I got the idea for these cards because of the decorative cupcake paper I had purchased (the strip to the left of the card). It screamed birthday card for sure. Originally I made all the cards with the pink cupcake but by request I varied the colors. At first I wasn't too sure how other colors would look against the glittery blue base of the card but once I put the green cupcake and purple cupcake cards together I was quite pleased with the outcome.
|Pretty in Pink|
The base of the cards are made from a glittery blue cardstock. The cupcakes are attached using pop up squares for a 3D look. The cupcake wrappers are dry embossed then inked with coordinating colors. The white frosting on the cards is cut from a shimmery white cardstock. The cherry on top is also cut from a shimmery cardstock, but red in color (of course). The "Happy Birthday" captions are stamped in the same color as the ink used on the wrappers then heat embossed for a raised effect.
As of the moment, I have one of these cards still available in my Etsy shop, www.etsy.com/shop/19eighty.
Unfortunately I am only able to make one or two more of these cards since the decorative cupcake paper I have is almost gone. I tried to find more of it but it was too late. Its all gone, maybe forever. I guess that makes these cards "limited editions".