Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy Cupcake Day, Daddy!!

German Phrase of the Day: Meine Freunde sind mir sehr wichtig. My friends are very important to me. This phrase is very true - I don't know how I would get through life without my friends!

I'm also fortunate enough that some of my best friends are also my family. My husband, my siblings, and my parents. Today, is my Daddy's I thought a birthday card would be appropriate. Of course, I still have his bday card here that I made months ago and was supposed to give him when I saw him in New Jersey...oh well! I'll give him a call later today though, so he won't mind!

For the layout for this card I used Julee's Mojo Monday #17 sketch (better late than never, right?) What a fun sketch to use! I also used some fun SU! Prints Designer Paper, and MFT's Icing on the Cake and a color combo that I found laying on my desk. I started with my punched scalloped circle because I knew I wanted to use designer paper for that, and I built the rest of the layers from that. I used my coluzzle for the white circle (Papertrey Ink's Stamper's select white - I'm almost out so will have to get some more soon!) and stamped the cupcake first with palette noir ink, then masked it using my Eclipse masking tape. That stuff is AWESOME! If you haven't tried it yet, you can get it at the Paper Pretties store as well as other places.

Once the cupcake was masked, I stamped the stand in Blue Bayou ink. I'm not sure I like it in Blue Bayou...but I guess it's ok. After coloring in the cupcake (carefully so as not to run the ink from the stand...guess I should have colored it before masking it!) I sponged the edges of the circle first with River rock, then just a tiny hint of chocolate chip. I layered the circle onto the punched dsp (which was also sponged just with river rock though) then I had to decide what to use for the rest of the layers.

I chose Blue Bayou for my standard card base, and layered some blue bayou prints designer paper on top of it (sponged of course!) Then I used some Chocolate Chip satin ribbon layered on river rock for the center strip, then punched circles from river rock and blue bayou for the edges. I layered the circles, then cut them in half to make the 2 little tabs that appear on the sketch. After assembling everything, I stamped and punched the saying. This sketch was awesome, and will for sure go in my sketch book for future uses! Thanks Julee!!

Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Icing on the Cake
by My Favorite Things
CS: Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select white, Blue Bayou, River Rock,
Blue Bayou and River Rock Prints DSP
Palette Noir, River Rock, Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip, Ruby REd
Acc: Chocolate Chip satin ribbon, sponge, dimensionals, word window punch, circle punches, Marvy giga scalloped circle punch, eclipse masking tape



  1. What an awesome card! The colors and the sketch - everything looks great Jana! Happy birthday to your Dad! :)

  2. Yes, DaD will love your blog today! All he is asking for is a $300 GPS for golf courses!!! Guess he's gonna have to find something else that he wants! LOL


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