Monday, March 11, 2013

Hubby's Birthday!

Yesterday was my husband's birthday, and I really wanted to make it special. For my card, I wanted to use the challenges from Dynamic Duos, Crazy4Challenges, Our Creative Corner, and Less Is More.

I made this card using a cutout from the Artiste Cricut cartridge. The challenge at Crazy4Challenges was to use the negative space of your die cut. So I cut it right out of my card front. On the inside of my card I stamped the cupcake from Artiste, colored it with alcohol markers, and decorated the sprinkles with bitty sparkles. This card really came together nicely, because the exact stamp I wanted to use had stripes AND polka dots, which was the challenge for a one-layer card at Less is More! I used the colors sky blue & grass green from Dynamic Duos, and the inspiration photo from Our Creative Corner. I also added some Antiqued Copper brads for the metal embellishment from Our Creative Corner:

I had to use the Artiste booklet to hold my card closed. Here is the inside:

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Just a Number, Artiste birthday
Ink: Cocoa, Pear, Sky
Marker Sets: Pear, Sky
Other: Basic Bitty Brads, Sparkles - Brown & Tan Assortment

I also made a banner for his birthday using Black Artiste letters and paper from Dotty For You. I used jute twine and staples to hang it:

I took an idea I saw on pinterest and cut tablecloths in half legthwise to use as streamers. I like the way it looks!

And here's the birthday boy:

His presents and the cards DDs made him:

The cake I made is funny-looking! He only likes chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, but it looked kind of plain, so I whipped up a batch of butter frosting, dyed it green, and loaded it into a piping bag with a large star tip. I put a border around the edge, and then tried to write "Happy Birthday" in the middle. My tip was too large, so I ran out of room and had to go off the edge!

He had 17 candles and each one was worth 2 years. You do the math!

I hope you liked my birthday post. I might be making a bigger deal out of birthdays from now on, so check back in about a month when DD3 turns 4.


  1. Hello Sarah
    Fantastic card, I like your cut_out of the cupcake, I do not make man cards... far too difficult, this one is just perfect, and with all your trimmings hubby must have had a great day.
    Thanks so much for joining us at OCC this week we are thrilled to see your work.

  2. What a great image, it looks like you had a great day too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Great card Sarah! I really like your cupcake and it is a perfect man card. It looks like you had a great time. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner!

  4. Great the cut out. Looks like he had a great birthday. Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos.

  5. Such a fabulous birthday card, Sarah! Love the beautiful CAS look. Great take on both challenges. Thank you for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner this week... :)

  6. Love the way you have cut out the cake shape, great idea! Thank you for sharing your card with us this week at Dynamic Duos.