Monday, June 20, 2011

Jen's Birthday Bash: Day 1

I have a birthday this week and I could think of no better way to celebrate than with a week-long celebration with my bloggy buddies!  So this week is all about birthday cards!  A different card each and every day and a small piece of blog candy, too.  And at the end of the week . . . a special gift drawn by random.org from all the party-goers!

The first card is my version of one that was created by Susan at Busy With the Cricky.  Susan is one talented lady -- if you haven't checked out her blog, you really should!  Susan has provided an awesome video and cut file on her blog for this card.  The video gives great instructions on how to make all of the different pieces and layers fit.  The tree tops are pop-dotted to give it some dimension.  I used a white gel pen and a fine point black pen for detailing. 

The only thing I did differently than Susan was to cut an additional set of tree tops in red, with the hole cuts hidden, to go behind the green.

All of the cuts are from Cindy Loo and Plantin SchoolBook.  The papers are all from my scrap stash except for the card base which is a Bazzill Basics Brown.

I stamped the inside of the card with a rubber stamp by Hero Arts.  This card measures approximately 5 3/4" and fit nicely into a 6" x 6" square envelope.

You can't have a birthday without some presents!  So each day this week, Monday through Friday,  there will be a little blog candy for you to win.  And then at the end of my birthday bash there will be a grand prize winner drawn from all the participants during the week.  The comments section for each day will stay open until 10:00 a.m. EST on Monday, June 27th.  Winners for each day and the grand prize winner will be announced later that day.  To be eligible for the prizes please be a follower of my blog and leave a comment with your e-mail address. 

You can increase your chances, of course, by commenting on each day's post.  Today's blog candy is two clear stamps by Studio G. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and helping me celebrate my birthday!

~ Jen

P.S.  I'm linking my project up over at Whimsical Wednesday's Fun with Color Challenge.

20 comments:

Judy said...

Hi Jen, Happy Birthday week to you, how fun your card is I love it. Enjoy the week.
Judy

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Happy Birthday Week! Super cute card! I have an award for you on my blog :)

Stacey
http://staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

Jean said...

Great card!! Hope you have a Happy Birthday week!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Happy Birhtday!! what a great way to celebrate your b-day. Thanks for the chance to win.

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

Jessalee said...

Love the inspiration. Happy birthday. Hope it is fabulous!

BunnyFreak said...

Happy Birthday.

Great circle card.

*Star said...

Super cute card!! I love the shape and the papers you used are beautiful. great job on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday. :)

Cindy said...

Awesome job with this challenge!Love the colors and details,Thanks so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!!:)

The Archiving Angel said...

Wow, such a nice card! Love your details, your paper choice & how all the elements work so well together. Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday.
Crafty best wishes,
Sonia

Charlotte said...

Wow! Love this card. You've got it going on here. A great birthday card.

GiGi said...

This is so cute! I love the shaped card and the pattern paper you used for the deer and squirrel! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

Cathryn said...

Beautiful little scene on your card! Love it! Happy Birthday and thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays! Hugs, cathryn :)

Amanda said...

I LOVE this card!! Hope you have had a wonderful birthday week!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

ScrappingStephanie said...

Hi Jen this card is just beautiful. I love the shape of the card and the scallop layer. Love all the cuts you used too. Wow what a great job with the challenge. Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays.

Kelly S said...

Fabulous card! What a great way to celebrate your birthday week. Happy Birthday!!! I am a new follower.

Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

jessica said...

Such a super cute card!! Thanks for sharing and playing along with us over at Whimsical Wednesdays!

teachermom said...

Happy Birthday to you! Thanks for all the great ideas on your blog. Hopefully I will find time to create a few.

scrappinmomma said...

Happy Birthday,I hope you have a great Birthday! I love your card it is amazing.you are so talented.

http://lindascraftcorner.blogspot.com

Cathy said...

Don't you just love birthdays? I do, happy to be a part of yours. I love following to see what you have to show:)

Angela said...

Hope you had a great birthday week! I loved seeing all your creations and would be honored to win all your critters!
Hugs, Angela
lauermaa at gmail dot com
http://angelascrafty.blogspot.com