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Celebrate @ Seize the Birthday!


Hello, We have a milestone celebration starting over at Seize the Birthday! It is our 200th challenge and we have some really good prizes up for grabs too!  I couldn’t have reached this milestone without my fabulous team! You must go check it out!  For our topping this time you have to create a card and or project that is inspired by our graphic.  For this challenge we want you to make a card and/or project that is inspired by the graphic below.  Whether it be the colors, the balloons, the watercolor vibe, or the numbers, etc. Whatever sparks your creativity.  However for this challenge only, we are asking you to explain in your post how exactly you were inspired!  Not only am I personally giving away 2 $25 dollar Simon Says Gift Certificates for our 2 top winners, we even have an additional 4 Mystery prizes up for grabs also. 

Card Details:  I first made my own background with some Oxide Inks and an MS punch which I used as a stencil. Then colored my sweet Ele from MFT with Copics and Prismas. The black letters are from MFT too.  I think it’s pretty evident that I pulled the colors and the balloons from our graphic for my inspiration. Even the black letters represent the lettering on our graphic as well.

So make sure you head on over to Seize the Birthday for ALL the details and guidelines. It’s going to be fun! 

See you there, Nanc’



38 thoughts on “Celebrate @ Seize the Birthday!

  1. What a happy slimline card! That background is magical and it is all so much fun. I would call it smashing!

  2. This card is like a tall slim party! Love how colorful and fun it is.

  3. That is a fun birthday card design. Looks like a fun event. I am sorry I cannot join in.

  4. I just love your cute elephant. Great coloring.

  5. Super slimline card! Love the elephant holding the balloons and the balloons all over the background.

  6. Oh Nancy this is just PRECIOUS! Love that little ‘Ellie’ and all the balloons are the perfect logo inspiration! GREAT job and wonderful inspiration! I sure hope I get time to join in the fun!!

  7. Super cute card with that lovely stenciled balloon background and cute little elephant with her balloons.

  8. Adorable little elephant Nancy surrounded by her party balloons! So cute. Loving these slimline look cards too and that fun vertical sentiment. Congrats on such a fabulous milestone too 🙂 Cathy x

  9. Adorable! And what a great way to celebrate a milestone; congrats on 200 challenges—and awesome accomplishment,

  10. I hadn’t thought of using my (mostly neglected) punches as the base for a stencil – so smart! Love the multicoloured balloon background. Then there’s your cute little elephant with his own bunch of balloons! Definitely a card for a celebration.

  11. This is such a cheerful and uplifting card. I love the colors and the softness. It’s lovely and inspiring. I’m looking forward to playing along at Seize The Birthday and I thank you for your inspiration to get me going.
    Karen L

  12. Well friend, Yeah for you for making this a slimline sensation for the 200th challenge!! Love everything about this card…the cute and adorable elephant with lots of balloons and those fantastic letters spelling out celebrate down the side. Fantastic design and card my friend! (BTW, thanks for fixing my link! you are the best!)

  13. A brilliant festive design! I love the slimline and the fun sentiment. Congrats on your anniversary!

  14. Your card is so colorful and cheerful. Love how you made your own Stencil.

  15. So adorable! I just love the fun ellie with the balloons 🙂

  16. I love that you turned this into a slimline card to accommodate the sentiment letters, Nancy. That gave plenty of room to scatter all those colorful balloons.

  17. Oh, that’s lovely. Fab with the balloon background. So cute. Love it. Hugz

  18. So fun with your long card and stretched out sentiment! Love all the balloons and that cute little ellie!

  19. This is adorable! I love the balloon background and of course the sweet elephant. – Charlotte/Lady Joyful

  20. this card is cool balloons and word is so fun

  21. Congrats on the 200th challenge and such a cute card with these balloons all over, thanks for giving us the chance to win the super prices too, I am making a card to join, hugs Blankina

  22. The elephant is so adorable ! It was such a creative idea to do the color splash using the balloons! And the floating letters are so fun! Thank you so much for organizing this fun challenge, Nancy!

  23. Oh this is lovely, what a great card, I love all the birthday balloons on it. Hopping on by via Seize the Birthday, Hazel xx

  24. Love the design of your slimline card. Super cute!

  25. Love your slim line card!

  26. Adorable card, Nancy! I like how you’ve created a slimline card and with so many balloons, too – they make it look like a real party!! Perfect for our celebrations!!

  27. Great use of the STB colors. Love that little elephant.

  28. Congratulations on the 200th challenge Nancy! What a milestone – and how proud you must all be to have inspired so many crafters and brought so much creative fun to so many. I love your card with all those balloons, the bright colours and that adorable elephant 🙂
    Vicky x

  29. That little elephant looks like he could fly up with your balloons. Such a sweet card

  30. The little elephant couldn’t be any cuter! The stamped balloons make a wonderful background!

  31. So cute. Love all the balloons and the very cute elephant

  32. Super cute card! Love the vertical big letters!

  33. This is the cutest little elephant and he makes me smile!! I love all the added stenciled balloons too. Makes for a very unique card. Love it!!

  34. Such a fun card. Love how you’ve added the sentiment.

  35. I love your use of the stencil for the balloons! And, the sle is so cute!

  36. Charming elephant and a delightful background of balloons.

  37. A party on a card, Nancy – love it!

  38. Love this tall card! The balloons are fantastic and I love how you did the sentiment. This card put a bit smile on my face. So hard to believe it’s 200 challenges – thank you for your friendship and leadership!

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