Friday, April 17, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge Taxes and Numbers

Happy Friday to everyone!
Cuttlebug's challenge this week motivated me to make a few birthday cards for my nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
I think this is a fun card to duplicate changing the child's name and age plus using different pattern papers. Although I may need a bigger cupcake for the 8 year old 'cause it only has one candle and I cut out the other 3 to add on top for the youngest grandson, Jack :o)

My card: All card stock is from my stash of 12x12 sheets bought at AC Moore. The cupcake is cut out and outlined with glitter gel pens - it's a Dollar Tree stamp(!). The Frame around "Happy Birthday" is a stamp from Fiscars "Wedding" Clear Stamp set. I cut out the number 4 freehand and embossed it with Cuttlebug folder "Floral Fantasy. The candles that I cut out of colored papers have Stickles glitter as the flame and on the stripes going down each one, I cut the (very thin) Party Streamers from colored papers and taped them to the back before adhering the cupcake to the card with a pop up dot. Hope you like what I came up with ~


  1. This is a fun child's birthday card! Love the bright colors!

  2. What a sweet birthday card for your grandson!:)

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  3. What a cute fun card Helen, just perfect for your little grandson! The embossed 4 looks great (especially as you cut it free-hand!) and I love the touch of the little paper streamers! Thanks for playing along with us this week at
    Hugs Mrs Jx

  4. this is darling!! great way to personalize a card! i love your 4 - it looks amazing embossed like that!!

  5. Adorable card Helen...I'm sure you'll make many people happy giving out this birthday card! Beautiful fun colors and you are exactly right, a great card to duplicate to save you time:) Thanks so much for joining us at CBC!

  6. What a fabulous card! Your freehand #4 turned out perfectly!

  7. I love how the number looks!
    Thank you for joining this challenge at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog Meda

  8. Thank you for your kind comment. All the cards were beautiful! Yours too, love the bright and "happy" colours!
    Have a nice weekend!