By My Side for FF130

by Joanne James17. March 2023 09:00

Today I have my card for the new challenge over at Festive Friday Card Making and Paper Crafting Challenge. I used the great sketch below from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for my layout and the theme of dots or stripes (I went with dots) over at AAA Birthdays for my birthday card - take a look:


The challenge that we are celebrating this week is 'International Children's Book Day' which is on 2nd April. Remember the fun thing is that at Festive Friday you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion; your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. This week I used children's sentiment, children (child), bright colours, patterned paper and square and this is what I came up with:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I promised you another card this week using the 'By My Side' stamp this week and this is it! This time I decided to use the little girl with her sweet bluebird friend to make a bright and colourful birthday card. I used one of the sentiments from the set on the front of my card and finished the inside with a 'Happy Birthday' greeting. I was initially going to use squares of coloured cardstock for my background, but in the spirit of using up my scraps as encouraged by my friends over at SUO Challenges this week, I grabbed some of my retired Brights Collection designer series paper and pulled out offcuts from previous projects and used my Stylish Shapes Dies to diecut a selection of squares, all with a playful, dotty design to create a harmonious background (I've included a link to the current pack of Brights DSP at the bottom of today's post in case you'd like to recreate this card):


I love the versatility of this stamp set: sweet images, great sentiments and fun for both the young and the young at heart!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

How does our board inspire you? I can’t wait to see what YOU create! For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Festive Friday Card Making and Paper Crafting Challenge Design team:


Enjoy your day; I have my parents visiting at the moment for our delayed Christmas celebrations that didn't take place due to illness. At least we managed to fit it in before Easter - the James Juniors are very much looking forward to an influx of chocolate!! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (10) -

Alyson Mayo
Alyson MayoCanada
3/17/2023 3:24:08 PM #

Love the use of the same patterned paper but in different colours for the background. Very cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts Smile

Beth McCullough
Beth McCulloughUnited States
3/17/2023 4:40:42 PM #

Joanne, this couldn't be any cuter!! I love the bright colors, polka dots, and the little girl couldn't be any sweeter.  What an awesome sentiment too!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Smile

Tammy Fite
Tammy FiteUnited States
3/18/2023 1:14:47 AM #

Great card!  Love the fun, bright colors!  Thanks for joining us at SUOC!!

Alicia L O'Bryant
Alicia L O'BryantUnited States
3/20/2023 1:57:20 AM #

such a cute card! love the image and the dotted paper.  thank you for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
3/23/2023 11:28:05 PM #

A real little cutie. The squares give a warm, cosy patchwork feel which really go with the sentiment.

SwapnaUnited States
3/27/2023 4:56:37 PM #

Those pattern paper pieces make such an impact on the card design.. Loved every bit of this..
Thank you for joining us at AAA birthday challenges

Cindy Coutts
Cindy CouttsUnited States
3/27/2023 9:40:21 PM #

Joanne, it doesn't get any cuter than what you've done with this perfect beauty. As always, thank you so much for participating with us at and we look forward to seeing you again tomorrow!

Diane Evans
Diane EvansCanada
3/28/2023 3:42:51 PM #

I love this Joanne.  You are so creative.  Love hopping along with you

vicki dutcher
vicki dutcherUnited States
3/28/2023 5:15:41 PM #

She goes perfectly with the fun dotted background!  Cute card. Thanks for joining in at AAA Birthday

jaydeeUnited States
3/31/2023 4:21:08 PM #

Joanne, what a great way to combine all three challenges.  I love the polka dot paper in the different colors and your little friend with her bluebird just makes me smile!  fabulous card

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