Happy Birthday Cheri! {Surprise Blog Hop}

It's a special day today- the amazing Cheri (who we're so lucky to have as a member of our design team) is celebrating her BIRTHDAY today! To celebrate Cheri, a group of friends and fellow design team members are having a blog hop for her!

If you just happened by this surprise blog hop, you can head over to see Janet, where it all begins. If you started there and came here via Teila- you've reached the end and I'm happy to share my card with ya :)

Perhaps you've noticed a bit of a theme in the cards you've seen so far... Cheri (aka Graphicat) loves cats, coffee and the colour PINK! I decided to challenge myself and combine the three on one card! Here it is:

and because this card is for Cheri, I had to decorate up the inside, too...

I recently downloaded the fabulous new software for the Silhouette machine, Silhouette Studio, so I had to do some cutting. I started with this fabulous coffee cup image & sized the cat shape to fit on it. I cut them both (plus a bunch of other fun shapes) out of white Neenah cardstock and inked them up! The mug was coloured with Antique Linen Distress Ink (I stamped the August SOTM in the same ink to create a subtle pattern) and the cat was coloured with my Copics.

I used last week's Mojo Monday sketch for this one. My papers are from the Pink Plum collection by Crate Paper & my sentiment stamp is one of Kimmie's Coffee Sayings (October's SOTM). Inside, you'll see a teeny Hero Arts stamp on a miniature coffee cup and one of the new Tim Holtz ticket stamps, with Cheri's birthday circled on it!

That's not all... Mom made this cute card for Cheri with lots of SPARKLE and some Spellbinder's dies!

Hope you like our cards & have enjoyed this blog hop! The only thing left for you to do now is hop on over and give Cheri your birthday wishes! If you're reading, Cheri, I hope the day is full of fun and surprises! It's the beginning of what is sure to be an amazing year :)


Anonymous said…
Julie and Tara, these cards are fantastic and very girlie! I am sure Cheri will love them!
Love the Hop I think it has gone off well. All have done a great job. Take Care
Anonymous said…
LOVE THE BOTH!! I love the new Silhouette software just have to fun time to use it! :)
Teila said…
I love the pink cat on the mug (and the glittery foam - LOL!)
Nice job ladies, Cheri is going to feel so loved today!
Graphicat said…
Aw Man!! My first thought is....where can I get a REAL mug that looks like THAT! With the big dollop of whip cream too! These totally rock and are so sweet Tara and Julie! Thank you so much for all you do for me and for having me on your incredibly talented team! Im so very touched by all of this! It's just amazing! Thank you!!!
Big hugs and thanks
Eulanda said…
OH WOW! You guys did such a fabulous job!! Woo hoo! I noticed your link in for the Silhouette. I must go check it out...again. LOL!! Gorgeous ladies!
Sarah said…
fab card tara! love those shapes you cut with the sil! I'll have to see if I've got those, that cup is great and I'm lovin that cat!! Is that ticket cut with the tim holtz ticket die? I really like that new stamp...do you have more in store?! lol I really like julie's card too! that cat is super cute and blingy!! the nesties are cute together like that :)
Obsessed Momma said…
That card is so fab Tara!!Hmmm maybe we'll be selling alot of Silhouettes!!Great card Julie,gotta love all that bling!!If you move your head ,the cat's eyes move with you!!Baaahaaa!
Dorothy E said…
Great cards ladies!!! Was real nice to meet for lunch today, glad you could make it Tara.