Thursday, January 6, 2022

Seize the Birthday #229

Are you ready to make some birthday cards?  That happens to be what we do best at the Seize the Birthday challenge blog and we're starting out the new year in a big way.  My friend and former CC&S DT teammate Vicky Hayes is joining us for the next two months as our Surprise Party Guest.  I adore everything she creates and am excited to be working with her once again.  

Our first topping is actually the color combination of blue and gray.  If you're not a toppings kind of crafter any birthday card is appreciated however I do love a good challenge and totally went with it.  

I have a box of new (to me) goodies sitting off the side of my desk and I am going to try my darnedest to put them to use.  I chose a cute rodent stamp set for today's card.  


I began by coloring my rodent (mouse or rat???) in blues and grays adding in a bit of white gel pen accents to the finished image.  I used white pigment ink to stencil the brick background, grounding the piece with black and white stamped flooring.  I dug through my stash and found a blank sign to which I added the stamped hearts and word Pizza.  I positioned the rodent onto the piece and added a narrow black frame cut from glossy black cardstock.  The sentiment was heat embossed in white onto gray cardstock and die cut with the accompanying banner die.  I centered the entirety onto a heavy weight white card base.  

Here's a look at the inside of the card....

Lalaland - Pizza My Heart stamp set   
Avery Elle - Banner Bits stamp/die
Waffle Flower - Snail Mail stamp set
MFT - English Brick Wall stencil
Ink Blot Shop - Get Grounded stamp set

I hope you'll visit our blog for more inspiration.  You have until noon on Tuesday January 18th EST to play along.

Thank you so much for spending a bit of your day with me.



  1. Adorable card Jules. Love the pizza scene and especially the sentiment inside.

  2. This is so the inside sentiment! Did you know we own 5 Papa Murphy's Take n Bake pizza stores here in Oregon? This card is right up my ally! What a fun design and wonderful coloring too!

  3. Aw, thanks for the compliment my talented friend - I love everything you make too! This card is a case in point with its perfect layout and construction, dynamic sentiment banner and even a chuckle inside :) Thanks for having me to play at STB! Vicky x

  4. How fun is this! Your mouse is adorable in his blue outfit :)

  5. This card is so darn cute, Jules! I love everything about it! Love the brick wall and the tile floor which gives great perspective! That sentiment banner is awesome as well! I like you have a basket of goodies that just accumulated from last year and I am determined to use them and get them put away! I wish us both luck!

  6. Woah! Can't believe you've created a whole scene using just blues and greys! I love that cute critter as well as the background you've created for it. Gorgeous card Jules!

  7. Such a cute scene you've created Jules! Love the little mouse and his pizza sentiment, fun card, Cathy x

  8. That cute rodent is so cute and colored well, but you have placed him on the perfect background for a pizza card. I love that floor and the sentiment inside.

  9. What a fun card to start off the new year, Jules - love it!

  10. This is so adorable! What a fun scene - especially like the brick background.