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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

CTO Challenge 26: Happy Birthday Fashionista!

Happy Tuesday crafters and welcome to another Celebrate the Occasion challenge!

For this week's challenge, create a birthday themed easel card. This is the first time I've ever created an easel card and let me tell you, it was super easy to do! I LOVE how it turned out and I think that there will be more easel cards in store for all of you! :) This week I decided to shift my focus from cute cards to elegant. I wanted to create a really girlie card, so that's exactly what I did -- a birthday card fit for a fashionista!


Isn't this so pretty?? I heat embossed the sentiment, popped up the birthday gift, and the sentiment. I also used my Tattered Angels glimmer mist to glimmer up the birthday bag - I cut out a rectangle, added some tissue paper, some floss, and stamped the sentiment. Here's another view:


I'm just loving the brown, black, pink, purple, and cream combination! Below is what I used for my card.

Trail of Treasures:
  • Chair, shoes, dress, and mannequin cut from Formal Occasions cartridge
  • Sentiment from Pink By Design's Enjoy the Journey Stamp Set 
  • Happy Birthday stamp from PBD's Small Banners Stamp Set
  • Tattered Angels Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist
  • DCWV Shimmer Stack for Pink Cardstock
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder 
  • Recollections Elegance Cardstock 
  • White Sukura Gelly Roll Pen
  • Brown Embossing Powder
  • Purple Prima Flowers 
  • Pink Tissue Paper
  • Specialty Twine
  • Purple Brad
  • Irock Gems
  • Pop Dots
  • Floss
I hope that you all will join in on the challenge here. Have fun with the challenge my friends! I've got one more exam left, then Thursday will be freedom -- woohoo!! Have a fabulous week everyone!

Until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox

23 comments:

  1. great girly cuts on this card and I love that you embossed the chair!
    Very fun!

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  2. Colors work real well with the elements. The shoes on the formal chair just crack me up.

    DIANA L. CTO DT member
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  3. Love your card! So much detail..Great job!

    Nicole

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  4. WOW!!! This card is fabulous! I love your color choices and the tissue coming out of the bag is the perfect touch :)

    www.shortycreations.com

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  5. Love all your details and that DP for the wallpaper is a wonderful touch :)

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  6. Very Beautiful! I love the gift bag... Stealing your idea! :) -Yvette (fellow DT)

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  7. Oh, oh, oh, this is my kind of card. I just love the shopping bag you created. It looks just like a real shopping bag/gift bag. The chair with the shoes on it is fabulous and then some! And I love the dress form too. Great attention to detail, great colors, well, just great!!!!
    Charlotte DT

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  8. This is my favourite card that you made. love the colours and girlieness....looking forward to my next birthday card :)

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  9. This is absolutely adorable!! The perfect girly girl card!!
    Laurie CTO DT
    scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh, what a beautiful card...love it. FABULOUS FASHIONISTA! ~Shen

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  11. Tracey, your work is fabulous!!! I knew I have seen your cards before. I recognize the card with the blindfolded boy on the surprise card:) You ROCK!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving me such nice comments. I would be so happy to support my "I Feel the Love Project." I am following you too!
    ~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

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  12. Just beautiful!! I love the shopping motif, with those gorgeous shoes, that card would be perfect for me :) Great to be on the DT with you!

    ♥ Rayna
    http://purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com

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  13. Fabulous card! I love the gift bag with the tissue paper in it!

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  14. Oh my Tracey,fabulous job with your card!It is sooo girly girl,LOVE IT!Great job with all the BEAUTIFUL details and colors,Just AMAZING my friend!:)

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  15. Beautiful girlie easel card Tracey.
    Jayne x

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  16. So fabulously girly! Love all the little details especially the shoes on the chair. Too cute!
    Judy

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  17. Your card is absolutely fabulous! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I love how girly and elegant your card turned out, amazing job! I'm your newest follower!

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  18. Wow! I love your gorgeous card! The cuts, papers, and details are perfect! Love the gift bag! Thank you for your sweet comments and becoming a follower of my blog! I am now following you and look forward to seeing more of your pretty work!
    Glenda
    http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

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  19. Gorgeous colour combo and a lovely card! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such nice comments on my blog. x

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  20. This is a very beautiful card! So sophisticated! I love how you added the tissue to the gift bag!
    Maribel

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Thanks for the love! I read and appreciate all your comments since we all need love from time to love! Much love to you! <3