Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy Birthday!

And Happy New Year!!! Hope everyone had fun ringing in the new year! Here's a long 9 1/4" x 4" card I made for the latest MFT guest designer challenge which is to paper piece! My birthday was yesterday (yes, on New Years' and yes, my mother calls me her hangover and no, we're not going to discuss what age I am now! ha!) so why not make a birthday card?! The PIs I used are Hello Cupcake, Crazy for Daisies (inside) and Aim High. The sentiment and little frog are from the Feeling Froggy PI set. I used the Flat Bottom Clouds dienamics to cut out the blue dp then filled the cut outs with white corrugated flat bottom clouds. The Branches with leaves dienamic was perfect to have the Mini Pennant "Happy Birthday" banners hanging from, which is stamped using the Banner day alpha.

Now for some detail shots... here you can see that I stamped the cherry onto textured cardstock and added glossy accents to make it shine. I also hand cut every. single. sprinkle. on that cupcake! The frosting was stamped onto a "chocolate" textured cardstock then layered on the polka dot dp cupcake "liner".

Her shoes were also stamped on and cut out of textured cardstock. The "grass" was cut out using the medium simply scallops dienamic.

This sweet girl has two different dp's used on her dress and look! Her socks match the top half of her dress, then I pieced her white shoes on top of those and added more glossy accents to them so it looks like she's wearing some darling patent leather shoes. Also, you can see that sweet little frog has also been paper pieced and has glossy accents on him because after all, frogs are shiny, right?!

And now on the inside I used the First Class Friend dienamic for the sentiment which is accented by a line of silver pearls.

Little Miss Crazy for Daisies has her dress paper pieced using two different dp's, as well. Her shoes were also cut out using textured cardstock.

Silver brads on the front and faux stitching inside and out finish everything off. Thanks a ton for stopping by! Here's to a CRAFTY and EXCITING new year!!!



Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Happy Birthday girlie!!! I absolutely LOVE this! GORGEOUS paper piecing and I LOVE the long skinny card!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Holy smokers girlie this is fun and fabuluos. Love the details! EEK... I totally missed your birthday... Forgive me! Hope you had a great day!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Totally stunning!! Amazing piecing!!


Kelli Jo said...

DING DING DING!!! Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!! :) :) :)

Congrats FREAK of the SPRINKLES!!!! LMAO

Karen Motz said...

This is amazing!!! WOW!! You paper pieced those tiny sprinkles on the cupcake!!!!!!! SOOOOO COOL!!!!!

zehra said...

what a beauty, congrats on your win

Debbie Carriere said...

Congrats, girlie!!!! Happy belated birthday, too!! This is some serious paper piecing - LOVE it!!!

Jenni said...

Happy Birthday Indeed!! :) Congrats!! Beautious!!!


Jennifer said...

Wow, Angel!!!!!!!!! That is some AMAZING paper piecing!!! :) Congratulations!!!!!!! You really earned your win!!!

Thanks for sharing! Happy Belated Birthday and Happy New Year!!! :)

Crafty hugs,

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Jenny said...

CONGRATS!!!!! You deserved to win with those individually cut sprinkles alone!!! No hangover present for this kind of intricate scissor work;) I'm so happy for you! YAY ANGEL!!
p.s. Happy Birthday- if you won't tell us how old you are, that means you must be older than dirt!! LOL- If it's any consolation, you look 25 in your profile pic;) the years have been good to you sister;) Good genetics maybe? I think some A-hole peed in my gene pool!! I'm 33, going on 48 :( haha

Michele Boyer said...

This is AMAZING! I canNOT believe you cut out those cupcakes sprinkles (but they're FABULOUS)! LOVE this!

And happy late birthday! Sorry I missed it.

conil said...

Your card is delightful. Just made me grin ear to ear.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Yep, that is so adorable, congrat's on your win

Mommy said...

Your card is amazing! The sprinkles are the icing on the cupcake!!! LOL! Seriously a masterpiece!!!! I am pinning it to my Pinterest card inspiration folder!!!! :)