Saturday, July 14, 2012

Throw It Down and Mash It Up!

Sounds like something you might hear on fight night, but not so violent as all that, it is just a double challenge from The Colour Throwdown and The Friday Mashup!

I am headed out today with the family to celebrate the birthday of a lovely little girl who is turning 1.  First birthdays are always fun, especially as the person with the birthday often wants to play with the boxes more than the gifts inside them!  I loved the idea of the mash up challenge this week, which is to use a flag or banner and/or create an envelope to match the card.  I had so many ideas for this, but not all fit well with a little person's birthday.  So I went in search of a fun and bright colour combo and the one at Colour Throwdown was perfect.

I wanted to keep the card fairly simple and used my Memorable Moments stamp set, we received this set as part of our make n takes at Convention in May this year and I just love it, it will be so useful for birthdays and anniversaries.  I haven't used the Cupcake Builder Punch in a while so dusted that off for the little cupcake, cutting the base out of DSP and the top out of cardstock which I then ran through the Elegant Lines embossing folder to get the swirly detail on the icing.  To decorate the envelope I used the matching cupcake base stamp and added some sprinkles to the icing with my retired Silver Encore ink.

Now all I need to do is get changed and head off to the party!

Happy Stamping


  1. Cute card!! I love the little pennant inside the framelit - cool! :)

  2. What a special birthday card...perfect for a 1 yr. old! So happy that you were able to celebrate with us for our 200th Color Throwdown challenge!

  3. What a nice and cute card! I really like it very much! Thanks for mash it up for the Friday Mashup! Liebe Grüße Ulrike (guest designer)

  4. Oh how cute! Love that cupcake!! I'm so glad you could join in our CTD200 festivities!!

  5. Very cute card for a first birthday!! I love the embossing on the top of the cupcake - quite clever! Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup :)

  6. What a great 1st Birthday Card.. I love the cupcake and all the texture you added. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.


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