Hello!  It’s time for a new challenge at Cards in Envy – where we make cards that fit in envelopes!  Cards for our challenges should be A2 sized (4.25″ x 5.5″) and have no lumpy, bumpy embellishments more than 1/4″ thick, so that the cards can be mailed at the standard first-class postage rate.  For the next two weeks, we’re focusing on the theme of Birthday Party.  It promises to bring a load of fun party cards!

I’m not sure yet who the eventual recipient of my card will be, so I kept it gender-neutral and suitable for a person of any age.  The layout is taken from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge that closes later today.  The coordinating designer papers in the package made it easy to match the balloons to the colors in the banner element.  To give some dimension to the balloons, I’ve used a shim of scrap cardstock behind the yellow balloon and dimensional adhesive behind the blue one.

CIE 08-03-2015

We hope you’ll have fun with this challenge and join in our Birthday Party at Cards in Envy!  Link your card to our challenge post by 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Sunday, August 16.  Happy crafting!

Stamps: Hats Off to You (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Watercolor Wonder designer series paper (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: Island Indigo (SU)
Other: Party Balloons and stitched square dies (Lawn Fawn); linen thread, dimensionals (SU)

5 Responses to “Cards in Envy – Birthday Party”

  1. Hi Particia! This is such a great CAS card! I have that DP and your really made it look super great! Have a great day!
    Donna Nuce
    CIE Teamie

  2. Hi Patricia! I’m very excited to be on the Design Team with you as of today! I love your colorful card and the popped-up balloons; it truly will be wonderful for anyone celebrating a birthday.

  3. Love this! The abstract circle design looks great with the balloons! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Patricia, Love the dimension and texture of those balloons and strings and adore the pastel look of this card! So pretty!

  5. I love the soft colors of this card! Your CAS designs are always inspiring! ~ Annie,

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