Thursday, August 1, 2013

Happy Birthday, Paper Sweeties...

My friend, Debbie, is celebrating the 1-year birthday of her Paper Sweeties Stamps, and I'm happy to be celebrating this milestone with her by participating in the Paper Sweeties birthday blog hop! You may have arrived here from Tina's blog...if not, and you'd like to start back at the very beginning, start here with Debbie's Paper Sweeties blog and join in on the fun!

I especially get a lot of use from the smaller sentiments in Debbie's line...I often use small tags as part of my card sentiments...and so many of Debbie's sets are perfect for this and for banner sentiments!  In addition, her stamp line includes adorable paper dolls with themed outfits and background images for them.  You can also find some beautiful accessories in her Paper Sweeties shop, such as oodles of colors of dyed seam binding sold in generous 4-yard bundles.

The birthday blog hop celebration will be going on for three days...August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th...with different participants each day. Here's a full link list of all the blogs participating on day one:

Kathy Montgomery (you're here! )

And here's the fun part...Debbie will be giving away a prize of the ENTIRE AUGUST RELEASE to one lucky person during the month of August...there are 5 sets to be released, and that's a total retail value of $50.  Here's what you need to do to be eligible for the prize...

Follow the Paper Sweeties blog

Like and Share Paper Sweeties on their Facebook Fan Page

Comment on any Paper Sweeties August blog post - mention that you follow the blog and Fan Page!

So without further ado, here's the card I created, using Paper Sweeties Occasions and You Make Me Smile sentiment sets...a bright and summer-colored card filled with flowers...

And just a couple closeup pictures of the rose clusters surrounding the large daisy center flower, atop die cut cardstock flourishes. They all rest inside and on top of a Tattered Angels chipboard frame that's been inked and coated with clear coarse glitter...

The entire "happy birthday" sentiment actually fits on one small tag, but I thought it was more fun to have each word on its own tag inside the embellished memo pin  :) ...

Sentiment stamps:   Paper Sweeties "Occasions" and "You Make Me Smile" sets
Patterned papers:   My Minds Eye Miss Caroline/Fiddlesticks collection (stripe), Dolled Up collection (dot), and Howdy Doody collection (floral and damask)
Dies:   My Favorite Things Royal Leaves;   Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork
Punch:   Martha Stewart Doily Lace          Chipboard frame:   Tattered Angels          Paper roses:   Wild Orchid Crafts
Daisy and lace:   local craft store          Pearls:   Recollections          Memo pin:   Tim Holtz (embellished)

The next stop on the hop is a visit to Michelle's blog to peek at her wonderful project. Have fun on the blog hop, and don't forget the steps to be eligible for the fun August prize!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today...


  1. Such a gorgeous card, love all your details!

  2. Lovely..I loved how you have used sentiment on small tags ,and the placement of big white bloom over small roses !

  3. Oh so Beautiful....gorgeous work of art!

  4. This is so pretty Kathy, love all the detailing and gorgeous colours. Hugs, Claire x

  5. Stunning, Kathy! Your style is jaw dropping! Every embellishments is placed just right!

  6. As always, Kathy, you've managed to create a stunning card full of shabby charm, wonderful embellishments ... and just the right Sweeties sentiments! Thank you so much for joining the 1st Birthday Designer's Hop celebration :)

  7. OOH MY GOODNESS....stunning!!! What a simply beautiful card...sigh

  8. fabulous shabby/chic card....have a wonderful day!

    enjoy *~*

  9. OOOooo...SO pretty, Kathy! I love the paint on the Tim Holtz pin - I will have to try that great idea. LOVE this pretty card to celebrate the Paper Sweeties 1st Birthday blog hop.

  10. Gorgeous Kathy!! LOVE all the layers :-)

  11. wow so many beautiful elements on this it

  12. Just gorgeous! You always make a fabulous shabby creation! Love the flower and all the color with wonderful layers!

  13. This is lovely as are all your cards, I had to stop off and take a look around, your cards are just beautiful with oh so much detail.

  14. Oh my gosh, such a stunning creation. I love your style and all of the beautiful layering! Your blog is filled with lovely creations!
    ~Donna K

  15. Swoon! Just look at all those textures and layers, Kathy! Absolutely gorgeous, and I'm so in love with this gorgeous palette!

  16. So many colors and layers! Looks great!

  17. Wonderful flower embellishing with texture and especially nice w/ the added pearls.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  18. stunning colors and design to you card!!!

  19. Such a beautiful card! Love the little tags and the sweet flowers and details! Gorgeous!


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