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Good Monday Morning to y'all!  And glad you have stopped in to check out this week's challenge!  I hope you will play along!

Ok, the title of this challenge...Happy Birthday!!  Did you think its to make a birthday card?  Well, IF you did, wrong answer!  LOL!  For this challenge you will need to use your Birth DATE...the DAY to be specific!  No need to give up that year you was born, haha!  Below is a list...the list starts out at '0' and ends with the '9'  We will use two of the things from the list, but it will have to correspond with your birthDAY...for example, here is mine: 

My birthDay is 23  (Jan. 23rd, 19blahblahblah)

And the corresponding things I have to use to make my card are

2 - hand stitching

and

3 - die cuts

And this is my card! (Of which I am super excited to share because it uses two images and   from the upcoming Mini StampTV kit available 8/31! AND a little word die that will be available then also!

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Isnt that leaf gorgeous!?  I love the little dots on it!  And it has matching die cut, so I embossed that behind the fussy cut leaf that I made with alcohol inks and Yupo paper...LOVE playing with that stuff!  My hand stitching, well, back when I first started with cards, that is how I started..doing counted cross stitch on them..much more detailed than this one.  And you dont have to have a fancy tool or die for making the little pattern of holes to do this.  I used graph paper and poked it where the little squares meet!  Makes perfect size for a card I think!  'Accent Stitches' I call them!

Ok, now, here is the list:

0 - Markers

1 - only one layer

2 - hand stitching

3 - die cuts

4 - designer paper

5 - foiling

6 - stencil

7 - vellum

8 - butterfly

9 - ribbon

and for another example....lets say your birthday is on the 7th of the month.  For that date, you will use '07'  .  Basically, if you birth DAY is a single digit, then put a '0' with it, like if your birthday was , Jan. 7th, 1970,,.  think of it in this format:  01/07/1970  because you HAVE to use two 'numbers' from the list...make sense?  Also, if you are a double digit day...such as '22nd'  use the '2' and either go one up or one down to get your other element to use.  Have I totally confused y'all!!?   LOL  I hope  not,  but you can  post your question here, ill be checking back as always!  Also, if, for some strange reason,   you do not have the item you are suppose to use, don't stress!!  either skip up or down one until you do have the item. 

  Also when adding your photo to the gallery and the writeup, put what your birth DAY is!

Ok, now the fine print!!

Be sure to have your creation uploaded to our gallery by 8PM CST, Aug 27th with STV17MON34 as the tag so we can see your creation along with all the others!

Here is the gallery for this challenge:  STV17MON34 Challenge

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Now, go forth and create!  And dont look at the sun today! Unless you have the glasses for doing that! 

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What an interesting and challenging challenge - challenging for me because I've never used hand stitching on a card and very little stenciling. Should be fun. Your card is beautiful.

Great looking card, Cat, those dies look amazing I am looking forward to see the new mini kit, it looks like it has an Autumn theme about it :)  This one will be easy for me as well same as you my birth date is the 23 but I am a July baby, so I am guessing my card will be made with hand stitching and dies.

Fun idea and great card, Cat.  I'm the 16th  so it will be a one layer and stencil for me.  Can't wait to see the gallery.

What a fun challenge!  I love that everyone is getting different things to use for it, too.

Wow What a cool challenge - excited to try and like the little sneak peak.

Oh you are a tricky one Miss Cat. I may have to pick the year of my birthday. It has a better combination than my date. Or is that cheating?

What a great challenge you have created and I just love that card too. Mine is 24 so I guess I'll be doing hand stitching and designer paper. Now to come up with something fun to make.

Great challenge! This will have me doing something I have never done on a card.
Stitching! Ok well here we go.

This is a fun and creative challenge Cat! I Love it! <3. Thanks for hosting this weeks challenge! :)

welllllll, kinda sorta, lol!  I want it to be fun for you, so if using you day's numbers is too hard or complicated then I'll say go ahead.  BUT, for everybody else, it does not mean you ALL get to do that!  haha!  and you cantdo hubby's BD or brother Bubba's or sister Mary's  etc.etc.......:D:D



Bonnie said:

Oh you are a tricky one Miss Cat. I may have to pick the year of my birthday. It has a better combination than my date. Or is that cheating?

Ok this will be fun to see what people come up with. Like the sneek peak

Here is mine!   The 28 th for me.

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