Sunday, May 10, 2015

A Special Birthday Celebration ~ AAA Cards 1st Birthday Extravaganza!

I have a very special post this morning... it's AAA Cards 1st Birthday Extravaganza Party & Blog Hop!

I made this card to celebrate all of the wonderful challenges their hard working team puts together with fabulous themes, bright colors and always lots of fun!

I do have a confession to make today... I love Stephanie Barnard's Flip-its card dies! They are so much darn fun and perfect for making bright, interactive surprises for big Birthdays like today!

I created a shaker card with this one and used lots of bright patterned paper that I purchased from Hobby Lobby.

The stamp is from a 2015 Stampin' Up Sale-a-Bration set called Big Day... perfect because this is a Big Day!

I filled the shaker window with tiny, little 3mm iridescent sequins and matte yellow seed beads for lots of movement and that fun shaker sound!

Here is what the inside looks like when you open it up...
I made it with the extra flap so there's plenty of room to write a special message to the recipient or even to add a gift card pocket!

My special message to AAA Cards... I'm wishing you the Happiest of days today on your 1st Birthday! I've become a loyal fan and participant and I'm looking forward to many more wonderful challenges in the months to come!


Supplies Used:
Paper - Stamper's Select White, Plum Pudding & Harvest Gold (PTI); Patterned Paper (TPS); Tropical Breeze (Bazzil); Window Sheet
Stamps - Big Day (SU)
Inks - Melon Mambo & Perfect Plum (SU)
Dies - Sizzix Circle Flip-its Card #4 by Stephanie Barnard; Sizzix Circle Dies
Other - Sequins, Seed Beads & Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen


  1. A fantastic card Stephanie and I love how many brilliant punches you've packed into it!
    A superb birthday celebration card and thanks for playing along.
    AAA cards

  2. I loVe your wonderful shaker birthday card. What a fun fold. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  3. Great Birthday card. Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards.

  4. What a super cute design, very clever. So glad you could play along at AAA Cards.

  5. Very cool card, wonderfully created. When I enlarged it- it just shone! Thanks so much for joining us for our birthday party hop challenge! Cheers, Victoria- AAA Cards

  6. Love this flip card - it is so much fun - and even more so since you made it into a shaker (awesome creativity!). Thanks so much for celebrating with us at AAA for our birthday and definitely looking forward to seeing your cards in our future challenges:) Jill

  7. What a wonderful creation! Your birthday greetings is definitely one of the best card out there. So cute and gorgeous! Love it!