Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cute Happy Birthday

Hi out there! :) I haven't really used my PK stamps for my last few projects so I was having some withdrawls! I've been wanting to make a cute little smiling present for a little while now so I decided that was what I would do next.

You'd think a present with a smiley face would be such a simple concept... For some reason I had such trouble with this simple little present! I just could not get the bow to look good... I tried a couple different color combos and I finally just settled with this one.
While I was working on this project do you know what I realized that I LOVE?? My gypsy!! I don't know how I ever lived without it!! Actually, I guess I never really did live without it... LOL. I never really used my cricut much until I got my gypsy. My all time favorite feature on the gypsy is the hide contour button. Being able to alter the images on the cartridges takes creativity to a whole new level. Since I've received my gypsy (a gift from my hubby! now that's a great man... :)) I haven't used my cricut without it!!

Here are some details...
- Card is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
- Present cut from Simply Charmed @ 2.41"
- Scalloped circle cut from Gypsy Wanderings @ 3.16"
- Circle inside scalloped circle cut from Gypsy Wanderings @ 2.57"
- Happy Birthday tag cut from Tags, Bags, Boxes & More @ 0.49"
- 'Happy Birthday' sentiment from My Pink Stamper Family and Friends
- Embossed circle and dark pink layer with Sizzix Texture Boutique & Divine Swirls Cuttlebug folder
- Face on present is from the Peachy Keen set Wide Eyed Kids
- Purple twine from The Twinery
- Doodles with ZIG black marker and white gelly roll pen

I'm going to enter this card in four challenges...
- Scrappy Moms Stamps Terrific Tuesday Challenge (HERE)
- Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday (HERE)
- Incy Wincy Designs (HERE)
- Birthday Sundaes (HERE)

I really hope you have a great day and come back soon!! :)


TyTynNiyasmom said...

Cute card! I came by way of Momo. I am your newest follower. You can visit my blog at by the way.. my name is Candace too:)

Tamara said...

Cute, cute, CUTE! I love the present! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!


Jens Craft Corner said...

What a cute card! I love the cute little face! Thanks for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes!

Scrappy Mel said...

Candace, I love your color combo! Your card is adorable! Thank you for joining us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

liz at liz's paper loft said...

just to stink'in cute! your stiching is perfect too! thanks for playing with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps!
liz :o)

the purple muse said...

Super cute! I'm a new follower sent by Momo:-)

Janet said...

cute cute card!! I love the colors you selected!!
I am a new Follower sent by Momo!
Hope you get a chance to visit me =)


Tanya said...

What a cute little face...this card is just soo cute! Just became a follower after finding your blog through Momo!

Kristie said...

This is adorable! I love the smile on the present - I started looking at PK stamps yesterday but couldn't decide what set to start with. I have a Gypsy - need to learn how to use it! I need to start having some Cricut fun :) Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes!

~Kristie, Birthday Sundaes Owner

Dana said...

Cute card. Thanks for playing at FCCB. (And that's how I feel about Design Studio...I don't have a gypsy)

Lisa said...

I know, right??? I'm totally addicted to my Gypsy, too! That's a super cute card! Thanks so much for joining in this week at FCCB!

Lisa N.

Tara said...

I love the nice bright colours! Thanks for joining the challenge at Birthday Sundaes.

EricaQ said...

Found you from Momo's blog!! Having lots of fun exploring!


Maquel said...

I love my gypsy too!! Super cute card! I love her Peachy face...and nice job on the stitching!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!!


Vivi Martínez said...

Your card is soooooo cute! I love that gift and the bow reminds me of a little girl with a very tied pony tail on her hair...(lol) I love it!
Thanks for play with us at Birthday Sundaes.


Janet said...

great card! thanks for joining the incy wincy challenge this week!

KelsMakes!!! said...

Soooooooo Cute, thank you for playing along at Incy Wincy this week

BugBites said...

great card. TFS with us at FCCB this week.

Larelyn said...

This card is just adorable. I love all the doodling-it adds so much.
Thanks for sharing at FCCB.