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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Party Hardy!

"Girl with Balloon" provided by Lee's Digi Shop at Etsy

613 Ave. Create Challenge Blog officially surpassed the 500 followers mark 
and is having a celebratory 
1st Annual Block Party! 

OMGosh!  You have to go see all the sponsors for the party and all the prizes being offered!  I have never seen anything like it and I sooo wish I was eligible to play - I'd be all over it like starch on rice!  The image above, "Girl with Balloon", is from one of many sponsors and is perfect for this occasion!
As usual, the challenge at 613 this week is Anything Goes with an optional theme of Party/Celebrate.  The DT ended up using images from each of the sponsors... you can see all those wonderful cards & images HERE along with how to get in on the prizes.

[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]
  • A2 base card with a left fold cut from basic white CS 
  • DP cut & matted with black CS
  • Image flipped & re-sized for 2nd image - these were colored with Copics
  • Two coordinating DPs used to print dresses, headbands and balloons for paper piecing.  These were fussy cut, sculpted from the back and attached with glue and foam tape to the original image panel
  • Panel cut down to allow portions of the head and balloons to escape the "box" & then matted in black 
  • "Party Hardy" sentiment computer generated , punched and matted with SU punches & silver brads were then inserted in the ends.  This was mounted on foam tape for elevation on the image panel. 
  • The completed image panel & sentiment was attached with foam tape to the background panels
  • A coordinating green waxed linen cord was wrapped around both panels and around the brads.  A bow was tied around the cord on the right edge. This entire package is then attached to the front of the card base.
  • Inside completed with leftover papers from the front.

This card should be eligible for the following 
LEJ Designs #85 – A/G
Papertake Weekly –A/G [option: celebrate something new]
Fab and Funky #198 – Let's Celebrate
Paula Holifield Crafts (ALBC) – Celebrate


IMAGES:  The focal image is from Lee's Digi Shop at Etsy; Sentiment is computer generated; 
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP is from Basic Grey's "Sweet Threads" & The Studio Calico's "Heyday" collections.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Silver brads from stash; waxed linen cord is from my book binding stash.
INKS: the images were printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

Be well, and give your mojo free reign!



  1. wonderful card and congratulations on your 500! Ginny♥

  2. What an absolutely adorable card Ginny! Thank you for joining the challenge at Papertake Weekly :)

  3. gorgeous image and love the paper piecing and love the beautiful heart balloons-thanks for joining us at Lej Designs
    Carol DT x

  4. FABULOUS card .... you have done a lot of work in making this and it is gorgeous ... xx
    Many thanks for joining us over at LEJ DESIGNS CHALLENGE BLOG

    Tina DT

  5. Gorgeous card. I love the cute images and beautiful colours.
    Thank you for taking part in A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month.
    Sue xx

  6. Wonderful card, Ginny. Love the sweet image and the fab paper piecing!


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