Saturday, February 16, 2013

I'm Back, with a Tier of Cupcakes Card!

Sorry I was gone for the last couple/few weeks, I thought I had my health issue under control, but it had other plans. It's on a come-and-go as it pleases sort of basis right now. Unfortunately, that makes blog posting consistency a bit of a challenge for me! However, my son turned 20 recently and I had an idea for a card that I just *had* to create and send to him:




The idea really did start in my own head, but I figured it wasn't original, so I used the Google and found the perfect pop-up template HERE. I used the PDF at actual size, but I did trim around the pattern to make a standard 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card (instead of a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" card). I temporarily adhered my trimmed pattern on top of my 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Pool Party card stock, and cut and scored right through the copy paper printed pattern--pressing down hard to get the cuts and scores to transfer to the card stock properly. Then, I removed the pattern, creased the folds, and backed that with a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Island Indigo card stock which I scored to fold in half.

I put a band around it (top pic) that just slides off, to keep it closed. The background on the front of the card is the Alhambra Jumbo Wheel, just rolled over the front a billion times at different angles. On the inside of the card, if you look at the side view (bottom pic) you should be able to see that I assembled the cupcakes first, then had to cut into and trim a side on the ones that were next to "steps". You totally can't even tell I did this when you just look at the card. Here's the text I got from my son: "WOW. Now that's a birthday card!". Needless to say, I was elated at his response :-D

Stampin' Supplies: Create a Cupcake stamp set, Cupcake Builder punch, Sassy Salutations stamp set, Letter It stamp set, Number It stamp set, Alhambra Jumbo Wheel & Handle, Island Indigo card stock & ink, Pool Party card stock & ink, Crumb Cake ink (frosting), Soft Suede ink (sprinkles), Whisper White card stock, Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals (only for the 4U pieces on the band), Paper Snips. (I also used an Exacto & self-healing cutting mat for the pop-up pattern)

~Kimberley Morris
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
Colorado Springs, CO
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13 comments :

Kris McIntosh said...

What a fantastic card and I'm sure you were thrilled that your son appreciated your hard work. It's an idea that I will keep in mind for the future. I have a couple of grandsons who would love this idea.

procrastistamper said...

Actually, Kris, my son's reaction was even better than that. I texted back and said, "That's what I thought, but I am biased". He texted back and said, "You don't give yourself as much credit as you should." Yeah...I totally thought I was gonna cry--that was so sweet :-)

Jeannette Gauthier said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I still can't figure out how you were able to follow that tut. I could just not wrap my brain around it. Congratulations absolutely marvelous card
Jeannette

Wanda J said...

Wow! Awesome card! Thanks for sharing.

Texas JennyWren said...

LOVE your card!!

Sue said...

This is a fantastic card! It must have taken a very long time. Thanks for sharing it as an entry for the Late Night Stampers birthday challenge.

Sorry to hear about the health issues. Hope you're able to get it back under control and gone for good (not come-and-go as it pleases). Glad you're able to get back to stamping.

Kris said...

What an amazing card, thanks for sharing it and joining the LNS challenge this week!

Jonia said...

This is just a wonderful card for someone turning 20 and you did a fabulous job. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at LNS!

MJ said...

Wow, how awesome! Fabulous and special card,love your son's reaction! Thanks so much for playin along with the LNS challenge blog this week!

A Touch of SOL said...

Love it! Thank you so much for playing with the LNS challenge!

Jeanne Czernicki said...

You made a beautiful card. I don't even know how to make simple ones at this point, Never mind all the cutting and layering that must have gone into this card.

Natalie said...

Brilliant card. Pardon my lack of knowledge, but how did you make 20 pop up slots from the template? Thank you

procrastistamper said...

There are 16 pop-up slots on the card template, and I just glued the extra 4 cupcakes (to make 20) to each side of the 2nd and 3rd rows, flat against the back of the card :-)