Good Times Birthday

I have decided that I will actually start using some of my stash vs. hoarding it for years to come.  I love the patterned paper by Close To My Heart.  So much so, that I have tons sitting on the shelf.  It seems I am often saving it for the perfect layout.  This card was made with the Good Times paper packet.  Fairly certain it was released years ago! All supplies by Close To My Heart.

D1514 Just A Number
D1475 Card Chatter-Birthday
Retired Good Times Paper Packet
Z2111 Chocolate Ink
Z1333 Mocha Opaques Adhesive Gems
Z1701 Bakers Twine

The sketch is based on the sketch challenge this week at Frosted Designs.

Design Tip-All of the banners are hand cut.  I sponged chocolate ink on all pieces to add dimension.

I have also entered this card in the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft- Entwined
Karens Doodles- Celebrate
Little Red Wagon-Twinkle Twinkle
Tuesday Throwdown - Entwined
Use It Tuesdays -Birthday's with hoarded paper supply

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful color scheme and with amazing papers and just love all of the banners! Wonderful work. Thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles


  2. Oh my goodness I love this card. The cardstock on the back of the paper really makes this pop. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

  3. Your card is so wonderful! I love the colors you've used on this! I also really like how you've matted the pennants with a solid paper. That really makes them pop against the green background. Your banner across the bottom tied with baker's twine is really a nice touch, too! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  4. Glad to hear that I'm not the only paper hoarder! Love it, Allisa! Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs!

  5. Love your card....those banners and that paper are great! I too am a hoarder. lol...Always good to use it up so I can get more. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

  6. love love love your birthday card...bold and beautiful!!
    thanks so much for playing with us at Use It Tuesday

  7. Indeed--great papers! Glad you used them! Great job with the sketch
    Thanks for playing with us at LRW!!

  8. gorgeous card, love the combo of the papers, thank you for joining our challenge at Frosted designs, hugs, martina

  9. Super card, fab colours and I love the twine you've added! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake, Shelly x

  10. Very pretty card really like the lO you used and great use of the twine ;)

  11. Well, if you're going to use up your hoarded items, hopefully we'll see you more often at Use it Tuesday!! This is a great card and we're so happy you decided to play along with us!

  12. Hi Allisa, what a fantastic card. I love the layout and your papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge. Hugs, Denise x

  13. Great card! The colours are fabby. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  14. Hello,

    Your cards are beautifully designed. Could you share tips about hand-cutting those banners? I really struggle with getting my banner cuts even and yours all look perfect. Thanks for any help you can give.

  15. Rita-I don't have any secrets for cutting the banners. I mostly just eyeball it and use my micro-tip scissors. Trust me, they do not all turn out perfect! I figure if they are slightly imperfect, that is just part of a handmade card. Thanks for stopping by!

  16. Allisa you rocked this challenge!! Love the masculine feel and look to this card. Great with the pp background too a really nice effect. Thanks for joining in at frosted designs this weekxx

  17. This one is great and I love the colours !

    Thanks for playing along at Frosted Designs, Marina.

  18. Congratulations! You won the Top 2 at Use It Tuesday! Be sure to grab your button from our blog!


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