Saturday, June 15, 2013

You Make Life Sweet, Happy Birthday!

I have been hungry all day! It is a rainy dreary day, and I have been trying to stay busy working on a mixed-media canvas, several birthday cards, and a scrapbook page, all to keep my mind off food.  Every time I glance over at the computer screen (I have it open to my Facebook news feed) someone is posting about food! Whether they are pinning beautiful party decorations, super supper casseroles, or uniquely decorated cupcakes, it all looks so good I want to go bake something. But I know I'd better not. Instead, I will decorate a cupcake theme birthday card.

I started with a piece of Basic Grey scrapbook paper and glued it to my card front.  Then I adhered a strip of sheer purple ribbon about 1/3 of the way down the card. The bottom half of the card is a coordinating print of paper from the same Basic Grey pad.  Using the "Hey Cupcake" clear stamps from Paper Wings Productions, I stamped the pedestal on a printed paper, and the cupcake on white cardstock. I colored in the cupcake with my Copic Markers and then glittered the frosting with pretty pink ultra-fine glitter.  I also stamped the fork, knife, & spoon from the Hey Cupcake set on white stock, and colored it in with my copics also. I adhered the fork to the back of the cupcake to make it look as if someone was eating it, and attached a large half-pearl on the top of the cupcake swirl.

I also took a strip of white cardstock and stamped the phrase,"you make life sweet! using the Whimsical Alphabet stamp set from Paper Wings Productions for the word "L I F E" and hand wrote the rest. Using double sided tape, I adhered the paper strip with the phrase directly under the purple ribbon and then attached the cupcake and pedestal on top of it using foam tape to make it POP!  I also adhered three smaller half-pearls below the strip for accent. I also stamped "Happy Birthday" inside the card, before I wrote my message..

After it was completed, I could stare at it sitting on my computer, instead of looking at all the yummy food on the computer screen.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Saturday, and look forward to a beautiful Sunday!  Happy crafting, or celebrating with Dad, whichever you happen to be doing on Sunday. Until next time-



  1. This is beautiful!! The cupcake looks so delicious!! What a fabulous card my friend!! So yummy!! Happy Sunday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Your cupcake looks good enough to eat! I would never have guessed that the frosting was made with glue and glitter! I thought a puffy pen of some sort was used to create the swirls. The little pearl looks like the little silver candies that are used to decorate cakes and cookies.The fork in the cupcake was the coup de grace' in the best of ways! It looks very real.You can help me decorate cupcakes whenever I make them.

  3. This looks good enough to eat! It looks so real with fluffy looking frosting and a silver candy piece on top. I thought a puffy pen of some kind was used for the frosting to get the swirls. The silver candy piece and fork are the coup de grace'.
    Hope you are enjoying the day.