You Say It's Your Birthday? - CTS#86

I am so excited to share with you that I was invited to be the guest designer this week with the CAS(E) this Sketch crew! They are a very talented group of ladies, I am just over the moon to be featured this week! Here is the awesome sketch to challenge you:

I struggled a bit with this sketch at first, I tried a number of different ideas but the shape on top just felt top heavy to me so...I took a teenie bit of liberty and changed things up a bit...

You Say It's Your Birthday? - CTS#86

What do you think? I recently received an order of goodies from Stampin' Up! and still had a few of the items out, so the baker's twine waiting to be put away was actually was my inspiration starting point! I love these three colors together, so bright and cheery. And I still had the Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper out on my work table and realized that the colors are just too perfect to go along with the Baker's Twine! Of course, the orange twine is really Tangerine Tango and the orange color in the DSP is really Tangelo Twist, but I think it works so shhhh, it's our secret :)

I used my Banner Punch to punch banners in both card stock and Designer Series Paper using all the colors in the Confetti Celebration DSP and then just started laying them down onto my card base, pretty randomly. In the process I discovered that these banners lined up side by side this way fit perfectly on the 5 1/2" card base! Coincidence? I think not! I am continually amazed at the thought behind all of Stampin' Up!'s products. I never, ever would have paired Pistachio Pudding with these other colors but I went with the color palette Stampin' Up! provided with this paper and I think it is so cute! Steppin' outside of my box again!

Then I pulled out my Stampin' Markers and randomly colored this delightful sentiment from the Big News stamp set. Don't you think it's adorable?? I do! The stamps were so cute that I carried them into the inside of the card as well:


Adorable, right??? I (again) used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get everything lined up just right.

And finally, the jewelry. I discovered that some of my colors were available as Candy Dots and others as sequins, so I took a deep breath and went with it...I normally would not mix the two products, but, again, I love the result! Another step outside of that darn box! Again, I didn't have an option in Tangelo Twist so I went with Tangerine Tango again...(shhhh)

Here's a closer look:

Are you wondering how I glued the sequins down? The Candy Dots have adhesive on the back so they are easy but the sequins do not. You could easily use Crystal Effects to glue them down but you have to be very careful and just squeeze a little out of the bottle. I happen to be "glue challenged" (I wind up with it everywhere) so precautions had to be taken. I found this Quickie Glue Pen on Amazon and love it! It lays down a very fine line of glue and it adheres very well. And how do I manipulate those very small and slippery sequins? With my Silhouette Pick Me Up Tool, another Amazon find. It has a tacky tip that reminds me of Play-Doh, it makes them so easy to manipulate!

I hope you have enjoyed my project today, I soooo enjoyed creating it and playing along with this team of very talented designers over at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a minute to share your thoughts on today's project...I read and treasure each and every one!