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CI#70 Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to our Big Birthday Bash - can you believe that it's been 3 years since we started creating for this Blog Hop? 11th January 2017

We are each using our favourite colours - it was incredibly difficult to narrow that down to only 3??  Of course I had to include green and blue - but which ones??

Eventually this is my choice, Navy, Lipstick and Shaded Spruce

I had to use some new stamps for this project and I had an enjoyable afternoon playing with the new Layered with Kindness set. I immediately fell in love with the leaf image, but it took me a little longer to find the right way to use the smaller images. It has 3 different sentiments which is useful and coordinates with 2 new punches. 
The large label punch is great. You can also use the Timeless Label Punch as I've done on the front. It also pairs nicely with the Delightful Tag Topper behind it as well. I love the versatility of mixing old and new products, thanks Stampin' Up1 for providing us with that!

I created an easel card - one of my favourite birthday options - and used lots of texture with embossing the plate after I had stamped. 
To get the right colour ribbon I dyed some of the new narrow white seam binding using the Lipstick inkpad and spritzing. - my fingers are still pink! but I love how soft the ribbon is.
I won't be posting this one so I stitched one of my last crystal buttons on with a little linen thread. I still love buttons on cards even though they aren't hugely practical.
You can find all the products I used here

for the inside message I used a sentiment from one of the new Sale a Bration sets -Sending You Thoughts- which is a great font, and I layered it on 2 labels - navy on navy and navy on white. 
Some random stamping on a strip of white with "stamped off" spruce leaves created just enough colour to dress up the inside and create the stopper to hold the easel open.

 The distinktive style of the leaf and the little blossom is lovely.
I hope you find lots of inspiration  in this special January challenge. It is open for the whole month of January and you are welcome to enter as many times as you like, using your 3 favourite colours

OR  any of the colour selections of the design team members - or all of them!!
There's a few combinations that I think I'd like to use too.

You'll find them all in the file on the Facebook group page here.

Next on the hop is Rachel with a gorgeous tropical card.

and here's the list of who is participating this special birthday bash - a mix of old and current  members.
  1. Bronwyn Eastley 
  2. Patrice Easton 
  3. Nicole Wilson 
  4. Narelle Farrugia 
  5. Lou Kitzelman 
  6. Jackie Noble 
  7. Julia Quinn 
  8. Chloe Evans 
  9. Denita Wright-Smee 
  10. Kelly Kent 
  11. Vicki Boucher  
  12. Jan Clothier 
  13. Cathy Pinchbeck 
  14. Leonie Stuart 
  15. Nikki Spencer  
  16. Rose Packer 
  17. Tanya Bell  
  18. Rebecca Scurr 
  19. Monique Fielder 
  20. Jackie Aitken 
  21. Elizabeth Gross 
  22. Rachel Palmieri 
I hope you have a creative week and remember,
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz


  1. I just got this punch and can't wait to use it! Very brave of you to die the ribbon - I've yet to take that leap but now I see how great it looks, you've given me the incentive I need. Lovely card.

  2. WOW!!! What a great colour combination... Might have to give this one a whirl!!!
    Loving all the texture on your card... Very pretty <3
    Cheers Shaz

  3. Gorgeous card Liz! I love how much texture your delicate ribbon embellishment adds! Kelly x

  4. That is so pretty Liz. Love the dyed ribbon - such a clever idea. x

  5. Ohhh an easel card, I haven't seen one for ages and yours is just so pretty Liz. I love the colour combo and yet wouldn't have thought to put those together either. The colouring of the ribbon matched perfectly!! TFS xx

  6. A great colour choice Liz, and just love the composition of your card. All such pretty touches, I'm sure will be appreciated by the lucky recipient.

  7. ooohhhh this is stunning. I loooove those leaves too. And the little flower is so sweet. What a gorgeous card. I love it all!!!

  8. Wow, where to start....that ribbon & button stood out first - lovely! An easel - even more lovely. Your colour choices are perfect for this stamp set. Love it. x

  9. Oh I love an easel card and yours is just lovely! Such a pretty colour combo.

  10. I love your beautiful and delicate card. So beautiful and the bow it perfection x

  11. Beautiful colours you've chosen Liz, I've never made an easel card before and you've inspired me to make one. I love the stamped images of the leaves and Shaded Spruce is such a pretty colour.

  12. Stunning colours and beautiful card, Liz and of course there's a green in there.


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