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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Cupcake Bugaboo & a Giveaway!!

Details for the giveaway are at the end of this post.

My little grand niece in New Zealand celebrated her first birthday last month, so I made this card and popped it in the mail at the beginning of January. 

I started by stamping Cupcake Bugaboo (from Stamping Bella) onto white card stock and then colouring with copic markers. Stickles were used to accent the sprinkles on the cupcake. The image panel, as well as a pink and white polka dot mat was cut with the Nestabilities Label #11 die.  Close to My Heart Buttercup ink was sponged around the edges of the image panel.

Pink Baker's Twine was tied around the front panel and onto the tag. Finally, a few clear bubble gems were added to the various flowers on the patterned paper and the edges were sponged with some Blush ink before attaching it to the card base.

The floral patterned paper gave me the inspiration to use the little flower from Tiny Tags for the sentiment.

And then .... a happy accident .......
I found that the Flower Fusion #2 die was perfect to use as a mat for the Tiny Tags flower. I used the die to cut a second layer from the polka dot paper.

Here's the Tiny Tags Flower layered on top of 
a pink layer of card stock cut from the 
Flower Fusion #2 die. So Sweet!!

Here's the inside of the finished card: 
Stamps from Big Birthday Wishes and a die from By the Numbers.

 Card Details:
Stamps-  PTI: Tiny Tags, Big Birthday Wishes;  Stamping Bella: Cupcake Bugaboo
Inks-  CTMH: Blush, Buttercup;   Memento: Tuxedo Black
Paper-  PTI: Stamper's Select White, Vintage Cream;  floral and polka dot papers from my stash.
Dies-  Nestabilities Label #11;  PTI: Tiny Tags, Flower Fusion #2, By the Numbers
Other Supplies-  Copic markers; Stickles; The Twinery Pink Baker's Twine; clear bubble gems.

        A Tiny "Flower" Give Away

If you have the Tiny Tags stamp and die set,  
(or even if you don't have them!) you may want to 
add the Flower Fusion #2 die to your stash. 
And .........since I have an extra die I thought
I would offer it to my blog visitors. 

Just leave a comment at the end of this post 
by 11 pm Sunday February 5th  (EST).  
I will randomly choose a name and  post the 
results on my blog.  Make sure to check back here on Feb 6th .

Edited Feb. 16, 2012
The original winner, ldid not respond, so it was necessary to re draw a winner from the comments. Please visit  this post   for the winner.

This 'tiny' give away is open to all blog visitors. Good Luck!! and Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.


Dana said...

What a happy discovery! And a happy birthday to your great niece too!
Such a sweet card Karen.

Nadine said...

Cute, cute! I don't have Flower Fusion #2 but Im wondering if any of my other ones will work, hmmmm….. Happy birthday to your great niece!

Joyce said...

Perfect card for a little girl. And, thanks for the tip about the dies working together. I already have both, so do not need to be entered in your giveaway--just wanted to say hi.

Kasha said...

Brilliant! I love the layering. She is one LUCKY girl!

carol (krillsister) said...

Your card is darling. Love the little cupcake image. Perfect for a little one.. The polka dot paper & the flower background is so colorful. The tiny tag is perfect. Love your crativity of using the die of the flower as a mat.
What a perfect inside sentiment too!

Kathy Mc said...

Karen, your 1st Birthday card for your grand niece is adorable and what a great find! I don't have Flower Fusion #2 die so would be thrilled to win it. Thanks for sharing your fabulous discovery with us and for offering a giveaway!

cards by cara said...

What a great find!! Love the colours on this!

Marybeth said...

Sweet birthday card! Just adorable . Thanks for sharing your fun find.

Shannon Murdock said...

Such a cute card! And what a great discovery....now I"m sad I sold off my Flower Fusion dies =(

Gina said...

Oooh what a fun discovery!!! The card is very sweet and is adorable. Perfect for a little girl!

Stephinka said...

What a great discovery and SO CUTE :) Thanks for the giveaway.. Crossing my fingers!

Baseret said...

what a sweet birthday card! Thanks for sharing your discovery!

spookiee said...

What a sweet little discovery!

Isabel Z said...

I love discovery like this--what fun:-) We get such joy out of the little things, dont' we? Thank you for the chance to win.

Leigh said...

What a sweet card, Karen! And what a great discovery!

Lorraine said...

EEK - what a cute birthday card, Karen! Love that little Bugaboo image and the papers/detailing! And it's cool when you find things that coordinate together! Thanks for sharing about the dies working with each other!

KimberlyO said...

I LOVE this card! :) I'm going to have to check out the Bugaboo site.

Makalah said...

That's so handy to have found that out! Now I'm curious what else may work with my Tiny Tags dies to mat them (I just got Flower Fusion 10, so maybe I'll try that!). :)

guilinger2 said...

Such serendipity! and a really cute card, too!