Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday, Cupcake!

Happy 1st Birthday today to my sweet cupcake of a niece, Jocelyn!

It seems like just yesterday she was born, and now she's crawlin' around, "playing" with my 2 girls, and ohh....she's just sooo cute!  She's one of those babies lil' kiddos you just wanna SQUEEZE! :)

I've scaled down for kids' birthday cards....they really don't care, so why add so much?  I really wanted to add more, but decided to merely glitz it up with a little dazzzling diamonds...what's a cupcake without sparkly frosting?! ;-b

Here's a VERY simple card I made for her birthday...

Stampin' Up's "Crazy For Cupcakes" is a great set for birthday cards...LOVE it! :)

I only spent about (10-15 min) on this card. Stamped with Brown Stazon, colored in.  The main image is popped up behind the Close to Cocoa layer....'cause I *heart* dimensionals. :) 

Frosting: after coloring & adhering image to card, I applied crystal effects and sprinkled with dazzling diamonds.  I used crystal effects (instead of a 2way glue) to give it a shiny and raised effect.

TIP: Mount it first, then apply the ce/dd...because ce takes awhile to dry.  Best to put it together, THEN let it dry instead of trying to mess with it while it's trying to dry & risk smearing. :)

It seems so simplistic, but sometimes (in the case of a 1st birthday, for example)...simple is better. ;-)

Well, what do you think?

The Small Print (All Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes

Ink: Brown Stazon
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Accessories: Aquapainter, Pink & Cocoa inks, Regal Rose & Crushed Curry markers, Crystal effects, Dazzling diamonds, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by, and have a GREAT day! :)


  1. So pretty!! I am a DD queen so I am loving that you paired it with Crystal effects -- I will definitely try that! Great job again!

  2. This is a great card! You are SO right about not spending a lot of time (and accessories) when the card is for a kid, who will probably not notice the details and/or throw it away anyway!

    Very cute - the glitter really adds a lot!

  3. Love it! I really need to pull out my card-making supplies again...you are inspiring me! :)

  4. So cute!!! I need to break this set out more,I just 'Had to have it'....and I've only used it twice in a year!! LOL!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Love the simple layout of this card! And very smart using Crystal Effects to make the frosting seem a little more dimensional! Great card for your niece!

  6. this is totally cute and simple, love it. I've recently seen another fun way to do frosting on my friend Jackie's blog, check it out- http://jackiestamps4fun.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/sale-a-bration-is-almost-over/

  7. This is so cute -- love the bling!!


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