A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Happy Birthday

Hey yall! Happy Thursday! I am so excited today! I am the guest designer today at 'She's A Sassylady!!!!' This is one of my favorite blogs for Cricut/Gypsy inspo and I was thrilled when Sheila asked me to create something for the blog. So, in honor of my 27th birthday (which is this coming Monday) I created a birthday card. I have just been in the mood to celebrate. If you would like to view a couple of tutorials (one on how to make a easel fold card and one on using cupcake liners), be sure to hop on over to her blog today. You can find that HERE.

But I did want to give ya a peek at the card I made. I am gonna display this in my house for next week. Yea, even if I did make it myself. LOL. You see, as many of you know, due to Brandon's hectic work schedule and the fact that we live SO far away from our family/friends in Alabama, I almost always spend my birthday alone. I usually just prefer not to even take note of my birthday, but this year, I'm gonna have fun, even if I am alone! So I have decided to make a gourmet dinner (Eggplant Timbale...and you know I'll share it with you guys next week) and enjoy myself. And here's to hoping Brandon will be home to share it with me, even if it is only for dinner.

"Happy Birthday"
I used the Create A Critter Cricut cartridge and my Gypsy for this card. I also used my Cuttlebug and D'Vine Swirl embossing folder. I used some Stickles glitter glue on the cherries and the sentiment. These patterned papers are from Sassafras Lass. I've had them in my scrappy stash for some time and am so glad I finally used 'em up. And you know I used some of my favorite adhesives from Helmar. I used the Quick Fix Adhesive Runner, Zap Dots, and 450 Quick Dry Adhesive. I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the red strip of paper. I also brought in some ball fringe, a cupcake liner, and some rhinestones.
I love using cupcake liner on my crafty projects! It is so affordable and I love the dimension it gives.
Isn't this clown patterned paper the cutest? I found it at a local scrappy store in Hershey last year.
I have the cupcakes popped up on 2 layers.
Remember to hop on over to She's A Sassylady if you can! Love that blog!

Have a great weekend everyone and Happy Scrappin'!
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Kray said...

I am loving these easel cards....I need to make one very soon...I have to find my scoring board!!! I can't find it....when I need it....don't know where it went!

Very pretty!!!

Katie said...

Happy (almost) Birthday, Aymee! I love this card and that you made it for yourself. :)

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

That is just awesome Aymee...love how you incorporated the cupcake liners - way to think outside the box!! Happy B-day a few days early!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Happy - Happy Birthday! and I LOVE your card it is just lovely. I would never have even considered cupcake wrappers until today! Thank you.

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

Happy Birthday and Love the card!! What a creative way to use cupcake wrappers

Karen said...

Congrats on the Guest DT spot GF!! So happy for you and this card is gorgeous Aymee! Happy "early" birthday to you fellow Libra GF!! lol..mine's next Friday!!


Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Aymee! Saw this on Sassylady blog, it's a great card! You did a wonderful job on it!

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Cute card!! Welcome to the "Sassy" design team!!

mforquer said...

I love this card!! Beautiful!

campbelljudy1228 said...

I love the cupcakes and the colors.
I love the way you use the ribbon and the card is beautiful!