Friday, July 12, 2013

Birthday Creations Blog Hop

*Note: this is my second post for today. 
Please scroll down to see my post for Fresh Squeezed Stamps!*

I am beyond thrilled to be joining in on a Designer Blog Hop for Paper Crafts Magazine! They're celebrating the release of their latest special issue, Birthday Creations, Vol. 3!



Our challenge for the blog hop was to create a birthday card using one of three sketches. Here's the sketch I used (it's based on Jennifer McGuire's card that can be found on page 11 of this issue).




And here's the card that I made with the sketch:


I used some Crate Paper patterned paper for my background, to which I added some stitching. I added a panel of vellum, which I also stitched to the card. I stamped a feather stamp from Clearly Besotted's Fancy Feathers three times on another piece of vellum, heat embossed them with clear embossing powder and fussy cut them out. I adhered these to the vellum panel.

For my sentiment, I stamped a Bountiful Banner stamp onto it's coordinating diecut and added a birthday sentiment from Boutique Borders: Birthday. These products are all Papertrey Ink.

I am giving away a copy of Birthday Creations, Vol. 3. So, please leave a comment on my blog by Tuesday, July 16th to be eligible to win.

Next, you'll want to hop on over to Erin Lincoln's blog. Here's the full list of the designers who are also giving away a copy of this issue on their blogs:

And you'll also want to visit the Paper Crafts Connection Blog, as they have a giveaway there as well!

Thanks for looking!

128 comments:

stampsilly71 said...

this is just so pretty! I love all these sketches and cards. I really hope to win the magazine - thank you all so much for the inspiration! Wow, I'm floored!!!!

Amanda said...

Beautiful card!

Stacy Kay Brais said...

Awesome card Leigh!! I love you fabulous stitching!! :)

Betty said...

The colors the vellum, and the feathers just make your card so lovely!!

Donna said...

Just beautiful! Congrats on being chosen by Paper Crafts- couldn't happen to a sweeter girl!

Leanne said...

Great CAS card.

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous card Leigh!

Cindy C. said...

So lovely, love the soft inking and the pattern paper is such a pretty background for the feather stamp!

Dana said...

Oh sooo cute card!! Love the stitching and vellum!!

Anonymous said...

Love your card.l have to get some feather stamps,but would rather use a die than fussy cut them.

Sue Plote said...

Absolutely beautiful, Leigh. This card could turn me into loving feathers after all ;) BTW, what Crate Paper line did you use?

Amy Kolling said...

Leigh.....congrats on being in the blog hop!!! I love your card with the soft colors and those feathers. I need that set so bad!!! LOL

Linda said...

Great card, Leigh. Congrats!!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What a beautiful card Leigh! I love the feathers with the background!

Chris L.

JayTeeZe said...

A very nice card! I like all your combination! You inspired me.

Gina said...

Congratulations on being part of this blog hop, Leigh! PC knows a good designer when they see one!!! :) This card is lovely. And thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine, too.

{VICKI} said...

Love the stitching and velumn!

madamewong said...

Love the stitching and use of vellum!

Wida said...

your photography reminds me of CARDS magazine, such a lovely card. I must try vellum feathers, they look so pretty on your card.

jkstiles77 said...

Gorgeous card, Leigh! Congrats on being chosen for the Blog Hop .. looks like a great magazine!

Cindy C said...

Wow! Love it! Very cute!

Beth Anne Vella said...

Beautiful Leigh! Congrats on being part of the blog hop!

Danielle said...

Oh, I love your soft vellum feathers! They turned out beautiful, Leigh! Congrats on being featured as well!
Dani

whalewatcher7 said...

i love cards with sewing elements

Joyce Casaldi said...

What an honor! Congrats Leigh!
Beautiful project!

Marion said...

So, so pretty Leigh. Congrats

Teresa said...

Great card, Leigh! I love the soft color Combe. Congrats on being in the hop!!:)

Bobbie Brock said...

Beautiful card - love the soft colors!

Virginia L. said...

You rock this blog hop, Leigh!! I adore the stitching and soft combo with the vellum and feathers! Gorgeous card all around!

cheryl (clee') said...

Great idea for feathers stamped on vellum over vellum!

Gerry said...

So excited for you, Leigh. You're a very talented lady. Your card is awesome.

Kathy Mc said...

Congrats, Leigh, and what a beautiful (light & feathery) card! Your stitching and vellum add just the right effect. Thanks for the chance to win that awesome Birthday Creations edition!

Heather DG said...

Love all the softness in the colors and textures you used for this card Leigh. Simply lovely!

jw said...

Beautiful card - I love the feathers!

Julie Steed said...

Great colors. I think this may be my favorite sketch of the bunch.

Jingle said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the feathers!

LEG Studios said...

Congratulations, Leigh! Super card!!

A Crafty Person said...

Leigh, your card is awesome! I love the feathers.

uncbballfan said...

Your card is gorgeous; the honor well-deserved. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the magazine!

Jen Carter said...

This is so beautiful Leigh! I love the softness of the feathers! Congrats on the hop!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is lovely.

Amanda Coleman said...

What a gorgeous design. The feathers on vellum are just beautiful!

Trinh said...

Gorgeous design! Love the softness of the colors.

Petti said...

pretty card!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So soft and pretty

Katherine said...

I love your use of vellum on this card- I had never really thought of using it as a layer before...

rush said...

i love everything about this card...vellum, stitching, background paper...and you put it together so nicely!

Kathryn A said...

This is a very pretty card! Well done, and congratulations on being chosen!!

Luvpurple said...

Very nice card. Love your use of vellum.

Paula S. said...

Just beautiful! This is such a pretty card and your use of the vellum is brilliant.

Darlene Satkewich said...

Such a pretty card! Love the soft colors and the use of vellum.

Katie said...

How pretty! Great card, love the soft look of the feathers! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

pcm said...

love the vellum panel

judy said...

I love the colors, patterns and stitching on your lovely card!

Houses Built of Cards said...

How lovely! The feathers are gorgeous - and LOVE the colors!!!

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monaohmy! said...

Love the feathers/flowers combo!

Diane said...

As a newbie cardmaker I've never tried using vellum on cards - your card is very pretty!

justasiam said...

I have a drawerful of vellum pieces that I just realized how I could use. Thanks for your inspiration!

bzyPTmom said...

Very pretty card--great colors and love the feathers!

Cynthia B. said...

Just lovely how you've used the vellum and the stitching!

Nancy said...

Just a perfect combination..the soft background paper and use of the velum give you the feeling that the feathers are real. I love your work! I'm so happy you were included in the blog hop

Laurie B. said...

Pretty card, love the way the stitching adds interest

Noreen said...

The feather colors match the card colors beautifully!

Sue D said...

Very pretty with the feathers and the vellum.
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D- said...

Love your card. It is beautiful. TFS.
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Anonymous said...

very pretty card! congrats!

Krista T

Janet Zeppa said...

So pretty! Love everything about it!

Luanne said...

This is so exciting Leigh! And your card has one of my new wishes - some feather stamps! Love it!! Congrats my friend!

Sharon said...

Love the soft airiness of your card, Leigh! So pretty!

Nussy said...

Your cards are always absolutely amazing! Your blog is one of my favorites!!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

lovely card, love the soft co.ors and the embossed feathers. TFS

Lyndal said...

Beautiful card Leigh - love the feathers & stitching :)

Lindsey said...

Leigh, this card is beautiful! I love that your name is popping up all over the place now. Your talent is certainly recognizable.

Helen L said...

I love your use of the vellum with stitching and the feathers are just lovely. :-)

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Beautiful! Love how the feathers look so subtle over that vellum!

Del Marie Riley said...

The soft colors are brilliant.

Beth Beaver said...

Your card is awesome as always. Your stitching always put a finishing touch to your cards.

Anonymous said...

This card is so soft & pretty. Tema

Mary-Anne V said...

Very nice I love how you made a mat of vellum to put the feathers on.

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty card!

~amy~ said...

sigh, love the feathers and the vellum panel!

marylouh said...

I see all of the stitching on the cards and think it looks so nice - but I have been afraid to try it.
Guess I'll have to put on my big-girl panties and give it a whirl. Love the flowers. Great card.

Renee said...

Gorgeous Leigh!
Love the soft colors you used with the vellum! :)

calamity jane said...

What a great card Leigh! I love everything about it!!!

Peggy B said...

Such a fun use of feathers - well done!

Tammy said...

Congrats!!! Love your card! Thanks for the chance to win this mag.

Anna van Schurman said...

Love the way you pulled the colors together on this one!

Marybeth said...

Congrats! What an honor! Love your feather card I just made a layered feather card yesterday,but it was not as happy as this one it was a sympathy card. Love the real stitching.

Roseanna C said...

Very pretty card I have got to try stitching on my cards. thanks for the inspiration!

Angie said...

Love the feathers! Love the vellum!

Ronda Archangelo said...

Your card is so pretty...love the alternating feathers!!

Conniecrafter said...

The stamping on the vellum gave it a neat, soft look and like how you stitched the vellum background to them!

Stephanie Rose said...

Love the colors in the card. I'm pretty excited about this magazine.

elf1023 said...

Very pretty card. Simple and elegant. Love the color combo you use, and the feaths make it stand out.

Lynda Jeffs said...

You are all doing an amazing job on this hop... Another beautiful card!!! Love the stamped feathers in different colors... GREAT job!

skeeteror said...

Wow! Nice work with the vellum! Fun card! ~Bev~

keeleykats said...

Beautiful card! I love all the stitching! Thanks for sharing!

Ravengirl said...

So very sweet! I love vellum and this is the perfect application for it!

Sandi said...

love the feathers!

Scrapper69 said...

Beautiful card! I love the soft color tones you used.... LOVELY! :o)

Theresa McKinney
www.miislucky.blogspot.com

Lucy Schmidt said...

Simply stunning! I love the zigzag stitch to meld the 2 background papers together, along with the single stitching on the outside. I love vellum; it soften the background nicely. And, oh my goodness--those feathers are the perfect finishing touch.

laure said...

Such lovely, soft colors that complement the feathers

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Oh so devine!

Kim said...

Beautiful card! Wonderful details.

StephInOK said...

Beautifully designed and colorful!

Tracey Jean said...

Gorgeous! Great idea to use vellum for the feathers to give them that lightweight feel...

Laura Baylay said...

Love the vellum and stitching. You guys are giving me so many ideas for my cards! What a fun blog hop!

Robin Ammann said...

Very soft and pretty. I love the idea of stamping the feathers on the vellum, it makes them airy. I will have to dig out my vellum and use it more often.

Cynthia Rose said...

A really beautiful card. The colors of the paper and the feathers coordinate perfectly.

Pam Young said...

Nice card and beautiful colors!!

bjmartin said...

Leigh, I love the way the feathers look with the vellum. Very nice card!

Greta said...

What a gorgeous & creative use of the sketch, Leigh! I always notice your cards in my publications, but I don't have the BD Creations, so thanks for a chance to win it!

Sheila H said...

Love the stitching and the feather!

Michelle said...

That is so soft and pretty!

Carol said...

Love this card, the colors are so gorgeous!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Helen F. said...

Leigh, you have created a beautiful piece of art here! Love those feathers, your great stitching and fab colors :)

Julie said...

One comment ... Stunning!

Suzanne said...

Woo hoo, Leigh! Your card is awesome! So thrilled to see you on this hop!

HawaiianLibrarian said...

That is a fabulous interp of the sketch; love the softness of the feathers. Mahalo for the op to win some goodness.

Diane said...

Congratulations! Love your take on the sketch and the colors used on the card. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kavitha Vadhri said...

lovely card and liked the use of vellum panel.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

oohhhh love those feathers on the vellum!

Beastybunny said...

Fabulous card! The soft colors and simple design is just perfect!

Barbara said...

Love this. It is so gorgeous!

Creative Dee said...

WOW you have a few comments already! Yes wonderful card, no wonder they chose you. G'day from Australia - Denise :)

Heather said...

Great card! Love the feathers!

Geri said...

OK...so either you have two set of Fancy Feathers, or I messed up on that last comment about WMS!!! I think I've looked at too many in one day from you!!!...but I'm loving the inspiration! Congrats on getting to join in on this blog hop...this was a beautiful creation for it!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

I can imagine how excited you are - just look at the names you are with for a start!! Congrats Leigh! Love this card too, the colours are perfect!!