Sunday, February 28, 2010

Birthday Cards

I made two birthday cards today, one for my daughter who will be 15 on Monday, and one for my niece who will be 22 a week from Monday. For my daughter, I wanted to make her a card the reflected her love of chocolate and sweets. I decided on a cupcake card from the Home Decor cartridge. I used the Blackout feature and my gypsy to weld two 4 1/4" cupcakes together at the top. I then cut the base layer also at 4 1/4" twice once out of the Stampin Up patterned paper and once out of the Aqua paper. I ran the frosting through my cuttlebug using the swirls embossing folder. To further enhance the frosting look I added some liquid applique to the swirls and sprinkled with white glitter and heated the liquid applique until it plumped up. The glitter doesn't show up in the photo very well. I made a little scalloped circle tag using the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge and cut it at 1 1/2". I stamped the birthday wishes with Tsukineko Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue ink.


For the card for my niece I used the Zebra from the Paisley cartridge. I cut the base cut and all the layers for the zebra at 3".  My card base is some white card stock I had on hand and is 4 1/2" X 6 1/2". I used some Core' dinations card stock and embossed with the the bloom dots embossing folder then sanded it so the lighter core would show through. I then used the button key and cut the flower and its center at 1 3/4" for the tag to stamp my birthday sentiment on. I used some Tsukineko Brillance Ink Pad in Pearlescent Coral to stamp the sentiment. The ribbon is some I picked up at Michaels.


  1. Love both the cards. I just got the Paisley cart and can't wait to play with it.

  2. Really cute cards and lucky girls to be getting something so personal!

  3. Oh Deanna....the cupcate and the giraffe are ADORABLE girl!!!! LOVE them!!