Oh Happy Day!

A happy day, indeed! Why? It’s Ardyth’s birthday and Darnell is having a surprise birthday blog hop for her!  How special is that?!  We’re to make a birthday card and link up to shower Ardyth with birthday wishes!  I hope you’ll join in!

Ardyth’s creative talent is a tough act to follow, but I did my best to create a birthday card for her that she might be okay with.  From what I’ve seen, she’s a bold, bright, graphic kind of designer, so I tried to muster up some creativity and attempt something at least a little along those lines for her happy day today!

Stamps:  Paper Trey (Tiny Triangles)
Paper:  SU cardstock (Basic Black), Paper Trey cardstock (white)
Ink:  SU (Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red)
Accessories:  gemstones, foam dots, word die (Simon Says Stamp/Memory Box)

I layered the center panel on black after creating the design and popped it up with foam dots for dimension.  I’ve been wanting to use the die cut words and thought they’d be appropriate for a birthday celebration!

Happy Birthday to you, Ardyth!  I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy your extra birthday wishes this year!  You’re truly an inspiration to those of us in the card making world and we thank you for that!



  • Darnell J Knauss Posted Wednesday, 05/29/2013 7:26 am

    We were channeling, Melissa. Did you notice that your triangles have a scallop design just like my circle, even though they are from different companies/sets? Spooky! Your card is CASlicious and flawless and definitely Ardyth-inspired! Thank you for joining the party! xo Darnell

  • donna mikasa Posted Wednesday, 05/29/2013 7:53 am

    Bold, bright and very Ardyth! Love this, Melissa!

  • Lynn Posted Wednesday, 05/29/2013 9:58 am

    I love the big fonts and the pops of color. Absolute perfection for Ardyth!

  • Kristie Goulet Posted Wednesday, 05/29/2013 12:26 pm

    What a perfect card for Ardyth! LOVE it.

  • Happy Dance Posted Wednesday, 05/29/2013 12:41 pm

    Melissa, she will love this I'm sure…in fact, I'm betting she CASES your card! And speaking of your card, it's fantastic! Just the right amount of color and white space, and big, bold lettering with a touch of sparkle. Gorgeous card!! Bev

  • Ardyth Percy-Robb Posted Wednesday, 05/29/2013 1:00 pm

    I LOVE this, Melissa – great use of graphic, simple shapes and bold colour with high contrast! It's been such a lovely surprise this morning – I am so honoured to have so much attention and so much creativity displayed for my birthday! Thanks so much for joining in!

  • Sandy Posted Wednesday, 05/29/2013 4:06 pm

    Happy, happy card – just like your smile. I love the name of your blog!!

  • Deepti Posted Wednesday, 05/29/2013 5:03 pm

    Wow Melissa, love the simplicity on you card, the idea of triangles in the four corners is amazing 🙂

  • Bonnie Posted Wednesday, 05/29/2013 5:24 pm

    What a perfectly Ardyth card, Melissa! I love the pretty, bright colors and I'm sure Ardyth does too!

  • Jenny Posted Wednesday, 05/29/2013 6:00 pm

    I love your card Melissa, so bold and bright, both fabulous Ardyth traits :0) Great sentiment too !!
    Jenny x

  • mypapercraftworld Posted Wednesday, 05/29/2013 6:18 pm

    Very Ardyth, Melissa … fabulous, vibrant colours, loads of lovely white space and a perfect sentiment … love it! Anita 🙂

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Wednesday, 05/29/2013 7:28 pm

    Oh Ardyth I see loved this card and why wouldn't she. It's beautiful and a tribute to her style too!

  • Jen W. Posted Thursday, 05/30/2013 12:43 am

    A fabulously Ardyth-esque card! Love those PTI triangles and the die cut rocks!

  • Jean Posted Saturday, 06/01/2013 12:53 pm

    Classic Ardyth ~ love the bold sentiment and bright pops of color!

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