Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Happy Birthday, IHP!

i {heart} papers is thrilled to be celebrating our 4th birthday this month! We know there’s no way we could have made it this far without each and every one of our loyal customers sharing their IHP love with their friends or following us on Facebook, Twitter, our blog or through our newsletter. So, our celebration is really a celebration of YOU and our gift to you is a 25% off coupon for the whole store, valid 10/16-1-/20 (valid on in stock items not, not valid on gift certificates or prior orders). Use code: 4bdayDT.

NOTE: Shop early! Once seasonal items are sold out, they will most likely not be restocked. Also, the store will be closed from Oct 19-25th and there will be no shipping during this time. Orders will resume shipping on 10/26.

We will also have a giveaways on the blog and on Twitter during these days (they’ll be linked from Facebook too but since giveaways aren’t technically allowed on Facebook we have to do it on the blog!) so be sure to check in daily to see how to enter.

But wait! There’s more! Long time customers know that Kate is a huge dog rescue advocate, volunteering for a local dog rescue, transporting dogs in need and doing rescue work on Facebook. October happens to also be Adopt A Shelter Dog month, as well as the birthday of one of Kate’s dogs and the Gotcha/Adoption day of the other. So, in honor of all of that, IHP will be donating 10% of all sales during the birthday sale to Home For Good Dog Rescue, Eleventh Hour Rescue and Pilots ‘n Paws. And if you make your own donation to any of these organizations, we will send you a gift certificate to IHP for 50% of your donation amount (these will be sent at the end of the month). Just email us a copy of your donation receipt and we’ll email you a gift certificate!

We're combining this month's design team challenge with IHP's birthday celebration.  The DT has created projects inspired by photographs of a floral themed birthday party found here.  The cupcakes in the photo above were the starting point for my challenge project. 

Since it’s IHP’s birthday and you can’t celebrate a birthday without a sweet treat, I made a little cake from a tealight along with a small box that’s the perfect size to hold the tealight cake—and a card, too.

The tealight cake was super easy to make. I wrapped the tealight with a strip of patterned paper, using IHP’s i {stick} papers redline tape to hold it in place. The top of the tealight is covered with a matching scalloped circle. Each scallop is dotted with a bit of White Opal Liquid Pearls.

The box is made from turquoise cardstock. Each panel, including the top, is covered with a piece of patterned paper. I added a bright pink faux suede bow, made with my Bow Easy, to the top of the box to dress it up a bit.

The card uses the same blue, pink, and green color scheme. The design is based on this week’s sketch from Cas(e) this Sketch. I stamped the outline gift image from the Paper Smooches Hullabaloo set in pink ink across the bottom of a white panel. One of the gifts is paper pieced using the same patterned paper as I used on the cake. I added a green bow to the top of the gift, accented with a pearl, and stamped the “birthday wishes” sentiment from the Birthday Buddies set underneath the gift in blue ink.

Before you head out to do your birthday shopping, be sure to check out what the rest of the IHP team has created for this month's DT challenge.  Here's where to find them:
Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Paper Smooches Hullabaloo and Birthday Buddies stamp sets, Tsukineko Memento Rose Bud, New Sprout, and Bahama Blue inks, Echo Park Everyday Eclectic 6x6 paper pad, Ranger White Opal Liquid Pearls, May Arts light fuchsia faux suede ribbon, KaiserCraft white pearl, Bow Easy, i {stick} papers redline tape
Other: Hawaiian Shores cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Regal Rose cardstock, scallop circle punch (Stampin’ Up!)


  1. Darling trio of celebration, Ms. Lori! I love it all - especially that cute little tealight cake. You do such a great job designing your CAS cards. You're just fabby, you know it? :)

  2. Love this, Lori! So cute with that one paper-pieced gift! I love the tea-light idea! (You and Carolyn were on the same wavelength! So fun!)

  3. Ok...this could not be ANY cuter! I am officially in love with the tealights. I have to fin some to alter!

  4. Lori this is such a CUTE gift set! So glad you played along in our very first challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  5. Adorable set Lori! I really like your use of colour on the card, the red and turquoise are a perfect combo!

  6. Cute set!! Thanks for being with me through all 4 years! You're a good friend! See you soon!

  7. This is such a cool set. I love the colors and the card is super cut. So glad you played along at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  8. LOVE that clean and simple card. So so sweet!

  9. What a neat set. Love the pretty colors and the box images. The decorated tea candle looks fabulous!

  10. What a fun set! I love your use of the sketch to highlight the patterned present. So glad to see you at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  11. Sa-weet! Love the present boxes and the fun colour combo :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  12. SO cute! I love the little presents! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) this sketch!


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