Saturday, August 10, 2019

Birthday Mouse & Cupcake

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog. 

We have a brand new release of Birthday dies in the online store. There are 25 new designs and they are currently on sale at 25% off. This release is filled with cute little whimsical animals, birthday cakes, cupcakes and birthday phrases. Everything you need to create some outstanding birthday cards.

Today, I am featuring the Birthday Mouse Cupcake die. I needed a birthday card for a 4 year old boy and these new images are perfect for kids as well as adults. So let's get started on some details on how I created my card. 

Step 1: I selected my designer paper first this time around. I wanted something festive with balloons and presents, and I found the perfect pattern in my collection. The card base is an 1/8" longer and wider than an A2 card. I wanted more of the card base to show around the designer paper.
Pacific Point (royal blue) Card Base:  4 3/8" x 5 5/8"
Designer Paper Layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Pumpkin Layer: 2 11/16" x 3 11/16" (2nd largest rectangle die)
White Image Panel: 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" (3rd largest stitched rectangle die)

Step 2: Next, I cut the mouse and cupcake image. I used the colors from the designer paper and then added a couple. I wanted to keep it more on the boy side with the colors. I used pacific point for his shirt, lemon-lime twist for cupcake holder, pumpkin for icing and choc chip for cupcake.
I stamped my first sentiment at the top of the image panel. It was a bit too long for the panel so with the help of my MISTI, I stamped on 2 lines. The first stamping was a bit light so without moving the stamp I reinked and stamped again. That's the great thing about a MISTI, it allows you to stamp an image multiple times.
Since I didn't want the images "floating in air",  I decided to cut a flag in pacific point cardstock and stamp another sentiment. I used the MISTI again just in case I needed a 2nd stamping and it turns out I did.
Step 3: Now that all the card parts and cut and stamped, it's time to start assembling. First, I attached the designer paper to the card base with double sided tape. 
Next, I attached the image panel to the pumpkin layer. 
For the images, I used dimensional adhesive. I wanted them lifted off the panel for added interest and dimension. 
To finish up my card, I attached the image panel to the card base and again I used dimensional adhesive. I cut a few streamers with the Festive Birthday Greeting die in pumpkin and red cardstock and scattered them on the designer paper. 

Well that's it for me for this post. I hope I have given you an idea for this cute little mouse with his cupcake. See you next Saturday!

dies I used to create card:


Janja said...

That's an adorable card, Mary.

Sukie said...

Very sweet card! The papers are so fun and festive! Great card Mary!

Pam MacKay said...

Love the birthday paper perfect background for your little mouse!