Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Let's Party!

I made this card for the CAS (Clean and Simple) challenge on Split Coast this week. The challenge was to make a birthday card. I used the fun flags from the It's A Celebration set by Paptertrey Ink. I drew the lines on either side of the sentiment with a black glitter pen and my ruler. It was really hard not to fill in that glaring white space above the flags! but open space is what CAS is all about right?!

My card is also for the Doubledog Dare Challenge I do with a group of SCS friends - Joan Ervin's challenge was to use your favorite color on a card. I don't have a favorite so I just used several colors that I like on the flags! You can see all the DDC cards here. We'd love to have you join in - just put DDC in the keywords when you load your card on Split Coast.


I made a second CAS card using PTI Aqua Mist Card Stock and black ink. This one might be good for those 'scary' 30, 40, 50 or 60 year b'days!

Here is what I stamped inside the cards from the same Papertrey Stamp Set.

I'd like to share a few pics from an actual birthday party! My mother in law, Marjorie, turned 94 on July 6th and we celebrated with a cookout in our back yard over the weekend. Here she is reading her cards (that's DH in the Hawaiian print shirt playing with Daisy our Granddog and that is DS's back.

I made star shaped cupcakes (as well as a few round ones) for her birthday 'cake'. There are patriotic sprinkles on the frosting. The candles flashed her age - you can see the 9 - the other one alternately flashed 4!

I made these fun star boxes for the centerpiece sitting along with the condiments, silverware, napkins and cups!

and we had these pretty paper lanterns hanging from the awning frame. They say Happy Birthday on them. I got them a couple of years ago from a catalogue called "Collections" where everything is one price like $9.99. This is the first time I used them! They have a light bulb in the bottom so I imagine they would look really cute when it got dark out!

These are the favors I made for each of the 'ladies' present at the party - you can see them close up on this post. I filled them with those soft red and white peppermints - Yum! Everyone was thrilled with them!


Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: PTI: It's a Celebration
Paper: PTI: White
Ink: PTI: pure poppy, aqua mist, ripe avocado, raspberry fizz, lavender moon, ocean tides, melon berry. Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: black glitter pen, ruler

17 comments:

Joanne Travis said...

I love all of your Fourth Of July decorations! Hope you had a happy holiday :)

One4Joy said...

Julia, you NEVER fail to amaze me with all you do!!! Girl, my stars, how do you do it all? I love both of the birthday card, but especially the black and blue! And great pics, too

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Wow! You have been busy! First off, LOVE the cards...I always wanted that PTI set! Happy Birthday to your mother in law! Looks like you made her day SUPEr special!!

Crystal said...

WOW love your 4th decorations!!!! And your CAS card...gorgeous!!! Fab design!

Joan Ervin said...

I love your card, Julia...such a super cool CAS design!!! You make CAS cards look sooo easy...I have such a hard time with one layer designs!!! Looks like your birthday party was a success, too...I love all the projects you made and those candles are just tooo cool!!!!

~amy~ said...

Love your birthday card....wow...thanks for sharing your pics...what a wonderful birthday party!!!!

Sharli said...

Julia,
WOW! Ok, let's see, I'll take them in order. I love the CAS card - it's really attractive! The blue and black one is nice, too, but I prefer the happy colors of the first one! ;-)

The 4th of July themed birthday party is just amazing! You thought of everything! I can almost taste those cupcakes, too. Yummmmm.

Janine said...

What a great PTI card Julia!! And fabulous pics!!thanks for sharing those...

Shirley said...

I love your card! When less really is more! Thanks for sharing the pictures of your celebration too! Fun and yummmy!

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful cards, and I love the piccies, look like you had a good time. Kim

Donna Baker said...

You sure know how to throw a party! Happy Birthday to Marjorie!! Everything looked so festive & patriotic and down right yummy!

deifen said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your clean and simple card-sometimes less is more!
Looks like you had a great party!

JulieA said...

Wowzers! I love your challenge cards. And what you made to make your MIL's birthday special is truly amazing! I bet she was deeply touched.

Julie

p.s. cool candles!

Julie Masse said...

Those cards are just gorgeous!!! See you soon! :)

Anne said...

Oh your CAS cards are wonderful! I just love the way you do sentiments with the lines on either side! I cased you for one of my Card Club's cards a couple of weeks ago so when I post it I'll let you know! I totally copied you!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a wonderful celebration. Great festive decorations and your cards are so clean, crisp and pretty!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

I really love your CAS card!! Beautiful and patriotic!! Looks like you've had a really fun time!! HUGS