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Friday, September 12, 2014

Paper Smooches combined with Taylored Expressions

The son of a distant relative of mine - his name is Adrian is celebrating his 7th birthday and I wanted to make a card for him - he gets one every year. And what is better than to use those fabulously cute stamps from Paper Smooches for it? This weeks challenge is Anything Goes - what could be better?

I also just discovered a new challenge - its by Taylored Expressions and they are celebrating their 6th birthday with a big birthday bash (see below) - I had to play and used their sketch for this card:



I used a Memory Box stencil tp make the side strip and the "water" in the "aquarium" . The fish and sentiment are from the Paper Smooches set - Birthday Buddies. The "water plants" on the right are cut with a Memory Box die (NBUS).

Here is a close-up - you can see better here, that I partially filled my aquarium with microbeads - got them on sale years ago and have never used them... 


Part of the Taylored Expression requirements is to take a Selfie with your card - so here it is:



And I am entering this in Darnell's NBUS challenge (the old microbeads and the Memory Box leaf die) and with Stempelkueche - Birthday
and Seize the Birthday - Anything Birthday
Bizzy Becs - Anything Goes


         Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

26 comments:

Deepti said...

Wow lovely shaker card!! I love those added leaves :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Cornelia, this is so awesome and so perfect for a 7 yo's birthday! The design and colors are fabulous!! I'm aswoon over how you made it an interactive shaker card and used those incredible microbeads! He will love that!

And whoa, that is some fantastic gift from Taylored Expressions! I think you are a shoe-in for that contest with your card and your selfie!! Thank you so much for also entering my second NBUS Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

Kylie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! What an entrance for your micro beads! The water is amazing. The whole card is awesome, Cornelia! xx

Julie Beech said...

This a fun card Cornrlia, those micro beads work really well. :)

Flo said...

Oooohhhh wie schön deine Fisch-Karte. Die macht doch gleich mal wieder Lust auf Urlaub und Sommer. Ach, das dauert noch gaaaaanz lange, bis der wiederkommt.
LG Flo

Anita in France said...

Oh my, those microbeads, Cornelia, they're stunning ... so perfect in this fabulous fishy shaker scene! A card to gaze at and admire! Anita :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Very cute shaker card! Love that you used micro beads!

papierelle said...

Grandios und absolut perfekt gemacht!!
LG Gundi

Manuela said...

süße Karte, ich glaube auch, dass sie dem Geburtstagskind gefallen wird :-)

Lori said...

How fun! Love the shaker element you created. Thanks for joining us at Paper Smooches SPARKS!

Kim Heggins said...

So fun...I love your selfie...What a fabulous challenge and your card is about as cute as they come. I love those sweet fish!

Loll Thompson said...

Oh my gosh ... this is so cute Cornelia. LOVE how you've created the water ... and those birthday fishes are so adorable - love the expression on their faces :) The microbeads add lots of sparkle. Loll xx

Svenja (dBe) said...

Wow, die Karte ist ja auch klasse. Die hast Du echt super gestaltet! Der Sommer scheint hier zwar vorbei zu sein, aber so ein Wasserkärtchen schau ich mir dennoch sehr gerne an.

LG Svenja

Sharyn Polesel said...

This is so adorable! I love everything about it. The microbeads make the water look amazing. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Karen Mead said...

Your card looks fantastic - love your cool design xx

Kelly Griglione said...

Awesome design for your card, and WOW, those microbeads are PERFECT for bubbly water! What a great discovery!!

Beate Rauer said...

traumhaft schönes Kärtchen!!
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei der Stempelküche-challenge und viel Glück!

LG,Beate

aufspapiergebracht said...

Es ist wieder mal unglaublich was du da gezaubert hast. Großartig, ich bin restlos begeistert.
LG Elisabeth

Julia Altermann said...

Klasse Idee mit den Microbeads. Ich glaube, an denen komme ich beim nächsten Einkauf nicht vorbei :)

Danke, dass du bei der Stempeküche-Challenge mitgespielt hast!
Julia

Susie Wittwer said...

Love this adorable card! Using the microbeads as water was brilliant!

JD/ Jill said...

This is a really cute card!

Daen'Ys said...

Wow Cornelia, die ist ja absolut unwiderstehlich!! Was für eine tolle Idee diese Micro Perlen --- perfekter hättest du es nicht machen können!

shirley-bee said...

What a fun card, Cornelia! Perfect for a 7 year old. I love how you've done the water, and the shimmer from the micro beads is wonderful. Great seflie too!

And thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

Monika Reeck said...

Cornelia yaayyy soo sooo cuutee and love the tiny beads inside your card and it looks like the fish schwimmen...really creative card cute card and I love the colors....Cornelia I just read again at HOC your bday is at 19 April I cant believe it you are also an ARIES girl???? thats why you have much energy (ehem like me) but I am not having too much I made cards only at weekend or wenn die Kinder ins Bett sind LOL...I will fly around your blog today I have time yippieee...hope you have time for me too...hugs, Monika (aries girl 10 April)

Francy said...

This shaker card is fantstic and funny.
Thank you for playing at Bizzy Becs challenge.
Francy

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Great shaker card, nice idea to fill.
Regards,
Bozena