Monday, August 11, 2014

Card Mania GDT - Birthday Party

Hello Everyone!

I am really excited to be here today to share some special news and a special card with a surprise ! I will get to that in a moment, but first a sneak peak.


My good news is that I was chosen to be a guest designer for the wonderful Card Mania Challenge Blog! Isn't that such an honour!! I will be there every second Monday until the end of October, so please be sure to hop on over there and check out all the wonderful creations by the design team! 

  

One lucky winner will be receiving a prize from Hobbisimo, so get your entries in there ladies! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

For my Birthday Party card, I decided to do an invitation for a surprise birthday party that we are hosting. I thought I would try something I've never done before, so I made the card a surprise as well. And what is the surprise you ask, well, here is it. It folds out like an accordion! Oh, what a surprise!


Over the next few photos, you can see how I laid out the invitation bit by bit on each panel. It was so much fun to make. I decided to go with a very summery theme because we are hosting the party in the park across the street. It is so lush with foliage and flowers and Angela is such a dainty, feminine woman, I wanted the invitation to have that same sort of feel to it, I hope my guests enjoy it.



I put the details on this cute little tag that I cut from Tim Holtz Tiny Tabs & Tag die. The party location and RSVP information are on the back, so they wouldn't be visible on camera.



Here is a few more shots of the invitation when it is closed. I have attached a piece of Velcro to the back of the bow, so you can open and close the invitation without undoing it. Keeps it looking pretty.

Now I just have to make 11 more!




My Main Ingredients:

- the shaped background was cut from Marianne Designs Anja Squares, the balloons are Marianne Designs Heart Balloons, the leaves are Joy Crafts Flourish Branch 1.

- the background pieces were done with green and pink acrylic paints and then touched up with some Tim Holtz distress inks Shabby Shutters, Dried Marigold, Spun Sugar and Squeezed Lemonade and edges with Brushed Corduroy. The ribbon was coloured using the same wonderful distress ink colours.

- stamps were all done using Ranger Archival Ink Coffee. Stamp include Kaisercraft Lakehouse, Hummingbird and Porcelain Rose. Impression Obsession Time Worn Roses.

- the corners were made with polymer clay and a Martha Stewart mold. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The words were all done with alphabet stamp sets from Studio G.



I am also excited to enter my card into the following wonderful challenges:

- Love To Scrap Challenge Blog - #35 - Running in Circles (Most of my layers are circles!!)

- Cardabilities - Sketch Reveal #104 (The inspiration for my layout, isn't it a wonderful sketch!)




That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


50 comments:

  1. Hi Pamellia! Gorgeous card, so many beautiful touches! I love the accordion insert, it's made beautifully.
    xxx

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  2. Such a beautiful card with so much surprise, 14 layers! Congrats Pamellia on your GDT post and good luck.

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  3. Oh I adore this card,Pamellia,it has the most gorgeous pastel shades and you have constructed it beautifully. It never ceases to amaze me how much work some card markers put into their creations,they really are a work of art. Congrats on your design team opportunity too,well deserved :)

    Hugs
    Donna xx

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    1. Thank you Donna, for all your wonderful compliments! I so look forward to hearing what you think! Have a great day. Hugs :)

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  4. Oh my goodness Pamellia, what a complete stunner. On first glance I thought you had misread our challenge, until I got to the reveal pictures, what a clever and gorgeous design this is!!!

    Thanks for sharing with us for our fancy folds challenge, and thanks for the lovely compliments and support of the blog!

    Can you drop me a line please at the CCM email address back on the blog? I have a proposition for you!

    Lin
    Crafty Cardmakers and More

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    1. Thank you so much Lin, what a wonderful compliment! I will contact you straight away. :)

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  5. Just beautiful! That is alot of work to make more of these! The invite will surely be a keepsake for the person you are having the party for! Loving the colors- and the dies- loving the ribbon & flowers....lots of great details!
    Shelly GDT Card Mania

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  6. Stunning creations! Congrats on your guess designer spot - doesnt surprise me at all - your work is gorgeous xxx

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  7. Holy smokes Pamellia...this is STUPENDOUS!!! What a truly FABULOUS and oh so UNIQUE design!!!! No wonder everyone is clamoring for you to be a Guest Designer...your talent is so obvious and wonderful!!! Congratulations to you once again!!!
    Take care and keep the beauties coming!!!
    Beth

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    1. Aahhh, Beth, thank you so much for always making me feel so wonderful with your lovely comments! Hugs :)

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  8. wow cute idea for card, nice design and style. good work :-)

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  9. OMG - Im with Beth - this IS stupendous! What absolute beauty and delight for all the recipients - no better way to start a party! This is GORGEOUSNESS incarnate! Nicola x

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    1. Thank you so much Nicola!! I'm at 8 finished, have only 4 more to go...whew! :)

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  10. this is spectactular ,lots of work but so so good .Laura O

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  11. Hi Pamellia, I love the accordion, great design.
    Congratulations with your guest designer place.
    Hugs Veerle xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Veerle! I love hearing from you!! Hugs :)

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  12. Amazing design. congrats on your GDT. xx

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  13. Hi Pamellia
    So much more special than a plain ol' invite, absolutely beautiful.
    Congratulations on your guest DT spot. Well deserved!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

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  14. Congrats Pamellia! Your work is amazing, no wonder they want you in their DT :)

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  15. So pretty, soft and wonderful layers!!!

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  16. Wow, your invitation is absolutely stunning, every detail is beautiful, I am in awe. Thank you so much for joining our Fancy Folds challenge at CCM&M.
    Jules DT :)

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  17. Hi Lovely! Hope you are well? Congrats on the DT position, it is so deserved! You know how much I love your soft and fluffy cards :) I just want to bury myself in the prettiness ;)
    Thank you for stopping by and leaving me sweet comments! I always like to hear from you!
    Hugs,
    Ingrid xx

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    1. Thank you Ingrid! Your wonderful comment just saved my day from turning miserable! Double Hugs!! :)

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  18. What a great creation! I love the soft tone, it is beautiful!!!!

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  19. Oh my god.This is stunning! and the accordion is such a cool idea.I am kind of in awe of your card making skills.When will I be this good!Sob sob,drown in self pity.:-).Congrats on your DT post.Well deserved.

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    1. Aahhh, thank you Pallavi! I think you underestimate how gorgeous your work is!! Hugs :)

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  20. So soft and dreamy. So much to take in and look at. Thank you for playing along with us at Cardabilities.

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  21. Wow, you card is great! I love it`s colours and this folded element, it`s fabulous! I hope you will not mind if I try this on my card?
    Thank you for playing along with Cardabilities :)

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    1. Thank you Monika! I don't mind at all, I would love to see what you create!! Hugs :)

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  22. Congratulations on your fantastic news - so well deserved! I love your card and how it opens out - a fabulous design!
    Rebecca.

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  23. Your project is awesome with so many wonderful details! Thank you for playing with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Running In Circles!" challenge this time!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, DT
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog

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