Episode #56

April 9, 2021


Card with a flap(s)


Forest Colors


Leaf/leaves or tree(s)



About The Episode

Episode archive posted on April 12, 2021

Welcome to the Happy Birthday Episode #56 with our crafty gal pal Crafty Al!

The wheel gave us some easy-to-work with spins, too! For extra FUNN, we added “extra points” for making the project based on Crafty Al’s April Sheetload of Cards pattern, and making it a Happy Birthday card, too! We love a good reason to celebrate! BTW, if you want to send a happy birthday wish to Crafty Al, here is her address: Call Me Crafty Al, PO Box 460712, Papillion, NE 68046. Thank you, happy BD, Crafty Al, and many more!

Then there are the submissions – goodness gracious! You contributors are brilliant! Enjoy what everyone sent in and be sure to visit our Contributor Showcase on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Central (click subscribe, notify, and set reminder, too) when I review each of these beauties on a YouTube LIVE event.


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Guest Contributors

Karen Goddard
Sydney, Australia
The torn images are the layers of grass (under stamping & die cuts) and the mountains in the background.
Bonnie Szwalkiewicz
Under the flap says On Your Birthday. I was so excited to have met the extra parts of the challenge that I forgot to do tearing. This was fun!
Cherie Pemberton
The black part lifts up, the white is the inside of the card. There is tearing along the right edge of the tree trunk. Forest friends.
LuAnn Johnson
The butterflies' wings are flapping. The sunset is cut from a magazine and the rest of the card was painted, stamped, and scrapped around it.
Karen Chester
51 in a row! The springtime leafy tree is covered with a vellum flap and framed with a torn mat.
Patty Beck
Spring is my favourite season. Love the blossom on the tree and watching the squirrels come out of hibernation
Vicki Ruta
Essex, United Kingdom
I used rustic wilderness and pine needles inks on the card flap and torn paper, and speckled egg on the side and swinked inside the card.
Rachel Castle
Behind the torn blue flap is a sentiment page. It’s a foggy night in the forest.
Lynda Hill
I used crafty Als slimline sample. Torn paper, butterfly flap, green forest m, and leaves are in pattern paper.
Kim Wolff
New Mexico
My little sentiment flag is a flap that holds the card closed with a magnet. I used a torn paper edge to get my back ground landscape inked.
Allison Cope
Alberta, Canada
My flap is the birdhouse.
Carol Sanquenetti
Loved the wheel this week!!
Stacy Freier
Brenda Gentry
Kay Wirrer
Flap is hummingbird flapping wings.
Kathy Hering
Under the flap are a raccoon and squirrel. I couldn't figure out how to put 2 photos in 1. The card is for a friend with cancer.
Kathy Nelson
South Carolina
Sue Bruch
Funn tree card -“flap” lifts up to reveal H B sentiment- Used colors Shaded Spruce, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz & Crushed Curry- tear art grass
Kimberly Cronauer
Flap is on the front of the card. One if my favorite stamps using greens and browns. Submission #6.
Phaline Mays
Loved the idea of using Crafty Al template! I hope she likes it.
Maria Ayala
The front of the card is a flap covering blank space for sentiment inside, the flowered meadow was torn, the rest is obvious.
Vicki Tillett
North Carolina
Pandas gone wild eating bamboo
Heidy Washington
Flap is decorated with a forestry scene and is torn at the bottom to shoe part of the birthday greeting. I used three green inks.
Gail Ottow
Victoria, Australia
Card with many flaps! Colors, brown, green, orange. Tearing is on the sentiment label and leaves were used inside the flaps
Rose Dubberstein
I used a sketch of the sheet load of cards from Call me Crafty Al. Background leaves paper. Torned it in and out.
Cris Pazmino
Put the flap on front of card, used versamark on backround leaf stamp for base card, inside in flap also says wild wonderful wishes
Lyn Sprengel
#56 card with a flap using forest colors and trees/leaves with tearing (the grass along the bottom)
Carolee Crabb
Happy Birthday to Crafty Al, who introduced me to Craft Roulette.
Alessa Lemoine
The dirt is the tearing,door is the flap. This is so much fun. Thanks.
Jeff Steffen
Alberta, Canada
My pretty yellow and oranges would be the colors from wild flowers in the forest.
Jacque Rippe
I used the torn paper for the front of my card and on the inside created a scene with a flap that folds down to show kids having fun at the lake
Traci Low
New Zealand
My third submission. I love earth tones so I really enjoyed this challenge.
Diana Borsboom
British Columbia, Canada
The wood slice has torn edges and it’s a flap. It’s a forest style card
Hildenell Vilchez
On my mesk and not the best pic. Pic collage giving me fits. Dandelions will be out soon as will the coneflowers.
Judy G.
Boel Ask
Vellinge, Sweden
Mary Naber
There are 4 flaps on my waterfall card (1 for each season) Forgot to take pic of each panel before gluing! Might do a short video ;)
Ava Bellon
Hidden Gatefold card * I tore copy paper to create a mask for the ink blending.
Melissa Miller
Top flap, torn paper, trees, forest green .. check!
Ellen CardMonkey Jarvis
Used a stamp set that's been gathering dust. I tore vellum to put under the flap. Sorry Mary, I had to use the WHOA!
Sue Masoner
I went for tropical forest colors. I hope that the panel with torn paper attached on a brad qualifies as a flap.
Sylvia Podrazik
Colchester, United Kingdom
Under the flap is lovely post-it note with one of my fav Bible versesframed with torn strips of the paper on front.
Lena Marie
Wowsers! I had the hardest time getting it all into one image. I will understand if it ends up being too big. I had to include a random image
Leslie Herman
I made a matchbook-style card.
Jennifer Hunstad
A trifold card with a torn background and a flower/leaves in forest colors! I was sick this weekend, but still managed to get something in! :) Legal
Anna Christopherson
Flap (bird wings flap) tree or leaves...got both, forest colors, greens, browns and the blue sky... torn paper sentiment.
Nora LaCroix
Joann MacFarlane
Flap on the front (coo-coo bird) and when you pull on the tab, the card flaps out. Paper tearing around the inside message.
Liz Wheeler
All parameters met. So fun!
Melanie Foy
Funn as always. Flap, forest green leaf hearts, trees, tears
Denise Oguinn
This is what I see outside my window- many Birch and evergreen trees! Used torn edge to ink blend the background. Flap opens to say birthday.
Sandee Carlson
The flap is the tree section of the card; it lifts up to reveal inside of card.
Lynda Bendik
Some what stuck with sketch. Grass is torn paper. Tree is flap. Dad: squirrel; Me-bird
Wendi & Fred Jarvis
Forest night sky in purples, pinks and aurora borealis, leaves in paper and wildflower, flap card style and torn paper in the inside. I luv this
Angela Steinhoff
The bluebell and buttercup faries greet the spring in a forrest glade with wonderful white anemones. The birdhouse is the flap.
Christina Bromeee
Forest colours ☑ torn paper edge blend ☑ leaves on envelope ☑ flap on envelope and butterflies flapping ☑ . Mission accomplished just in time.
Jackie Muller
Whyalla, Australia
Forest green cardstock, leaf ribbon, torn paper background is designed using gel press and distress oxides.
Lorissa Woolley
Laura Ellis
I added teal to my forest colors to evoke the deeper shadowy colors found in the forest. I had a lot of fun with this challenge.
Kimberly Breslin
Northern California
Leaves on flower and on background. Forest colors of brown, gold, green Torn edge on flap that opens for handwritten note.
Ann Moen
Susan Smurf Murphy
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