Thursday, 13 February 2020

MORE Hearty Birthday Greetings

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This month we are letting our creative juices flow with
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are monthly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.


The sponsors for this challenge are:

Colour of Love
Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Stamper's Delights
Prize ~ 3 Single Digital Images


Today I have used the Rory Heart You digital stamp from Colour Of Love,
one of our generous sponsors this month, to make some fancy fold birthday cards.

The image has lots of hearts and I have added lots of heart-shaped balloons,
perfect for our new challenge theme.

I made two of these hearty gatefold cards,
this post is to focus on the one with the red base.

You can read all about the red card HERE or by clicking on the photo below.


I printed the image panels on X-Press It blending card, heat set,
trimmed to size (4" x 5 1/4") and coloured with Copic markers.

I originally planned to make these cards with my Silhouette Cameo but that was not to be, so I printed the balloon string and sentiment panels then trimmed them with my trusty craft knife on my beloved self healing cutting mat.  I matted each panel with black cardstock and trimmed to 1/16" borders with a Perfect Layers Ruler.  I die cut a bundle of balloons (details of the Paper Smooches dies linked belowfrom X-Press It blending card and coloured them with Copic markers to match the image panels.  I measured the cardstock to make the card bases, scoring the folds on my scoreboard.  I used liquid adhesive to secure all the layers in place.  The panel for the card bases is 5 5/8" x 9", scored at 2 1/4" and 6 3/4".

These gatefold cards have balloons decorating the panels, inside and out.
There is a sentiment panel on the back of each card too.

*** WARNING ***
lots of photos ahead, these cards make me happy


 You can read all about the red card HERE or by clicking on the photo below.


NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges are monthly.
Each crafter may only submit 3 projects per challenge.


Colour Of Love - digital stamp - Rory Heart You
X-Press It A4 Blending Card
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-02
Copic markers - lips & heart tattoo - R21-22
Copic markers - hair - E30-31-33-35-37
Copic markers - clothes & balloons -
R000-00-20-21-22-24-27 + BG000-11-13-15-18 + Y000-00-11-13-15
Copic markers - boots - E51-53-55-57
Kaisercraft weave cardstock - Mermaid
American Crafts textured cardstock - black + white
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID
Sizzix Big Shot
Paper Smooches - dies - Balloons
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the balloons

Sending a big Thank You to Col  for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #204 - Add A Heart at the Crafty Gals Corner.
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:

A Perfect Time To Craft - February Challenge – Anything Goes
AAA Birthday Card Challenge - Game #10 – Cute

Allsorts Challenge Blog - Challenge 558 – Add A Heart
there are lots of hearts in the image and lots of hearty balloons too
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Challenge #244 – Love / Valentine Sentiment
my Hugs & Kisses sentiment is filled with and surrounded by LOVE
Classic Design Challenge Blog - Challenge #2 – February
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 4 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge #492 – Anything Goes – optional twist: Embossing Wet / Dry
Creatalicious Challenges - Challenge 180 – Anything Goes optional Hearts
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Week 5 – Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - 3rd to 15th Feb – LOVE LOVE LOVE
although this is a birthday card, it is filled with hearts and love
International Art & Soul - Challenge #76 – Favourite Song
the one I love to sing all year long is "Happy Birthday To You"
Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #7 – Anything Goes
Make My Monday - Challenge #115 – I Heart You
although this is a birthday card, it is filled with hearts and love
Paper Smooches - February LOVE Challenge
although it's a birthday card, it is filled with love, lots of hugs, kisses and plenty of hearty balloons   
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - Wk6 – Anything Goes


  1. YOur pics are great and nice to see the card closed is just as fabulous as the inside. This would make me feel happy too. Thanks for joining our LOVE challenge at Incy Wincy Designs, CarolG

  2. I love making two cards that are just a little different from each other. These cards are adorable! Thank you so much for playing along with us at International Art & Soul. Good Luck and hope to see you next time!

    Chriss - DT International Art & Soul

  3. Awesome card. Thank you for play with us at Polkadoodles craft a challenge blog. Good luck with your entry.

  4. Fabulous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. These are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing again with us at Allsorts challenge.
    Lynn x

  6. Another great card, love this shape!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  7. Love this one too. Beautiful coloring! Thanks once again for joining us at Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge

  8. These are lovely and perfectly coloured,

    thanks for playing along with us at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  9. These are so lovely ! Love the colourful balloons!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge

  10. Just perfect for the Challenge!
    Great project!
    Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
    Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  11. This has come together beautifully!
    Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious.
    Good luck, we all hope to see you and your wonderful creations again!
    Jackie DT member.

  12. Aw... this looks absolutely stunning! I love the design and the added balloons, so clever! Great colour combos as well. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at CRAFTY CATZ. Best of luck with your entry! Nick

  13. Fantastic card and design :) Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
    Best Wishes Lisa xx

  14. Thank you for playing along this week at International Art & Soul. I sure hope to see you back again very soon!!!


    International Art & Soul DT

  15. Love the bright and fun colours, fabulous card, well done. Good Luck with your entry, At A Perfect Time to Craft. Karen Neil DT

  16. Gorgeous folding card!
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Hester DT


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