Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Swingin' Cupcake Birthday Card

I was inspired by the colors in the photo 
at Retro Rubber for their current challenge 
to make this fun swing birthday card.

At first thought, I was going to make a 
Mother's Day card with flowers.
Sure, I have a rubber boot stamp
even miniature umbrella stamps
that I could have used , too.
In the end I decided to make a colorful birthday card
and put some old patterned paper to use.
 The cupcake has glittery icing 
and is mounted on a dimensional!

The patterned paper is from an old
Die Cuts With A View stack.

Positively Pink, Island Indigo, Whisper White card stocks
 plus coordinating markers (Stampin' Up!) 

Stickles Diamond glitter for the icing on the cupcake
(shiny, wet, reflective rain soaked look inspired)

Bright green brad-let to attach the sentiment banner

All stamps are quite old and from Stampin' Up!
1990 - Year Round Fun (gift)
1997 - Dots background
2009 - Wagon Full of Fun (cupcake and sentiment)

Thanks for looking =) 

Edited To Add 4/22/2017:
Excited to announce that my card was a top pick ! 


  1. I like how you picked the happy shine from the inspirational card into your project and let it be fun and colourful. The person to recieve your wonderful swinging card will be a very lucky one! Thank you so much for playing along at the Retro Rubber challenge.
    Creative regards from guest designer

  2. Don't you just love how creativity takes us in totally different directions after we get started? This turned out wonderfully and shows how great these colors work together. Love the fun fold! Now, I hope you start working on that other card you had in your head and play along again! LOL Thank you so much for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope to see you back in the gallery soon.

  3. Each time I see this fold, I say that I'm going to try it but I never have. It's happening again as yours is so lovely. The colours look great and the paper you've used is gorgeous. AND you've got glittery icing! Thanks for joining us again at Retro Rubber.

  4. Love this beautiful interactive card, I haven't done one in a while but I will soon.
    Your take on the RETRO RUBBER challenge is awesome, love the pattern paper you used and the beautiful sparkle on the cupcake and gift.
    Thank you for playing along with RETRO RUBBER and I hope you play again next time.

  5. A great idea to use these pretty colors as an inspiration for your cupcake card! It's adorable! Thanks for playing with our Retro Rubber challenge this week!

  6. I LOL..I have that paper too - it's ancient, good to meet a fellow paper hoarder :) Love your unusual format, it really showcases the beautiful Cupcake. THanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this week. Claire DT


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