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Happy April Fool’s Day – thanks for hopping over from Di’s blog!  Bet you thought we’d play a joke on you today.  We thought about it, but then Connie suggested that we do a color challenge for this month’s blog hop and that seemed like a lot more fun.  (Don’t worry – we’ll get you next year!)  The colors we all worked with this time around are Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, and Mint Macaron which are all found in the It’s My Party designer series paper stack from the Occasions Mini catalog.

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I have to admit, I have a hard time making masculine cards.  The It’s My Party suite of products in the Occasions Mini catalog has really simplified the process for me this year!  Here’s one I whipped up for a couple of the special guys in my life.  It starts out with a Basic Black base.  Three strips of Washi Tape were added to a 4″ x 4 1/4″ square of the ‘Confetti’ DSP.  I used the Lots of Labels Framelits to die cut a piece of Crushed Curry DSP from the It’s My Party pack and it is layered with another die cut piece of Whisper White.  The greeting is from the Party With Cake stamp set and was done with Basic Black Archival Ink.  It was accented with the Confetti stamp from that same set in Crushed Curry ink.  The piece of Mint Macaron cake is a stamp from that set as well.  You can’t see it, but the cake has a shimmer applied with the clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen.  A pair of Rhinestones finished it all off!

beelinestamping.com 4-1-16BAs cool as the front of the card is, the real star of the show is the inside!  A strip of the black and white dotted DSP from the pack was die cut with the Party Pop-Up Thinlits die.  I masked off the words and colored the piece with Crushed Curry and Mint Macaron Markers.  The flames on the candles were done with the Gold Wink of Stella.  Another bit of the Washi tape was used to accent the edges of the die-cut piece before it was adhered to the inside of the card.  Makes a statement, eh?

Thank you so much for stopping in today.  Now off you go to see Connie’s lovely project!  Just in case you get lost, links to all the stops on the hop are:
Di         http://www.stampingwithdi.com
Barb     http://www.beelinestamping.com  (You are here)
Connie http://www.texasschoolmarm.com
Mary    http://www.doggandponyshow.blogspot.com

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