Thursday 28 March 2013

Wish BIG!

Here's a happy, not-so-little birthday card which will find it's way down to my friend Kate, enjoying her first winter post-retirement, in Florida.
I'm entering it into Dynamic Duos two color challenge HERE, featuring mono-chromatic pinks,
(I used the Close to My Heart colors Blush and Hollyhock)

and Keep It Simple's Challenge #10, which features shaped cards, HERE.

The card was cut at 5" using the Cricut Artiste cartridge (I'll have to post it in a 5x7 envelope!). I cut a second layer of vellum (suggestion from the talented Morag of Muggie's Hollow), scored to look like a cupcake wrapper. The appropriate greeting is from Paper Smooches' Birthday Sampler set. The pennant is free-hand cut using decorative scissors, embellished with curly grid ribbon from Paper Wishes. The card is hinged at the wrapper, opening up for a further birthday greeting.

Off to link up before the deadline!

Happy Thursday,


  1. Great shaped card! Love the little flag and that kind of mesh trim!

  2. Oh...I love the idea of cutting the wrapper from vellum and scoring it. It looks just like a cupcake liner with that bit of waxy sheen!

  3. Oh yummy, Caroline - very sweet!

  4. Fantastic birthday card. ;-) I love the vellum wrapper, too, and that adorable banner. So much fun. Thank you for joining us at Dynamic Duos. ;-)

  5. Great card and I'm sure your friend will cherish it. Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos.

  6. It looks good enough to eat, Caroline :) love the way you have created the scored wrapper. Thank you for sharing your card with us this week at Dynamic Duos.

  7. Hi Caroline,
    what a great idea! I really love your cupcake shaped card especially the cute banner!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at KEEP IT SIMPLE!

  8. Glad to be your inspiration for once!! You card is darling!!

  9. FABulous! I love this creation :) The vellum cupcake wrapper looks like the real thing. The shading of color, the flag and the tendrils of ribbon are perfect. Awesome design!


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