Birthday Greetings


Just popping in with a quick post inspired by a couple of Challenges:

Scrapbook Boutique’s June Challenge:


Now, Seize the Birthday has an optional Topping of Nothing but Neutrals, but unfortunately, I have sneakily added a touch of red, so I will stick with ‘Anything Goes’.

Here is my card:



I was inspired by the rich gold and cream tones in Scrapbook Boutique’s inspiration picture, and of course, the cupcakes! I recently purchased this cupcake die and stamp from Serendipity Stamps, and couldn’t wait to use it! As it is quite an intricate die, I wanted to keep everything else CAS so that the cupcake stole the limelight. I had some fabulous pearlescent cardstock in my stash, so I pulled out some cream, champagne and gold cardstock to try and replicate the decadent appearance of those rich gold, cream and dark chocolate ganache-covered cupcakes. I also liked the dark chocolate flower embellishments on the gold and cream cupcakes, so I added my own ‘chocolate’ accent in the form of the candle and patterned paper inlaid in the cupcake liner. The sentiment has been stamped in Early Espresso ink, however, it takes on a pewter-tone on pearlescent cardstock.

And that’s it!

Thanks for visiting!


10 thoughts on “Birthday Greetings

  1. OH so gorgeous, Hazel!!! Love every element of this beauty -even you sneaky bit of red … but I am amazed at the magic of the ink on your paper!
    =] M

  2. That is the coolest cupcake die I have ever seen! Love your card!!!! Thanks for taking the time to join us at Seize the Birthday we sure do appreciate it!

  3. Isn’t that cupcake die gorgeous! Wow you have created a beautiful card with these new goodies Hazel….great to see it over at the Scrapbook Boutique June Challenge!

  4. That die on your card is a direct take from our inspiration photo – a wonderful contribution to this month’s challenge, Hazel! A perfect CAS card, perfectly executed! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique this month!

  5. So pretty and the cupcake is definitely the star of your card. Love that intricate die. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  6. Simple but elegant. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining in at Scrapbook Boutique this month.

  7. WOW love that die!!! love your CAS design too with the card, looks fabulous! Thank you Hazel for joining in and sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique x

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