Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hey There, Cupcake!...

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My lovely friend and college roommate, Lori, is celebrating her birthday this month. I thought I'd make her a fun card to let her know I'll be thinking of her. She is full of fun and is the sweetest gal, and I wanted her card to reflect these wonderful traits.

To get me started, I combined this week's Card Positioning Systems sketch with the fabulous colors from this week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, and Tempting Turquoise. To begin, I used these darling tiny stamps along the border of my card. I have to admit that I didn't do well the first couple tries...I was having a bad inky day, and so I employed a tried and true trick of the trade when something goes wrong with a card: trim it! Next, I stamped the sweet cupcake and cherry images, colored them in, and then added some glossy accents to the cherry for some shine. I tied a bright bow on my sentiment panel and added three sparkly gemstones for just a teeny bit of bling! Happy Birthday, darling Lori! I miss you tons.
BEAN NOTES: Stampin' Up Itty Bitty Bits, Taylored Expressions For the Love of Cupcakes, and Papertrey Ink Cupcake Celebration (sentiment) Stamps; SU Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, and Crushed Curry Classic Dye Ink; Copic Sketch Markers; SU Whisper White Card Stock; Taylored Expressions Yellow Card Stock; SU Melon Mambo Grosgrain Ribbon; Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper; Foam Tape
HAPPY BEANS: Hero Arts Gemstones; Ranger Glossy Accents

14 comments:

Yvonne Hagane said...

Oh this is gorgeous, Regina! LOVE the fresh colors and your fabulous design. Great work!

Maria said...

A darling fun card with great colors...love it!!!

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

So cute. Love the tiny stamps against the white background. Love the card and Love the TIP, I think I've used that one several times. 8-)

Carla Bazhenow said...

Now this card makes me smile. I love it. Hugs,

Laurel said...

So sweet!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is such an ADORABLE card! I love your ribbon treatment!

Ann Schach said...

Adorable, Regina! Your ribbon treatment is so unique...yet simple! I love it!

Cards by Gina said...

Too sweet, my dear! Love this card, as always!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh this is such a great creation. Everything about this card is just so yummy! Well done!

Terrie B x said...

Regina Your card is `Beautiful` TFI:)x

Linda Callahan said...

This is a sweet little cupcake of a card for sure - and that ribbon treatment is oh so cool!

Lea L. said...

Ca-ute! Love the ribbon and the great colors! Thanks for joining us at CPS this week!!

♥♥♥Lea

Tara Bilbao said...

Regina, this is soo cute. It caught my eye right away. I love the border with Itty Bitty Bits. The rounded corners give the card great interest. Just love it!

Pam~ said...

Great border with the colorful Itty Bitty Bits! I love the look of rounding two of the four corners. Perfect card!