Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Miss Beanie's First Birthday

My sweet Ellie Bean is a year old today. I can't stand it!  Where oh where has the time gone?!? 

A first birthday deserves a pretty special card, and seeing the layout the Paper Players had for a challenge this week, an idea immediately jumped into my head.

I adore the "Crazy For Cupcakes" stamp set and envisioned the big cupcake cut out and mounted on the decorative strip.  Lucky for me, it worked out. ;o)  I love CAS cards, so this challenge was right up my alley.

I found a hidden stash of "Rockabilly" DSP and decided the cherries would work well with the cupcake.  I really like the embossed look of the DSP and thought it added some nice texture to the card.

As I may have mentioned once or twice before :ahem:, I'm not too keen on snipping and cutting (again, I blame years of laminating cutting...).  But, I knew it would be the perfect touch for the card.  I wanted to give the cupcake a cute wrapper and this piece fit the bill.  I also thought a good cupcake should have sugary 'prinkles on top, so I used my two way glue and Dazzling Diamonds to give it some sparkle.

I finished it off with a piece of Whisper White satin ribbon, and a little tag from the "Tiny Tags" set. 
And, of course, I simply had to finish off the inside.  :o)  Anyone else miss Kiwi Kiss?  :sigh:

This card uses (all SU! unless otherwise noted):
*Stamp Sets: "Crazy for Cupcakes", "Happy Everything", "Tiny Tags"
*Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, "Rockabilly" DSP (retired)
*Ink: Black Staz-On, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
*Accessories: Scallop Trim punch, paper piercer, Whisper White satin ribbon

Sure, the card didn't make much of an impact with her now, but I'm putting it away in her baby book.  Maybe years from now, she'll look at it and think it's pretty special... Here's hoping!


P.S.  A quick shout-out to the Paper Players--thank you SO much for selecting my Poppy Kids card as a "Cut Above"!  I always get such a small thrill when something I've created is chosen. :o)


LeAnne said...

Aw,this is so stinkin' cute! I love that paper--and I DO miss Kiwi Kiss! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Hi Rach,
Your cupcake sparkles and is so much fun! I am sure your little Ellie will cherish it! I love that DSP, I don't think I ever had that one, it is awesome.
Love the card! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

Anne Marie said...

I completely agree with you about the snipping and cutting...but your cupcake is perfect! Love that paper, too. I still have a tiny bit stashed away. :) Such a fun card and I hope Ellie had a great birthday! Thanks so much for playing along with The Paper Players this week! :)

jaydee said...

Rach, a fabulous card for a fabulous occasion! I love your sparkly cupcake. Great use of the rockabilly paper, too. The satin ribbon was the perfect finishing touch.
Love your interpretation of the sketch.

Nance said...

I do, I do, I really miss Kiwi Kiss! Love how you've used it here and that sparkly cupcake is just perfect for your little bean! Hope she had a fabulous first birthday! Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely adorable! I love this pattern from "Rockabilly"! And who can resist sparkly cupcakes! Thank you for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Jen said...

I cry a little every day since Kiwi Kiss has been retired!!! Seriously, this card is so stinkin' cute! And the dazzling diamonds is the perfect touch on your cupcake.