Is your weekend zipping by as quickly as mine? A couple more days tacked on to the weekend would be great; my 'to do' list is toooo long! That said, we're off on a hike today; the sun's finally shining and despite the numerous tasks I should tend to, I 'need' some nature time. Apparently, there's promise of a flank steak supper when we come home...totally all over that! My husband can be very persuasive....
Today, my fabulous team and I, along with our Surprise Sweetie, Michelle, invite you to PARTY with us over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #377. Check out the yummy cupcakes we're teasing you with this time! Banners, balloons, gummy fishes...seriously cute!
Gerda Steiner Designs is our generous sponsor for this challenge; one lucky winner will receive a $20 gift certificate. Yet another great reason to join us (the first being Cupcake Inspirations are just plain fun *grin*)!
I'm bringing a card AND a gift...well, technically, a little envelope 'with' a gift to the party. Concord and 9th Eat Cake images appear on the card (I'm so smitten with this set!). The candles' colours and background stenciling were sparked by the photo colours...
Accompanying the card is my gift card envelope, sporting a little tag. The background tag was sponged with distress inks; the sentiment is from Concord and 9th's Lots of Blots...and there are, indeed, *lots* of blots in that set! Ideas percolating on how to use them...
Here's my party ensemble....
For more fabulous inspiration, check out my sweet teamies:
See you in the gallery!
Also sharing at:
Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge #1~Celebrate
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #444~Party Time
Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #66~Anything But A Card
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Gift It
Thank you for spending part of your day with me; your visit brings me joy!
Card and gift cad envelope are beautiful. Love the soft blending and your finishing is just perfect.
What a sweet gift set, Carol! I love the soft stenciled background. It's just enough to ground the fun focal points on both the card and gift card holder. The gift card holder is so adorable!!
I wanna come to your party Carol!! I'm in need of some outdoor time too!! we've been under cold and cloudy skies for a few days and I'm itching to get out on my bike!!... Maybe today : )
The colors you've used and your stencil on these two cards are so pretty! each one is the most DELICIOUS take on the inspiration photo.
Have a yummy dinner and think of me! : ) We have friends in from Wisconsin and it'll be my homemade Chili and THE best cornbread you've ever tasted in you life for dinner : ) I might throw in some veggies just to stay healthy heeheehee so if hubby doesn't come through come on over! : )
Beautiful!!...and those colours are so soft and lovely...almost edible! Hope you enjoyed your hike...and the afters! xx
Carol, your gift card holder and card set is absolutely beautiful! I love the soft stenciled background! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week!
This is fantastic. What a great little combo, and I do love those sweet candles.
Love that you coordinated your card and envelope, perfect for our gift challenge this week! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!
Oooh, love your little party ensemble! Fabulous!
Love your sweet gift card envelope & matching card Carol! The soft stenciling & ink blending is lovely. Hope your hike was rejuvenating & you had a fabulous dinner!
Such a sweet gift set, Carol! Love those colorful candles. So happy you joined in for the first Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge!
Your party ensemble looks superb with the stenciled background and the pretty color combo! It will make someone very happy!
Love the stenciling behind the vibrant colored candles, Carol. This is such a fun card. And then there's the gift envelope. So sweet.
Such a cute and fun party set, Carol ... the soft stencilling is fabulous with the bright focal points on both! Yummm ... steak! Hugs, Anita :)
Oh my gosh I just LOVE Your absolutely brilliant and FUN party ensemble here my friend!! Stunning stenciling in the background and such a wonderful color combo too!! Also want to say thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member
Love the candles--great projects!
I'm loving the blending you have done on this card. It is absolutely beautiful. And the little envelope is great. Great design work this week.
The card and matching gift envelope look fantastic. Thanks so much for joining our "Anything but a card" challenge this week at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx
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