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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Celebrating 5 Years - Kelly Kent Highlight!

Welcome to a very special blog hop!  Today I'm joining 20+ global demonstrators in celebration of Kelly Kent's 5th anniversary with Stampin' Up!  If you don't have Kelly's blog saved as a favorite, you're missing out on some amazing creations!  We've been on a design team together before and I hope to see her name on the ADT someday!  She's a gal I've followed and admired for awhile now and I'm so honored to be a part of her "party"!  

If you came from Nicole Goding's blog - thanks for continuing on to me!  Make sure you make your way around the entire hop and leave some love for Kelly!

For the celebration, I thought I'd share a special card I made for my niece Hannah.  Tomorrow is her 16th birthday and I couldn't just give her any ol' card I had made already.  This needed to be fun and special!  It's also to get you in the mood for Thursday's Artisan Design Team blog hop where we will be highlighting this framelit and coordinating stamp set (Happy Birthday Gorgeous).

I first started by making a card base with some of the new (and very lovely) Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP.  I cut a large circle out using the Layering Circles Framelits and added some Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate.  Then I sponged some white cardstock with Island Indigo to help the acetate and thinlit stand out.

The new Happy Birthday Thinlit was attached using the new Big Shot Adhesive Sheets that will be available June 1st.  These sheets are a perfect adhesive when you don't feel like getting Fine Tip Glue everywhere :)

I added some new ribbons too - Mini Sequin Trim and some Lemon Lime Twist 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon.  Some Island Indigo Enamel Shapes and the "sixteeth" from Milestone Moments and the front is complete!

For the inside, I continued the sponged look, the foil DSP, Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and a few of the mini sequins.  The "make a wish" is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

I hope that you like this card!  I was fun to make this special for my niece - hard to believe she's so grown up.  Here we are 12 years ago... Sitting in my driveway for a picture... don't worry - we didn't go anywhere!

I hope you all have a fantastic time hopping around the globe in celebration of the lovely Kelly Kent!!  Next up is the talented Claudia Ausborn from Germany! 

Thanks again for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!



  1. I love the happy birthday thinlit Holly! It's so useful. Oh and that gold sequin trim, I can't wait to get my hands on some of that! Mandy

  2. That foil Kraft paper is so amazing in ral life so I cn imagine this is super sparkly and perfect for 16. I love how you have the 3 tones on the sentiment inside- is that just done with 3 markers? - and Yes I think we'll se Miss Kelly on the ADT one day soon!

  3. Amazing card - loving the three colour greeting - so perfect with all the fun happening on the front!!

  4. Thank you for the sweet words Holly. When I grow up, I want to be just like you! Your creations, including this gorgeous one and sublime!!! And your niece is the cutest! It won't be long and she'll be driving that car for real! Thank you for being part of my stamping world - I am blessed to include you as a friend! Kelly x

  5. No wonder you are an artisan this card is amazing! Happy birthday to your niece x

  6. Your card is amazingly colourful Holly! I love how you've used the Foil Frenzy DSP.

  7. Great card, Holly! They grow up so fast, it's hard to believe when they hit the teens. Beautiful project, thanks for sharing.

  8. CUTE! card. Now I know for sure that I can't wait to get my hands on those new sequins and the foil paper.

  9. Love this card. Confirmed more things for my wish list. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Wow, just wow! I loved the outside of your card and that fantastic Foil Frenzy DSP, and then the inside was equally as beautiful! I love the three colours on your sentiment.

  11. This is such a gorgeous16th birthday card Holly! With all the lovely pink and bling there is so much to love! And such a cute photo of you and your niece in the car too :-)

  12. Love this Happy birthday die - so versatile. The little bits of bling just finish the card off. I love cards that have dimension to them.