Tia's Tips: I know lots of crafty creators are getting busy making cards for Diwali, Halloween, Dia De Los Muertos, Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa-whew! But don't forget the BIRTHDAYS! Yes, it's nice to send out cards on those MAJOR holidays but even more important are the people in your life. And the best way to celebrate the people in your life is to celebrate their arrival in the world. Take a little time and make sure you have some birthday cards in your stash on the ready. It's okay if you don't have a present-you can always grab a cupcake! Now-that's a celebration!
Stamp Set: Build A Cupcake and Cupcake Die from Prickley Pear Stamps and Dies
This was a really fun and fast card to make. I've been eager to "build a cupcake" with this super cute and ingenious stamp set. I love sets like this-that give you SO many creative options! Talk about bang for your buck!
I keep all of my birthday themed design papers, tags, stickers and embellishments in one storage container. There I found some Project Life cards that made me smile. I pulled matching cardstock in teal, orange and red for my card base. I threw out the red & orange cardstock after I looked at my embellishments and decided I wanted to use red sequins.
Next I built my cupcake (yes, I'm seriously smiling right now!) it really was fun! I stamped my image with London Fog-Memento Ink (Copic Friendly). With the light colored lines I wanted to do no-line coloring.
Top: C1; E35; E57; E29
Candies: R17; R29; White Gelly Roll Pen
Wrapper: Y08; YR14; BG10; BG23; BG13
After coloring both pieces, I die cut the images with the coordinating dies. I love that the die set cuts close to the images! No excess to trim away.
I created an A2 card base (4.25 x 5.5in) from Bermuda Bay cardstock. I offset both cards, letting them hang off the edges and then trimmed off the overhang. I added foam tape to the back of the cupcake and glued sequins around it . I finished my card by wrapping the top with a piece of white organza ribbon (just like a gift!).
I completed this birthday card using the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment from the set stamped onto a scalloped oval die from Prickley Pear and adhered inside.
It's nice to take a break from all the "holiday" cards and make a fun birthday card to add to my stash!
Thanks for following along! Now stop dreaming about cupcakes and...
Go get crafty!