Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Anyone?

A few weeks ago, Create with TLC posted the sentiment "Celebrate with a Cup of Cake". Every time I saw it, I kept thinking of those cakes in a cup that Hungry Girl posts recipes for. You know the ones I mean, a single serving rather than a whole cake to tempt you. I do love a good cake, and have even been known to eat a not so good one if it contains chocolate and sugar. When the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog posted a challenge to make a Birthday card, I remembered that not only were there several cupcake images in the Tiddly Inks Store, but also an image of a cup. Just the two things to combine in order to use the sentiment.

I loaded both images into Word and got them to a size that the top of the cupcake fit into the cup. I also inserted the sentiment into Word so that I could get it the same size as the combined images. I colored the images with my Copics, and then came back with my Spicas to add a bit of shimmer. I cut the cupcake top out and used mounting foam to put the cake in the cup.

As far as the background papers go, I haven't a clue from what paper pack it came. I got it out of my cabinet, and I just know it was coordinating paper. I didn't have any ribbon the right shade of blue for the bow, so once again Copics to the rescue, as I quickly colored up some double faced white satin ribbon. Of course, you see some Spellbinders being used along with a Martha Stewart edge punch.

Haven't decided yet whose going to get this birthday card, but is shouldn't be a problem since I have lots of birthdays being celebrated between now and the end of the year.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Great card!!! Beautiful colors.



  2. Beautiful card, Shirley! Those two images go together so perfectly!

  3. Very cute combo Shirley! Love it - nice papers too!

  4. Sounds good to me Shirley!! I love me some cake. Your card is beautiful. Perfect match with the sentiment & image ~jeni :)

  5. shirley, whata super idea, cup cake!!!! just awesome. I love the colours and the papaer too, yummy!!! big hugs Lou xxx

  6. super cute Shirley!!

    great job!


  7. great way to use MS Word...that's what I normally use to and love it...awesome card Shirley and I really love how you combined the images.... thanks for playing this week at Tiddly Inks...


  8. Fabulous card Shirley! Great colours. Thanks for joining us at the Tiddly Inks challenge. Hope to see you again next week!