Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Birthday Cupcake Cards

My example project featuring last Friday's free Birthday Cupcake digi is actually a set of four versatile birthday cards.  You only need 3 sheets of 8.5 x 11 card stock and 4-5 pieces of scrap decorative paper (approx. 3x5) to make these very quick and simple cards.  Packaged together with envelopes and tied with ribbon, they will make a nice addition to a birthday gift basket for a friend!

The Details:
  • Select 4-5 scraps of decorative paper that all coordinate relatively well.  Don't get too hung up on matching, just make sure the colors work together and you have a variety of patterns.  Your scraps should be at least 3x5".
  • Print the Birthday Cupcake digi on each decorative paper scrap using the 3x5 paper size setting.  
  • Cut each cupcake into four parts:  the cake, the frosting, the candle, and the flame.
  • Rearrange your cupcakes so that you have one of each pattern in each cupcake.  I used 5 papers, so I had a few parts leftover, but this allowed me some flexibility in creating the best looking cupcakes.
  • The card bases shown are PTI Kraft 8.5 x 11" cardstock cut in half to form 4.25 x 5.5" cards. 
  • On top of the base, I layered PTI Aqua Mist cardstock, cut to 3.25 x 5".  I rounded the corners with my Fiskars punch.
  • Stamp your greeting in the lower right of the Aqua Mist CS, then glue your cupcake layers above.  I drew a wick with a Sharpie between the top of the candle and the bottom of the flame.
  • Add some ribbon and PTI rustic twine to the left side.
  • Finally, decorate your cupcake with some Stickles...and done!
So simple, but so cute!

: PTI cardstock ‘Kraft’, ‘Aqua Mist’; scrap background paper
Image: Birthday Cupcake digital stamp by Paper Squirrel
Stamps: SU! ‘It’s Your Birthday’
Inks: StazOn ‘Jet Black’
Embellishments: Stickles ‘Orange Peel’, ‘Crystal’, ‘Fruit Punch’, ‘Starry Night’; ribbon; PTI rustic button twine

Tools: Fiskars corner rounder punch; ink jet printer

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