Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fifty and Fabulous!

Hi sweeties! How are you?

I have a friend at work that is turning the big 5-0 this Thursday. She's a real cutie, and I wanted to make something special for her.

My starting point was this week's color challenge in The Play Date Cafe. Scrumptious, I tell you.

I started by stamping the Circle Lace stamp from Hero Arts for my pop of yellow - not too much, but definitely part of the design. Then I stamped one of the backgrounds from Text It, a favorite of mine when I want a little something.

I used Tim Holtz's Paper Rosette die as the base for my little award ribbon and then dusted off my Slice (Vintage Findings design card) to cut the numbers out. Then I glittered those babies up, because its a 50th birthday card, and glitter makes everything more special! The little polka dot banners are from the Bitty Banners set.

I pieced some words to finish my phrase - 'Fabulous' is from PTI's Say It With Style. I like to attach things like this a little wonky.. I think it adds a little whimsy.

So there you have it! A card for my fifty and fabulous friend!

Nice to see you here today, tomorrow it is challenge day for Serendipity. Have a great one!


Circle Lace - Hero Arts; Bitty Banners, Text It - Waltzingmouse Stamps; Say It With Style - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry - Stampin' Up!; Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Marigold Morning, Rich Razzleberry - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Jasper Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Paper Rosette die - Tim Holtz for Sizzix; Vintage Findings Design Card and Slice - Making Memories; sewing machine


  1. Anya, I LOVE this! It's such a bold, fun card :)

  2. FABULOUS 50 card!!!! Your friend will adore it!!! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

  3. And what a fabby card! I'm sure she will love it :) Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe!

  4. What a gorgeous card! LOVE that big, dimensional ribbon and those glittered numbers! Stunning design! Thanks so much for playing along with us, this week, in The Cafe!

  5. Your friend is going to love this card! It is an awesome way to celebrate the big 50.

  6. Fabulous card, I am sure your friend loved it!!

  7. That card is worth turning 50 for! How fun!! Your friend will love it :) Happy you played along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  8. LOOOOOOOOOVE what you did with our color story! I love this little medallion and the glitter--fab! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us at the PDCC:}

  9. Beautiful card! Love the colors and the award ribbon. Fabulous!!!


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