Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Cupcakes and Card

I've been a bit busy these last few days.  My daughter gave birth to her fourth child last week, and so I've been taking care of her other children, getting things together for Bunco, and celebrating my oldest grand daughter's 7th birthday!
So, let me share with you the cupcakes and card I made for H, my oldest grand daughter.  H, takes ballet lessons and well, she is a girly-girl.  So, I wanted her cupcakes to reflect her passion for dance.
pink tutu cupcakes:

a pan of pink tutu cupcakes:

My grand daughter, H, is a very sweet girl.  I have helped take care of her since the day she was born.  I was in the delivery room for the birth of my daughter's children.  I even gave H, her first bath.  And I spend alot of time with her, and her siblings.  I taught H, how to cook, and paper craft, and encourage her to continue with ballet, and other sports.  Like, ice skating, and kick ball.  But, H, is still a sweet little girl who loves to play pretend, and has a collection of dolls.  So, when I was shopping for some new digital  papers, on Etsy, I found this sweet set! and I knew it would be perfect!

 a birthday card for a sweet young girl:

The card base is made from Latte cardstock by Amuse Studio.  I added a tiny yellow polka dot pattern paper by Carta Bella Beautiful Moments.  I just love this Valentines Day themed paper.  
I added the post card to the yellow polka dot pattern paper, and ran a simple stitch border with my sewing machine.  
I also added some spun sugar stained seam binding, and machine stitched the seam binding to the card front.  I love the fullness of multi-loop bows, so I added one.  I had made a clay rose using a mold I purchased @ Etsy.   I love how the white clay adds a bit 'shabby chic'-ness to a paper craft.  Love the look {smile}.
I punched out a heart shape from an up-cycled coffee cuff.  I painted the edges with some picket fence distressed paint, and then add some glitter.  I stamped the 'sweet' onto very vanilla cardstock and used a tag punch to create the shape.  I tied the tiny tag with cream twine to the tiny pink button.  Then adhered the pink tagged button to the center of the distressed heart. 
I added a couple of buttons to continue the 'softness' and the home-made look {smile}.
I used a retired sentiment stamp set by Stampin' Up! to stamp the sentiment onto the post card.
H, loved her card.  Which made me very happy.  And I hope you enjoyed your time spent here, and you have been inspired to try digital paper, if you don't already use any.  They are very versatile and the best part, is that you can print as much as you want/need {smile}.

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