Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Happy Birthday i {heart} papers!

If you are here for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop, click HERE.

Hello and welcome to the i {heart} papers 2nd Birthday Bash blog hop and scavenger hunt!  You should have arrived here from   Joan's blog.  If you're jumping into the middle (or if you're lost!) be sure to start at Kate's.  You don't want to miss a thing!

Today we’re celebrating two great years of IHP and are delighted to have some fabulous guest designers playing along with our talented design team members to bring some birthday paper-crafting inspiration your way!  Our design team and guests are revealing their creations for this month's design team challenge--to design the "Perfect Pair"--a birthday card and coordinating gift, tag or other presentation item.

We would love if you would join us in making a Perfect Pair of your own (upload to your blog or an online gallery with the keyword IHPBB10).  Be sure to post your link on Kate’s blog so we can see your project and enter your name in our challenge prize drawings.

In addition to today's design team challenge, we've got some fun celebrating in store for tomorrow and Thursday!  Don't worry - you won't have to hop every day!  Kate will be hosting a sketch challenge tomorrow on her blog, and Deb has another challenge for you on Thursday. Winners for each day will be randomly drawn from each day's entries, and everyone who plays along, either with the challenges and/or the scavenger hunt (more on that below) will be eligible for the grand prize drawing that will close the festivities on Friday.

Submitting your challenge projects is not the only way to win!  Tucked into the text of today's blog posts we've provided clues to an easy scavenger hunt (most have to do with our favorite products and tools or hobbies and interests we have) that we invite you to play as you hop.  When you find the answer, click the link to visit the store and collect "evidence" that is listed on that particular product’s page and email your complete list, in blog hop order, to Kate when you're finished.  You can take your time and stretch the hop over the three days of our Birthday Bash celebration...it's not a race, but like any other sale, the earlier you shop, the better the selection!  Deadline to submit your scavenger hunt entry is Friday morning, 3AM EST.

By participating in the scavenger hunt you'll receive an exclusive, one time use 20% off coupon code to use when you shop at i {heart} papers.  (This will be emailed to you after the Bash when entries are checked.)  You will also be entered for your chance to win the grand prize $50 gift certificate drawing on Friday. 
ALL orders placed during the Bash (Oct 19-21) will receive a free goodie bag of surprise merchandise.  The more you spend, the bigger your goodie bag!

Also, there will be random drawings for additional prizes from our PaperCraft Planet group members, our mailing list (sign up on the right side of the homepage) and our fans on Facebook.  If you are on all three, then you’ve got triple the chances to win!

For my Perfect Pair, I made a 4x4 gift card and a matching gift tag.  I love how you can change the size of the digi images to meet your needs! My little kitty from the October Collection by Chicken Girl Designs is ready to give his birthday gift at the i {heart} papers party!

For my project I used:  
Stamps: Meowy Christmas and Lookin' Purty (sentiment) by Chicken Girl Designs
Ink: Spica Glitter Pens and Copic Markers (including the R family) HINT, HINT!
Patterned Paper:  K & Co.
Other: Spellbinders Rectangles and Scalloped Rectangles, pink brads, pink tag, pink grosgrain ribbon, tag punch, faux stitching

Your next stop on the hop is Julie!   There's a list of all of the participating designers on Kate's blog just in case you get lost along the way!

Good luck and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh Judy - this gift set is just the cutest thing. How I love all of your festive elements - the wonderful color palette, your fun bows and that lovely stitching! Awesome job.

  2. So cute! I love the way you matched the brads on the two items. And the stitching is a nice little touch. Thank you my friend, for traveling this great journey with me and helping me along the way. {hugs}

  3. I love being able to change the sizes on digi images too! Love that little kitty and how you colored her! Great "pair"

  4. I love this darling winter birthday set, Judy!

  5. These are just adorable Judy! What a great birthday set!

  6. Oh my goodness this set is soooooo CUTE!!!!

  7. darling!! love the little kitty cat!! and i love pink and grey together!!

  8. What an adorable stamped image! Your coloring of it is sooo perfect. I love the stitching on your card as well.

  9. So cute Judy!! Love your coloring as always.

  10. Judy, this is so sweet--what an adorable pair!

  11. Cute card - especially since I have 2 adorable cats and love anything "cat-related".

  12. So adorable Judy! I love all that pink! The contrasting zig zag stitching really adds so much!

  13. Adorable projects! We have an all-grey kitty named Dusty and these remind me of him. :)


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