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Monday, July 2, 2012

Sparkly Birthday

Happy Monday and Happy July everyone.  I cannot believe it is July already.  My oldest daughter is so excited to see this month get here.  Her boyfriend has been training in Florida for 2 months and is finally coming home this weekend!! He serves in my favorite branch of the military - the Air Force.  I grew up an Air Force brat and have a brother who just started his career with them too so I am partial to them and always will be.  Needless to say her boyfriend holds a special place in my heart and I am so proud of the job he does.  He also happens to be a terrific guy too!  We are excited to have come him back and to get to see him again, that is if my daughter will share him with us.

Today, I wanted to share a birthday card I made for a friend this weekend.  Now I cannot tell you who the friend is because I want to be sure she receives it first.  For some reason when I think of her I think of sparkly things.  So it seemed fitting to use glitter paper for the card.  So without further ado let's get started.

I started with a base card of Elegant Eggplant cut at 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2".  I added a layer on top of that of a pink glitter paper I picked up at a local craft store.  I cut a piece of it to measure 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" and adhered it using runner adhesive.  For the last layer I went with a piece of Whisper White.  I cut this one to be 3 3/4" x 4 3/4".  I cut it a little smaller than I would have normally in order to have the glitter paper show.  It is also adhered using a runner adhesive.  

I took my cupcake builder punch and punched cherries and dots out of the pink glitter paper.  I added these to jazz up the background.  I adhered them using a liquid glue.  I thought it would hold them best. 

For the greeting I used my Create a Cupcake stamp set.  I stamped this using Elegant Eggplant in onto Whisper White card stock.  I punched it out using the word window punch.  Next I punched a modern label out of Elegant Eggplant card stock.  I adhered the greeting to the eggplant using a runner adhesive.  I then added a hot pink gem stone to each end and attached it to the card using dimensionals.

Since I made all the cupcakes the same, I decided to just show you one.  I used the cupcake builder punch to make these delicious looking creations.  I punched the bottom half out of a sparkly glittered zebra print card stock I got at a local craft store.  The tops were from the glittery pink card stock.  For the dots, I used my Glimmer Silver card stock while the cherries are from the Glimmer Red card stock.  I attached all these little pieces together using a liquid glue.  It takes time for this to dry and I have had pieces fall off if I manipulate items too soon.  So I allowed the cupcakes to dry completely before attaching them to the card using my dimensionals.  

Here is a look at the inside of the card.  I chose a stamp from the Created a Cupcake stamp set and stamped the saying using Elegant Eggplant ink onto Whisper White card stock.  I then took my Hearts framelits and chose a size that fit around the saying.  I cut this out using my big shot.  I then cut the next size up heart out of the pink glitter card stock.  I layered these together using a runner adhesive and then attached it to the card with the same runner adhesive.  

I truly enjoyed making this card.  All the glitter was fabulous!!  I really hope my friend likes it when she gets it.  

I hope all of you have a nice Monday.  It's nice to start off on a good note.  Please come back tomorrow to see a very special card I made.  No hints.  Thanks for dropping in today and I will see you all tomorrow!

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