Thursday, February 4, 2021

Seize the Birthday Surprise Party Guest~Hearts...Gumball Shaker

Hello,

I'm thrilled to be joining the Seize the Birthday team as the Surprise Party Guest for February and March.  Such a wonderful opportunity to play cards with super talented designers and, at the same time, add to my birthday card stash. 


All Seize the Birthday Challenges are "Anything Goes", with an optional topping for those who want to be more venturesome with their cards. For the next two weeks, the topping is Hearts; perfect for any month but especially for February, the month of LOVE!


Concord & 9th's I Chews You bundle has been sitting in my craft room for nearly (or just over...yikes!) a year, so when I found out about the hearts theme, it took me all of a nanosecond to bring it out for a play.  Please welcome the debut of my gumball machine, a la shaker, filled with an assortment of sparkly, foiled and cardstock hearts. I backed the panel onto a piece of heart-patterned cardstock to ensure there were LOTS of hearts on this little number!  Just a note: these images are super simple to stamp and die-cut, plus they're exponentially cute. Once again, high scores for C & 9th's ingenuity!


Thank you, Nancy and the rest of the team, for welcoming me to 'your place' for the next couple of months.  To my visitors: thank you for dropping by. I hope you'll join us in the gallery, with or without the topping.


Thank you for dropping by!




11 comments:

Colleen said...

So happy you are our party guest for the next two months! Welcome and thank you for an amazing inspiration card. Using the gumball machine filled with hearts is genius...love how you put this altogther, even the two falling out of the machine! Fantastic card!

Lindsey said...

This is amazing what a fun birthday card! The two hearts slipping out at the bottom - perfection. Welcome to the party!

JoAnn said...

What a fun card. Love all the hearts in your gumball machine shaker. It is perfect with the heart patterned paper. So glad to have you as our party guest at STB.

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on your invitation! You'll be a most charming guest!! :) This card is delightfully sweet! I adore the use of hearts inside the gumball machine. See, you are charming us from the outset! Hugs!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WELCOME! What a cute heartball machine! :)

Cathy said...

Awesome card, love the gumball machine with the hearts inside! Thankyou for being our party guest :) Cathy x

Barbara said...

I am so glad that you have joined us and are adding to your birthday card stash. Never can have too many of those. Your card is astonishing and clever too. I really love the two little hearts tumbling out the gumball machine. Sweet!

Nancy said...

I so enjoyed your post! You certainly have a way with words, as I may have mentioned a time or two. As for your darling card to start your time with us, it couldn't be any cuter. I love the way you managed to use all the colors from the background paper for your gumball machine and hearts. Looks like 5 cents gets you not 1 heart but 2! Have a great day!

Unknown said...

What a sweet idea to make a gumball machine with hearts inside ♥️ ! And it's only 5 cents :)! Thank you so much for being our surprise party guest,Carol! Your card is so cute!

Ashwini Rao said...

Wow! I love your fun gum ball machine! Its really cute how its filled with hearts instead, too. Its just wonderful to have you with us for the next two months! Welcome and thank you for the lovely inspiration!

Glenda J said...

Well you started off your guest stint with a bang Carol! This is absolutely perfect for the challenge - love it. What an amazing idea for a shaker card. So excited that you'll be joining us for the next couple of months!