Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Bash Blog Hop with Video Tutorial

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Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Bash Blog Hop

In a hurry? Click here to download this PDF project tutorial!

Welcome to the Birthday Party!  My friend, Paulina, over at the 10 Minute Craft Dash invited me to participate in this blog hop to celebrate the first birthday for her challenge.  I hopped on it (pun intended!) and said yes in a hot minute! What an honor!

If you are hopping along with the blog hop celebration, you arrived here from Laura Bassen.


If you are not familiar with the 10 Minute Craft Dash, it is an every other week challenge hosted by Paulina.  The kicker is that you only have TEN minutes to make the card!

You heard me right.  10.  Minutes.

I knew that I wanted to make a video for this occasion.  I didn’t realize at first what that really meant.  I don’t usually create with a time limit!   I laughed at myself the whole way while breathing hard and breaking out in a full on sweat!  View the video and maybe you’ll laugh, too!

7:28 – I did it!

 Download this as a PDF for future reference – Click here!

Yep, I hit a couple snafus while filming.  Now, by looking at the photo and the card in the video, can you guess what other snafu I ran into?

When it came time to photograph the card, I COULDN’T FIND IT!

I recently cleaned some stuff out of my room and shuffled things around to make way for this beauty here and in the process lost the card.  oh em geeee!

Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Bash Blog Hop

sooo….I remade the card…this time it took me less than five minutes!  I decided to place the masks on more of an angle and have it bigger on the bottom than the top.  I encourage you to try your hand at this sponged masking technique.  It’s fun.  It’s quick.  and boy, what an impact!

I hope you all enjoy this birthday card and are inspired to join in the challenge as well.

Let’s look at some of the deets of this Birthday Celebration!



YOU can win stuff!  Exciting, right?

How?  Just leave a comment here and on any of the other blogs that are participating in the hop and you will be entered!  There will be a grand prize winner along with 10 blog hop prize winners.  Visit Paulina at Pretty Pink Posh for all the juicy details and to enter the challenge yourself!   Good luck!

Now head over to  Betty J..  She’s the next stop in the blog hop!


Here is the line-up of the prizes.  Check out the first one…it’s a 3 month StampNation Membership!  This is something I’ve never given away before.

Will you be the one that wins it?

Never heard of StampNation?  It’s a membership site that I founded 3 years ago.  Membership Benefits include:

  • over 400 exclusive video tutorials (and more are added each week)
  • 100+ Challenges of all types (and our challenges never close)
  • The Clean and Simple Classroom (Maureen Merritt teaches you lessons on design- turning you into an amazing paper crafter!)
  • 20,000 samples in the gallery
  • the most amazing, talented, supportive and fun members on the planet!
  • and much more…

- Learn more about StampNation here – 


Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Stampin’ Up Supplies:

  • Bring on the Cake Stamp Set
  • Cardstock:  Whisper White
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette
  • Accessories:  sequins and rhinestones

Thank you so much for participating today and I hope to see you participating in the blog hop!  Have fun!

If you enjoyed this project idea, click here to download it as a PDF!


  • Jenny Martin August 12, 2013, 10:43 pm

    Great technique and design!

  • Lynne August 12, 2013, 11:18 pm

    Really a gorgeous card. I love the slant and the colors

  • Lorraine M August 13, 2013, 12:11 am

    Really love the slanted stripe of vibrant colors. I learned so much from your video. Thank you:)

  • Pam August 13, 2013, 12:15 am

    great card love the colors

  • Ginger T August 13, 2013, 11:46 am

    What a fun card and I can’t believe how well you work under pressure!

  • Emily H August 13, 2013, 1:29 pm

    This is such a happy card! I love it!!

  • Diana Fernandez August 13, 2013, 1:51 pm

    Wow! What a fabulous card!

  • DisneyLisa August 13, 2013, 1:59 pm

    The colors progress so nicely. I really need to practice this type of technique.

  • Cath August 13, 2013, 3:03 pm

    Hey Catherine! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  • maria f. August 13, 2013, 5:33 pm

    Love the card. And you make it look SO easy!

  • Lucy E. August 13, 2013, 10:06 pm

    Your card is awesome! I signed up for your newsletter.

  • Crafty Math Chick August 14, 2013, 9:56 am

    WOW! Love this beautiful, vibrant gradient color and the perfectly placed sequins! And you did this in 10 minutes? Impressive!

  • Alma Dirpaul August 14, 2013, 10:49 am

    Love the card, Catherine. Even with the snafus. :) thanks for the giveaway

  • Irene Grau August 14, 2013, 1:49 pm

    Love the diagonal and the happy colors!

  • Amy Struthers August 14, 2013, 3:45 pm

    I would have never thought about the slant design. But that’s why you are the inspiration :) Another technique on my list to try. :) Your card is awesome. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Cheryl Wright August 14, 2013, 11:44 pm

    Looooove this card, Catherine! Since watching this video yesterday, I’ve already made three cards using this technique as a basis. Thanks so much!!

  • Monique August 15, 2013, 2:35 am

    Love the card, so fast too! I feel that same rushed feeling whenever I do a challenge like this, not sure if I like that!

  • Brenda Becknell August 15, 2013, 1:29 pm

    Ha! I can totally relate to losing something in a scrappy mess! Love your card; those diagonal lines are fabulous!

  • Brenda Haskin August 15, 2013, 6:24 pm

    really liked the simple masking technique. Your colors are beautiful. Love the simplicity of the sequins. Thanks for the video.

  • susan.w August 16, 2013, 7:36 am

    You made it in time! Thanks for the informative video and I do love how you twigged the replacement card! Looooove the combining of colours.

  • ceal August 16, 2013, 5:09 pm

    Love the masking, Great card!

  • Betty J. August 17, 2013, 3:46 am

    Hey Catherine,

    it’s an honor for me that the bloghop visitors from your site jump to mine. I enjoy always watching your YouTube videos and get inspired from it.

    Hugs, Betty

  • DeAnna August 17, 2013, 5:43 pm

    Catherine Pooler that was an awesome card, I get so excited when i see your tutorials.

  • Barb Murphy August 17, 2013, 11:08 pm

    fabulous depth of color…beautifully inked :) off to watch your vid now :)

  • Cristine Redmond August 18, 2013, 1:01 am

    This card is STUNNING!! I love everything about it!

  • Pitchoune57 August 18, 2013, 4:51 am

    Lovely card, bye from France

  • Chris R. from Iowa August 18, 2013, 8:53 pm

    What a fun and happy birthday card! I really like it! I am new to your site and so far loved this video and a Christmas card one. I plan on spending more happy moments with you. Thanks for all your hard work! I can’t wait to see how many hours it would take me replicate this card! 10 minutes, not me!

  • Debbie Foley - Michigan August 25, 2013, 9:46 pm

    I can’t believe you came up with this so fast! Love the colors !! All you need to do is color in the age when your ready…what fun !

  • Bev Hill March 5, 2014, 3:52 pm

    Such a FUN card. You do so well under pressure. , I wouldn’t be able to talk and work at the same time.

  • BeLinda Andrews March 7, 2014, 10:04 pm

    Awesome cards as usually !! You make them look so easy . You work well under pressure . Love the technique and the colors.

  • Carol M. April 9, 2014, 4:40 pm

    Love this card! Very nicely done!

  • Joanb June 9, 2014, 8:48 pm

    I kinds enjoyed you getting flustered being timed. It was cute. I like the card very much. Thanks.

  • Teresa Currie June 22, 2014, 1:18 am

    In spite of being nervous and excited, you were great!! Your card turned out wonderfully!! I love that you are worried that you won’t be asked back for another 10 minute challenge!! Your name will be the first one on the list!!

  • Julie Pike August 10, 2014, 11:22 am

    Love the card! You are so much fun to watch.

  • Peggy August 12, 2014, 6:18 pm

    I love it! Is this stamp set still available or do you know if another vendor has one like it?

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