Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Happy Birthday~ The Cutting Cafe DT Day~ Winner!!

Good Morning everyone!!
Today I am sharing my project for The Cutting Cafe and along with the rest of
 the DT we are showcasing the Long Sentiment Tags file.
What a GREAT bunch of tags....
perfect for all your cards or LO pages.

~~But before I share my project I want to announce to winner of my blog candy from the Love Bugs Banners for Kids Hop~~
Using the lucky winner is.....
Congrats Judy...please email me at with your mailing address and I will get your ribbon right out!

Now on with the show....LOL!!
For my project I used the Birthday Tag from the set and made a masculine birthday card.
I have to say I really LOVE the way this turned out!
What do you think?

So in addition to the Long Sentiment Tag file
I also used the Fun With Pockets file......
another packed file full of 14 different pockets!
I re sized my tag to 2 1/2" x  4 1/2" and printed it out on white card stock.
I colored all the wording using my copics in colors matching the DP.
I did add some white gel pen doodles to the wording because....well I have a hard time not using my gel pen :)
The DP is from Simple Stories..another fun birthday print
and it was layered on white card stock all on a Kraft Card base
The balloons were cut from the Simply Charmed Cartridge at 2 1/2".
I used foam dots to give some dimension to the red balloon and again added my gel pen doodles.
The ribbon is from American that I love but can not seem to find any more :(
Here is the inside of the card along with the whole tag.
I am making it another goal of mine to complete the inside of my cards as well...that way they are 100% ready to be used!
Some additional items used for this card include:
Distress ink in Gathered Twigs
white ribbon from my stash
"X" stamp from Stampendous (Typewriter Alphabet)

Now for even more inspiration and to be entered to win some of your own files from The Cutting Cafe
make sure to hop over and check out the rest of the DT's projects.

I am also entering this card into the following Challenges:
The Kraft Journal~Favorite Colors (Blue, Brown, Green)
Fantabulous Cricut~Challenge Me Monday
Celebrate The Occasion~Child's Birthday
Simon Says Stamps~Spots or Stripes
Pile it On~Manly Card
Crafty Creations Challenge~ Something New (The Cutting Cafe File)
For Fun Challenge ~ What Fun
Paper Pretties~ Sentiment as Focal Point


  1. This is so fun! I love these papers. Thanks for playing along at FCCB!

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  2. This is a fun one and I love the colors.

  3. I love the card it is really cute. Such good colors too. Thanks for sharing with CTO. I am your newest follower!

  4. Great card! I adore the tag! You also selected the perfect alphabet set for the "X"! Great work! Thanks for creating with us at FCCB this week :)

  5. Sun fun papers and that tag is a cute idea on the front of the card.... great colour choices...

  6. I bet whoever gets this card will love it! I know I do! The tag is soooo cute!
    Thanks for Sharing at For Fun Challenges!
    ~Liz (Guest Designer)

  7. Oh what a fun card, Jessica! Love the bold colors and creative way you used the stamp. I won a set of Regina's stamps a couple of weeks ago and I hope to get busy with them this weekend. So much to do, so little time.

  8. This is adorable and perfect for a masculine card. like the shiny look to the balloons.

    Thanks for playing "Anything Goes" with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you next Wednesday for a new challenge.

  9. hey Jessica, this is one fantastic card girl...perfect for a so rock...hugs

  10. What a neat Birthday card!! I love the papers you chose : )

    Thanks for sharing your creativity at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

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  11. What a great birthday card Jessica! I love it. So creative with that tag. Really, really nice, and I love the colors!--Pat N.

  12. What a bright & cheerful card. I love how you colored the tag & the balloons are perfect on the pocket.

  13. Adorable card!! Thanks so much for playing along with For Fun!

  14. What a great card, I love the removable tag and all your fun additions! Thanks for sharing with us this week @ CTO, hope to see you again :)

  15. Very nice card, thanks for playing with us @ CTO!

  16. Great card & I love the tag! Thanks for playing at CTO this week!!! :)Amy

  17. I love the way it turned out to.
    Love the balloons

  18. Really cute card and congrats to the winner.

    Hugs, Lori m

  19. Hey Jessica! Love your card. The little pocket is perfect for the checklist.

  20. Love that tag, makes for such a fun card!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO!

  21. Totally adorable card you created with the cc files! I love using those myself. I especially like how you did the pocket! Fun!

  22. Very nicely done. I love the pocket for the little tag.

  23. I love, love this card. What a great idea having the tag. I love the colors you chose as well!! Great job!


  24. This is fab birthday creation! I love the colours and papers! Thank you for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges this week!

  25. Love all the colors of this card. Thanks for joining us at CTO

  26. Love your card, especially that tag - so fun! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

  27. Like the card. Especially like the pocket. There is a challenge for placing a pocket on a creation but I'm not recalling & I did not write it down.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  28. This is such a great card! I LOVE the idea of the tag! SO much fun!!

  29. great cheery card. thanks for playing with us at Pile It on.

  30. Cute love the papers you put together. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations

  31. Fabulous cute card.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  32. My oh really outdid yourself. This card is chock full of pretty details. Love both the inside & out. Great coordinating colors & papers.

  33. I just love those papers and the gallons. Such a gorgeous, rich card. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges.