Tuesday, 4 January 2022

'Coffee & Cupcake' Pop Up Birthday Card


Hello my crafty friends!  It's time for Karen Burniston's first Designer Challenge of 2022, where she challenged the Design Team with ""BIRTHDAY CAKE" - make a birthday card featuring cake or cupcakes." I combined several different die sets for my pop-up Birthday card and I'm really happy with how it turned out!

The front is nice and flat, since the card will likely be displayed open.  Using the frames from the Flip Frame Pop Up and the Celebrate die with patterned paper (retired) my card front was finished.

Inside, I used the Coffee Cup Pop Up as the main feature and added a cupcake from the Cupcake Pop Up onto the right side. What could go better with a cupcake than a hot cup of coffee? ❤️  Finally, I added the Happy Birthday and Happy Birthday Shadow to the cup lid.

I always say that the dies by Karen Burniston play well together, so I pulled out a previously released Cake Trims for the pretty heart border. I cut it from a red mirror card stock and saved the fallaway hearts to decorate the cupcake icing etc.

There is also extra shimmer from a Wink of Stella pen, and of course my Shimmer Spray.

To make sure I could fit the height of the tall Coffee Cup AND the Happy Birthday, I made a custom card size - 5.5 x 6". Since it will likely be hand delivered, I have a 6" square envelope to slip it into. Otherwise, I could have made it 5 x 6" and used a standard A7 (5 x 7") envelope.
The Slim Frames made a good signing block as well as bringing in a little more solid colour.

One more look ...

The patterned paper package is one I've had in my stash for about 3 years, and I've decided to USE IT instead of hoarding it. You will be seeing a number of cards made with these papers in the coming weeks. 😊

I have the rest of the Design Team linked on the right side of my blog, and I hope you will check out what they came up with for the challenge. Karen Burniston will have her post tomorrow (Wednesday) on her BLOG.

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Additional Supplies:
Shimmer Spray
White card stock - Accent Opaque Digital Super Smooth (Amazon .ca)  
Patterned paper, cut aparts & stickers - Flower Market Carta Bella (retired)


StampOwl said...

Coffee and cake are perfect together

Gail said...

Hey Karen - bring on the Coffee and Cupcake - I just love my coffee pop up die [with or without the gift card]-- love your papers and how you displayed the elements - TFS - have a blessed New Year

Unknown said...

I love how you create such beautiful cards

Christine said...

I would love to be a fly on the wall and watch you CREATE these cute cards.

Cindy Manott said...

Your card creations are stunning! Your creativity inspires me to Create using your great designs. Thanks.