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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Get ready for a month of fun with Cuttlebug Challenge Birthday Palooza!!!

Hi Everyone,
Cuttlebug Challenge Blog is turning 1 in September! We would like to invite all of you to come celebrate with us!

We are teaming with "Ready Set Create" as our sponsor for the month of September. You could win a chance to have your Art published!

Tell all your friends! :)

All month long we will be having challenges, tutorials and tips to help you throw an awesome birthday party. Plus LOTS of PRIZES!

Follow along with us and you will have everything you need. Just pick your theme and come join the fun!
The first "Be Inspired" challenge is to create invitations. If you have already peeked at mine you will think that I am really confused. Not at all! I am able to mix it up because I have a friend that was born on Halloween! We always have a combined adult Halloween/ birthday party to make them feel special! Soooo my birthday party theme is HALLOWEEN! Bet none of the other DTs came up with that one LOL! If you want to use my samples to create something similar, you could drop the birthday part and just do a Halloween party theme.

Now, if you follow my blog you know I usually do highly detailed cards that take hours and hours each. I am not going to give you an invitation example that is unrealistic. I personally will need to make about 20 of these. My tip to you is to make pretty but simple invitations if you will be sending more then 5 or 6.
It was really hard for me to keep it simple but I think I did OK. I will have more time to concentrate on the other party elements and can go into greater detail with them.

On this cute little 4” card, I used Core'dinations "Black Magic" cardstock for the hand cut crow and the orange below it is also Core'dinations.They are one of our awesome sponsors! I ran it thru my Cuttlebug in a swirl embossing folder (my fave) and distressed it with sand paper. I popped it with foam tape, added a little stitching and some brads and viola'! Easy cheesy! If you don’t sew you can do it without and it will still be cute.

Don’t forget to enter my blog candy for a chance to win 5 Cuttlebug embossing folders!

You should really go check out all of the awesome DT samples the other girls have created. You will be inspired!

Be sure to comment on this post, at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot, and all of the other Design Team members blogs for a chance to win a prize package from Sakura of America, another fabulous Cuttlebug Challenge sponsor!!!

Thanks and hugs your way!


Prettier Stuff aka Melissa said...

I love your invitation and you are going to have fun making 20 of them. This is simple but bright and will get everyones attention.

Anonymous said...

I love the card. It is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Shantaie said...

True, this card is really a fabulous inspiration! I love the Halloween colors, and THAT CROW!! {awesome} Im so happy you are on our team.....but team Jacob :)

proud to be on the same team!your cuttlebug challenge blog sister~ Shantaie

Karen said...

Love your party theme True! Love that crow and the color combo! Awesome!


Dianne said...

Love the card. Simple is good sometime. I laughed at the sentiment.

Beautiful Greetings said...

I laughed too when I read the inside. Fabulous card! Your crow is just awesome. Such a talented girl :)

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

I love the crow! And as always your work is gorgeous!

Cindy said...

Awesome, True! I'm sure the components for the rest of your party ensemble will be "True" to form!!

Kim. said...

A great idea for a halloween birthday invite. Off to see what the others made now.
Kim xXx

Lisa Lara said...

Cute idea Trudy-True. I love the "old crow". That cracks me up.

Rosemary said...

I love the play on words for this invitation!!..How perfect..Please tell me it's for someone older than me..lol..

Michelle said...

cute invite!!

Anonymous said...

True your invite is `fabulous` look forward to sharing the rest of your creations..
Havee a fab week:)x

SJDWolf said...

Love the invite! Makes me wish we did Halloween over here! Thanks for the inspiration.

Desire Fourie said...

Love the invite and the stitching really brings everything together.

Lovely Linda said...

Another gorgeous creation of yours True - love the stitching and those gorgeous colours!! Fabulous True - thanks for sharing!! God bless you!

Ramona said...

That crow card is totally cool. When I met my first husband he took me to meet "Crow" his grandmother. During dinner, I asked, "Crow, can you pass the butter." The whole room went silent. She passed the butter. Later he giggled his head off because no one actually called her that to her face! LOL! This card made me remember a blast from the past! Great card!

Jessie said...

What a cool invitation and I love the cute crow :)

beadz said...

I love the stitching on your invitation! Looks great!

June Houck said...

True, the colors you chose are so yummy! I love purple and green with Halloween (hey, that rhymes!)

My cousin's b-day is on Halloween, but he is not an old crow ;) Clever image and sentiment!!!

Chris said...

This comment is for the eWillow site.

Cat said...

So cute! I love the stitching on your invite!

Rheannon said...

This is really cute. Love how your swirls folder fit perfect in the crows wing... too fun.

SMK said...

oooh, again with the fun sanding of the scrolls, so cute! love the birdie :D