I created this card for a special birthday coming up. I chose to use a challenge that was to use 2 different double sided papers and to use both sides of each paper. I chose 2 papers from crate paper from the pretty party collection. I used a sticker "Birthday Girl" from the same collection. The flower is felt with a button from Jelly bean and the frame is wood veneer that I used a little old paper distressed ink on. The girl and flowers (in the frame) is the same paper as the dots. The green flower/doily looking paper is the same paper as the green-yellowish paper with the lines.
All paper is Basic Grey Clippings. I used the banner that is for the same set. Happy Birthday is a stamp from See-Ds. The strip along the bottom (diagonal stripes) is a sticker from the pack of Basic Grey Clippings. I used a total of 12 staples (Can you find them all? LOL). I also used a burlap circle from Little Yellow Bicycle - Burlap shapes.
All papers are from the citrus stack (DCWV). I used a chipboard frame (that I painted), flowers (from my stash), rhinestones (from my stash), and ribbon (from my stash). The butterfly is artisan chipboard from pink paislee that can be customized with color (they come white with print). Have a happy day is a stamp that I double stamped, once using Adirondack Lights Lemonade and then again using Memento Cantaloupe.
I used two pattern papers. The stamps are from Lawn Fawn. I grabbed a tag and decorated it with ribbon, pattern paper, and stamps. I stamped the tissue box and paper pieced it with pattern paper and white paper, the white paper is popped up. Both bugs were stamped in black on the paper (to show the antennae and legs) and then stamped on the red and cut out and placed on pop dots to stand out. With the ribbon and the pop dots there is dimension to this card front.
On the 12th of this month is my brother-in-law's birthday. He is a carpenter by trade. Because of this fact, I came up with this idea. I made an easel card, that consists of tape measures, different fonts, a place for a gift card, wood veneer and several brads. Of course, we all know the screw heads are a construction item, I added the little brads to the "birthday" to make it look like they were nailed on. The "hoping" and "beyond" letter fonts reminded me of epoxy. And of course, carpenters use wood. Even the paper has a wood design.
This card is for my Uncle Phillip and his wife Kathy. They did so much for me during the time I was with my mother.
This card combines a sketch from 365cards and a challenge from Pile it on challenge. For PIO I figured the torn note pad did the trick, along with the stick pin at the top of it (school supplies, right?) The people are corrugated, and there is wood veneer as well.