Sunday, June 10, 2012

Birthday Card - Still Diggin Cupcakes!

I was able to get my  hands on another My Favorite Things stamped image! I just love cupcakes, well not to eat but to do for cards, I am just not a cupcake person. I much prefer pie...MMM PIEEEE *okie closes her eyes and daydreams about a huge slice of Coconut Cream Pie*. But anyway, I am still really diggin cupcake images and cuts for use when making cards.

Supplies Used:
My Favorite Things stamp
CTMH Alphabet stamps
Art Philosophy Cartridge
Various Cardstock
Various Pattern Paper
Stampin Up Markers
Embroidery Floss
Colorbox Chalk Ink
Liquid Pearls

The sentiment on the inside was done using Hallmark Studio but the idea was from a stamp I have in my collection. I decided to add a strip of paper at the bottom of the inside to so the inside would look more festive. Okay, I will be honest. I was too cheap to waste the white cardstock and since this card is bigger than an A2 the white didn't go down far enough...THERE I SAID IT! *okie wipes her brow* Man I hate that ya'll make me be so honest sometimes!

The first card I made I threaded the little banner with the floss and it took forever! Once I tried the brads holding the banner together it was much easier and I actually think it looked better than the floss. I added mounting foam behind the banner to make it pop up from the card. The stitching on the little banner made a huge difference in going from plain to HOW CUTE. But ya'll know I am addicted to my inking and doodling methods. I thought about going to rehab for it but...well ya know....I don't want to.

The little girl was very simple to color and didn't take much time, or I didn't take much time coloring her anyway  *okie is prepared for her friend Linda to say "oh I feel sorry for that ugly little girl! I can't stand straight hair"*. Once I got her all colored I added some Liquid Pearls for the sprinkles on the cupcake and I think it added a the something extra the image needed. I liked the dots on the corners as well and seemed to frame it a little better. It always amazes me how something so simple can really improve the looks of a project.

Oh and the little flag that has the stamped "birthday" on it is also from Art Philosophy. I just love that cartridge!!

I wanted to show you this cool little tool. It's an EK Success Powder Tool and it is designed to use to take the sticky off of stickers and such that you are wanting to use in a different manner. Linda and I were talking about how Liquid Pearls are still a little tacky even after drying and how it gets stuck to whatever is laying on top, in our case usually another card, and what we could do about it. I thought about my powder tool that my friend Carmen aka Scrappinbee sent me and tried it. Worked like a charm it did! I just rubbed the brush over the sprinkles and then ran my finger over it and got off the excess. The powder didn't even show up and the sprinkles weren't tacky anymore! I am sure you can just use some talcum powder and not have to get the little tool, I just used it because I had one.

Hope everyone has a great Sunday!! I will be posting the other 3 gift bags I was talking about weeks ago and never got posted, the ones decorated with the drinks from the "Mixed Drinks" digital cartridge.


  1. This card is adorable. Thanks for all the deets on it. I like the way the brads look for holding the banner together, and love those sprinkles on the cupcake. What a great use of liquid pearls. Great job!--Pat N.

  2. Darling card! I love how you did the banner. Cussing you for telling me about yet another tool, though, ROFL!
    Sue (Scrapspirit)

  3. I didn't say I don't like straight hair...I said I felt sorry for the little girls on these stamps because they have such ugly hair! LOL!

    I can just hear some nice little Southern lady telling them "Well, aren't you sweet!" Which is Southern for you're as plain as a board fence! LOL!

    They all remind me of Peppermint Patty from the Peanuts comic strip.

    Love the way you did the banner on this one. You're right, the stitching on them really makes the banner pop.

  4. Really cute card...I to use cupcakes in my designs...but don't really love eating them...or cake either. I love pie...only if it's homemade...lemon yum! Actually any kind of Canada...we have sugar's a french thing...and too yummy!! Lee-Ann :)

  5. Love the little banner on your cute card! Very sweet (now off to bye pie!!)

  6. Terrific card! I love the colors you used. Cool tool!

  7. Awesome really rocked it!

  8. super cute card

  9. This is such an adorable card ... love the papers and how you've split up the words HAPPY BIRTHDAY between the banner and the tag at the bottom ... and, of course, that little girl with the cuppie cake is a cutie too.

    What a nifty little powder tool that is ... I've never seen one before. Guess that's something to be looking for now ... you enabler you!


  10. This card is adorable Okie. I was one of those little girls with straight hair :( The banner is adorable. I want one of those powder tools. I haven't ever seen them either. Must be on the lookout and hope M's has them ( coupon) lol

  11. Loving your card, so creative!!!! Thank you for caring and sharing.
    mhalford6 @aol. com