Thursday, February 21, 2013

You're Sweet!

I saw this cool tall center step card at Eva's Scraps N Cards
and she was gracious enough to send me the file.
This card fits neatly in a 4.5 x 6 envelope, so if
you don't add a lot of embellishing, will mail with regular postage.

I started with a white card stock base, inked the edges, 
and added the Swiss Dots embossed mats to the front.
The cupcake is from the Home Decor cartridge and
is cut from glitter papers @ 2.75".
The "frosting" is embossed with the Swirls CB folder
and the small hearts are negative cuts from the same cupcake.
The banner is hand-cut, inked, and matted in a darker chocolate brown.
The stamp is from the Mark's Finest Paper "Celebrate Big" stamp set.

I continued the same matting on the inside followed
by more from the same stamp set that has been hand colored 
in pencil and blended.  The small green gems and pink swirls add some bling,
while the top sentiment is backed by a Fiskars scalloped square punch in
the same chocolate brown as the front "Happy Birthday" banner.

I added a "Birthday Recipe" card to the back
for my personal sentiment.

I love to make cards that can be displayed and
this one is just delicious!

I will be entering this in the following challenges:



  1. What a beautiful recipe to do with your lovely cup cake card thank you so much for sharing it with us at FCCB this week xhugsx Nikki

  2. Great job on the step card. Fabulous cupcake. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  3. What a beautiful card! It is as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside! What a wonderful purple cupcake!! Thank you for joining us this week at BBTB2.

  4. This is terrific, I love the embossing you added to the frosting!!

  5. Lovely card and cute recipe too - thanks for joining our FOSTV challenge.

  6. Cute & yummy!Great job!
    Have a wonderful day,

  7. Oh this is fabulous! Love the shape of your card and your cupcake looks so yummy and I love love love the recipe! Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2

  8. Love the card. All the details make it special, great job. Thanks for sharing on the FCCB!

  9. Cute sentiment for your card. I really like the center step cards. Your cupcake really looks yummy! Great job with the embossing. Thanks for sharing at bbtb2.

  10. So neat, I love this card layout !! Love all the details and the embossing !! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB !!!

  11. Such a yummy card - makes me want to eat a cupcake! Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  12. Thank you for entering your recipe in MFP Speedy Fox and Friends challenge – I wish you the best on winning! That is a cool idea to add the recipe to the back of the card! Gail DT FOSTV

  13. super card , i like the b/day recipe :) thanks for sharing with us at bbtb2 :)

  14. Great card! Love the design and fun using that sentiment with that yummy cupcake! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox & Friends this week!

  15. Such a wonderful card!! Love the shape. The cupcake is so yummy looking. I also love the Birthday Recipe! Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  16. Wow, such a great card Marcia! I love the tall step card you have made, so cool looking! I also love your color combo as well as the cupcake you chose! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  17. What a cool card!!! It's so unique!!! Thanks for playing over at BBTB2


  18. this is my favorite cartridge for the cupcake cut. Thanks for sharing your cute card with us at BBTB2.

  19. Yummy card! Love the cake and recipe. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 and FCCB.
    Jayne x

  20. I love display cards too and this is awesome. Great cupcake and colors. It is so cute and fun. Great idea with the recipe. Thanks for creating with us at BBTB2.

  21. Awww, this is really fun! I love how you interpretted the challenge! Thanks for playing along with the Friends of Speedy TV!

  22. oh so super cute, thanks so much for sharing what you did with it and the back link :) I hope you get lots of use out of the file :) EVA

  23. What an awesome card!! I love the fabulous cupcake!! The design is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining us at LSP :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Little Scrap Pieces DT

  24. I love this card! I love the style and how you added your own personal touch to it. The recipe is a wonderful touch. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Playtime.

  25. Wow, great card! The cupcake looks awesome and love how the embossing really pops! Great job!
    Thanks so much for playing in the challenge at LSP!
    Sherrie K

  26. what an amazing fold and so sweet of Eva to share it with you! love that you embossed it on the inside brilliant idea. Thank you so much for joining the lsp challenge this week. Karen