Saturday, December 31, 2011

Your A Sweetie

It is New Year’s Eve and I am enjoying a quiet evening at home.  Well, not really quiet – lots of fireworks going off around us and my poor dog is shaking at my side.  Thought I would add a quick card before the year ends.

Earlier this month I created a card for our Stamp Club Swap with the theme of child’s birthday.  Since I had to make twelve of these for the swap, I kept it fairly simple.  Yesterday was both my girls’ birthday (go here for the details on this) so I decided to revamp this card and make them something a little more detailed and sparkly.

I changed the shape of the card to a square and added more layers.  The large purple scalloped square, the small white scalloped squares, and the pink squares were all cut out using Spellbinder Nestabilities. 

I used Swirl Cupcake and You're a Sweetie!, both from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  These can be purchased individually or together is Set 374 - Sweet Treats.  I stamped them on a white circle and then layered them on a scalloped circle cut out of sticker paper using a Spellbinder die.  I added Lacy Lilac glitter on both the scalloped circle edges and also on strips of "Tear-ific" Tape.

Happy Birthday, girls!!!

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Top Tip Challenge #66 - Anything Goes
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #101 - Someone Special
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #58 - Use It Three Times   
Clearly Inspired Challenge #42 (CIC42) – Birthday
Charisma Cardz Challenge #50 – Anything Goes    
Paper Sundaes Challenge #100 - Celebrate
Crafts and Me Christmas Bumper Challenge #66 Part 1 - Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge #173 – Anything Goes
DYSU Challenge #52 - Rainbow of Colors


Sandra said...

Hi Marie, Hope the noise didn't spoil your new year as l'm sure it didn't hope you enjoyed it anyway and all the best .......your card is beautiful:) Sandra H

Donna Ellis said...

Love how you used the same image, same sketch, and created two unique looks! Great idea using the image behind the focal point on the 2nd card! Happy New Year, Marie!

Pauline said...

Fab card, thanks for joinin gus at charisma Cardz this week!

Kathy D. said...

I like how you stamped the cupcake in pink on the pink paper. I bet they loved them. Do you have twins?

Thanks for making a "Birthday" card with us at Clearly iStamp. Hope you will come back on Friday 1/6/12 when our new challenge is posted.

Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Marie,

Happy New Year 2012! Health! Prosperity! Creativity!

Simple and clean cards as I like ! Bravo ! Good luck !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Bettina L. said...

Wow I just love this layered card with those scalloped edges. That bow and those cupcakes makes it perfect. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Jenny said...

Two beautiful cards. That cake looks good enough to eat.
Thanks for joining EAC.

WencheP said...

Such a sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Francy said...

Stunning card I love the idea to stamp the same image on the paper for the background.
Thank you for playing at The Pixie Cottage.

Mary Lou said...

Cute card--really like the added lilac glitter--gives the girlie sparkle :) Hope your girls had a great day!!
Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!!

Naomi said...

Wonderful card. Love that cupcake image and the LO! Thanks so much for playing along with us, this week, at DYSU!

crazyribbonlady said...

I love cupcake cards! :) Thank you for joining us at charisma! :) Emma x

Scrapcat 1 said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers, hope to you again soon.

J said...

I like that you used the same stamp for the background as you did on the "topper". Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Feebsy said...

Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Fuzzy Slippers said...

Both versions of this card are fab! I totally get making it simple when swapping. I remember at time our club had a swap and we had to make 22. I was still making cards right up until I had to go to the meeting! Thanks for sharing both of these with us at Top Tip Tuesday. :)

Beverly Baxley said...

Hi Marie, Love all your creations. Hope to see you soon for a crafting visit.