Happy Birthday Flower

I have been wanting to make a Mr. Smiley flower for a long time.  I got these flowers as a bouquet at Hobby Lobby, so I could make pens in a flower pot.  You know...the ones you see at banks, etc.  I had some left over, so I pulled them apart to use on cards.  I love how the flower frames Mr. Smiley from Today's Forecast at Molly Stamps.  

In addition, I got some awesome paper from Paper Temptress.  The piece I used is the orange sparkle paper that I embossed with the happy birthday cuttlebug folder.  You can't see it in the picture, but this paper has a sparkle to it.  Hence the name sparkle paper....LOL!  I love it!  I orange goes perfectly with the orange in the flower.

AND....I used my BIG BITE!  This is only the second time I has used my big bite and I am so glad I got it.  It puts gromlets on so easily.  I know it is the holiday season, but I had to make this cheery card.  I was inspired by Today's Forecast and the flower.  This is what I ended up creating.  I love starting from scratch and just piecing items together and until viola!

I have been taking pictures of the cards from a different angle, because I like the way it show you the 3-d look!  The inside of the card reads, "smile...it's your day!"

Materials used:

Paper - white daisy cs, balloon pattern paper from Frances Meyer, Inc., orange sparkle paper from Paper Temptress, dutch blue cs, clover meadow cs

Stamp set - Today's Forecast from Molly Stamps

Ink - clover meadow

Markers - sunny yellow, white gelly roll pen

Accessories - circle window charm, happy birthday cuttlebug embossing folder, frenzy designer gromlet from We R Memory Keepers, flower from Hobby Lobby, SU scallop punch, SU 1 3/8 circle punch, EK Success 1 1/4 circle punch, EK Success 1" circle punch

Don't forget...................

It is day 4 of the 12 days of Christmas at Paper Craft Planet.  Sankari is hosting today's challenge.  Here is the gallery for your inspiration.  Play along and win a prize from Our Daily Bread!  Wow!  Their stamp sets are awesome!

Happy Stamping!

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Barb W said...

How very bright and cheerful! Looks like spring! Cute face in the center.

Connie said...

So very cute. Love how bright and cheery it is.

Jena said...

So darling - love it in the center of the flower and great colors - TFS!

Vicki said...

Looks like a "Happy" card! I love Happy cards!!!!

Hope you're enjoying the holiday season.:-)


ps I LOVE how you make so much time to play!!! Everything has to be perfect for me to play, but since everything isn't perfect makes you wonder when I'll play! lol Hhhmmm playing will make it all seem perfect?!

Jeanne said...

I love how cheery this card is! Makes me smile just to look at it.

Love your new blog header too, that tree is gorgeous!

(I'm SO behind on blog reading, since doing this knitting)

Adela said...

That is such a cute card, Kim! Those teeth always crack me up!