Thursday, March 13, 2008

Blogger's Challenge Week #38


I'm early! I am headed out of town shortly, so wanted to post my Friday's Blogger's Challenge card before I left. This week we are to show a Birthday card...any age. Well...I needed one for my girlfriend AND I want to show her the Dahlia flower fold, so I combined the two for this Challenge! This was one of the cards I made this weekend at the retreat...I showed several people how to make this flower there, too!

One of my goals is to use up my retired Stampin' Up! paper. It is way too pretty to just be sitting on my shelf...so I pulled out this one using Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Mellow Moss. Sorry, I can't remember the name of the designer paper, but the same pretty patterns are in the current catalog with the name Le Jardin...just different colors. I added a little bling with the center Rhinestone brad and some piercing around the edges. Finally, my go-to birthday greeting from It's Your Birthday. I added the same strip of designer paper from the folded flower to the band underneath for a little extra interest.

Well...got to run! Enjoy!
Connie

16 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Boy, you really ARE early this week. Great job on the card. I really need to try making one of those flowers. Love your colors and your design. Have a grand time this weekend! I hope you are doing something super FUN!

Velta said...

Beautiful!!! I need to learn how to do this. If I received this card I would cherish it because you can tell time was put into it :)

Barb Hardeman said...

Connie, this is delightful and delicious. Love how you combined the challenges and that Dahlia fold is perfect...

Lisa Somerville said...

That fold is a great way to use and showcase SU's beautiful DSP!

Amber Porter said...

Great card!! I haven't tried any of the origami patters but they look fantastic!!

Nikki Bond said...

Love love love that color combo! Such a pretty Birthday card! Great job this week! {SMILES}

Basement Stamper said...

I love this card, the paper piercing looks perfect and I love that fold for the card!

Karen said...

great card - love the pierced corners too!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Very pretty, luv the double look and the pastel colors.

Lisa Bohler said...

Connie: Your folding is wonderful! Just a beautiful card!!!

Robin Merriman said...

Very pretty! I love the folding and I so miss that paper!

Ida said...

This is lovely. The colors are so soft and spring like. I've got to try out that Dahlia fold technique.

Sue said...

Connie... this is awesome... LOVE paper folding!

Kerry said...

ooooh aaaaah! Connie this card is just lovely!

Anita Van Hal said...

Beautiful card, Connie! What a great way to use up retired paper! Great job with this challenge!

Claudia said...

Gorgeous Card! And what a good idea to use the retired DSP for those folds!