Friday, June 8, 2012

Birthday Cupcake :: Heather Hoffman


Good morning! Heather here from Houses Built of Cards to share with you today. Since today is my daughter Katie's 9th birthday (YIKES! Where does the time GO?!?!?) - I thought I would share a birthday card. When I finished this, I thought it might look just a little too crazy - there is a lot going on! But...that makes it more fun for a kids birthday card, right?
Here are all the Peachy Goodies I used on my card:




I started off by cutting out my cupcake using my Silhouette Cameo machine, some Lily Bee Designs paper, and THIS file from the Silhouette store. I inked the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink, and then added my Peachy face, using a Copic marker for the cheeks, and a white gel pen for the eyes and freckles. 
The background is kraft paper that I ran through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder. I hand trimmed the banners that the sentiments are on, and attached them with foam adhesive in the centers, and an ATG gun on the sides, so that they have some dimension. 
Rounded off one corner, and added some red bling randomly on the background. 
And then put my cupcake on an Action Wobble! This SOOO seriously ups the cuteness factor of any card! I think it makes any card so much fun! If you haven't tried them - you really should give them a try! Here are a couple photos of it in action:

Finished off with a banner on the bottom using some of the papers from the same paper pad, and a Fiskars punch. Attached them to the card, and ran some twine along the top. And...just because it seemed like "something" was missing, I added a bit of musical note ribbon from Ribbon carousel along the bottom. 
I'm so glad you stopped by today! Would love to hear what you think...does this card have too much going on, or is it okay? 

17 comments:

Gina said...

WOW Love it!! It is busy, but first thing I thought was its a carnival of a card!! GREAT JOB!
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Carolee said...

Love this! I like how you paper pieced:)

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Super cute card, Heather! Perfect for a 9 year old girl!!

Annette said...

oh my this is adorable...

Beckie Williams said...

Jusy love it. I m goingto have to get some wobblers to play with soon!

L.B. said...

I really love the banner on this...just a neat way to do one on a card...with a little less hassle than stringing it all together.

Glora said...

WOW, I just LOVE everything on this! Amazing job!!!! Hugs- Glora

melissa said...

very cute TFS!
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Anonymous said...

Whoa! Some active nine year old girl to merit this splash and giggle inciting card! So fine! Way to go crafter lady! I hope busy or it would have to be one subject like ballet, stitching, painting, cooking, or summer couching. Well done. mt23stamperatyahoo Keep Looking UP!

Cristina said...

Hi Heather, I love this. It is so fantastic! The banner is so fantastic! Thanks for sharing

Kristi said...

So adorable Heather!! I love it!!

Trina said...

I think the card is very cute. I have this stamp set and haven't even had the neve to try it on something besides the dolls. I think there is a lot going on with the paper designs, but I am so conservative and uncreative that you should take that with a grain of salt. But the design of the card is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Trina said...

I think the card is very cute. I have this stamp set and haven't even had the neve to try it on something besides the dolls. I think there is a lot going on with the paper designs, but I am so conservative and uncreative that you should take that with a grain of salt. But the design of the card is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS card - love your banner with the bling!!!

Saundra said...

This is wonderful, Heather! Love the cute cupcake and banner. How fun for your daughter!

Hugs, Saundra

Jennie Garcia said...

This card is way too cool and cute!! Everything about it is perfect, the bling, the banner, the sentiment!! All too awesome!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
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KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

Oh my gosh! This is the cutest cupcake card ever! GREAT JOB and AWESOME PICTURES as always Heather! You are da bomb! :)
HUGS
and lots of Love,
Kathy