Sunday, July 31, 2011

Birthday Sundaes Blog Hop - Cakes & Cupcakes Birthday

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Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression, Cricut Cartridges(Simply Charmed), Bazzill Cardstock(Bitter Chocolate), The Paper Company Cardstock(White), theart & design boutique(Coral & Sea Green Digital Paper Pack), My Craft Spot(Sky Blue Crinkle Ribbon, Chocolate Baker's Twine), Scrappy Moms Stamps(Good Eats!), Peachy Keen Face Stamps(PK-754 Critter Faces Med.), Fiskars Punch(Apron Lace), PSE8, Misc - Button. Finished Card Size: 5.25" x 5.25".

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Hello Everyone!

Welcome to Birthday Sundaes "Cake & Cupcakes Birthday Cards" Blog Hop!

Today is the LAST Sunday of the month - can you believe how fast the month went by? -  and with it comes a bittersweet post. Today we will be saying HELLO to FOUR NEW DT MEMBERS! - the sweet part - Welcome Ladies! With that said, my term as a Birthday Sundaes Designer has come to an end - the bitter part. I have truely enjoyed every moment of it and will be forever grateful to Kristie for giving me the chance to get to know her and the other DT Ladies, as well as being part of the FIRST BIRTHDAY SUNDAES Design Team.

To say FAREWELL to those who are departing and HELLO to those joining us, everyone at Birthday Sundaes has decided to have a CAKE & CUPCAKE Blog Hop! Each Design Team member will be featuring an original CAKE/CUPCAKE birthday card with a birthday greeting/sentiment of course!

If you've come from curret DT Member Sonia's Blog, then you're heading in the right direction. If you just happened to come across my blog and would like to play along with our CAKE/CUPCAKE BLOG HOP, start HERE.

Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at some of our DT member's blogs, and there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at Birthday Sundaes for one participant that submits a CAKE/CUPCAKE birthday card and comments on ALL the blogs!

For my project, I created a SWEET BIRTHDAY CUPCAKE card.


I based the card on last week's Deconstructed Sketch #11.


I replaced the scalloped edge border with some ruffled 'Sky Blue' Crinkle Ribbon from My Craft Spot. I fell in love with the idea when I saw a Deconstructed Sketch DT Member do something similar on her card.


Today's card was also inspired by this week's ColourQ Challenge #95. Absolutely LOVE the Owl Cookie Jar and the new SU! In-Colors are lovely.


If you follower my blog, you know I don't use SU! cardstock and normally resort to the closest colors I have. But this time I did something a bit different. I purchased a few digital papers from an Etsy Store called theart & design boutique and recolored them using Photoshop8.


For my A-dorable CUPCAKE, I used the Cricut Simply Charmed Cartridge. Can't remember the exact size I cut it at, but it must have been around 3". The sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms Stamps "Sweet Somethings" stamp set.


I hope this "Sweet Birthday Cupcake" Birthday card has inspired you to join us in our "CAKES & CUPCAKES" plus a birthday sentiment challenge week!

Now, without further ado...your next stop is NEW DT Member Amy's Blog! If you should happen to get lost along the way, you can find the Blog Hop list over at the Birthday Sundaes Blog. Don't forget to leave comments along the way for your chance to win the GRAND PRIZE! The Hop ends Saturday, August 6th 11:59 EST. The winners will be announced on the Birthday Sundaes Blog on Wednesday, August 10th along with the Super Sundaes! So HOP on over to the next stop and GOOD LUCK!

Thanks for stopping by!



80 comments :

Amy said...

What a great card! I love all of the ribbon and that chocolate cupcake looks so yummy with that cute peachy face. Thanks for the warm DT welcome-I'm sad you will be saying farewell:( Amy-I love your creations
amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

Vivi Martínez said...

Beautiful card as always! I am going to miss to see your wonderful cards every Sunday. Hope we see you every now and then at the challenges.

Michelle said...

Hey Marlene! As always...fabulous card! Love the degign papers! Great sketch you followed!

Georgiana said...

Love how you followed that sketch to create an amazing card. Your crinkle ribobn is awesome.

Georgiana
Carson's Creations

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

It is beautiul as always Marlene! I love the way you used the Crinkle Ribbon! I will miss seeing your gorgeous birthday cards each week but we'll still have fun working together at My Craft Spot!
Have a great week!
Amber

Cricutbug - Marie said...

Wow! Love all the details on this card!!! I am a new follower. I hope you will stop by my blog some time. I have a $25 gift card to Michael's I am giving away to one lucky follower. Feel fee to join in.
Marie
Craftelicious.blogspot.com

Jenni said...

This card is so beautiful. I love the color palette and the ribbon trim on the edges. Happy to be your newest follower.
Hugs, Jenni
http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com/

Eva said...

great card, I love that cupcake with that cute as heck PK face. also the crinkle ribbon looks really cool. I am a new follower so I can keep up with your future projects.

Eva :0)
evascrapslife(at)gmaildot(com)
evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com

:: hooliegirl :: said...

Great card, Marlene! The ruffles on your card are lovely!

Sorry I won't have the opportunity to work with you on the Birthday Sundaes DT and wish you the best!

Maribel said...

Marlene,
I LOVE the face on your cupcake! You did a great job with the sketch! Thank you for the warm welcome! I have been inspired by your work each week and I wish we could have worked together. Maybe one day:)
Maribel

Karen said...

love the ruffle brilliant idea!
karen
www.littlescrappieces.blogspot.com

Diane's Place said...

That cupcake is adorable! TFS. drivers133@gmail.com

grandmabonnie said...

Oh wow, Marlene..how awesome...i love your card. So sorry to hear about your blog bug!

Tara said...

I love how you did the ruffled edges! Great card!
Tara

Nita T. said...

Everything about this card is perfection! I love the colours, the patterned paper, the ribbon, and that is the happiest cupcake I have ever seen! Just gorgeous! :)
Nita
www.niftynitanotes.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

Wow!! This card is just gorgeous!!! I love the sketch and you did amazing job with it! What a fabulous idea for the crinkle ribbon!! :)

Sylvia said...

So cute, Marlene! Love that cupcake. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Kimberly said...

Oh there is so much to look at on this card, i love it, All your elements are perfect...great job on recoloring your paper, i just got photoshop and i can't seem to get it...i need some desperate help. ha ha, I would love to create paper for myself and also to share with my blog friends...
tfs. www.justwordz.ca

Karen said...

Adorable card! I love the face on the cupcake!

Karen
craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

deesdesigns said...

So pretty - the color palette is just yummy!

Carol's Creations said...

This card is A-dorable! I would never thought those colors would work but they do and beautifully! And that face on the cupcake is just too cute!

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Marlene, what a darling card! love the ruffled edge and bow! Great color combo. This is just such a happy card! Great creativity!
Hugs, Sarah

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the card. Especially like the crinkled ribbon.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

lydiawalker said...

love the colours xxx such a great choice xxx

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

What a cute cupcake! I love the layout of you card also, thanks for the link to the sketch site!

Stacey
staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

sweetlilscrapper said...

love that frilly ribbon!

sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

Kristie said...

I am so happy to have had you on the team, Marlene! I love your style of card making and will continue to visit! I really like your take on the sketch - the ruffled ribbon looks great on the sides. The cupcake is adorable!! Very cool how you were able to re-color the paper to match the SU colors!

lmkindell1 said...

Sorry I could not see your card knowing your work it is great.
lmkindell1@verizon.net
lindashappyplace.blogspot.com

Anita Braddock said...

what a beautiful card I love it. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Wow! What a yummy card. It is delicious. Love the face on the cupcake. It makes the cake look so cute.

Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win some candy.

hugs Julie.

I have some candy on offer over at my blog if anyone fancies the sugar free kind. Lol

Princess Hilda said...

This card is just gorgeous!!!

Suzanne said...

What an adorable card!!! Thank you for sharing :)

Suzanne Watanabe
suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

What an awesome card! I love your design - all of the elements work perfectly together! The cupcake is so adorable! Love this :)

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Carla Spradling said...

This card is so adorable! I love the ribbon on the edges - it gives it such a great look!

Carla

Lynn B. said...

I love the mix of patterns and colors you used! Great card!

Sharla said...

This is adorable and the color combo is awesome, great job-love it!

Christina said...

This card is so CUTE! What a "sweet" little cupcake, and the papers are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week!

Jenn said...

Fabulous card! I love what you did with the crinkled ribbon! TFS
hugs, Jenn
craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com

Laurie said...

That is a yummy looking cupcake. Thanks for sharing.
Laurie
scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

Amy said...

This card is so beautiful! Very nice job! :)
Amy
redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

callyannc said...

I like the colors and his cute little face! Thanks CallyAnn(follower)
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

kim said...

I love the detail on the sides of the card. I love the whole card. Very cute.

Kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

Dana said...

Cute card - and I LOVE the ruffles! What a great idea.

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, I love your project! The colors are so pretty together! I like what you did with the ribbon as well...may have to scraplift that idea! Love it!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
jskoning at msn dot com

Lisa said...

wonderful job, thanks for sharing

Shelley said...

Love the card and the colours you have used and the cute little face

tampatha said...

A great card! Not only do I love the image (I have this cartridge as well and didn't even notice the cupcake..LOL) but I love all the ruffles! Gorgeous with all the layers!

Jewels said...

Marlene, your card is ADORABLE. I love how you used the ribbon on the sides. Thank you for the inspiration.

Big Crafty Hugs!
Jewels

Tina said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors!
Tina- a follower
www.myhoppyplace.blogspot.com

Jenée said...

Absolutely adorable card. This would definitely bring a smile to my face if I received it. Great work.

Sonia said...

Amazing card Marlene! love everything you create... HUGS...SK :)

Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Very nice card. Love the little details in this. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com & scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com

Kathy Salido said...

Great Job as usual Marlene. You are so creative!
Kathy
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Sandi said...

love all the layers!

Jennifer M. said...

Such a cute card. I really like how that crinkled ribbon looks on the sides too.

Jen
http://craftyimaginingsbyjen.blogspot.com/

Letillia said...

I love the colors in this card absoutely Beautiful!!

divaof5.blogspot.com

MissCharlotte said...

You created an amazing card. You cupcake face is just adorable. Love it, Love it.

Charlotte

HappyPlaceJen said...

Sweet card, Marlene! You did a great job on the Birthday Sundaes DT! :) ~Jen http://happyplaceforjen.blogspot.com/

Dawn said...

Sorry to hear about your computer trouble. Thats a huge bummer, huh? Anyway, your card is awesome, such wonderful attention to detail. TFS

Sharon said...

Oh so very pretty!!! Love all the different colors and the ribbon down the sides is great!! :)
http://meemeescreations.blogspot.com

PinkBlingCrafter said...

WOW!! lovely card and love all the pattern paper used:) TFS and I'm now a new follower
Hugs

Janet O'Brien said...

wonderful card - I like the colours they go well together.

Tracey said...

Fabulous card Marlene...love all the detail you put on your cards, gorgeous paper too.

Shelby said...

Too cute. I love the peachy keen stamp you used on the cupcake!

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Beautiful!! I love how you used the ruffly ribbon! Your cupcake is adorable!

Kimberly

Barb said...

I like the ruffles on the sides!

Faith Abigail Designs said...

What a beautiful card! There are so many different elements going on but they all work together so perfectly. Great job!

Kelly S said...

Fabulous card! I love the ruffled ribbon and that cupcake is adorable.

Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

GREAT card! Love the colors!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Heather said...

Adorable little cupcake card. The ribbon is a great touch.

Heather from princesspaperprojects at yahoo dot com

Sugarlips said...

Adorable! I love the cute cupcake.

edoggsugarlipsandprincessbuttercup.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

Wonderful ruffles and patterns! Love it, love it!

Jessica
http://cricutafterdark.blogspot.com

Sue said...

Such an adorable cupcake. That face is just too cute. I love your ribbon too. Such a wonderful card. Great take on the sketch. It has been great seeing your work every week. I wish you the best of luck and hope will join in the challenges from time to time.

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love the papers & colours!
Helen x

Chasn Paper said...

Beautiful! Love the crinkle ribbon you placed on the edges! I would have never thought of that!

ribenaruby said...

Hi Marlene, love your smiley cupcake, delicious card with beautiful colours. Ruby x

June Houck said...

This card is wonderful…and so is your blog. I perused your recent posts…that gnome card is amazing, but then again "a walk in the park" is my all-time favorite Echo Park collection, so I may be a *little* biased lol.

I am your newest follower and fan!

Jennifer said...

Love the card. I am totally loving the ribbon on the side of your card. It add a lot of great detail to the card.

-Jennifer
http://justdahling.blogspot.com

Kimberli said...

Such a pretty card, I love those colors!!

I'm a new follower, I hope you'll stop by my blog - I'm having a 100 follower challenge/giveaway!

http://kimberliscreations.blogspot.com/
kimbean20 at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

What a cute card! I really like the ribbon on the edges!

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