Friday, January 7, 2022


 It's time for a new challenge at Festive Friday where every challenge is an inspiration list based on a selected holiday/festivity from the traditional to the unusual. Challenge projects must include at least three items from the festivity inspiration list. Your project does not have to go with the challenge theme. You can just use 3 or more items from the inspo list for your creation.

Today's festivities are inspired by the celebration of our 100th challenge. Woot!!! Let's get this party started!. The challenge starts today and runs through January 17th.

I like to create a card for our challenge that goes with the celebration theme. This one was easy - a birthday celebration. I dug though my stash and pulled out some festive supplies and went to work on creating my card. The card base and cake stand are made with SU's brushed gold card stock that I have had forever. I embossed the cake stand with the first (gold) embossing powder that I bought about a gazillion years ago. I remember seeing a demo of heat embossing in a paper craft store and being in awe of the magic when the stamped image was heated. The background is Team Tie Die Patterned Paper from Honey Bee. The cake stand and cake images are from Reverse Confetti, and the streamers are from The Greetery. I finished it up with a few sequins and a Waffle Flower sentiment cut from black mirror card stock.

I used celebration, cake, gold, sequins and patterned papers from the inspo list.

Come play with us! Remember that your project does not have to go with the challenge theme. You can just use 3 or more items from the inspo list for your creation!

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Melva Peters


Diane Evans

Joanne James


Diane Evans said...

Stephanie, this is just amazing! The Colours are perfect. This truly captures the Celebration of the 100th Challenge

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Stephanie your celebratory card is fabulous - that bright and colourful background is amazing and your cake so special too! Great job!

Beth McCullough said...

Awesome Stephanie!! Anyone would love to receive a birthday card like that. Love the colors, design, everything is perfect!:)

I Card Everyone said...

Woo HOOO now that's a party card! So fun, Stephanie!

Melanie Hungerford said...

Great birthday card, I really love the bright background colors. I was also very excited to learn about heat embossing way back when, and a heat gun was one of the first crafting tools I bought!

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh, Stephanie! This is one amazing card! I LOVE the background. It doesn't get any more festive than these fun colors, streamers, sequins and CAKE! Have a wonderful week!

Jaydee said...

Stephanie, what a gorgeous card. I am totally in love with that fabulous background and the touch of gold and sequins are the perfect finishing touch.
Fabulous card

Vicky Hayes said...

This is a real stunner of a card Stephanie! I just love the bright colours and those wonderful party streamers. A perfect celebration card! Vicky x

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