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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

CTO Challenge 28: Birthday Sketch - If friends were flowers I'd pick you

Hello my treasured friends!

Today I'll be heading down to Vegas so I'll try and pop in once I get a chance! Of course I had to leave you all with some crafty love before I left, so here's my take on the birthday sketch for Celebrate the Occasion.

So if friends were flowers, I'd pick you! I've seen so many people making flowers lately, so I wanted to give it a shot! I used four different sizes of Cuttlebug scalloped circle dies, and inked around the edges with the Tim Holtz Crushed Olive Distressing Ink. I then crumpled each of the shapes to give them some texture, and arranged the different sizes and used a mini brad to combine them together. I just recently ordered my Pink By Design Script Background Stamp, which was just what I needed for this sketch -- a perfect match indeed using the Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distressing Ink! I stamped "Happy Birthday" inside the card.

Trail of Treasures:
  • Sentiment from Pink By Design Life's a Garden Sentiment Stamp Set
  • Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distressing Ink
  • Tim Holtz Crushed Olive Distressing Ink
  • Background Stamp: Pink By Design Script
  • Cuttlebug Scalloped Circle Dies
  • Brown Embossing Powder
  • Mini-Brads
  • Ribbon
Make sure to celebrate a birthday with us over at Celebrate the Occasion this week! Just head on over to view the sketch and join in on the fun! We all need to create a stash of birthday cards right? :)

So until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox


  1. Really cute card Tracey!

  2. Hi Tracey, what a amazing card, love it. Great job! ~Shen

  3. Great take on the sketch! Have fun in Vegas!


  4. This is a beautiful card. I just love the colors so soft and sweet.

    DIANA L.

  5. Beautiful card! I love the flowers!

  6. Great distressed flower, really pretty card :)

  7. Tracey, I love the flowers you added to the card. It is oh so pretty!!
    Charlotte DT

  8. Very Cute!! Your flowers look great!

  9. Really cute card! I like the color combo and the handmade flowers are great!

    ♥ Rayna

  10. Great job on your card. Love the color combo.

  11. Hi Tracey,FANTASTIC job with your BEAUTIFUL card!I LOVE the pretty flowers and the color combo,Just got back from my holiday,trying to get caught up with my comments. :)

  12. Tracey, what a SWEET card!! I love the flowers and the wonderful stitching details!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion!! :)

    Your CTO DT Sister,
    Amy :) at


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