Birthday Cupcake - and Bicycles!

by Joanne James31. May 2014 10:41

A really quick post from me today as I have a very busy work day ahead, but a bonus project for you too today - read on! I made today's card a couple of weeks ago for one of Rebecca's friends who was celebrating her 9th birthday. It got me thinking - at 9 years old, suddenly some girls are less about cute and desperate to 'grow up', so I needed to make a card that was girly but not too 'cutesie' (I think that's a word!). Birthday Basics DSP is always my 'go to' paper for cards like this - here's my card:

I went for a 'fun fold' card featuring the Another Great Year stamp set. I stamped the main stamp onto Very Vanilla then stamped it again onto a sheet of Crisp Cantaloupe and coloured the words with markers before adhering to the vanilla layer. I then created a fun scalloped circle closure to hold the card shut, with a co-ordinating paper-pieced cupcake taking centre stage, which I adhered with a dimensional onto the panel featuring colourful birthday balloons:

Doesn't that cupcake look delicious? Below you can see how I created the card base from two pieces of cardstock, along with my stamped sentiment inside:

Another reason for my paper choice was that the gift was a gift voucher to spend at a local cycling store for accessories for a new bicycle, and the Birthday Basics paper has the perfect design for a themed gift card holder, made using my Envelope Punch Board:

I've made these gift voucher holders before (you can find instructions on a previous post here) - the colours mean that both items look great together. Today's card uses lots of retiring colours and products, so if you need to stock up on any you should hop over to my online store by clicking on the links below - the Itty Bitty Punches that I used to create the little flower on the gift card holder above have already sold out!! 

Right, must dash - I need to link today's post up with the current SUO Challenge of 'Something Yummy' - if I'm quick I might just make it! back tomorrow with another project, until then happy stampin'!

 

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Julie Gearinger
Julie GearingerUnited States
6/1/2014 7:10:02 AM #

Love the festive colors, fun fold and your delicious cupcake!!  Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges Smile

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Joanne James
Joanne James
6/1/2014 8:13:11 PM #

Thanks Julie - Birthday Basics did all the hard work as far as the colours were concerned and I love that the papers work for both boys and girls - double win!

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Mary Brown
Mary BrownUnited States
6/2/2014 6:16:13 PM #

I just the colors in this dsp...so happy!  LOVE how you did the banners and then colored on them too!  Thanks for join the SUO challenge!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
6/3/2014 11:59:20 AM #

Thank you Mary - this is one of those DSPs I will really miss, although I'm sure the new catalogue will have more than enough new designs that will be equally gorgeous!

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