Monday, January 6, 2014

13th Birthday, PPA186, DS132 & STB

Greetings, all! Here we are on the first Monday of 2014, and I'm looking forward to the New Year and getting back to a normal schedule. I even got myself back to the gym today, woo hoo! There are lots of birthdays on my calendar in January, so you'll be seeing a bunch of birthday cards on my blog over the next few weeks. First up is a card for my nephew who is turning the big 13 this month! My inspiration for his card came from the three challenges I'm playing along with.

It always an "Anything Goes" Birthday Challenge at Seize the Birthday, but the optional "Toppings" theme this week is Numbers. Count me in! Pun intended, LOL! 

I thought the color challenge at Pals Paper Arts would work well for a young male birthday, always a challenging subject for me.

I chose the layout from The Deconstructed Sketch as I thought the center panel would be the perfect place to showcase the numbers "13".

I used the new Perfect Pennants Stamp Set for the striped pennant and the gold embossed star. The shine of the gold foil, embossing and sequins is so pretty! Oops, I mean cool! 

Every card looks a little better with a matching envelope liner, don't you think?

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Perfect Pennants
Card Stock: Whisper White, Island Indigo
Designer Series Paper: Regals Stack
Ink Pads: Versamark, Island Indigo
Tools: Heat Tool, Big Shot, Ovals and  Labels Collection Framelits, Paper Peircing Tool & Mat, Occasions Paper Piercing Pack, Typset Alphabet Bigz Dies
Accessories: Gold Foil Sheets, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Sequin Trim

Thanks for visiting and please leave a comment! 

Inky hugs!


Dawn Tidd said...

That's adorable, Sandy! Your card would make anyone feel special!

Michelle Gleeson said...

Your nephew will love this card. I am very impressed on how you took all three challenges and made them work together! Great card Sandy.

JoAnn said...

Great masculine card, your nephew will love it. I love the color combo and the gold accents. Way to go on combining all 3 challenges. Thanks for sharing it with us at Seize the Birthday.

Sandie Conner said...

Fabulous! I think your nephew will love it! Thanks for having fun with the Pals this week!

Nancy said...

Great colors and wonderful masculine card Sandy! Thanks for joining us over at Seize the Birthday!

Patti MacLeith said...

Love how you combined challenges to make this special card. See you at the PPA again soon, Sandy!!