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Sunday, August 18, 2019

I'm Here For All the Cake


Hoping your weekend is going well. For me, this weekend is finally back to "normal." More about that later. Since it's Sunday, it's time for a new Paper Players challenge. This week, the very talented and sweet Joanne is our hostess and she has a fun Cards for Kids theme, combined with this month's CAS challenge.

The July SSS monthly kit's stamp set fit perfectly for Joanne's kid card theme. I made a birthday card.

I began by using my Socr-buddy to score 3/4" from all four edges of the card base. The panda image is stamped using Memento tuxedo black and colored with Copics, then cut out with a Die-namics Stitched Square die. I placed it in the desired location using temporary adhesive, and using my Misty, stamped the balloons. After coloring them with Copics, the square was popped up using dimensionals, matching the balloon strings. I kept embellishments minimal, just using a white gel pen to add lines on the balloons and some fuzzy little balls (thinking any kid would love them.)

Using more images from the set, I made the inside of the card.

To explain my back to normal weekends comment, I have been at my mom's in northern California for the past two and a half weeks. My younger brother passed away on August 4. Mom and I were with him in the hospital. My sister lives in Portland, so she wasn't able to make it in time, but did come. So, a very sad August for our family. We all doing okay, better every day.

It certainly felt good to get some crafting in this weekend. I made a few cards yesterday that I'll share in other posts later and over the next few days.

Thanks for looking in and have a nice afternoon,

Stamps: Party Like a Panda set by Simon Says Stamp
Paper: Neenah Solar white card stock
Ink: memento tuxedo black, SU Cucumber Crush and Pacific Point, Copics
Other: Misti, Die-namics Stitched Square die, white gel pen, fuzzy pom-poms, liquid glue, dimensionals, Gemini Jr


  1. Adorable, Colleen! I love the little pom pom embellies on the front. And the inside...WOW! This is just so stinkin' cute! Great job! Thank you for sharing with The Paper Players!

  2. Colleen your partying panda is just the cutest!! Thanks for joining my CAS challenge over at The Paper Players this week!


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