It's a big day in our house today as we celebrate Emily's 19th birthday. It's a little bit bittersweet, we are excited to celebrate this milestone with her but we are also sad that Corrie is not here to see it. I know that he is here in spirit with us as we celebrate this big day!!

As I was making her birthday card, I turned to this week's Global Design Project 093 challenge which happens to be a colour challenge!! I love colour challenges as the thinking is already done for you, you just need to create the project. And this week's colours are ONE of my favourite colour combinations!!


On my desk was the Wood Words stamp set, so I challenged myself to create a card with this set. I'm excited to share my card with you and a great little trick on creating a gift card holder inside your card!!


Using the Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Big Shot machine, I embossed the word "Celebrate" on a piece of Whisper White card stock. Using the Circle image from the Wood Words stamp set, I randomly stamped Berry Burst circles on the Celebrate piece of card stock. While doing this, it helps to create the de-embossed look which create the word to stand out more!!!


When first looking at my card, it looked like a normal card front, but I added an element of surprise to it. I created a belly band around my card. This adds a bit of fun to the card as to open the card, you have to pull off the belly band!! 

My belly band was created with 2 1/2 by 11 piece of Pool Party card stock. I just placed my strip around my card and fold it to create the belly band. I secure the two end pieces with a piece of fast fuse adhesive!


For the inside, I used the Wood Crate Framelit to create a pocket to hold a gift card. When I was looking at the little slots on the side of the crate, I thought that a gift card might fit into it, and when I tried it out, I was like bonus! I love when you can find other ways to use your products!!


To create the gift card holder, cut out a wood crate using a Big Shot machine and the Wood Crate Framelit. Then using a pair of paper snips, cut off the tabs and the side tab. This will leave you with the big piece with the slot in it. Adhere to your card stock, but remember to only adhere the sides as you want the gift card to be able to slide in and out of the slots! 


I can't wait to see how Emily likes her card tonight!! Now it's your turn to try this fun and fresh colour combination. You can head over the Global Design Project page to check out gallery to see how other stamper's used this colour challenge in their projects!! 

I have listed all the supplies that I have used for you at the bottom of this post, and the best part is that you can either click on the clickable images, or the supply list PDF. 

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