Friday, January 28, 2011

Blogger’s Challenge – Birthday Card

The theme for today’s Blogger’s Challenge was “Birthday”. I know we all need Birthday cards all the time so this was an easy one.

I was in the mood for cupcakes, so I decided to put that desire to use on paper.


I had pre-stamped some of the cup-cake background pieces a long time ago so I could make them into cards when I’m in a bind, so forgive for the use of some retired colors (gasp!)… I used Crystal Effects to cover the cherry, it makes it so nice and shiny and dimenstional!



Stamps: “Simple Birthday Thanks” (= The Cupcake Background stamp), “Something to Celebrate” (Level 2 Hostess Set, Occasions Mini Catalog), “Birthday Bakery” (Level 1 Hostess Set)

Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Close to Cocoa and Apricot Appeal DSP (both retired, sniff), Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry

Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Melon Mambo Pompom Trim (how fun!), Crystal Effects, Basic Rhinestones

Tools: Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Paper Crimper

I had stamped the “cup cake” several times, cut out and then paper pieced them together. The “cup cake” wrapper was hand drawn a little larger as the cupcake and then run through the paper crimper.

Did you know that you can color your clear Rhinestones? You can do that (while still on the wax sheet!) using sharpie markers or Copic Markers, or any other alcohol based ones... Very cool! Customized Rhinestones to match your projects!

Try it out – you’ll love it!


  1. this is so cute, love the little darling cupcake.

  2. Adorable card, interactive, I love those kind, great job.

  3. These are super cute Claudia....and love the butterflies on the cupcake holder...such a great accent! :D

  4. Just adorable! Love how you made the wrapper for your cupcake--great interactive element.


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