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Embellish Birthdays Color Challenge :: Happy Birthday

Hey there, Bleeps! Finally, a day out of the house! :) We're finally snow-free. Well, not really because the snow mountains are still there and late in the evening the wet pavement from the melting snow gets a bit icy. However, yesterday we saw lots of sunshine and it was beautiful! It even warmed up to about 40 degrees. I got a fun new hair cut with some new color and feel refreshed after being "held hostage" by the snow in the house for nearly a week.

Today, I have great news for my fellow crafters. Embellish Magazine has a fun new challenge for you, sponsored by The {Stamps} of Life. This challenge is a bit different from the usual challenges where you get to create a paper craft project using a birthday theme! So, any embellishment is allowed - just make it birthday related. The colors are shown above and make sure you check out Stephanie's great stamp company too!

Enjoy your weekend and have a great Valentine's Day. I hope to be back to share a card with you, but if not here's some love for you! :)

  1. In Photoshop, create a brush from the 'sprinkles' image in the digital stamp set. Repeat the pattern in various colors to create digital patterned paper, print and cut to fit card front center.
  2. Adhere digital patterned paper to card front.
  3. Trim pink cardstock strip and adhere to card front center.
  4. Stamp cupcake topper on brown felt with Staz-On white ink and cut out.
  5. Add beads to cup cake topper.
  6. Stamp cupcake bottom on pink cardstock, then adhere to navy cardstock block.
  7. Adhere topper and stamp sentiment in white ink.
  8. Adhere navy block to card front center with foam adhesive.

Ink :: Staz-On - white; SU! - white
Paper :: Office Depot - presentation paper; PTI - new leaf + enchanted evening + raspberry fizz
Embellishments :: Stix 2 Stuff - beads; Heather Bailey - felt
Tools :: Adobe Photoshop CS4; Printer


Kathy Martin said...

Sweet cupcake card! Love the bead accents! :) Kathy

Courtney Baker said...

Great colors! I'll have to do this this weekend!

~kelly marie~ said...

So cute!! LOVE the bead sprinkles!

Tiffany Ervin said...

Very cute and delish! That chocolate part on the cupcake really tempts me, yum!

Laurel Beard said...

Your post inspired me to try and create my own background using the trial version of PSE... Since then, I bought the real thing. Definitely need to take some classes, but I was able to put something together! Thanks for the inspiration!

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