Have a Totally Delicious Birthday

This is the second card I made with My Favorite Things Icing on the Cupcake Card Kit. This time I decided to use a trio of cupcakes on the card.

I decided to use the My Favorite Things Happy Birthday Background Stamp. I used Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink to stamp, which gave a very subtle background for the focal images.

I pulled out some great striped paper from Lawn Fawn’s Really Rainbow Paper Pack and die cut the cupcake liners. The cupcake frosting was die cut from white cardstock and colored with Copic Markers to make the striped paper. The two were adhered together with a thin line of liquid glue and foam tape was added to the back for dimension.

I originally thought about using a black sentiment strip, but since the background was stamped in gray I decided to use a dark gray cardstock, stamped with VersaMark and heat set with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

Foam tape was added to the back of the sentiment strip, which grounded the cupcakes. There was a little too much space at the top of the focal image, so I used the banner in the die set, colored it with Copic Markers and stamped a secondary sentiment with VersaMark Ink and heat set with white embossing powder.

The final embellishment was to add Ranger Crystal Stickles on the frosting.

PRODUCTS USED

  • My Favorite Things Cupcake and Sprinkles Die
  • My Favorite Things Sugar-Coated Sentiments
  • My Favorite Things Happy Birthday Background
  • Clearly Besotted – Simply Said Birthday
  • Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6×6 Petite Paper Pack
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gray Cardstock from Scraps
  • Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers R27, R24, R22, R21; YG17, YG13, YG05, YG03; BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10; YR16, YR15, YR14, YR12
  • Ranger Stickles Crystal
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Wishing You a Sweet Day Cupcake

I recently purchased My Favorite Things Icing on the Cupcake Card . I like cupcakes because they are gender neutral and you can make some great guy cards with them. This is the first card I made with the kit.

I pulled out some great patterned paper from Lawn Fawn and accented the red and yellow in the striped paper for the cupcake, which was cut with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.

I die cut the cupcake frosting with some yellow paper from the paper pack and the cupcake liner from red patterned paper. I added shadows to both with Copic Markers.

I die cut a small rectangle using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and placed the sentiment and cupcake where I wanted them to determine where to cut the top of the cupcake for the shaker pouch.

I pulled out some seed beads I had in my stash to fill the shaker. I adhered the shaker pouch with liquid glue and gave it a few minutes to dry. To fill the pouch I turned over the rectangle with the pouch and filled it with the beads. I took the cupcake frosting and placed it back into the rectangle of yellow cardstock and adhered them together with Scotch Tape. I added glue to the back of the rectangle (be sure to add glue around the pouch to ensure the beads do not escape the shaker) and adhered the yellow cupcake frosting to the rectangle, ensuring that they two panels align correctly.

When I went to adhered the focal image rectangle it got a little lost on the striped paper, so I took another piece of cardstock a little larger than the focal image and colored the edges with the same Copic Marker used to give shadow to the cupcake liner and adhered the two together to dotliner adhesive.

Craft foam was added to the back of the focal image and it was adhered to the card front on an angle with liquid glue.

The final embellishment was to scatter Nuvo Crystal drops in red and yellow around the cupcake.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Cupcake and Sprinkles Die
  • My Favorite Things Sugar-Coated Sentiments
  • My Favorite Things Cupcake Shaker Pouch
  • Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6×6 Petite Paper Pack
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers R24, R22, R21; Y15
  • Gina K. Designs Lipstick and Red Hot Inks
  • Mikuki seed Beads Tango, Gold, Ruby, Lt Sapphire, Chartreuse
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Red Berry, Dandelion Yellow

Go On and Celebrate Fishtail Flags

I had a thin strip of dark blue cardstock leftover from previous cards I had made. It was just wide enough to die cut using the largest My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Die. Another fishtail flag was cut from some dotted patterned paper.

A quarter sheet of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was embossed using the Darice Dots Background Embossing Folder. It wasn’t wide enough to completely cover the quarter sheet, so I cut it down with a paper cutter and then matted with another rectangle of cardstock that was colored with a Copic Marker. It was trimmed to leave a small white border when adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase.

A circle was cut from some leftover light blue cardstock and the sentiment was stamped with Gina K. Designs In the Navy Ink and adhered to the fishtail flags with fun foam and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Mama Elephant Make a Wish
  • My Favorite Things Fishtail Flags
  • Hero Arts Circle Infinity Die
  • Darice Dots Background Embossing Folder
  • Reverse Confetti Warm Heart 6 x 6 Paper
  • Dark Blue and Light Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Midnight Blue
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Sweet Wishes Cupcake

I wanted to use the remainder of some of the patterned paper I had leftover from a couple of cards I had made previously. I had a thin rectangle of polka dot paper that wasn’t wide enough for a cardbase, so I used some leftover matching blue patterned cardstock and cut some thin strips and added them to the dotted rectangle. I felt like the two patterned papers didn’t go together as well as what I wanted and so I cut thin strips of dark blue and added it between the two patterned papers. That looked much better.

I had a square of the dark blue cardstock leftover from another card that I turned on a diamond. To adhere the diamond sticky back foam was added to the back. The sentiment was cut from the same dark cardstock and shading was added to the die cut sentiment with Copic Cardstock.

A cupcake top and bottom and a candles was stamped on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored with Copic markers. They was die cut with the matching dies and adhered together with liquid glue and then adhered with the same glue to the front of the diamond.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • Penny Black Sweet Wishes
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Copic Markers: E33, E31, E30; YR24, YR21; B99, B97, B95, B93, B91
  • Ranger Crystal and Gold Stickles
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Reverse Confetti Warm Heart 6 x 6 Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Scraps

Happy Birthday Quilt

I had some leftover square from the previous card and decided to put four of them together to create a 5″ x 5″ card. The squares were adhered together using Scotch Tape.

I looked through my dies and stamps to add some focal images for three of the squares. The cake die cut had gold mirror cardstock added behind the cake and candles. Ranger Gold Stickles were added to the cupcake. Nuvo Crystal Drops were added to the polka dot patterned paper.

A sentiment was stamped on the fourth square. The four square block were added to a 5 1/4″ square cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Birch Press Designs Party Balloon
  • Spellbinders Celebrate with Cake
  • Avery Elle Bring on the Cake
  • Altenew Birthday Greetings
  • Reverse Confetti Warm Heart 6 x 6 Patterned Paper
  • Light Blue and Dark Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Midnight Blue
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • Gina K. Designs In the Navy Ink
  • Avery Elle Pierced Square Die
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Happy Birthday On an Angle

This card is based on a card my husband received. It was more difficult to create than I first anticipated, but I really like the outcome.

The first time I tried making the card I adhered the diamond to the cardbase but when I went to cut away the edges I hadn’t left enough space for it to come to the point, so I started again and this time I cut away the side of the dark blue cardstock first and then adhered the diamond.

I cut a diamond using an Avery Elle Double Pierced Square from patterned paper. Another square was cut from light blue, leaving enough of a border to create a frame around the patterned paper diamond.

The cardbase was made from two side folding cardbases, one from blue and the second from white cardstock. The blue was cut on the side at an angle. The top of the white cardbase was embossed with a dotted embossing folder. It was too plain without it and the dots accentuated the dotted patterned paper. The two cardbases were adhered together with dotliner adhesive with the fold of the white cardbase at the bottom of the blue.

The cupcake is stamped on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored with Copic Markers, die cut with the matching dies, and adhered to the diamond with foam tape.

When you open the blue flap a diamond of different patterned paper are added to the top of the flap and another rectangle with a border are added to the center of the card.

When you drop the white cardbase in the center of the card another sentiment is stamped and a border of patterned paper has been added.

Close Your Eyes and Make a Wish

I couldn’t let this pretty cardstock go to waste from the previous card made. I added a mat of dark blue behind the rectangle and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock.

The wonky cake image was a leftover from a previous cut file in the Silhouette. It was colored with Copic Markers to match the cardstock. Foam tape was added to the back and it was adhered to the stripped cardstock rectangle.

The sentiment was stamped below the focal image rectangle and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pretty Cute Stamps Wonky Cake
  • Altenew Birthday Greetings
  • Copic Markers: Y17, Y15, Y13; C5, C4, C3, C1, C0; B97, B95, B93, B91; B45, B41
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
  • Altenew Caribbean Sky and Silver Stone Inks
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops White Blizzard
  • Moda Scrap Spring Flowers Collection Paper Pack
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Happy Birthday Balloon Cake

This beautiful paper was part of Simon Says Stamps March’s Card Kit from Moda Scrap Spring Flowers. I decided to cut a rectangle from the center leaving a wide border of the cardstock. Foam tape was added to the back of the frame and it was adhered to a top folding cardbase back from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock.

I had a leftover cutout image of the balloon cake that fit into the rectangle opening, leaving enough room at the bottom for the sentiment. The image was colored with Copic Markers matching the pretty cardstock.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Coloring4Kids Birthday Cake
  • Altenew Birthday Greetings
  • Copic Markers: B14, B12, B00, B000, B000, C3, C1, C0; Y02, Y06
  • Altenew Persian Blue, Caribbean Sky, Artic Ink
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops White Blizzard and Wedgewood Blue
  • Moda Scrap Spring Flowers Collection Paper Pack
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Happy Birthday Balloon Bouquet

I liked the look of a cutout focal image so much that I decided to give it another try. This time a rectangle was cut using a stitched rectangle and then dry embossing using the Cricut Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder.

An oval was cut from the center of the embossed rectangle using a Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Oval. Foam was added to the back of the stitched rectangle and it was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase.

I had a leftover balloon bouquet from Pinterest sitting on my craft desk that fit perfecting in the oval cutout. Foam tape was added to the back of the balloon bouquet and it was adhered in the center of the oval.

I had stamped the sentiment on the stitched rectangle prior to embossing it, but I didn’t like the way it looked, so it was stamped again onto some cardstock that had been colored with Copic Markers in the matching blue colors of the balloons with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. It was cut in a thin strip and adhered to the bottom of the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Coloring Book Balloon Image
  • Altenew Birthday Greetings
  • Copic Markers: Y38, Y35, Y32; Y06, Y04, Y02; Y18, Y15, Y13; YR24, YR23, YR21; G09, G07, G05; YG67, YG17, YG05, YG03; B99, B97, B95, B93; B37, B34, B32
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops: Navy Blue, Dandelion Yellow, Apple Green, Woodland Green
  • Cricut Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Oval

Happy Birthday Cupcake

My husband received a retirement card that had a diamond cutout. I liked it so much that I decided to use that design on a card. I like the way it turned out.

An Avery Elle Double Pierced Square was cut in a diamond out of a rectangle of white cardstock. The diamond was colored with Copic Markers using the same colors used in the cupcake. The cupcake is a digital image from Gracillie Design. The nice thing about digital images is you can make them any size you desire. Copic Markers were used to color the image and it was cut using the Silhouette Cameo.

Another rectangle of cardstock was cut with a stitched rectangle and adhered to a top folding A2 Cardbase. The edges were colored with Copic Markers. The square was used to cut an opening in the front of the card front.

Sticky back foam was added to the back of the rectangle and it was adhered to the front of the cardbase. The colored diamond was adhered inside the cut out.

Foam tape was added to the back of the cupcake and it was adhered to the colored diamond. Gold Stickes were added to the frosting of the cupcake.

The sentiment was stamped on an angle on one of the side of the diamond.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Graciellie Design Cupcake Wishes
  • Altenew Birthday Greetings
  • Copic Markers: BG15, BG13, BG11; G19, G16, G14; E43, E41
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square Die
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Trimmings
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive