Friday, February 24, 2012

CPS 253 - Beelated birthday wishes

Here is a card I made using a sketch from Card Positioning Systems, and a color challenge from Color Throwdown. Here are the four colors:

And here is the sketch:
I stretched the sketch to change the orientation of my card. I used an adorable digital stamp (FREE!) from Paper Smooches, and I paired it with one of their sentiment stamps from the Word Salad set. Now, the actual stamp spells belated properly, but I wanted to play off the bee theme, so I did some creative masking to change it to "beelated". I also stamped the words in a row instead of stacked, as they are on the stamp. You can see the stamp below:
And now for the paper yummies:

I have a whole pack of this cute bee patterned paper from American Crafts + Dear Lizzy, and I thought it would make the perfect background for this card, as well as a cute pattern for paper-piecing the bee. I left his little wings un-adhered, so I could raise them and make them dimensional. I used Glossy Accents on his eyes, and that's the only part I'm not completely satisfied with. For some reason, the eyes have TONS of bubble in them. I never shake my Glossy Accents, so I'm not sure why that happened. Oh well. Here's a close-up of my lil bee and his wings:
I am playing along here:
Crafty Emma's Store "Spots & Dots" challenge
Crafty Catz "I spy something beginning with B" challenge: bees, blue, birthday, bow
Paper Crafting Journey "Make it cute" challenge
Paper Pretties PWC194: use die cuts or punches challenge
Paper Sundaes birthday challenge
Simon Says Stamp "Use 3 different papers" challenge
The Sisterhood of Crafters "Getting digi with it" challenge

Thanks for looking!

Supplies: cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), The Paper Company (blue, gray); patterned paper: American Crafts (orange is the back side); stamps: Paper Smooches; ink: Tsukineko; dies: Nestabilities by Spellbinders; die cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provocraft; ribbon: American Crafts; Glossy Accents: Ranger; white pen: Signo Uniball; mini stapler: Ranger; corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers


  1. What a great card, fab design and made me smile, thanks for joining us at CES this week, karen

  2. This is super adorable!! Love the penned stitching, and the papers are great!! Thanks for playing along with CPS sketch 253!!

  3. So cute - hope you'll link up with me at 52 Card Pickup!

  4. Fantastic! Great paper piecing! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘USING DIGIS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  5. What a sweet card! Love the cute fish, the paper-piecing on it... great design.

  6. Great card and thanks for joining us with our i spy this week at Crafty Catz

  7. Oh my goodness, your card is the cutest!! Love these Paper Smooches stamps and you have used them perfectly!! Such a great idea to leave the tail loose. Fantastic work!!
    Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

  8. How cute! Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

  9. Hi Kimberly
    A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  10. Georgeous card, cute image.
    Thank you for joining us at PCJ for our Make it Cute challenge.
    Good luck in the draw!

  11. Really cute :) You are one talented lady! Lots of fabulous projects :)