Tuesday, April 2, 2013

"Herd" it's your birthday...

This is a cute, fun card I made for 4 challenges. I love it when everything just comes together nicely. I love how this card turned out!

Shabby Tea Room - follow the inspiration photo; use blue, white and kraft, and include a sentiment.
Mojo monday - sketch
Heart2Heart - pun fun
Rose Blossom Garden - use the "happy birthday" key on Artiste

This card really got me thinking outside of my box. I knew I wanted to use that cow, but the "happy birthday" key kind of threw me for a loop. I have been wanting to use that balloon, so I went with the "Herd it's your birthday" sentiment on the stamp set. I LOVED the colors from the Shabby Tea Room inspiration photo, so I decided to make this card "cutesy" with the doily, and leaving the cow uncolored. I love Moonstruck, and it's been sitting around, so I really wanted to use it. Then I had to find some Moonstruck pattern paper. I found a swatch of Superhero, and used the star pattern - perfect for a birthday card! I wanted to follow the sketch, so I used brads from the Outdoor Denim Mini Medleys, and just a touch of shimmer trim. I did flip the sketch, so I could put the balloon on top.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Kraft, Moonstruck, White Daisy
B&Ts: Superhero
Stamps: Howdy
Ink: Moonstruck, Desert Sand
Other: Silver Shimmer Trim, Outdoor Denim Mini Medleys, Artiste Cricut cartridge, doily - Wilton (not CTMH)


  1. Having been practically raised around cows, I love this card!! There are so many nice little details on this card that make this card so fun! It is an honor to have you play with us at the Rose Blossom Garden, Sarah! I look forward to seeing you at Convention again this year!!

  2. Great take on the sketch and love that image! Thanks for joining us over at Rose Blossom Garden!
    Kim xXx

  3. Hi Sarah, this is a cute card! Congrats too on winning at FMS :)

  4. So cute ... very midwestern (my Grampa was a North Dakota dairy farmer). I like the doily along with the cow. It reminds everyone that she's a girl!!

  5. Great card! I love the cow pun. Pam Korte

  6. There's a whole lotta fun going on here! Love how you dug into the stash for that Moonstruck ... one of my old favs. Sure is nice that you played along at the Rose Garden! We appreciate the support and hope to see you here again! (and at convention again!).

  7. A super cute card with a wonderful sentiment to go with the image! LOL

  8. Such a fun card! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

  9. Sarah, the colors of your card are so fresh and that cow is adorable! Nicely done!! I love it!

  10. Cute card Sarah -- love the pun :) Thanks for joining us at Heart 2 Heart!

    Lucy - DT

  11. Your card makes me grin! Love that pun--and the kraft! :D

  12. That cow is so cute. Thank you for joining us at Rose Blossom Garden.

  13. That is too cute, love that you used Moonstruck! Cute card, Sarah, thanks for joining us at H2H.

  14. A lot of fun in that card! That stamp set is a favorite and just perfect for this challenge. Thanks for playing along with H2H!