabulous! Black and red is always a stunning combination! Can't wait to see the rest of your cards!

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  17. Gorgeous focal die ct with the sparkle behind it. Welcome to STB for the next 2 months

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Your comments are much appreciated. Thank you!

Hugs,
Kristie