Thursday, May 1, 2014

Crafts Galore Encore May Challenge - "Hoppy Birthday" Shaped Card starring Blue Moon Creation

Can you believe it's May already?? I'm ready for warmer temps and a new Crafts Galore Encore challenge! This month it's anything goes, so get busy crafting your heart away!!

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I decided to make a shaped card using two digis from Get Inky! Stamps (Stitched Heart Bunny and Backside Bunny) from our sponsor Blue Moon Creation and stamps from their Sew Sweet Cupcakes set. The generous prize is a 3 month club membership (includes one newsletter, 9 digital images, 3 go to sketches)!

The card measures 7.5" x 4.5" and can stand by itself. This is my first shaped card made with digis and I quite like how it came out! Instead of cutting out the entire top bunny, I left a small tab at the top to attach the two bunnies to make the card. Since the coloring bleeds through the cardstock and I wanted to add a sentiment, I traced the cut out backside bunny onto plain white cardstock to provide a clean area for stamping. Using a combination of BMC sentiment stamps and masking techniques I created the greeting Hoppy Birthday. Then I assembled the card and using the xyron 9" creative station I applied adhesive to the bunny with the sentiment and layered the pieces to complete the card cleanly without the tab showing. I also decided to apply adhesive to stick the ears together (after the fact) because it gave the card a more uniform look as it opens and closes.

I hope you enjoyed this post and will consider joining in on this month's challenge.

  • Blue Moon Creation - Stitched heart bunny digi, backside bunny digi; Sew Sweet Cupcakes stamp set: Happy, I love you and Birthday stamps
  • Neenah Solar White cardstock
  • Recollections white cardstock 
  • Copics - C1, C3, C5, R81, R83, R85
  • ColorBox fluid chalk ink - Rose Coral
  • Xyron 9" Creative Station
  • Scotch ATG 
My daughter Zora wanted to join in on the fun so here's her project! Please let us know what you think. I love how the bunny sparkles!




  1. Hi La Vie, beautiful card love the Bunny. Your daughter did a fantastic job too.

    Hugs Erin x

  2. Super projects, both of you! I love Zora's sparkly bunny, too! Very cute!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

    Cheryl First
    aka Cafexpressions
    DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

  3. OMG. So adorable!! Thanks for playing along with Bugaboo at Catch the Bug

  4. Beautiful creation ..Thankyou for joining us at the crafty girls challenge blog..good luck ..Anita DT

  5. Hi, A lovely card, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafting At The Weekend this week. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

  6. love your bunny and your daughters card is super cute x

  7. Loving that your daughter joined in on the challenge and all of the wonderful glitter she used on it. I really love what you did with your design and sentiment.

    Hugs, DT Sister

  8. Your daughter's bunny is simply adorable! She did a fantastic job! Your bunny card is pretty darn cute! Thanks for playing along at Crafting By Designs Month Long Anything Goes Challenge.


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