Well, I got ahead of the game on my homework, so I took some time to craft. I made a nice, pretty, girly birthday card.
The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made of a pale yellow card stock. The I cut some pink polka dot paper at 5 1/4"x4." The yellow strip in the back is 1 3/4"x4." I then cut a white piece of card stock at 1 1/4"x4" to layer on top.
I used a stamp from my stash for the image. I stamped it on a piece of 4 3/4"x1 3/4" white card stock. I then stamped the balloon part three more times on three different patterned card stocks. I cut those out and paper-pieced the balloons. I matted the white piece with some dark pink card stock, cut at 4 7/8"x1 7/8," then a pale pink piece cut at 5"x2." I used a glittery pink pen to touch-up the dots along the balloon strings. Finally, I added some pink and yellow pearls.
The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's So Many Birthdays 2 stamp set. I modified the one-line sentiment to be two lines so that it would fit on the white strip I put on the card earlier.
I made this for the following challenges:
Just Us Girls: tic tac toe (I used the middle row across - pearls, stamps, paper-piecing)
Daring Cardmakers: balloons
Crafty Creations Challenges: paper-piecing
Cute Card Thursday: feminine creation