Happy Birthday and PPA #170 Color Challenge

Today’s card is based on the color challenge by The Pals Paper Arts #170 using Midnight Muse, Crushed Curry and Early Espresso. As soon as I saw the challenge I knew I would make this card for my Dad’s birthday, September 11.  I’m very please to say it was selected as one of the PPA Picks for this challenge.  Thank you Kerry Willard Bray at Stamping Goodness for selecting my dad’s birthday card.  Makes it that much more special.

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About this card
1.  Some folks might have been intimidated by these colors but I thought they looked great together, and so perfect for fall.  I did add a bit of Pumpkin Pie in there with the piece of DSP from Sweater Weather.  I also inked most every edge on this card in Early Espresso, to pull it all together.

2. I like fun fold cards.  Cards that have a bit of surprise in them for the recipient just by opening them.  This particular fold is one of my favorites.  I’m sure you’ll see it again in the future.

3.  The Happy Birthday stamp is from You’re Amazing stamp set but was also sold as a single stamp.  The stamp on the inside, a quote from Abraham Lincoln, my favorite US President, is from a Birthday stamp set I purchased in a big box store.  It seemed the most appropriate for my favorite and only dad.


What I used
Stamps: You’re Amazing, Ink: Early Espresso, Midnight Muse, Paper: Midnight Muse, Early Espresso, Sweater Weather DSP, Very Vanilla, Accessories: Candy Dots, Apothecary Accents Framelits, 3/4 in Circle Punch, Distressing Tool.  

Thanks for stopping by the Owlery today.  As always, I love all of your comments.

Have a great Thursday.


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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. This is a great card, Lynn! Love the fold and the combination of colors.

  2. I love this fun fold too! Very clever and great for a masculine birthday! Thanks for sharing this with the Paper Players!

  3. Great card, Lynn. I love the Joy Fold card. Your addition of the Pumpkin Pie looks super! Thanks for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts this week.

  4. ADORE! I’m with you…fun fold cards and just FUN!!! The colors are great and I love the way you sponged the edges – a great masculine Birthday Card! Thanks for playing this week…there are lots of fun cards!

  5. This is such beautiful use of the challenge colors and the fun fold makes it even better! Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

  6. I immediately clicked on your name to read more about your card! I love it and the fun fold. Great choices and very inspiring!

  7. lovely use of the challenge colors & great card fold. congrats on being a PPA pick!
    hugs, m

  8. Huge thanks to Kerry Willard Bray for selecting my card as her PPA challenge pick. I’m truly honored.

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