There's a party going on right here –
a celebration to last throughout the years.
     ~ Celebration, Kool & the Gang

Pure Innocence Cause for Celebration


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.



Sweet Comments

  1. Glad to hear you’re feeling better Linda! Your card is a cutie… I love all your fab layers and the pin badge is a treat 😉

  2. Saw your blog link on the SCS 2012 resolution thread. This card is darling! Love the colors and your coloring. I’ll be back. Good luck in all your endeavors. :)

  3. Thank you for the tutorial Linda. This is definitely one of those “Why didn’t I think of that” moments. I always hand cut them and get frustrated when they are not even. Now I know how to fix that problem. :)

    Your card is adorable! I love your style!

    Sorry to hear you have been ill. I hope you have a speedy recovery.

  4. OMG. You are so talented! I want to be you when I grow up :-) Thank you for the very kind words about my blog. Means the world to me. Glad you’re feeling better :-)

  5. Ree Donnelly says:

    Cute card…and awesome video!!! So cool with the effects and olde time feel. Neat! I have to say, with all the dies that companies are selling for “banners”… now I’m no Einstein, but I’ve felt all along that doing just what you did here is all that’s necessary. No dies needed here! I mean, is it me, or what?!
    Anyway, thanks for the tip, and sharing the gorgeous card.

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