Monday, August 19, 2013

Thinking Outside the Circle - A Sparkly Birthday Card

I love circle cards and thought it was time for me to create another one.   This time I wanted to do something bold and "think outside the circle." For this card, I used "Cupcake Surprise Puppy" image by Kitty Bee Designs from Ben Franklin Crafts and splashed on some flowers by Prima, Inky Impressions, and All Natural Accents.    To add sparkle, I used glitter paper (blue) and applied Stickles to the tips of the rose petals and edge of the leaves. And of course, I love the stitched effect so I sewed the edge of the white circle.

Here's a close-up of the flowers and "Madera Corner" die cuts which I cut twice then added pearls.  The die is by Memory Box which I got at Island Scrapbooking.

The glittery Happy Birthday laser cut sentiment is from Island Scrapbooking (IS).  I attached it to a post made with glitter paper.  Both sides were punched with my EK scallop punch.   IS has a huge selection of sentiments, flowers, leaves, Hawaiian theme too, etc. laser cuts and still coming up with more.

Other fun items used:
Spellbinder dies
Pearl Pen by Viva from Stamps 'n Memories
Ribbon by Offray
Pearls by Kaiser Craft

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Loves Rubberstamps - Challenge 66 - Round or Square Card
Created with Love Challenge - CWLC 54 - Something Sweet
Cutie Pie Challenge - Challenge 51 - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs - Challenge 6 - Birthday
Craft Your Passion Challenge - Challenge 176 - Summer Flowers
The Paper Nest Doll Challenge - PNDC #11 - Shaped Cards
Pile It on Challenge - #33 - No Design Paper
That Craft Place Ltd - Stitch Real or Faux

Thank you for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!


Teresa said...

Beautiful card
Hope you have a lovely day.
Hugs Teresa x

coops said...

so stunning karen.really sweet image and i love your fab design and sparkle :D

xx coops xx

Linda . J said...

Beautiful creation Karen love the colours and your gorgeous designs, it looks terrific.
Hugs Linda

Chris Hanselman said...

Adorable. I love the die cuts. Thanks for entering our Something Sweet challenge at Created With Love Challenges.

Deloris said...

Fabulous card! Love that super cute image and all the fun embellishments!

K8 said...

What a stunning card, love that sparkle and that bear is to cute!!
Thank you for join us at Created With Love Challenge this week, hugs Kate (DT)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty, great shape! Carri~Abusybee

Cely said...

so stinkin cute! i love all the bright colors and all the bling!!!

Heather said...

A fabulous card Karen, I love your design and a stunning colour scheme!! Your image is adorable and such gorgeous details!!

Heather xx

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card.

craftin-dawn said...

So sweet!! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Something Sweet Challenge!

pam said...

beautiful card Karen, gorgeous colours and design

Diane said...

This is just an adorable design.

Regards diane

Elizabeth Hart said...

Wow - that black background really makes this pretty and fun card pop! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challeng

NicoleDesigns said...

Super cute!!!! Love the shape! xo Nikki PND DT

Beverly Steele said...

love the shape..thanks so much for sharing with us at The paper nest dolls

Marilyn said...

This is so cute and I love the design and those gorgeous dies you used.

Jane Savage said...

So gorgeous, Karen. Such a bold use of colour makes this so effective! Thank you for joining the Cutie Pie Challenge this week. Jane xx

katslittlepassion said...

Beautiful card! I love the flowers you used!
Thank you for joining us at CYP challenge!
Craft Your Passion DT

Anonymous said...

Nice card, Karen.
You are very talented with your sewing machine.
Will check out IS for sentiments.

Sweetncrafty Gal said...

What a super cute card! love the stitiching! thanks so much for joining That Craft Place Challenge good luck! Carlyann (TCP DT) xxx

MommyScraps said...

Soooo cute Karen! Love it! Thanks for playing along at Craft Your Passion!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Fabulous card design, cute image. Thanks for Playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Unknown said...

So sweet card. Love shape.

Thank you for joining our Shaped cards Challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls.
Jasmina DT PND

Pat K said...

Beautiful creation Karen with such a sweet image. Pat K xx

Lynn said...

Oh Boy! This card is a winner. I love the unique layout and shape. Thank you for sharing your creative work.

Olivia said...

Such a lovely the bright colors and the unique shape. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

Unknown said...

What a sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges this week.

Julie said...

Fab card - love what you've done with one of our images! It's super cute!

Thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs for our Birthday challenge.

Hope you can join us again on Friday when our new challenge launches.



alethea said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion! HUgsxx

Amanda R said...

Nice stitching, very well done! And I love all of the glitter and bling, too cute!

Jane ayres said...

lovely card , thankyou for joining us at the PND x jane dt x

Anonymous said...

Super fun shape card !!! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!