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Friday, January 18, 2013

Party Birthday Card

Yeah! I accomplished a couple things with this birthday card. 

First, I finished all 7 days of Catch the Bug BugABoo challenges this week and this challenge was to use texture with optional freebie digi, Birthday Doodle Block. The digi is somewhat like illustrations my daughter does which I found cool & artsy. My texture is the candle, embossing & ribbon.

Second, I used all BugABoo digis for all 7 cards. 

Third, this is a birthday card for my hubby whose birthday is Feb 2 Groundhog's Day so I have his card made early.

Fourth, I used scraps.

Colored the BugABoo digi, Birthday Doodle Block, using my computer program. Changed all the black to blue. Used pops of color such as red for the cherry & yellow for candle flame & stars.


Party Birthday Card:

adhesives: foam, glue dots
cardstock: Kraft cardstock - base, Core'dinations Dress Blues cardstock - layer, 
white cardstock
digi: BugABoo Birthday Doodle Block
embossing folder: Darice Happy Birthday
ink: computer printer ink
misc: candle
ribbon: Spool 'O Ribbon blue 
software programs: Photo Impact Pro 8.5

Entering this into the following challenges:

2 Sisters Ch126 Celebrations unlim 1/12-18
Catch the Bug Fri Ch Texture & optional digi 1/18
Clear It Out Circles/Stash unlim lots of circles on embossing, stash listed above 1/14-2/3
Creative Insp Paint Insp By Your Fav Stamp unlim 1/13-26 
DLART Thankful Thurs Jan Linky Party unlim 1/3-31
Kraft Journal Use Your Scraps unlim 1/14-20
Lexis Creations Ch81 Anything Goes unlim 1/7-19
Moving Along With The Times Happy Birthday lim3 2nd 1/17-23
My Papercrafting Digi Desserts Fri 1/18-24
Pin and Tack Spark Your Creativity Now Ch5 Anything Goes unlim 1/1-31
Totally Papercrafts Embossing time lim3 2nd 1/18-24


  1. That is a cool card! Love the candle idea! I have that folder too! Just got it! Enjoy your day!

  2. Wow! you've included some fabulous elements, Melissa. The image is just too fun. Thanks for linking up to Digi Desserts Fridaze at My Paper Crafting.

  3. Great embossing on your lovely card and the candle is the perfect embellishment. Hope you've enjoyed the Bugaboo week as much as I did, Jx

  4. Love the embossed background and the candle is a fab idea. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
    Hugs Sue W.

  5. Great idea Melissa. the background embossing is nice also.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  6. the way you designed this card is pretty cool! great embossing too! Thanks for participating this week at Digi Desserts Fridaze! :)

  7. Very cute card. Love the way you used the candle on it. Thanks for helping us celebrate Bugaboo's birthday by playing along in our birthday challenges.

  8. I love the embossing and the candle you added to this card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative Inspirations Paint!

  9. Cool card - I love using actual candles on bday cards like you did!
    Thanks so much for playin’ along and celebratin’ Bugaboo’s 3rd Birthday with us this week!
    Be sure to check the blogs you visited on the hop to see if you’re a winner of one of the Bugaboo Images our designers used!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  10. A lot of thought has gone in to this card, great job. Thanks for taking part again in DDF challenge.

  11. Beautiful card. Love the dotted embossing.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It Out challenges. We hope to see you again.
    Huggies ~

  12. Oh this is super, what a great card. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, love Hazelx

  13. How cute with the candle on it, and I love the embossed background! Thanks so much for joining us for the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge! hugs, Kimberly

  14. Love the candle idea. You put a lot of great elements on your card and they work really well together. Thank you for joining us for Digi Desserts Fridaze at My Paper Crafting. Please come back again!

    Lynn B.

  15. I love how you incorporated the candle on this card. Great idea. Thanks for joining us over at My Paper Crafting for Digi Desserts Fridaze. We'll be looking for you for our next challenge.

    Scrappy hugs,
    MYPC DT Sister
    Scrappin’ Sista Designs

  16. Thanks for creating with us at My Paper Crafting for Digi Desserts Fridaze. Your card and digi are so cute. Love the candle tied on with the bow. :)

  17. Cute card, Melissa! All of the elements are wonderful and I love the addition of the real birthday candle. Thanks so much for joining our "Digi Desserts Fridaze" Challenge at

    ~ Jen, MPC Design Team