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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Seize the Birthday with a Pocket card!

Welcome to another Seize the Birthday Challenge!
Today we are challenging you to make a card with a pocket!
About a month ago, one of the Make it Monday Challenges was a Camouflage Pocket card that Dawn made and you can go there to watch the video.
I played along with the challenge and when I saw we needed a pocket card for this
Birthday Challenge, I decided to give it another go...
I covered my card base with some pattern paper from the PTI "Hooray" collection.
The pocket piece was cut from the Beautiful Brushstrokes collection.
The balloons are a die cut from SSS Balloon collection (5 dies in total)
I sponged coordinating colors on the balloons to give it a two tone effect.
Here is the inside!
We look forward to seeing you play along with the challenge of making a pocket card:


  1. Love how these balloons slip over the pocket! Beautifully colored too!

  2. Beautiful shading on those balloons Colleen, and isn't it great how all those MIM video's come in handy for other challenges too? Great card!! :0)

  3. Beautiful pocket card! And, love the coloring on those pretty balloons!

  4. Love your card Col. So very cute.

  5. Love your card and how those balloons on the tag blend right in with the balloons on the pocket. Great card.

  6. What an outstanding example of the camouflaged pocket, Colleen! Your sponging and the overlapping balloons are brilliant!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Wow, this is just fantastic, Colleen ... love how some balloons float off on the tag and how the others stay rooted to the pocket ... they're gorgeous and so celebratory! I'm sure your Dad will have loved it ... it's brilliant! Thanks so much for having me as Surprise Party Guest at STB ... and for your wonderful welcome! Anita :)

  8. Absolutely perfect example of Dawn's technique! Love your fun, festive card, Colleen!

  9. LOVE it Colleen! Those balloons appear to be flying right off the card! Super job!

  10. Oh my, this is so cute. I love how you did the balloons on the tag. This is a wonderful birthday card and pocket.

  11. I keep scrolling up and down to look at the open and closed versions - brilliant! I love the sponging on the tags too :)

  12. This is a party in a card! I love those balloons and how half of them are attached when you lift the card, so creative! :)


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