Thursday, June 09, 2011

For Me?!

Day 99 at 365 Cards is to make a birthday card that you would want to recieve if one was designed just for you. I was having a hard time narrowing down just exactly what I wanted to do, until I saw the challenge at Cooking with Cricut. Their challenge is "Pick Your Poison," to use your favorite cartridge and favorite color to create your project. I decided to combine these two challenges and came up with this birthday card that I would love to get!
Simply Charmed is one of my favorite cartridges, there are just so many cute images on it. My favorite one is the penguin! I used the penguin to create a shaped card. Using my Gypsy I welded two shadow images of the penguin and cut it out of glittery black cardstock. The penguin is cut at 5." I created the rest of the penguin with regular cardstock. One of my favorite colors is blue, so I used that for the party hat, candle and stamping on the banner. I used Paper Pups for the party hat, the regular and solid feature, it is cut at 2 3/4." The banner is cut at 3 1/2" from Jubilee. I stamped the sentiment on there and added some dots of midnight blue Stickles. The cupcake is from Doodlecharms and cut at 2 1/2." I embossed the icing layer with D'vine Swirls, then drew over the swirls with liquid pearls. I used glossy accents on his beak and the candle, crackle accents on his feet and some yellow Stickles on the candle flame. How much fun is this card?! I love it!!


  1. This card is adorable with his little cupcake.


  2. I love what you did with the icing on the cupcake. Very cute!

  3. This is the cutest card, Paula! Love the details on your cupcake. Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  4. This is adorable! Love the penguin and the embossing is great. Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut.

  5. I have to get that penguin! One of my friends is a huge penguin fan.

  6. I saw your card on Cooking with Cricut and had to check your blog out. I'm a new follower!

    Your penguin is terrific.

  7. That is really adorable. New follower!
    Happy weekend.