Friday, January 8, 2016

Emily's 1st Birthday card for Funday Friday

Hi you all, It's been a busy week being the 1st week back to work after the holiday, very productive but busy just the same. I have started my goal process and so far the crafty goals are working well, now the personal goals not so well :) I think out of the few I had for the week I had only 1 checked off. So something to work on. Posting a bit late sorry about that, it's not that the card wasn't done (that's been done since Monday, so proud of myself on that part for that goal :) But I never considered adding blogging into my schedule :) Something to look at next week even if I spend on whole day doing it. So one week at a time it is working :)
Today is Funday Friday over at Jo's Scrap Shack the theme this week is Anything Goes and our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.
My card is one I made for my Great-granddaughter Emily's 1st birthday on the 19th. She loves elephants per her Mom's choice at the moment I'm thinking :) Jessica seems to like them too. It's been a fun year watching her grow up through the way of facebook and a 1st year album is in the works. But back to the card I made:
 I knew I had an Elephant cricut cut in my die cuts collection cause this was the die cut I made for the swaps the one month. So with that die cut in hand and my new counterfeit kit Brighter Year Ahead to work with I went looking for the papers to use for the card. I also seen this email from Mojo Monday for their current sketch and use that for inspiration for my card:

It had alot of fun elements and that big circle too (a challenge from the Scrappin N Chattin yahoo site was to use a circle on your card so this one was definitely calling me. I found this pink splattered with cream pattern paper in my kit for the backdrop of the card and I used my happy birthday cuddlebug folder to give it dimension. Also found this fun scrap of cupcake paper that was just perfect for the card and that circle, inked it up with Picked Raspberry distress ink also used that same ink for the sentiment on the card
I used the SU That's the Ticket stamp set with the ticket punch too. This stamp set has finally seen it's first ink on it. Yep I'm working those things in that have not been used :) Trying to emphasis on atleast a few each month. Same with the embossing folders I have so many of them but have yet to even give them a try. As you can see that is going to change this year. I grabbed that pink strip washi tape that was never opened and got that on the card too :) The 1 and the st are from 2 different alphas in my current kit.
The inside of the card:
I brought that same pink into the inside and the pink stripe washi tape. I found this scrap of foil patteren paper while looking in my Happy Birthday Theme paper drawer and found that it had the one pink candle so used my circle punch on that and added it to the card. The sentiment is a CTMH stamp and I used Spun Sugar distress ink for that. Well the 1st card of the month done :) This one was a fun one to do :) Have a great weekend.... get a bit crafty if you can
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  1. This is so cute! Love that little happy green elephant!

  2. Working with things that have not been used seems like the perfect way to start the new year. Keep using that ticket set now that it's open - it's too cute to put away x

  3. What a cute card! I'm sure it will go down a treat!

  4. This is such a cute card! Little Emily is going to just love that cute elephant! Love the colors on this one, very bright and fun.

  5. That embossing folder for the background is just fab. Fun card.