Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Cake's the Thing...(A Birthday Blog Hop!)...

Today I am participating in a very fun blog hop for a very special lady. The sweet, funny, and oh-so-fabulous Kazan Clark is celebrating a birthday today, and the 2 Sketches 4 You Design Team, along with Kazan's partner in crime, the lovely Laura Davis, are putting on a surprise blog hop to wish her many happy returns.

The cute little cake pulls up with a simple slider pop-up that uses the image itself as a mechanism!
Kazan is one talented and crafty gal. She creates some of the most beautiful cards, layouts, and gifts out there, which has earned her coveted spots on several design teams from the top companies in the industry. I thought I'd pay homage to her by creating a birthday card inspired by one of the teams she currently participates in, JustRite Stampers. If you've never had the pleasure of seeing what she comes up with for JRS, you've been missing out! This week, I was inspired by the cool Friday Challenge sketch and made a pop-up card that I hope is worthy of Ms. Clark's innumerable talents! To join in the fun, please visit all the designers' blogs and be sure to stop by Kazan's and wish her a happy day!

Angie Tieman
Regina Mangum (you're here!)

  1. Make card from cardstock.
  2. Trim cardstock and adhere.
  3. Trim patterned paper, mat, and adhere.
  4. Stamp "Happy Birthday" and "Celebrate" sentiments. Circle punch and color with markers. Mat with cardstock and adhere. Add baker's twine to create balloons.
  5. Stamp cake and color with makers. Fussy cut. Trim red cardstock. Using hobby blade, cut two slits to fit legs of cakestand to create "slider." Mat with orange cardstock. Apply liquid dimensionals.
  6. Trim blue cardstock and adhere.
  7. Stamp "Make a Wish" sentiment. Color with markers and mat. Adhere.
  • Stamps: Just a Note Borders & Centers and Friendship Borders and Centers (JustRite Stampers)
  • Patterned Paper: Birthday Bash (Imaginisce)
  • Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah)
  • Textured Cardstock: Bazzil paper from Make a Wish Project Pantry Kit (Taylored Expressions)
  • Tools: Circle Punch (EK Success)
  • Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic)
  • Fibers: Chocolate Baker's Twine (TE)
  • Accents: Espresso Liquid Dimensionals (Adirondack)


Pam~ said...

So creative and clever ... love it! Your balloons are GREAT! Awesome colors too!

Sheri said...

Very clever! I love your little pull-out! Great coloring too!

Laura Davis said...


Sylvia said...

Hi Regina! Love your card and instructions. Happy Birthday, Kazan!

Unknown said...

You are sooo kind, soooo sweet - I just luv ya!!!!! thanks for this wonderful surprise!!!

Angie Tieman said...

Super fabby card, Regina!! Love those fun balloons!

cnelson said...

darling card!! Happy bday Kazan!

Mona Pendleton said...

Cuuute Birthday card Regina! Love the lil balloons and birthday cake! The baker's twine is a wonderful touch! I am sure Kazan will cherish this :)

Marge said...

Sooo cute & sooo clever!!!

Julie said...

Regina, I love your birthday card! What pretty colors! :)

Laurie said...

Regina, your card is just the perfect birthday card! I almost used that same candle paper!! Soo cute!!