Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Miss Beanie's First Birthday
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.
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)