Tuesday, October 20, 2009

ihp Birthday Bash Challenge —Day 2

It's Day 2 of i {heart} papers' Birthday Bash challenges, and my sweet friend (online and IRL!) Latisha Yoast and I are excited to be your hosts.

When you’re inviting guests to your party, you really want an invitation that will grab their attention! One way to do that is to create a cool, funky fold, so...

Our challenge for you today is to make a card using a non-traditional fold. Remember, everything this week has to do with birthday celebrations...so be sure your creation is birthday related! Today's prize pack is one roll of our very own i {stick} papers red line tape and one Tim Holtz Design ruler - both essential when you're making boxes or non-traditional folds! Our red line tape is so strong that it was originally made for car manufacturers to use to hold plastic car parts together!

There are alot of resources out there to help you find a fun fold! You can check out SCS Technique Lovers' Challenges hosted by our very own Lynn Mercurio, or the resources page at Papercraft Planet where Lynn and another ihp DT member Lori Tecler are supernovas! (I'm happy to be able to say I've met Lynn and Lori and several other ihp members IRL too! Love my girlfriends! Celebrating friendships is what birthdays are all about!)

My card for today features an interactive fold that slides open to reveal a hidden message. You can find the tutorial here.

These are the ihp products I used:
Now it's time for you to get started on your own card! Here are the hosts for each challenge, including the deets for today as well as a review of yesterday's challenge and all the challenge guidelines! Be sure to check the blogs of each host on their scheduled day to find out that day’s challenge. You can also check the main IHP Birthday Bash page at the store. It will be updated daily.

Day 1(10/19): Kate(owner), Sarah Anderson, and Dee Jackson
TODAY Day 2 (10/20): Deb/Latisha Yoast
Day 3 (10/21): Gretchen/Lesa Smaligo and Lynn/Asela Hopkins
Day 4 (10/22): Cathleen/Kerri Michaud and Carolyn/Maria Fiscella
Day 5 (10/23): Megan/Chris Veneruso and Kendra/Debbie Fisher
Day 6 (10/24): Tracy/Heidi Van Laar and Amber/Kerry Davis
Day 7 (10/25): Sunday, day of rest (finish up your challenges!)
Day 8 (10/26): PARTY! GRAND PRIZE (winners are announced)

You’ll want to follow the rules to maximize your points and qualify for the opportunity to WIN the prize for today’s challenge and the Grand Prize, all announced on the last day of our festivities!

To qualify for the prize of the day, all you have to do is upload your challenge card/project to Splitcoast Stampers (SCS) and/or Paper Craft Planet (PCP) with the appropriate tag so we can find it. Today’s challenge tag is IHPBB2. The daily challenge winners will be randomly selected at the end of the week.

To qualify for the Grand Prize of being IHP Guest Designer for the month of November, here’s how it will work: Every challenge card/project you enter will earn you points (see below), and one with the most accumulated for the week the Grand Prize winner. So the more challenges you enter, more points you earn — and the better your chances of winning the Grand Prize (and the bigger the value of your Guest Designer box will be)!

You will have until October 25th to post your work, and you can enter as many challenges as you like, but you CANNOT combine challenges in one project. All winners, including the Grand Prize winner, will be announced at the Birthday Bash on October 26th.

Birthday Bash Points

For each project:

  • 5 points for each challenge card/project you make, upload and tag to SCS
  • 5 points for each challenge card/project you make, upload and tag to PCP
  • 2 points for uploading to your blog and linking at least one IHP item used to the IHP website

One time points:

  • 2 points for signing up to receive our newsletter*
  • 2 points for joining our PCP group*
  • 2 points for becoming our fan on Facebook*
  • 10 points if you participate in all 6 IHP Birthday Bash challenges

*When you sign up, or if you are already signed up, a comment here so your points can be credited.

Can’t wait to see what you all come up with!


  1. What a great card! I love that OCL set!

  2. This is ADORABLE! You did an amazing job!

  3. Love this fold and LOVE your card! Just adorable!

  4. fun challenge, I like when you push me to do something a little more than a card. I'll have one to post later on.

  5. Oh my, Deb!! This is just so adorable!! Love the sentiments with the cute image!!

  6. Deb this is so cute! I love the image!