Friday, September 09, 2016

Where Creativity Meets C9 - Challenge #1 - Celebration

 Welcome to the very first Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge. I'm so happy that you are here and so excited you will be joining us for all of the fun. This month's challenge will focus on 'Celebration'. There are so many wonderful reasons to celebrate...from birthdays and anniversaries to friendship and love...and the list goes on. We can't wait to see what you all come up with!

I always like to keep my birthday card pile growing, so I have plenty when it comes time to send or give one out. So for today, I created a cheerful birthday card in honor of Challenge #1.

I started by die-cutting the birthday cake using the Happy Day die set. I then stamped the cake outline image, from Happy Day, and began coloring in those beautiful flowers, using the Copics you see in the photo above... N1, YR16, RV04, Y35 and YG13.  Celebrations definitely call for glitter, so I added two strips of glitter along the 'frosting' layers. Next, I moved onto my sentiment, die-cutting the large 'HAPPY' and stamping the 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' just underneath. To give my card more of a base to sit on, I die cut another cake out of black card-stock and adhered it under my floral cake. 

I set that aside and then moved onto my card-base. On a piece of white card-stock, I stamped two of the flag poles. On a separate piece of card-stock, I stamped the flags and numbers, cut them out and adhered them to the tops of the poles. And lastly, I added two strips of colorful card-stock along the side and attached my cake with foam adhesive.

Now it's your turn to create a 'Celebration' project. Be sure to read the challenge rules on how you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate from our wonderful challenge sponsor, Concord & 9th. And there is a pretty awesome bonus...the best entry will be asked to guest-design for a future challenge. It could be you! :) The challenge ends September 29th.

Here are a few links so you can follow along with us -


 And be sure to stop by and say hello to my super talented Where Creativity Meets C9 teammates -

Have fun and thanks so much for visiting with me today!


  1. Beautiful card Melissa! I love the bright and cheery colors!! :)

  2. This is such a Happy card with your cheerful colors and wonderful design!

  3. Melissa your card is fabulous, I love those bright colours!

  4. What can I say except: WOW! Your card is stunning...vibrant, lively, inspired and inspiring! You create magic with C9 (and everything else, too!)

  5. So pretty Melissa! The colors are delish!

  6. What a bright happy card!! I love the colors that you choose and your flowers are gorgeous! :-)