Sunday, September 21, 2014

Happy Birthday

Welcome.  I hope you had a great weekend.  Me, I spent my time with 4 of my grandchildren.  They are such a great group!  They make me smile and incredibly happy.
I came home in the afternoon on Sunday.  Just in time to make a special birthday card, and a special order of cupcakes {smile}.   So, I set out to my craft room, and my kitchen.  This card is for a special lady that I work with.  This is the same lady who found the recipe for these cupcakes.  What a perfect pair.  To get started, I am playing along with the lovely ladies over @ Sugar Creek Hollow.  Their challenge is called, 'Word Play', they want you to include a sentiment on the paper craft.

I used a scrap piece of my Forget Me Not pattern paper from Poland.  (Lemon Crafts)  I also downsized a digital image to 75% scale.  And then added my own little touches {smile}.
I wrapped a piece of crochet trim around the main pattern paper piece.  I then tied a simply bow.  I matted my downsized digital image onto a piece of texture white card stock.  
I sponged blushing bride classic ink onto a white paper blossom.  I added some dazzling diamond glitter to the petal tips.  I also adhered a trio of buttons to the card front.
For the sentiment, I hand-stamped the Birthday Wishes in basic black classic ink, onto whisper white card stock.  I hand-cut the flag end, and then matted it with a scap piece of soft sky card stock.  I did adhere it to the card front, but really wanted to add some machine stitching.  So, I ran it through three times {smile}.
The card remains blank on the inside.  I did add a note written on a post-it.  That way, if she needs a last minute birthday card, she has one.  I did stamp the envelope flap with my brand.
Ok, now for the cupcakes she wanted me to make:

These are Rolo inspired cupcakes.  The cake is a rich chocolate cake.  I then whipped up some salted caramel buttercream frosting.  And finally, topped the cupcakes with a chocolate granache.  Now, I'm not a fan with the way this chocolate 'sauce' came out.  But, I wanted to follow the recipe for my friend.  I am a huge fan of my granache recipe.  Anyways, I hope she likes her card and her cupcakes!


Cathi ONeill said...

Such a sweet delicate card. Love your details! So glad you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

Cec said...

Such a pretty card with a lovely romantic feel to it. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Amelia Breytenbach said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love all those beautiful vintage elements. Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

Kay Miller said...

What a stunning card! So many beautiful layers and elements!