Sunday, August 8, 2010

You Say it's Your Birthday

so Happy Birthday to Amy!!!
Are you 1, are you 2, are you 3, are you 4, ....
Today is Amy Tsuruta's Birthday, she has that fabbie blog that I am sure you have seen and drooled over - Tsuruta Designs.  Yep, she is the one constantly amazing us with her creations!  Not to mention that fact that she is a good blogger, you know, the ones who actually post almost everyday and are always leaving a little lovin' on all our blogs.  Be sure to hop over to her blog and leave her a little Birthday cheer!!!
To celebrate I have a card to share and I am sure you will not have trouble guessing what type...a Birthday Card, of course.  When I think of Amy, the first things that come to mind are banners, patterned paper, paper piecing, and sewing.  Yes, I had to incorporate all 4! 

My card is for The Cat's Pajamas Tuesday challenge to use the new cutups (aka dies) - well, I went shopping after I went hopping last month and made my first TCP purchase.  In addition to the Buttons Die, I also picked up the "new to me" set You Say It's Your Birthday and some of the new felt too. The button die has several sized buttons all in one, so after finishing the banner, I used the leftover felt buttons to create a scallop border at the bottom of my card.  The banner was created by cutting out diamonds and folding each in half around a piece of twine, and then I sewed on a felt button in between each.
The challenge this week over at Crazy for Challenges is cupcakes, so the cupcake banner fits right in :~)
The LO is based on sketch #76 from Card Patterns - it's a basic sketch that I embellished on just a bit.

A huge thanks to Yvonne Yam, Do More with Less, she is the sweetie who organized this virtual party.  So as you are blurfing around today, don't be surprised if you see more B-day wishes being sent Amy's way!  Happy, happy, happy day!  Let's all celebrate and eat a piece of cake!!!
Details:  Stamp - You Say It's Your Birthday (TCP), Die - Buttons (TCP), Felt - Seeing Red & Green with Envy (TCP), PP - Green at Heart (Basic Grey), CS - SU & PTI, Ink - Basic Black & Chocolate Chip (SU), Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen (Ranger),  Stickles - Star Dust (Ranger), and Twine (PTI).


  1. Oh this is so pretty Julie! Such gorgeous colors and that cupcake banner is so yummy! Amy will surely love it!

    Thank you so much for joining in this party! Have a most wonderful Sunday! :)

  2. Wow Julie this is so cute! The design is fabulous, i love the BG paper you have used and the way the circles are peeking out of the bottom edge. The cupcake banner is the cutest
    love tasha xx

  3. Oh Julie....aren't you just toooo sweet?!!! I love the card...pure perfection...the colors...the patterns...the banner...the stitching...the scallops...e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g!!!!! Thanks sooooo much Julie!!!!!! This is definitely thee best birthday ever!!

  4. Fantastic Julie! I think you've nailed it! I especially love the cupcake banner, what a cute cute idea! Great layout as well.

  5. Julie ~ I agree with everyone else LOVE the card and that Banner is awesome!

  6. EEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the card you made for Amy!!!! I AM LOVING THAT BANNER!!! Gorgeous! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  7. Julie, you are awesome! I love your banner--I am so into those right now. Fabulous card!

  8. This rocks and I love it with the Green at Heart! I want to go check out TCP...I haven't bought anything in forevah!

  9. This is so damn cute! I am in love with your banner and the scallop border! Wonderful card!!