Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sweet Sunday Birthday Wagon

It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch, SSSC73. You'll find the sketch on Karen Giron's blog The Sweetest Thing.

For my card today I decided I'd make a birthday card, because, well, it's my birthday today! I figured it was only appropriate to show a birthday card on my birthday...LOL! I used some of my favourite things on this card...Quite Contrary paper with pinks and greens, sewing, bling, paper piecing, foam tape, and a sweet handmade felt flower.

The image is a combination of two Pure Innocence girls from My Favorite Things. The cake is from Birthday Princess and I paired it with the new Pullin For You set (which is quite popular because it's sold out at the moment). I knew it would be really sweet to have the cake sitting on the wagon. The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with copics, except for her dress which is paper pieced. Then I cut everything out and popped it on foam tape. I added Espresso Dimensional Pearls to the icing on the cake to make it look yummy.

So, when I was about half way finished putting this image together I loved this card soooooooooooo much, and it dawned on me that I was making a card for my own birthday!!! How tacky is that!!! But you know when something just makes you so happy as you're creating it? Well that's what this card did to me...and I tell ya, I was laughing with Dana when I confessed that I was making my own birthday card!! But, I ended up giving this card to hubby so he could give it back to me, and I told him to be sure and write on a post-it note on the inside so I could actually give this away to someone else. LOL!!! I'm such a nerd!

I thought empty part of the circle was looking like it needed some love so I created a rolled flower using pink felt from my Banana Split pack...sweet!!! Doesn't it look like the roses on store-bought birthday cakes? I know I've said it already, but I love love LOVE how this card turned out!!! I hope you'll play along with this week's sketch and link your creation to Karen's blog. Check out the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers for more inspiration with the sketch.
Jen Tapler
Joanne Basile
Laura Fredrickson
Lynn Put
Nancy Riley
Sarah-Jane Kale'
Vicki Burdick
and Karen Giron

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

34 comments:

jen said...

No surprise this card made you so happy! It is UBER cute!!!
Happy Birthday- and let him right in pen- you should keep it!!! :)

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Love your card. The image is cute. Love the rose. Happy Birthday. Hope you have a fab day

Happy crafting

Julie

chris said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Karen, Happy Birthday to you.
This is so so so beautiful, I can understand why you want a post it note in it(great tip by the way)and I love that felt flower , just done one with ribbon, but it looks so much better in felt.
have a super day, hugs chris x

Cassie said...

Happy Birthday, Karen! I see nothing wrong with making your own card and then recycling it to someone else, hehe. That's what we do as cardmakers ;D

paulatracy said...

Happy BIRTHDAY to you!!!! Your card is perfect for celebrating your day and this image is just the cutest! Love her pulling that cake... awwww

Leslie said...

Happy, happy, HAPPY Birthday my friend!! Your card is jaw-droppingly, outstandbulously (I've just made that word up for you!)gorgeous. I LOVE it and even more, LOVE the fact that you made your own birthday card! I'm speechless over this card (although you wouldn't know it from this long comment :)

Nancy said...

Don't we make most of our card for ourselves...or at least to enjoy for a little bit before they move on? Hope you have a wonderful day planned, Karen! Maybe we'll have to celebrate at CHA!!! Your card is fabulous in every little detail...love the colouring, frosting and wee felt bud!

Alex Maldonado said...

Happy Birthday Karen!!! I hope you have a wonderful day! I hope you got my card on time! (you better not recycle it!! LOL.. although, I posted it on my blog today!! :) Love you!

Nancy L. said...

Happy Birthday Karen! I enjoy everything you make! Have a super wonderful day!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What an adorable card, Karen! I hope you have a FABULOUS birthday today! Sending you BIG BIRTHDAY HUGS!

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday my friend! I hope you enjoyed all your special cards today! Take it easy, grab some wine and some chocolate and relax!! That is what I am doing for you! You look great at 29 girlfriend!

Wendy said...

Oh ya, your card for today is super cute!

Candace said...

Perfect card!!! I love it! That flower is so sweet. I've been practicing making flowers similar to that for a flower swap I am in. Oh, and happy birthday!!

Vicki said...

Happy Birthday sweet Karen!! I am so in love with your birthday card it is FABULOUS!!!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Happy Birthday Saucy!!! I LOVE your card! It's the MOST adorable ever! I hope you have a FAB Birthday girlie!! MWAH

Deconstructing Jen said...

This is so cute! Happy Birthday!

Lynn said...

A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY going out to you Karen!!! This birthday card that you created is absolutely darling! Love the pretty pinks, papers, cute PI image and handmade felt flower! I wouldn't blame you a bit if you kept this for yourself, I would have a hard time letting it go.
Enjoy your day!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

This card is just DARLING! Happy birthday, it's my birthday too! LOL!

Dana White said...

Happy BIrthday my BFF - Love you card or should I say hubby's card?! I am drooling at the thought of you Mom's cake today; hope you had a FABULOUS b-day!

scrappingnana said...

Really cute card. Hope you have a great birthday.

Karen Giron said...

Happy Birthday!! I think you are brilliant telling him to use a sticky note! hahaha! This is the most adorable birthday card ever! I love her!!!

Donna said...

yes you're a nerd but that's TOO funny! HA!! I love your birthday card and oh my word - that ROSE is fantastic! Happy Birthday Karen! hope you had a fabulous day!!

LindaH said...

LOLOLOL!!!! you are NOT a nerd! i always post myself a b'day card on my b'day too! heck! come on! it's your b'day and you get to do whatever you wanna do that makes you happy! that is the rule! i'm sad i could not play along today, but i wish you a most wonderful birthday Karen motzabella my bella sistah!

Jeanie said...

SURPRISE!!! Happy Birfday sistah!! I hope you had a wonderful day!

Carolina said...

Hope you had an amazing day Karen...Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday to you!!!

Gorgeous card by the way!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!! What a great Birthday HOP!!! :)

jennik

Amy Sheffer said...

I'm in love with your card too! Adorable! Happy, happy birthday!

Sareeta G. said...

Happy Belated Birthday Karen!! Hope you had a great, crafty day!

Lynn said...

Such a pretty card. Happy Birthday!

Janet said...

I hope your bday was fantastic!! :) Your hop was awesome just like you!!
hugs

jan said...

Happy Birthday! Love your pink flower!

Ida said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you day was just as terrific as your adorable card is!!!

Melissa Sauls said...

OMG this is just tooo sweet! I love these Pure Innocence girls!! And happy birthday to you!! I hope you are having a GREAT week!

Jessie/knightrone said...

So super cute!! I love it!!