Tuesday, October 6, 2015

you say it's your...

...BIRTHDAY??!? well that's awesome because this week at shopping our stash we want to see your oldest birthday-themed supplies!

patterned paper: dcwv, junkitz, sei, basic grey; balloon stickers: susan branch/colorbok; cupcake sticker: martha stewart; paper flowers: making memories; brad: american crafts; tape: love my tapes; heart gem: queen and co; glossy white cardstock: paper accents; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

if you've been papercrafting for a while, you'll no doubt recognize with nostalgia how much golden-oldie goodness is on this card. because YEAH, we're goin' back a bit! suuuuuuper-old dcwv birthday stack paper without which the early-21st-century craftroom was incomplete... cupcake and greeting from the front and back of my favorite junkitz ('member them??) pattern... susan branch balloon stickers so old i had to put new foam adhesive on them... ok, so you get the picture, this is OLLLLLLLLLD stuff. and yet, i have to say, i still kind of like all of it, and i think it makes for a fun card. so there!

something else that pretty much guarantees a fabulous outcome is the use of a crooked stamper sketch challenge sketch in the making of one's card. as you can plainly see. (ok, yes, admittedly i've piled quiiiiiiiiiiiiiiite a bit of stuff on top of miss leslie's glorious CAS lines, but it's there, i promise!) :)

speaking of miss leslie, of course she has made an awesome card to inspire you... so have all the other lovely SOS ladies... won't you hop over and enjoy those right now?! ♥


  1. Awesome job, Lauren. Love how you piled stuff up on Leslie's sketch and I can still see the sketch.

  2. You continue to amaze me with the piling-on and it always looks fabulous! Thanks so much for playing my sketch challenge!

  3. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!
    Fab take on the sketch and I am also amazed by your ability to layer and make it look awesome and not a hot mess like mine always do LOL

  4. I think I had some of that paper...lol lovely lovely layers, and I do love the pink.

  5. I still have that paper pack with the cupcakes! Never have even used it either, but of course I HAD to have it! Love your fun and pretty birthday card!

  6. Now this is golden oldies goodness! Love how you worked them into this awesome card!

  7. ermagerd I totally recognize the DCWV & Susan Branch schtuff...and of course I had it :) lol


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