Celebrate: It’s Your Birthday

I was in need of some masculine birthday cards and so I decided to use the Sizzix Balloons and Cupcake die.  I cut it from both a royal blue and white cardstock I had in my stash.  Primary colors were used for the rest of the color pallet.

I decided to add some balloons with the cupcake and stamped the images using Distress Oxide Inks Fossilized Amber, Candied Apple, Blueprint Sketch.  I tied some Sulky Gold Metallic Thread to the balloons and adhered them to the back of the cupcake with some Scotch Tape.

A rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was die cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  The cupcake and balloons were placed on top to determine where to stamp the sentiment from SugarPea Designs Celebrate All Things, which was stamped in both the red and blue Oxide inks.  The cupcake and balloons were adhered to the card front using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  I decided that the focal image rectangle needed a little more pop to make it stand out and so I decided to mat it with some red cardstock that I had in my scraps.  I think it added the perfect splash of color.

For added visual interest I took a small waterbrush and painted some sprinkles on the frosting with the same Oxide inks.  As a final embellishment I added Stardust Stickles to the sprinkles and balloons and the card was done.


  • Sizzix Balloons and Cupcake
  • Sugarpea Designs Celebrate All Things
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Candied Apple, Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot
  • Waterbrush
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Red Velvet Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Star Dust Stickles

Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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