Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Cupcake

Good Morning and Happy Hump Day!  Woo Hoo!  Half of the work week is done!!!!!!!  The weather has been awesome over here and I was hoping to get to spend some time in my yard getting ready for Spring, well that's not happening and it looks like it'll be raining this weekend.  Just my luck! {sigh} Well on to happier things.  I was playing in my craft room last night and made a card using my Imagine since my new E2 hasn't arrived yet and my E doesn't want to play nice.  I decided to make a card using that sweet little cupcake on page 5 of the handbook for Better Together.  I love the way the Imagine prints and cuts.  I'm still learning how to use it and I'm not so sure if or how to move my blade around.  I finally mastered that on my E2 Anniversary edition when it decided not to cut at all anymore. : (  Ok enough about my rotten luck with my machines lately on to my card. 

Okay so I started with a 81/2 X 5 1/2 piece of yellow card stock from Recollections Primary pack.  Scored it at 4 1/4 and folded it in half.  Then I cut a piece of striped card stock from DCWV The Glitter Mat Stack at 4 X 5 1/4.  I love this stack!  Note to self get another pack of this awesome paper in both the 12X12 and Mat Stack sizes.  This stack has the cutest paper in it.  Sorry sometimes I digress.  I added some yellow ribbon to the top of my striped paper using the cheater method.  Ribbon is from Wal-Mart.  I adhered the mat to my base with my trusty pink ATG gun.  

I cut and printed my cute little cup cake at 3.0 using my Imagine and the layers feature. I then cut a black layer at 3.5 to create the shadow.  Just a note, I tried cutting it a bit smaller but it didn't leave enough black.  I also tried printing it black and cutting it and it left a little bit brown around the black so I re-cut it using black card stock with the print only feature.  Again, I just got my Imagine for Christmas and am still learning how to use it so you may be able to adjust the outline so that there is no brown when you print and cut.  Rambling again!  I pop dotted my cupcake onto the black layer using foam tape from Wal-Mart, one thickness.  I added some googly eyes to the already cute eyes that are cut and printed when you use the layer feature.  I added some glossy accents to her mouth to make it shine.  

She was cute but she still needed a little more sparkle so I took out my stickles and added some dots to the center of each of what I will call stick stars.  I used, stardust, waterfall, cotton candy and gold because I don't have any yellow.  

Finally I adhered her to my card using some Recollections foam squares to give her more depth.  I tied a piece of yellow ribbon in a knot rather than making a bow and stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment using stamps from two K Andrew Stamp Sets.  Happy is from Winter Wishes and Birthday is from Coffee & Tea for You & Me! For a final touch, I added that sweet little flower from Creative Charms

I am entering this into the Cricut Cardz Challenge #103 at CARDZ TV

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a GREAT day!
Until Next Time, Happy Craftin'!
Miranda :)


  1. This is so absolutely adorable, Miranda!! I love her sweet face and how the glossy accents make her lips shine!! The texture of the paper is so fabulous!! What a great card :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Very cute, thanks for joining CCC!

  3. she is cute I really like it...

  4. I love the cute little cupcake! Her face is gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us this week at Cricut Cardz Challenges at Cardz TV. Hope you come back and play with us again soon :)


  5. What an adorable birthday card! your cupcake is just darling-love those eyes:) TFS!
    Sherrie K


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