Friday, April 8, 2016

Tulip Birthday Card

This week over at Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge the theme is "birthdays," and as they are celebrating their 7th birthday, they are giving away 7 $50 gift certificates to their store. They allow 5 entries each week, so I'm hoping to get 5 birthday cards made and posted by next Wednesday. This is my second one today! I think this will be an even bigger week for them than usual. I've never won their challenges before, but there's a first time for everything, right?!
I recently bought a Poppy Stamps tulips die, and I thought it would work well here with this beautiful digi from The Paper Shelter called simply "Tulips." The lovely background paper is from the same set. I love the way TPS sells sets with digi backgrounds included as well as the colored and outline images. Here I used my Silhouette Design Studio software to do a trace of the sweet girl so I could print and cut her out a few times. Then I fussy cut various parts of the image (her hat, her skirt, her arm and the flower she's holding) so I could do some decoupage. I used foam tape to layer the various pieces.
The butterfly die cuts are from the Spellbinders "Jewel Flowers and Flourishes" set, and the die cut for the sentiment is also a Spellbinders die from the "Fleur de Elegance" set. I wrote the sentiment using my Silhouette program and then added it on top of the digital paper from this set. Then I printed it, die cut it and adhered it with foam tape. All the die cuts were cut out of the same digi paper from this set so they would match perfectly. I cut several sets of tulips and arranged them in layers on the bottom and the top right suing foam tape.
I thought these understated colors reminded me of a vintage look, so I decided to add some cream lace on the sides and a couple pearls to each butterfly in keeping with that style. I mounted everything onto a 5X7 inch Kraft card base using glue tape.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - W, 5E - Happy Birthday
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week- #224/225 - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesdays - W, SIO - Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #90 Always Anything Goes/ optional twist Inspired by a song "Tiptoe through the Tulips," of course!
Little Red Wagon - W - #336 Celebrate!
Paper Shelter Challenge - W,3E, SIO - #243 Spring Delights
Scrapy Land Challenges -1st and #3rd Wed of Month, Must use a die sold by Scrapy Land -#39 Anything Goes - PLUS Use Any Brand of Die Scrapy Land Sells (Week 1 of 2)
The Crafty Addicts 2W, E #12 - Anything Goes/ Springtime (Week 2 of 2)
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #80 Always Anything Goes


79 comments:

  1. Such a pretty card!

    Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Challenge!

    Hugs,
    Kelly

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  2. Very beautiful card. I love all the embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this week. Good luck!!! Patricia

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  3. Fab card! The die cuts are lovely. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

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  4. So glad you joined the Dare 2B Artzy Polka Dot Challenge this month. This is a beautiful card.

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  5. So pretty! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes
    Hugs
    Dewi

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  6. Pretty card! Love the digi & die cuts! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage!

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  7. Oh my gosh this is stunningly gorgeous. I love the design, love the colours and your image is just beautiful. Stunning work.
    Thank you for entering Crafty Friends Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT

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  8. Beautiful card. Lovely layering and embellishments. The tulips are fabulous and so effective in white. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  9. Thanks for joining our challenge at Creaine, but I don't see any embroidery.....sorry.
    bye Ine

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  10. Gorgeous card Carrie thank you for joining us on this month's challenge 'Use Kraft Card' over on CCK Digital Stamps Inspiration Challenge Blog
    Dianne x
    CCK-DT

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  11. Beautiful :) Thank you for joining me at Pearly Sparkles it is very much appreciated. Hugs, Traci xx

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  12. The card looks great.
    I like the little lady and the design.
    Thanks for joining us at Fairytale-Challenge!
    Ilse (thera)

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  13. Carrie gorgeous card
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

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    1. Thanks for join us at
      {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
      Hope to see you again and goodluck

      Karin

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  14. OMG Carrie, this is such a beautiful card and a gorgeous image. Thank you for joining us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Hugs
    Gina xx
    http://www.ribbongirl.co.uk/catalog/

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  15. What an awesome image - so detailed and pretty! Your embees are perfect too! Thanks for sharing this with us in the DRS Designs challenge!

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  16. Owww, this is so sweet, fabulous layout and beautifully coloured image. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  17. Really beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Hugs
    Cathy DT member
    xxxxx

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  18. Very pretty indeed! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn, Claire DT x

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  19. Fantastic design, Carrie, and such pretty colors! I love all the dimension in your creation - really makes me check out every nook and cranny! Thanks for explaining how you made it.

    Now for a another hat I wear: Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge "Make a Card".

    and Now my other hat (LOL) Thanks for joining us in the {Our Crafty Corner Challenge}! Hope to see more of your pretty projects again soon!
    crafty hugs,
    de
    P.S. I'd love for you stop by my personal blog to say hello if you have a chance. Thanks!
    {Creative Smiles}

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  20. Me again :). I still think that your card is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. I hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia

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  21. Beautiful.Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.

    Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

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  22. Your card is simply so sweet! I love all the elements you have added around the image. You have colored this so nicely and the pearls just are the finishing touch! Thanks for joining us at MHK Designs.

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  23. Oh Wow what a stunning card, I love the image and the way you have coloured her is fabulous. Love the card design and how you have made it vintage is super. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Friends and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

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  24. Beautiful card thanks for sharing at My Besties Uk - Carol UK DT x

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  25. Just love the dimension you've given the image and all the wonderful details.Such a gorgeous card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

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  26. Cute Card. Thanks for joining us at CCC Challenge
    hugs
    Claudia
    DT Creative Craft Cottage
    http://knutselmeisjes.blogspot.be/

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  27. Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. hugs
    laurigami

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  28. The elements you chose are fantastic. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments, Heather

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  29. Wow!! Such a stunning card! The coloring is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us on Cre8tive Hands Friends.

    Have a lovely day,
    Michelle x

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  30. What an adorable vintage card and beautiful embellishing, glad you joined us at MHKDesigns. Donna

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  31. Such a lovely card with that precious image surrounded by the beautiful dies! Thanks for sharing with us over at TTCRD.
    Katrina
    ScrappyHorses.blogspot.com

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  32. Wonderful job, love the details and so glad you shared this with us. Thanks for playing our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

    Cheers, Leanne DT/LPCF

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  33. Gorgeous card and beautiful coloring. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Scrapy Land and can't wait to see your next beautiful card or project with us soon. Nancy Hill, Scrapy Land Design Team member

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  34. Delicate and dreamy!! Thank you for joining the fun at Seize the Birthday!!

    Patti

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  35. Such a pretty delicate card! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts and Good Luck! :)
    Annabel - Crafty Addicts DT.

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  36. What a pretty spring creation!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Silhouette Challenges Monthly Showcase.


    ♥ Sue Kment

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  37. Lovely make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (DT)

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  38. Lovely card thank you for joining us at My Besties uk Hugs Sue DT xx

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  39. How pretty and your coloring is awesome, along with all your embellishments - saw your entry on SAS4Kids.

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  40. very sweet card love all the extras!!
    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams Challenge

    Tracey DT

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  41. Darling card, wonderful colors and accents. Thank you for joining us at Silhouette Challenges.

    Sue - Silhouette Challenges DT
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  42. Such a lovely girly card ! Thanks for joining us at the Cute As A Button challenge ! xx
    Lau - CAAB Stamps DT

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  43. Beautiful make!Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges.-Monica Dt

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  44. Precioso trabajo, me encanta la dimensión, gracias por participar con nosotras en My Bestie Spanish, te deseo mucha suerte

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  45. This card is so precious! Love the image and the card. Thanks for joining us this month at Great Impressions for our Ladies Night challenge. Julie, DT member

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  46. Very pretty card...Thanks so much for sharing with us at Imagine That Challenge at the Creative Playground....

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  47. very sweet girlie card, thank you for joining us at our anything goes challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps, hope to see you again soon, hugs, Marion

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  48. Love this image and this card is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us this month. Lisa DT Unicorn Challenge

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  49. Beautiful. Thanks for linking up at Cardz 4 Galz!
    DT Janis
    Sunny Day Crafting, Photo Inspiration Chs
    Paper Play Sketches, Sketch Chs
    PDE Linky Party, Always Anything Goes Linky Party

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  50. Beautiful card, so sweet...Thank you for joining us at A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge and good luck in draw...Hugs Lozzy x

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  51. Beautiful card and coloring! Thank you for joining us at Star Stampz challenge blog. Maria

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  52. sweet card! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms
    ig-2klines

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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  53. Carrie, this is amazing! I LOVE the muted color combo--the pink really looks wonderful with the monochrome black/grays! Thank you so much for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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    1. PS: Thank you so much for joining us at MHKDesigns, too! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  54. Gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at SPARKLES MONTHLY Challenges and good luck !
    Maryvonne , DT Member

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  55. Gorgeous !
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenges and good luck !
    Maryvonne , DT Member

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  56. Wow, she is so beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at YSBP!

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  57. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge
    Andrea x

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  58. So pretty! Thanks for joining our card for a child challenge at Crafty Friends, good luck and please come back soon, hugs Blankina

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  59. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining our challenge at CCC digi creations.

    Natasja
    DT CCC digi creations

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  60. What a beauty and eye catching details. Fabulously crafted. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Send a smile 4 Kids. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs
    Berni, DT
    SAS4Kids

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  61. What a beautiful card. Love how you have all those flowers cut out to go on this card. Thanks for joining us in our "Spring" monthly challenge at Imagine That, Lisa Lynn DT.

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  62. Love the tulip die as an embellishment for this image. The colors are so soft and pretty.

    Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

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  63. Such a pretty card love all the die cuts Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner. Helen DT

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  64. Aww so cute. Thank you for joining us at Unicorn. Hugs Traci DT xx

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  65. Oh, what for a great card, made with a lot of love :) Thanks for sharing by bastel-traum... Hope we can see you again with a new inspiration :) Hugs Ute

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  66. Beautiful! Love the colors, and textures, and coloring! Thanks for joining the challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!
    Lyn

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  67. I can't believe I missed this one, Carrie. It's fantastic! Sorry for the late comment but I'm sure glad I checked back. Thanks so much for joining us in our April Inspiration challenge at MHK Designs. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

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  68. Great card! Love all the die cuts you used! Wonderful work with all the different textures too.
    Thank you for playing along with out AG at Digital Delights. Best of luck!
    Nick DT

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  69. WOW, Carrie what a beautiful design.
    Thank you for joining us at CraftyEnjoyments.
    All the best
    Monika DT

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  70. Beautiful card! Thanks for join us at {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    Eva Ng

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  71. A beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Carol DT x

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  72. Love the cute decoupaged image and beautiful dies---Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations
    Carol DT x

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  73. Wonderful creation! I love design and image!
    Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.
    Ileanaxx

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  74. Love this! Especially as you said, the vintage feel is really beautiful. Thanks for joining Scrapper's Delights Challenge at http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.co.uk/...

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  75. Your embellishments really pulled this card together around an adorable image. Beautiful!

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  76. Gorgeous creation Carrie, love the layout and gorgeous coloring! Thanks so much also for playing along at Imagine That! Challenge at Creative Playground. Hugs:) Audrey DT

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