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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

CTO Challenge 24: Surprise! A Brand New Bike For You!

Hello everyone!

Thank you all for the sweet comments - I've hit 100 followers! Yay! With school and work it's definitely hard to manage my blog and to participate in challenges, but because of all of you and my passion for crafting, I'm still here! :) So moving on, happy Tuesday and welcome to Challenge 24 over at Celebrate the Occasion. For today's challenge, it is to create a birthday card for a child. Here's what I came up with:

Isn't this card so super sweet? The little boy is blind-folded for the uncover of his birthday gift - a brand new bike! I used some fabric to tape over his eyes for his 'blind-fold.' I also cut up some packaging ribbon and attached it to the bike for a 'bow,' to make it more birthday-like. This card will fit in a 3.5 x 6" envelope.

Here's what the cutie looks like underneath the blind-fold:

Surprise! I used Peachy Keens PK-642 Boy Mates Face Assortment for his adorable peachy face!

Here's a peak to the sentiment on the inside of the card. I used the Pink By Design Big Thoughts set for the 'Happy Bithday':

Materials Used:
  • Card base - I used a tag from the Once Upon a Princess cart and welded it in my gypsy, then I copied the image and reduced the size a tad to get the layer
  • Patterned paper for layer from DCWV - All About Boys Stack
  • Tim Holtz Distressing Ink: Vintage Photo and Broken China
  • Ribbon cut from Formal Occasions Cartridge
  • PBD Small Banners set to spell out 'surprise'
  • Bike cut from Boys Will Be Boys Cart
  • Boy cut from Baby Steps Cartridge
  • Face from PK-642 Boy Mates Face Assortment
  • Pink By Design Big Thoughts Stamp Set
  • Glossy Accents for Bike
  • Gift Wrap Ribbon 
  • Black Sukura Pen
  • Buttons
  • Fabric
  • Floss
Come along and join in on this challenge here! You have until Sunday, July, 7th at 11:59pm EST to play along with us! Have fun and good luck!

Until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox


  1. Hey Tracey, this card is adorable. Congratulations on reaching 100+ followers :)

  2. Tracey, this is absolutely adorable!!!! What a cute idea!!
    Fellow DT2 Member

  3. What a cute idea! Absolutely love this card. :)

  4. this is just too cute and congrats on reaching a 100 .

  5. Really, really cute & clever! :)Amy

  6. What a fun and cute card. Love how you used the ribbon

    Kristen (fellow team #2 DT member)

  7. I love this card, I was wondering if he had a face:))

  8. AWWWWWWWW, I love that he's wearing a blindfold!!! It's the first thing I noticed because it's just so darn CUTE! The second thing I noticed? The big ol' bow on the bike! How sweet is that?! The sentiment on the front says it all. Perfect card for a child! :) :) :)

  9. Adorable, what a cute idea! Love that you put ribbon on his bike!!!

  10. The card is cute I like the pretty ribbon blindfold .

    DIANA L. (CTO DT#2)

  11. Oh my, what a great idea! This is truly adorable.

  12. Too cute! Love the blindfold! Great job!

    CTO DT#2

  13. Tracey,what a fab card. I love the little boy's blindfold.Great card and idea.
    Jayne x

  14. This is just adorable, too cute and congrats on your followers!

  15. Hee Hee Hee! This card is too cute! I actually laughed out loud! I love that you covered his eyes! So cute!

  16. Love the blindfold, super cute card :)

  17. Absolutely fabulous it. ~Shen

  18. So cute Tracey, love the blindfold and the ribbon on the bike

  19. Aaaaw, this is super cute!! You did a FANTASTIC job on this card. I love the little boy and all the details are perfect:) TFS!
    Good luck in the challenge:)
    Sherrie K

  20. Very cute card. There is something about a card with movement, the blindfold, that makes it extra special.

  21. What a creative card, Tracey!! :) I love that you added his cute little face under the blindfold -- like an extra surprise!! :) I'm so excited to welcome you to the CTO team... I really look forward to seeing more of your creations!!

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion this week!!

    Your CTO DT Sister,
    Amy :) at

  22. Hi Tracey,What a CUTE idea!I LOVE the little boy and all the great details,JUST perfect!AMAZING job as always my friend!!:)

  23. This is absolutely adorable! I just love it! This is so pretty!!! I am now following you. Hope you will stop by my blog and enter to win my $25 Michael's giveaway for my blog design celebration!!

  24. So super cute! I love the idea of the blindfold.
    welcome to the CTO family.

  25. Tracey, Your card is adorable. So original too,with the ribbon as his blindfold. This card makes me want to get the B is for Boy and Baby Steps cartridges! :-) Great job. I really enjoy following your blog.


  26. Tracey,
    Stop by my blog again when you have a chance, I have something for you.

  27. Ok how cute is that blindfold?! Fabulous!

    Your CTO DT sister :)
    Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
    I am having a show and tell on my blog- I would love to have you link up!!!
    Visit my blog!


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