Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Framed Birthday Celebration

In my continuing effort to reduce the volume of paper in my stash, I made this card for several challenges, one of which is CAS.
The frame was die cut and adhered to the navy blue card base. The floral design was on a background of navy, so it was fussy cut in as much detail as possible and adhered to the card base, allowing the image to spill out of the frame. The sentiment was die cut and adhered. In an effort to keep it as CAS as possible, there are not multiple layers or embellishments and the image and sentiment are not popped up on foam tape.
The inside of the card is decorated with the reverse side of the floral paper - a broad stripe in pink and white. A frame from the same die set was adhered, two leaves were fussy cut and tiny flowers were punched from the patterned paper. "Happy Birthday" was stamped inside the frame on the inside.

The card is being submitted to:

1. CASe This Sketch #211

2. The Paper Players #334

3. Seize the Birthday

4. Brown Sugar Challenge #240
    Theme: Anything Goes

Techniques: CAS, fussy cutting, die cutting, punch cutting
Size: A2

Stamp: Crafty Secrets "Card Sentiments" (inside sentiment)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (inside sentiment)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Night of Navy
DSP: Kaiser Craft "Curio"
Dies: Paper Smooches "Birthday Words" & Impression Obsession 6-in-1 Frame Set #242-YY
Punch: Stampin' Up! "Itty Bitty Accents" Flower


  1. Very pretty floral arrangement. The navy background makes it pop. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  2. This paper is gorgeous and the colors so fresh and modern--love the navy blue. Really like how you trailed the flowers outside the frame--just beautiful! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  3. Oh wow Melanie, that is stunning! I love that fussy cut designer paper...I wish I had your cutting skills! Beautifully designed! :)

  4. Oh wow! This is gorgeous... that paper! And I just love those Paper Smooches word dies.. love this!

  5. Wonderfully creative way to use up some pretty floral stash paper! Turned out so lovely!

  6. Beautiful and love the flowers spilling out over the frame, even though it's not layered the design paper you fussy-cut is so it all.