24 January 2013

MCT Designer Challenge: 1,2,3!

by Veronica

Are you up for a challenge?

Fellow MCT Designer, Liz, has a great one in store for us this week - and it's as 'easy' as 1,2,3!

For this Challenge, you must create any project that includes:

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ONE bow
TWO patterned papers
THREE buttons

My Challenge Project is a birthday card for my good friend, Brandie. The concept of the card was inspired by this adorable card I found on Pinterest while wasting time perusing.

You might notice a few extra 'requirements' on my card. I used TWO bows (for the banner) and FOUR patterned papers. This either makes me a cheater, or an over-achiever. I'll let you decide. *giggle*

Supply List

Card Stock: Stampin' Up!, Papertrey Ink
Patterned Papers: Stampin' Up!, Echo Park, Carta Bella
Chipboard Buttons: Close to My Heart
Stamps: Fun Pockets (MCT)
Dies/Punches: Star Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch (Stampin' Up), Vintage Stitched Label Dies (MCT)
Misc: Black Felt Marker, Kraft Hemp Twine (Liz's Paper Loft Boutique), Star Dust Stickles, Paper Piercer, Black Memento Ink, Copics, Pop Dots

Special Notes
To get the tiny triangles for my banner, I punched my card stock with the Star Punch and cut off the 'legs'. The cake, candles and cake base were all hand-cut. I colored my candle flames directly onto the white card stock layer and Stickled them.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check out Emma's blog to see what the other designers came up with and join in on the fun!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica


  1. Veronica, I am LOVING this card!!! I am so impressed with your hand cut cake! It's absolutely adorable!!!

  2. I love this...cheater/over acheiver, lol.....just kidding! Very beautiful card...gotta love Pinterest! Awesome job!

  3. Love it! So clean and beautiful, awesome card! LOve and Hugs, Cathryn :)

  4. Great cake! This card is super cute for any girlfriend in your life. TFS --C

  5. So cute...love that funky cake!!Lee-Ann :)

  6. OMGosh! I love your card Veronica! Your funky cake is so fun and I loved the colors us chose too.

    Ruthie :)

  7. Your birthday card is amazing gosh I love how you incorporated all the requirements of the challenge and you sue did it well your cake is so creative as is the rest of your card and girl it takes a lot of creative talent to accomplish what you did. WOW!!!!

  8. Love the geometric cake! Reminds me of something you would see on one of those cake baker shows... AWESOME!!!

  9. Beautiful bday design with the fun cake and crafty banner.

  10. WOW SUPER FUN birthday card Veronica!!!I LOVE the cool cake my friend!!!:)

  11. Great job on your Birthday Card...your friend will love it I am sure! The card is so happy and whimsical!
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  12. I love it veronica! oh I don't think you're a cheater! lol!

  13. I think your card came out FANTASTIC!!!!! EXCELLENT job my sweet friend!;)

  14. Veronica ~ WOW!! I just LOVE all the patterns you used and that wonky cake ~ EEK!! CLEVER idea for the banner!!! Well not only is this FABULOUS and TOTALLY not a cheater!!

  15. Sooo cuter Veronica, just have to pin!
    Puppy Hugs,

  16. I love this card! You're cake is fantastic! I love all the colors and the layout. I'm your newest follower too!


Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I appreciate your feedback and hope you were inspired!