August 31, 2011

TPV's Birthday Challenge! (and Birthday Sundaes!)

This week at The Paper Variety, we're celebrating someone's birthday! :)
lol :)

Friday is my birthday and I'll be the big 3-9! Woot!
At TPV, we're celebrating with a challenge fit for the occasion :)

I created this shaped card using my new Live Simply cricut cart. 
I love this lite-cart, all the images are soo cute!

I used my Paper Studio woodgrain embossing folder for the trunk, Echo Park Dots & Stripes for the top of the tree and the banner flags, and my Paper Smooches stamps for the fun sentiment. I just had to add googly eyes to that cute owl, too!

I also followed this inspiration photo challenge at Birthday Sundaes.
Such a sweet photo, but I don't own many cupcake themed supplies. So instead I chose to pull inspiration from the flags and all the colors that I could see in the photo.. brown, green, blue, yellow, orange, pink and white! Whew! :)

I hope you join our special challenge at TPV by entering your birthday banner project! You could be the random winner of 2 My Mind's Eye boy and girl "Hip Hooray" collections! :)

I have to tell you!! :)

Next week, beginning Sept 7th, is 
The Paper Variety's 
one year anniversary celebration!!

Save the date!

 We're kicking off the party with a blog hop, lots of inspiration 
and blog candy!
FIVE daily challenges with FIVE awesome prizes!
And a Facebook giveaway, too!
PLUS we're giving away a $20 gift card just for helping us promote!
Isn't it fabulous!?!?!
You don't want to miss this! Seriously! 
See here for all the details on how to make that gift card yours!

You have until Tuesday noon to link up your birthday banner project
Hope to see you join us! :)

Thanks for visiting me!
Abby :)


  1. What an adorable shaped card! I love everything about it! Super cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Birthday Sundaes! :)Amy

  2. Happy birthday early! ADORABLE card!

  3. Happy early Birthday! September birthdays are the best (mind is in September too, lol). Your card is adorable. :-)

  4. Happy Birthday--your owl card is darling!

  5. I absolutely love this card Abby. It's just so happy. Great job. So happy to see you sharing with us at Birthday Sundaes.

  6. ohmygoodness your owl in a tree birthday card is the cutest thing ever! how FUN and creative. I LOVE IT!

  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!!! LOVE your card! The Owl in the tree just puts a smile on my face! Thanks for playing along over at Birthday Sundaes! :o)


  8. What a CUTE card! I love the shape of the card and that little owl in the tree is a brilliant idea! Thank you for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes!

  9. Happy Birthday! I hope your day is filled with much love and happiness! This card is so adorable - I love the cute owl peeking out and the pretty banner! Awesome card!! I'm a new follower :)


  10. Oh this is too cute!! What a great idea for a card!! I love it, so creative and amazing color choices. Thanks for joining us this week at Birthday Sundaes!

  11. Awesome card.....I Love the shape, what a great idea, so creative!
    Thanks 4 joining us at Birthday Sundaes:)

  12. The bright colours in this card caught my eye right away! I love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Birthday Sundaes!

  13. What an absolutely fun take on the inspiration photo. I love how the owl is coming out of the tree and the banner is awesome :) Thank you for playing along with Birthday Sundaes!!