Thursday, June 21, 2012

It's birthday season!

I found this sketch at Frosted Designs....except I ran out of room to put my sentiment - I just stamped it inside instead!
Here's what I made with the sketch:
I don't know why, but it seems as if there are more birthday parties during the summer than any other time of the year!  Every spring we stock up on birthday items from the clearance aisles of our local stores.  Every summer at the beginning I think to myself, we are really doing good - we have enough toys in the storage area to last us all summer long for the birthday parties.   Every summer by the end of June....I'm hoping I can find more clearance aisles to replenish the stock!  Does this happen to you, too?! 
This card was for one of the little boys at church.  He invited our daughter to his party.  Later I found out he told everyone she was his girlfriend!  Cute (until they're tweens!)
Anyway, I thought this little cupcake from Pretty Little Studio looked like a great birthday accent, but it had a scallop circle around it - not boyish enough for a Captain America present.  I punched it into a plain circle and backed it with a 1 3/8" circle.  I put this on top of one of the star journaling spots....I am going to have to buy more of these.  I'm almost out already!
I liked this graphic circle mask from Studio Calico, so I sprayed Overdue Mr. Huey over it to make it have a boyish Captain America look.  Then I took some scraps for the rest of the card.  I know you can't tell, but the striped paper is actually the packaging from the star shaped journaling spots.....Pretty Little Studio has some of the best packaging for re-use in your cards and scrapbooks! 
Hope he likes it!


  1. Fantastic card! I absolutely love the colors - Thank you for sharing it with us at Frosted Designs!

  2. Lve your card and especially the star frame! Very clever! I quite often, have a stash of toys for parties....great idea. Thanks for joining in at frosted designs challenge this time xx

  3. this is very cute, love the star and the circle with the cupcake, thank you for joining our challenge at Frosted Designs, hugs, martina