There's a party going on right here –
a celebration to last throughout the years.
~ Celebration, Kool & the Gang
This card started out as a New Years celebration, but a nasty stomach bug got in the way of my plans. A trip to the Emergency Room, lots of good drugs, a bunch of couch vegging, and three days later I finally put the last touches on it. So, like Kool & the Gang sang, this may just be the card that kicks off "a celebration to last throughout the years" because I started it in 2011 and didn't finish it until 2012.
This Pure Innocence stamp set, Cause for Celebration, is such a versatile set, it really can just celebrate anything or anyone. Party Time!
Here's the inside. Yeah, I had as much fun making the inside as I did the outside of the card. I got to play with some of my new Christmas toys, like the Well Worn Die-Namic by My Favorite Things.
I'm especially pleased with this little star button. It's a pin, so It can be removed from the card and worn. My daughter got a professional grade button maker for her stationery business, and we're both having fun playing with it. I see lots of button magnets and pins in our future.
I couldn't resist making a party favor box, you know, for our celebration. I love this new Loopy Bloom die cut from My Favorite Things. Jody Morrow did a great video, Loopy Bloom Assembly Tutorial, that includes some terrific tips and great suggestions to kick it up a notch.
That fishtail panel (just behind the little darling) has gotten pretty popular with card sketches and designs. So, I put together a quickie little tutorial about how I make my fishtail panels. Turn up your speakers for the rag time silent movie.
The dress on the little darling is paper pieced. I added just a little vintage trim to the bottom and popped up her bow a bit.
Here are the rest of the ingredients and the Copic markers I used. I hope you had a wonderful holiday celebration.