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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Happy Birthday, Cupcake...

I have a beautiful granddaughter who just turned 5 years old on January 30. She is smart, polite and a caring friend to her classmates. I only wish we could spend time with her a lot more often. She lives on the West Coast and we are in (freezing cold) Minneapolis.

Here she is having fun with one of her birthday presents - a Play-Doh cake-making set:

I wanted to make her a special birthday card that was a reflection of her sweet nature. I decided to use cupcakes - specifically, the cupcake image on the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge.
Isn't this a sweet-looking cupcake?  I had some red-on-red raised-dot paper that I used for the strawberry. I thought it was the perfect paper because it added some realistic texture to the berry.  I embossed the frosting with the Divine Swirls embossing folder and used my scoreboard to add lines to the cupcake wrapper.  I inked the edges of all the various pieces on each panel to give it all a little more realistic dimension.
The interesting aspect (I think) of this card is that it is a tri-fold card. I used my Gypsy to weld together three cupcake images to form the card base. One of the images had to be flipped horizontally before it was welded so that it would match the other two when folded.

Here are a couple of views that show you the different panels of the card and how it was folded. I decorated each cupcake a little differently, including different "frostings" and cake and wrapper colors.
 The details were fun to add, but definitely made this a very thick card. It most certainly would have taken extra postage, but I ws able to include it in a package of other items.
Instead of leaving room on the card for our signature, I simply added a little tag, as you can see in the photo above.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day!


Anonymous said...

love this card, Hadley is so cute!!! mw

Patti J said...

Very cute, Cheryl, and yes, your granddaughter is so beautiful! I hate that you live so far away - sadly that will be the case with us, as well, when the grands come. Thanks for sharing your 'sweet' project!

Shanna said...

OMG! LOVE that cupcake card!