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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


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

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

    DIANA L. CTO DT member

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


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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

  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!

  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

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

  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!:)

  15. Beautiful girlie easel card Tracey.
    Jayne x

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

  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!

  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!

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

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


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