Friday, September 17, 2021

Stampin' Up! Best Year Birthday Card

 TGIF, peeps! I was inspired by Beth McCullough for creating my card today. She made an accordion fold card Tuesday and Wednesday of this week and I followed suit for the Festive Friday Challenge FF0093.

I picked 4 from the Inspo List: Balloons, Clouds, Sun and Stripes.

I chose a pattern from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper and cut it to a 12" x 5 1/2" piece. I scored it at 1 3/4", 4 3/4", and 7 3/4". Then you just fold it like an accordion...like so...


For the front, I fussy cut a fox from the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper (only available until 9/30 with a $50 purchase before s/h during Sale-A-Bration). I adhered it to a Basic Black circle with a "Wobble" (available from Amazon). The circle and scalloped Basic White mat were cut with the Layering Circles Dies.

The hardest part was deciding how I wanted to decorate it, which is where Festive Friday came in. I had critters in a bowl from when I cut a bunch out of the Penguin Playmates DSP for an earlier card so I decided to use them. Why yes, the punched out penguin (Penguin Builder Punch) would be perfect for holding the balloons! The fussy cut bear would be so happy to be sitting on an iceberg under the sun with not too many clouds to get in the way of warming him.

I cut 2 pieces of Basic Black 2 3/4" x 5". I used my Basic Borders Die to cut the snow banks out of Basic White cardstock. I stamped the sentiments from the Best Year Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The panel with the polar bear has the sun and a cloud cut out with the Sheep Dies (another free item with Sale-A-Bration). The balloons the penguin is holding are cut from the same die set and the Pattern Party DSP. I adhered the penguin and balloons with Stampin' Dimensionals. Everything else is adhered with liquid glue.

This was such a fun card to make. I'd like to enter it in Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September 2021 Challenge and Creative Creases #14 as well.

Thank you for stopping by today. I always appreciate your comments and would love it if you would hit the "follow" button if you haven't already. I'm still working toward my goal of 100 by the end of the year or sooner. Have a great weekend.

19 comments:

  1. Love it Karen!! Such a darling card that would brighten anyone's day! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday! I hope you keep coming back for more challenges. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Beth. I hope to be able to play more often.

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  2. Super duper cute! Love the fold but those little critters steal the show!

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    1. Thanks much, LeAnne. I love those critters for sure!

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  3. So cute Karen! Love the fun fold design! :)

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  4. Aw, what a wonderful fun fold card, Karen! You had me with all of the creatures, for sure! That DSP is great, isn't it? Thank you for playing with us at the Creative Creases Challenge and hope you can join in again soon. And don't forget to enter your fun folds at Double Trouble as well since we are partnering through this Sunday.
    Debbie
    Secrets To Stamping
    Join my Creative Creases Challenge for fun folds!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. I'm so glad to see so many joining your challenge. Unfortunately, I've exceeded my DT challenges, I believe. They limit it to 4. Drat!!!

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  5. What an adorable little crew of critters, Karen - I love it! :)

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  6. Oh, Karen! This is adorable! I don't even know where to begin...the paper, the critters, the fold! I LOVE it all! Thank you for sharing at Festive Friday!

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    1. Thank you, Ann. It was fun to enter the challenge at Festive Friday.

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  7. Such a sweet card. I love all of those wonderful little animals celebrating. Love all of the black you used - it makes the images stand out so well. Thanks for playing with us at Festive Friday.

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie, for commenting on behalf of FF.

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  8. What a fun fancy fold. So cute. Thank you for joining us for the Festive Friday challenge

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  9. Fabulous Karen - stripes, cute critters and birthday wishes and an awesome fun fold too - this card has it all! Thanks for playing along with us at Festive Friday Challenge!

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  10. I love your little trio of fabulous critters and the journey your card takes us on. Great use of the DSPs, too. Such a fun card - guaranteed to bring a smile! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday this week
    Jaydee

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