Monday, August 15, 2011

Cupcake Birthday Card

This week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is a "Piece of Cake"!  We are challenging you to create a project with a cupcake or other baked good on it.  I decided to create an easel birthday card.
I used Gypsy Wanderings for the cupcake and frame.  I embossed the top and bottom layers of the cupcake and also embossed the white frame.  The little cupcakes at the bottom were punched with little punches from EK Success and the tops of each were also embossed.  The sentiment is from My Craft Spot.  (It's actually made to go on two lines but I stamped each word individually in order to have the sentiment on one line.)  The sentiment was then punched with a Stampin' Up window punch and shadow punch.  The inside was also punched with a Stampin' Up punch.  I added a button and some lovely pink baker's twine from My Craft Spot.
Please head to Fantabulous Cricut to check out the rest of the yummy projects created by the design team - and then link up your own cupcake (or other baked good).  
Well, I didn't end up going camping this past week.  Unfortunately, we had a huge storm here last weekend and our house was flooded.  Our entire lower level was destroyed and needs to be redone.  Fortunately, we lost nothing of any sentimental value AND our insurance is covering the costs (or at least a good chunk of them).  My husband did go camping with the boys but their trip ended up being cut short as well due to the young son of our good friends becoming very ill at the campsite.  He ended up being airlifted to the children's hospital in Toronto from the small hospital to which the ambulance had originally taken him.  It was a huge blessing that I was at home as I could be the contact person back here.  I am beyond delighted to report that the little guy seems to be recovering now and a CT scan has shown that there is no brain damage that has resulted from his experience.  We are all so incredibly thankful - and our tears of worry are now tears of joy.  However, I am absolutely drained at this point!!  I'm glad this is my holiday as I don't know what I would have done otherwise!!  We do have another trip planned for this week and I plan to do nothing!!

Don't forget that next week is the Stamp Release Party Week for My Craft Spot.  There will be prizes everyday and a blog hop on Friday - with prizes at each blog along the way!  There are also extra chances for blog candy each day to lucky followers who have the button below posted on their blogs too!

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24 comments:

Tracey said...

Fabulous card Kate.....I often forget about the Gypsy Wanderings cart. Love the cupcake and all the embossing, pretty paper too! Glad to hear there was a happy ending with your friends son. Enjoy your holiday, it sounds like you need it!

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Your card is beautiful, Kate! Love the colors.

Glad that everything worked out to what I am sure was a stressful week. I pray you can relax this week and enjoy your holdiay.

Hugs,
Saundra :)

Tanya said...

Beautiful card Kate, I soooo love all those cupcake layers! And the colors just POP on your card, love it! So sorry to hear about your basement issues...what a mess! But what wonderful news about your friend's son! Wishing you a calm, peaceful Monday...think you've had enough excitement to last you for awhile :0)

Rhonda Emery said...

kate this is just so pretty. great as always my friend. hope your doing well and about to get through with your schooling so happy for you. hugs cant wait to see another great creation of yours.

My Lil' Bits said...

I love your card...the colors are gorgeous. Yikes on the water damage...I hope that is fixed up with no stress. And thank goodness for the good news on the little boy! I hope the rest of your Holiday is peaceful and stress free!
Hugs for you...
Lisa

Amy said...

What a cute easel card! Great job! You have had quite an eventful few days- wow- glad to hear that your basement and the little boy are on the way to being okay. :)Amy

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Love this yummy cupcake. The embossing is so pretty. So sorry to hear about your flood. And very very happy to hear that the little boy is doing well. Have a happy week. :)

Jamie said...

SO PRETTY!!!! Love it Kate. Colors and embossing. I don't know why I haven't made a card like that yet. Always rushed I guess. :)

Jewels said...

Oh my goodness your card is BEAUTIFUL, I love the colors you used and the embossing.

Happy Craftin'!
Jewels
http://beautifulcrazyscrappylife.blogspot.com/

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So sorry about your flood! That is really awful, and thank goodness this little boy is ok!

Super cute card, great paper!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

MiamiKel said...

Kate, this is so joyful! I love the color combo and the gorgeous easle design - what a fun and delightful cupcake! I hope all is well! x0x0

Scrapper69 said...

Love your card Kate! I Love the dimension and the colors.... The fact that it's an easel card is a bonus! LOVE EASEL CARDS! :o)
Theresa

Judy said...

Very beautiful easel card! I love the image used. The paper is so awesome. Love it!

Marissa said...

I love your card! Beautiful!

rissaflor atyahoo dotcom

April said...

Great job! I love the colors and the layout. Very well done!

Sherrie K. said...

Great job on your easel card!! wow, I'm so sorry to hear about the flooding of your lower level. That sounds like just a mess:) and also about that little guy. You have has A LOT going on. Crazy how life can get at times. Hang in there...take care:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

GreenScrap said...

Super cute!! I love those colors!! I use Gypsy Wanderings a lot and I've never noticed that cut.
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Jayne said...

Pretty card Kate,love the colours you've used and all the embossing.
Glad to hear your friend's son is going to be ok.Sorry to hear you've had such an awful week and your house flooded.Relax and enjoy this week.
Hugs,Jayne x

Sabrina said...

Oh Kate, what a week you have had. First, I am so happy to hear the little boy is OK, how terrifying that must have been. Second, I am so sorry about the flooding, but glad to hear the insurance company is cooperating and nothing of too much value was lost or ruined. Keep those scrapbooks and supplies upstairs, LOL! Your card is just gorgeous! I love the colors, embossing, and cupcake images. That punch is adorable.
Many hugs and blessings to your and your family and friends.
Sabrina

Besthobbyeva said...

Kate such a beautiful card. I am so sorry to hear about your home, but it sounds like you have a possitive attitude, and that really does help.

Oh my I feel horrible for your friends son, how scary! So hard as a parent to see your child sick. I will keep him my prayers for an even speedier news, glad he is doing better!!!!

Laurie

Linda Kaiser said...

Kate, I am so sorry about your home and am so happy that your friend's son is ok. I wish I could be there to help you with the cleaning. Our basement only partially flooded two years ago and it was overwhelming.

You have such a great outlook and my thoughts are with you and your family.

Linda

Linda Kaiser said...

PS Your card is lovely and thanks for sharing it with us!

Take care,

Linda

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Wow! I love all of the layers and all of the pink!! Sooooo cute!

Kimberly

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Kate I love the colours on this card and the cupcakes, yummy!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such nice comments, and yes it would be nice to start a copic collection, i was in our local downtown store on the weekend(circle crops) and their copics are $8 each way too much money for me!!
Have a great day
Kristan