Friday, 17 April 2009

Birthday cuppies and a card

The current Stamp With Us challenge is to make a birthday card - good timing as it was my dear mum's birthday yesterday so needed to get one done anyway! My mum is passionate about gardens so a garden-themed card it had to be - in the end I chose to make a flower-pot card (measurements on Splitcoast).


becomes this...

Fun isn't it?!! I stamped flowers from Cause for Celebration and Best Wishes and More, cut them out then sponged the edges. Leaves are also from Best Wishes and More. The flowers and leaves were adhered with dimensionals, then added various matching buttons and brads to their centres.


Stamps- Ink - Always Artichoke/ So Saffron/Pretty in Pink/Bashful Blue
Card - Kraft/Whisper White/Always Artichoke/So Saffron/Bashful Blue paper from Summer Picnic papers
Other - buttons/brads/Very Vanilla Grosgrain ribbon/linen thread

And where there's a birthday there must be cake right?! As I always like everything to be matchy matchy I wanted to co-ordinate the card with a cake so started planning a flower pot cake, time was against me though so I changed plans to these:

MMMM! I love how these turned out!

The toppers are made by stamping the same flowers from Cause for Celebration in So Saffron, Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue. Cut them out, sponged their edges then adhered them to cocktail sticks.

Then stamped HAPPY BIRTHDAY with Papertrey's Fresh Alphabet set, punched out each letter with a 3/4 inch circle punch, sponged the edges and adhered them to the flower centres. This is such a fun idea - you can spell out people's names, special messages or stamp monograms for parties!

Edited to add: Cupckae recipe is from the fabulous Kate Shirazi

Have a great weekend everyone!!!


Sarah B said...

Wow What a gorgeous card and cake(s) Great idea, Hugs Sarah B X

Steph said...

Hats off to you Kate - you're AMAZING xxx

Emma said...

Kate, your Mum must be so proud of you to receive such wonderful gifts. They are so delightful and look too good to eat. You really spoil us.

Bekka said...

Kate this card is stunning - love it lots!

And the cakes look scrummy too

I hope you Mum enjoys her birthday

Alex said...

OMG: You have been busy. I love the card you've made for your Mum - how appropriate for a gardening fan. The cupcakes look gorgeous too, I'm sure they won't last long uneaten :)

Have a great weekend.

Alex x

Anesha said...

Wow Kate, love the card and the cake looks so lovely.

Kelley said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!! Your mom will love these!!

debbi taylor said...

what a lovely card and cakes! you r mum is very lucky!

Sarah-Jane said...

Lovely card and those cakes look sooo yummy !
Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

My Little Space said...

Kate, I love your creations and this is no exception, what a beautiful card and love the way you've made matching cakes. Absolutely perfect!


AuroraDawn said...

Kate that really is a beautiful card and those cakes really do look fab. I must send you my address just before my birthday LOL


Need More Time to Craft said... your flower pot card and those cupcakes just look devine. Hope your mum had a good birthday.
Carole x

Aimes said...

Simply amazing Kate! Everything you create is so imaginative and clever - I love it! Just need to wipe the drool up from my keyboard now LOL!

Jo said...

Kate I love it! What a clever idea for the card - very ingenious. And my word Mrs I'm dribbling again looking at those fabulous cakes. Very cool how you done the 'happy birthday'.

You're such a clever bunny.

Traci said...

Gorgeous card! Those cupcakes look so yummy and match your card!

Sara said...

Kate, I hope your Mum had a fantastic birthday. The card and cupcake combo look amazing. So pretty to have everything themed. Hopefully you should receive my cards for the Marie Curie appeal today (or Monday latest). BTW, I have an award for you on my blog. Sara xx

Mrs Wonka said...

Your Mum must have loved it! This is so clever!

Thank you for joining in with the SWU challenge!

Zoe x

Hayley said...

Beautiful cards and fantastic cakes - you are one talented lady!

Tina said...

What a lovely flower pot-card, Kate. And the little cakes look delicious. Could have one right away. *lol*

Hugs Tina

JanJ said...

Stunning card Kate, & yummy cupcakes too.

All the best

Jan (JayJay on ILWS)

Crafty Dawn said...

FAB U LOUS I want to make cakes like this! and the card was wonderful!

Love Dawn xx

KimB said...

HI Kate,

the card is gorgeous - not to mention the cupcakes!(loved the little flower toothpick detail) - you did a fabulous job.


Sarah-Jane said...

Well done on being in the top five faves you really deserve it for all your lovely creations!
Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

Ann said...

Fabulous card and a brilliant idea I'll have to have a go at myself. The cakes look gorgeous - the icing looks perfect!

Sara said...

Congrats on making the Fave Five. I always love your cards so I wasn't the least bit surprised. You're an inspiration. Sara xx

Saxo Stamper said...

Oh Kate you are so clever, I love the little cakes and your card is just gorgeous. I think it's just wonderful and I am sure your Mum was delighted. I notice your made the top five too - congratulations. Really - your creations are just beautiful and I have nothing but admiration for your work.


Dawn said...

So pretty, would not look out of place in Martha Stewarts Living mag.