Shaped Birthday Cake with Buttercream Frosting

I die cut this Silhouette Rivka Wilkins Cake image with the Cameo, but I misjudged the size and it was too big to put on a cardbase, so I decided to make a cake shaped card.  I cut it a second time and scored the top ½” from the top and put ½” Sookwang Be Creative Tape above the score line and then adhered the two together.

The cake, frosting, cherry, and berries were colored with Copic Markers and adhered to the cake base with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Nuvo Crystal Drops Red Berry were used to add dimension to the berries on the cake.

The sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages were stamped on the frosting with Gina K. Designs Dark Chocolate Ink and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Rivka Wilkins Cake
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Dark Chocolate
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Red Berry
  • Copic Markers: YR31, YR21; E59, E55, E53; R08, R05, R22, YG03, GY17
  • Sakura White Gel Pen
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Dark Chocolate
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

Cupcake Shaker Card

I wanted to make a shaker card for a masculine birthday card and decided to use the Simon Says Stamp Tri Square Die and cut it twice from a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  I then die cut the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes.  A rectangle of acetate was cut 1/8” smaller than the die cut rectangle and adhered to the back with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Next 3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the panel creating six different wells around the six square openings.

Three cupcakes from the Silhouette Designs File by Alaa’ K called Yummy Cupcake Set were sized so they would fit in a square opening and then print and cut the using the Silhouette Cameo.

The rectangle was placed on the front of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock to determine where to stamp the sentiment for Simon Says Stamp Square Sayings with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  Sequins from Neat & Tangled Starry Night were piled in the appropriate locations and then the card front was adhered cardbase using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  The three cupcakes were adhered to the remaining three square opening with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  To add a little more added interest Martha Stewart Turquois Confetti were scattered on the front of the card front and adhered with the same Multi Medium Matte glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Alaa’ K Yummy Cupcake Set
  • Simon Says Stamp Square Sayings
  • Simon Says Stamp Tri Square Die
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape (Doubled)
  • Neat & Tangled Starry Night Sequin Mix
  • Martha Stewart Turquois Confetti
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Apollo Plain Transparency Film
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

 

Blow Out the Candles Birthday Wishes

I think graphic elements make great masculine birthday cards.  For this card I used the Silhouette cut file from Lisa Norris called 3 Birthday Candles.  The design layers candles with circles and stars cutout and a base candle with a wick and flame.  I decided to use scraps of colored cardstock for the graphic elements of the candles and Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock for the base.  The flame has a smaller inner flame, which was also cut from mirror cardstock, but to add some deeper color Copic Marker YR24 was added.  All elements were adhered together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

I could find the perfect die cut that I wanted for a large “birthday” word sentiment, so I used Papertrey Ink’s Text Block Birthday Horizontal Die and then fussy cut out the word “birthday” from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  To match the color of the candles matching Copic Markers were used to color the word.

A quarter sheet of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was run through the Big Shot with a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.  The candles and die cut word were adhered to the front of the rectangle with Ranger Multi Medium.  Once they were in place the secondary sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy was stamped with Altenew Autumn Black and Sunkissed ink and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Lisa Norris 3 Birthday Candles
  • Papertrey Ink Text Block Birthday Horizontal Die
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Altenew Ink: Autumn Blaze, Sunkissed
  • Copic Markers: YR16, YR15, Y06, Y04, G14, YG03, YR24
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# and 80# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Green, Yellow, Orange Cardstock from Scraps

Five Big Candles

This is another masculine birthday card made with a Silhouette Designs called Sarah Bailey Candles.  The design has two layers to the candles, a solid base layer and a top layer with different graphic shape cutouts.  The base layer was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and the top layer for scraps of colored cardstock.  All were cut using the Silhouette Cameo.  The larger candles are solid elements, even with the cutouts, but the two smaller candles are small stripes.  In order to not have to individually glue each stripe to the base candle Press ‘n Seal was used to lift them from the cutting mat.  This allowed all of the stripes to be glued and adhered together.  Each candled was assembled and glued together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  The word happy from WPlus9 Happy Trio Die was cut from the mirror cardstock.

To assemble the card a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was cut using the rectangle from WPlus9 Gift Card Layers.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.  The rectangle was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the candles, which were then adhered to the upper two-thirds of the card.

The sentiment was die cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock using the WPlus9 Happy Trio Die.  It was placed on the card front to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment is from Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday and was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The die cut word was then adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Sarah Bailey Candles
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • WPlus9 Happy Trio Die
  • Copic Marker YR24
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# and 80# White Cardstock
  • Recollections Essential 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • WPlus9 Gift Card Layers Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

 

Three Big Candles

This is the second card made using the Sarah Bailey Candles Silhouette Design.  This time only the three large candles were used.  The top layer of the candles were cut from scrap of cardstock and the bottom layer, wick, and flame were cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  They were adhered together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  In inside flame was colored with Copic Marker YR24.

To assemble the card a rectangle was cut using the My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles and a 1/8” larger rectangle was cut from scrap red cardstock and adhered to the back with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut using the MFT Wonky Rectangle Die and adhered to the back of the panel with Tombo Multi Medium Matte.

3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the candle to add dimension.  The candles were placed on the Wonky Rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The candles were then adhered to the front of the rectangle by removing the backer paper from the foam tape.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image panel was adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Sarah Bailey Candles
  • Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages
  • Copic Marker YR24
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# and 80# White Cardstock
  • Recollections Essential 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Red Cardstock from Stash
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

 

Happy Birthday Cupcake

For the masculine cards I made in October I used a lot of Silhouette Designs.  For this card is pulled the PPbN Designs Pink Sprinkled Cake, but the great thing about silhouette files is you can make the designs any color you desire.

Who doesn’t love chocolate cake, and in a cupcake you can indulge and enjoy.  This has lots of blue frosting, with candy sprinkles from using Mikuki Seed Beads Lagoon Mix.

The base of the cupcake was cut from scraps of brown cardstock.  Shading and dimension was added using Copic Markers.  The Frosting was cut from scrap of light aqua cardstock.  Copic Markers were also used to add shading and dimension and then the seed beads were added using Ranger Multi Medium Matt.

From my stash of cardstock scraps a piece of dark teal cardstock was used to cut a rectangle using the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.  It was then adhered to the front of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Birthday Die was cut from the same light aqua cardstock and then shading was added to the bottom with Copic Markers.

The cupcake top and bottom was adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and 3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back.  The cupcake and the die cut “birthday” were placed on the card front to determine where to place the secondary sentiment from Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy, which was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  Then the cupcake and “birthday” word were adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Silhouette Miss Kate Cuttables Birthday Cake
  • Art Impressions Chocolate Therapy Sentiment
  • Ranger Fine Detailed Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops: Caribbean Ocean, Bottle Green, Crushed Grape, Ripened Pumpkin
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Copic Markers: E59, E55, E53; YR24, YR23, YR20

Wonky Birthday Cake I

The Silhouette Miss Kate Cuttables Birthday Cake image create a fun and funky birthday cake that is great for masculine card.  The cake was cut from scrapes of brown cardstock.  The platter and candle base and flames were cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  The frosting was cut from scraps of a light orange/dark yellow cardstock.  Copic Markers were used to add shadows and dimension to the elements.

A rectangle of plaid cardstock was cut using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes from Lawn Fawn’s Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6 x 6 Paper Pad.  Darice Sticky Foam Tape was added to the back.  It was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment was stamped on the lower tier of the cake with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

The layers of cake and frosting were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then 3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back for dimension.  The platter was adhered using the same glue and then the cake was added to the top.  The candles were tucked behind the top cake layer.  The focal image was then adhered to the plaid rectangle.

I felt that the card needed a little more color and interest and so Nuvo Crystal Drops in Caribbean Ocean, Bottle Green, Crushed Grape, Ripened Pumpkin were added to the frost as if candies had been sprinkles on the top.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Silhouette Miss Kate Cuttables Birthday Cake
  • Art Impressions Chocolate Therapy Sentiment
  • Ranger Fine Detailed Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops: Caribbean Ocean, Bottle Green, Crushed Grape, Ripened Pumpkin
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Copic Markers: E59, E55, E53; YR24, YR23, YR20

Happy Birthday Cupcake

For the masculine cards I made in October I used a lot of Silhouette Designs.  For this card is pulled the PPbN Designs Pink Sprinkled Cake, but the great thing about silhouette files is you can make the designs any color you desire.

Who doesn’t love chocolate cake, and in a cupcake you can indulge and enjoy.  This has lots of blue frosting, with candy sprinkles from using Mikuki Seed Beads Lagoon Mix.

The base of the cupcake was cut from scraps of brown cardstock.  Shading and dimension was added using Copic Markers.  The Frosting was cut from scrap of light aqua cardstock.  Copic Markers were also used to add shading and dimension and then the seed beads were added using Ranger Multi Medium Matt.

From my stash of cardstock scraps a piece of dark teal cardstock was used to cut a rectangle using the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.  It was then adhered to the front of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Birthday Die was cut from the same light aqua cardstock and then shading was added to the bottom with Copic Markers.

The cupcake top and bottom was adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and 3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back.  The cupcake and the die cut “birthday” were placed on the card front to determine where to place the secondary sentiment from Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy, which was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  Then the cupcake and “birthday” word were adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Silhouette PPbN Designs Pink Sprinkled Cake
  • Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Birthday Die
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Brown Cardstock from Stash
  • Light Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Teal Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Copic Markers: E59, E57, E53; BG0000, BG000, BG01
  • Mikuki Seed Beads Lagoon Mix
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet

Mirror Balloon Birthday Cards

I thought the balloons with cutout shapes from the Silhouette Designs Miss Kate Cuttables Assorted Balloons would a little like Mylar balloons if backed with Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  It comes with circles, hearts, and stars, but I wanted one with the tassels that are at the top of a party hat, so I also used the Basic Grey Party Hat for one of the balloon in this card.

My son Patrick loves black and grey, so for his birthday I decided to cut the top layer of the balloon from some Recollections Essentials 6 x 6 Paper Pad Black Cardstock.  The balloon base and strings were cut from the mirror cardstock.  I loved the way they turned out.

I die cut the Mama Elephant Birthday Script Die from the same mirror cardstock and three times from the black.  They were adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive, offsetting the gold on the black just a little.

I had seen Carissa Wiley used a strip of cardstock that she had created with a diagonal strip stamp.  I decided to use the Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripes Background Stamp, stamping it on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and heat emboss it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I cut a 1” strip and glued it to the left of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  A rectangle was cut from the same cardstock 4 x 5 ½”.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back to add dimension and then glued to the front of the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The balloons and birthday word cutout were placed on this rectangle to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment from Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The back balloon was adhered directly to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the second balloon.  The “birthday” die cut was adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte, which was also used to adhere the balloon strings and the card was done.

I love the way this card turned out so much that I decided to create it again using Navy Cardstock and a little different design.This is the second card that I created using the Silhouette Designs Miss Kate Cuttables Assorted Balloons.  For this card I used Navy Cardstock, along with gold polka dot cardstock from Echo Park Dots & Stripes.  A rectangle of navy cardstock 1/8” larger than the polka dot paper was added to the back with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then glued to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with the same glue.  The top and bottom layers of the balloons were adhered together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  One balloon was adhered to the gold polka dot cardstock with the same adhesive and the second balloon was adhered using 3M ½” Foam Tape.

The sentiment from Papertrey Ink Inside & Out Birthday was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a strip of navy cardstock and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back and adhered to the lower third of the card over the balloon strings.

Cutouts from the navy balloon top layers were used as embellishments and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

CARD ONE PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Miss Kate Cuttables Assorted Balloons
  • Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripes Background
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Mama Elephant Birthday Script Die
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Elmer’s Crafts Bond Spray Adhesive

CARD TWO PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Miss Kate Cuttables Assorted Balloons
  • Papertrey Ink Inside & Out Birthday
  • Recollections Essentials 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Echo Park Dots & Stripes Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 10# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M ½ Foam Tape
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles

The Story of Fall Happy Birthday Banner Card

When I was going through my patterned paper I ran across this pretty woodgrain paper from the Echo Park 6 x 6 Paper Pad by Lori Whitlock – The Story of Fall, which had a small printed banner and decided it would make a great card.

I originally die cut it using the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Using my Silhouette I cut some additional banners with the word “HAPPY” cut out of some scraps of solid cardstock.  When I went to place them on the card, the letters just didn’t stand out enough on the card, so I die cut some matching banners without the letters from another patterned paper from the paper pad and glue it behind the letter banners and that made them pop.  I wanted a large “Birthday” word die and could find anything I liked, so I decided to use Papertrey Ink’s Text Block Birthday Horizontal and fussy cut just the work “Birthday” from the sentiment and adhered it under the word banners with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

I felt there was too much dead space on the card front and so I decided to make it a square card.  I cut down the rectangle to be 3 ¾” square.  Another 4” square was cut from the red cardstock and the two were glued together using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  A 4 3/16” square cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Echo Park 6 x 6 Paper Pad Lori Whitlock The Story of Fall
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Silhouette Lori Whitlock Banner Shapes
  • Britannic Bold Font
  • Papertrey Ink Text Block Birthday Horizontal
  • Scraps of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green Cardstock
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive