Hello, and welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Birthday Blog Hop! This weekend we will be celebrating Stampin' Addicts' first birthday by showcasing birthday-themed projects.
If you have been following the hop in order, you probably just came from Dawnmarie's blog, where she showed you a lovely gift ensemble suitable for females. Didn't you just love her projects? They're so gorgeous, I'd love to receive them as a gift myself! If this is your first stop, don't worry... the blogs are linked in a full circle, so you can find your way around!
I am featuring cupcakes in my projects! I just love cupcakes.. somehow they just appeal to me more than cakes (although I love cakes too!). Maybe because they're so cute!
Here is my first project, a card inspired by ColourQ's color and Mojo Monday's sketch challenges this week:
I love the colors, they're so bright and cheery! Perfect for a birthday card, and particularly a masculine one! To reinforce that masculinity, I added a little Pewter Mini Library Clip on the side. ;) I also created a matching envelope by using the coordinating Cupcakes wheel.
My next project is a little treat holder using the Simple Birthday Thanks stamp. As soon as I saw this stamp in the catalog, I knew I had to have it!
This little cutie would be fantastic as a party favor, a treat holder for a gift, or really anything you want! There is a little box in between the cupcakes to hold the goodies, and Jumbo Eyelets hold the ribbon in place for a handle. It is a little hard to tell from the picture, but the sprinkles sparkle with the help of a little Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (which is still available to order through your demonstrator, by the way).
And finally, I have a cute little cupcake holder box.. yes, to hold an actual cupcake! :)
I made a top for it out of our window sheets, but apparently left it out of the photo. There is also an insert that holds the cupcake securely in place. Check back on Wednesday for a view of those and more info on this and my other projects!
Now, I have a special little treat for you! Leave a comment below telling me what your favorite birthday treat is, and I'll put you in my drawing for a package of the new Chocolate Chip Epoxy Brads from the Occasions Mini! Come back on Wednesday (February 24th) to see if you've won, as well as to check out how I created my projects above.
Your next stop is Marie's blog, where she has fabulous birthday ideas for a little girl. I just love all of her projects, especially the first one! Enjoy the hop, and thanks for stopping by!
Cupcake Celebration card:
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, YoYo Yellow, Real Red and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pads
Paper: Kraft, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White, Real Red, and YoYo Yellow cardstock, Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper
Accessories/Tools: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise and Brilliant Blue Stampin' Write markers, Blender Pen, Whisper White satin ribbon, Linen Thread, Pewter Mini Library Clip, Cupcakes wheel, and Scallop Trim Border, 1" Circle and 1-1/4" Circle punches