Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sparkle & Shine, It's Birthday Time

Second Flap
Let me introduce you to Pogo Joe the Snowman.  He lives over at Sassy Cheryl's Digi Store with Snowy, Max, Maddie and all the other neighborhood kids.  I needed a birthday card for someone special and the pogo stick will make this card quite personal.  I don't want to go into the whole story since I haven't mailed this card out yet and don't want to spoil the surprise for the recipient

Before printing the card I turned the image in 3 positions.  Straight up, falling over to the right and falling down.  I know I have a sick sense of humor, but so does the recipient.  I designed the card to have a left flap  which shows the upright snowman.  When you open the left flap you see the snowman beginning to fall on the right flap,.  When the right flap is opened the snowman has fallen in the snow.

I colored with Copics and sponged the sky with a light blue and violet inks.  The snow was made by gluing Diamond Dust onto the paper.  DD is sparkly and beautiful to look at, but it is sharp to the touch.  You wouldn't want to use this on a children's card.   I think I will pad it before I put it in the envelope for mailing. This card is for male so I left off my ribbons and embellishments.  I couldn't help but put 4 little rhinestones in each corner.  Guys like a bit of bling too don't they?  The top of the card is folded down and border punched with EK Success Bubble punch.  The sentiment is cut with an Elizabeth Crafts Die.

The card was quick and simple but it does look very sparkly and should bring a smile to that certain someone.   So let's see what Sparkle and Shine you can add to a Sassy Cheryl Stamp or Digi and post in our Sparkle and Shine Challenge.  Winner gets 2 digis from Cheryl's store.  Need more inspiration?  Click here to see the beauties my DT has come up with this week.

Y'all have a  Happy New Year.  We are staying home and watching the ball drop on TV.  Way beyond the party scene, but we will have a drink and a smooch at midnight.  How about you, what are you going to do tonight to celebrate?

Just received a News Flash from the Boss Lady herself.  Cheryl is having a New Years sale. When you spend $15.00 or more, you will receive 50% off of the entire order!  Now is that a way to ring in the New Year or what.  Don't wait to shop, this offer is only good until midnight January 1, 2014.   EST


  1. awww so fun card Linda. Love snow around snowman.
    Happy New Year!

  2. Gorgeous card Linda, Wishing you a very Happy, Healthy and creative New Year.
    Kevin xx

  3. hahaha...how cute is this and I'm sure the recipient will get a kick out of it!


  4. This is so creative, Linda! I'm glad I made it over to your blog to see these multiple photos. What a fun, interactive card!

    Happy New Year!

  5. Too funny Linda! love the card.

  6. How adorable this is...Love the colors...I just saw that sale now gotta go spend some more money...lol Happy New Year!!! Hugz, joann

  7. Great card! Love the snow! Wishing you and your all the best in the new year!

  8. Ahhhhhh...I love this Linda!! I had no idea it had so many flaps! How clever to have Pogo Joe tilted just a bit differently on each flap! You are so dang clever, girl!! Gorgeous coloring and designwork, as always! Happy New Year, sweet friend! Hugs. Pat

  9. Darn it. . .now I'm wondering what the story is? Well, it's a lovely, fun and oh, so you card. Beautiful.


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