Birthday Card

Happy Monday evening! Hope everyone had a good Monday, or as good of a Monday as one can have! I decided that I wanted to make a fun but pretty simple birthday card. I decided I would kind of do the words topsy turvy because to me it just made it say have a fun birthday! I again used the Pacifico font to make the words “Happy Birthday”. I then decided that I wanted to line the bottom of the card with some off kilter candles. I didn’t want all of them to be in a row but I wanted it to be like up, down, up down, etc. I thought it also added to the whimsicalness of the card. At first I was going to cut the candles out of the main card paper but I decided I didn’t want all the candles to be the same color and I didn’t want the inside of the card to look like a frankenstein of different pieces of paper glued in it to make the candles all show a different color. So I decided to just cut the candles out with the Cameo and glue the separately to the card. I traced the candles and then I cut the wicks off so that I could make all of those yellow. Then I decided on my three candle colors and cut them out. After I had everything cut out it was time to piece it all together. Personally I think it came out pretty good, I would like it if someone used it for my birthday card. I decided to leave the inside blank because sometimes it is just fun to personalize the saying of the card for the person you are giving it to!

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Cut and ready to go

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Final product

That was my nice short and sweet blog about my birthday card hope you enjoyed it! Have a great evening!

Ant Birthday Cupcakes

So besides being a crafter I am also a baker, I especially love making cupcakes! We drove up to Denver for my nephews 1st birthday so I offered to make some birthday cupcakes for them to have at his birthday party. The theme was bugs, it was so cute! First my husband and I painted him a couple of wooden bugs and a wooden #1 to go on his present, I painted a dragonfly  and the #1 and Hubby painted a bumble bee. You can see from the picture I went with the more just paint it pretty and Hubby got all creative and created like a Mario bee! What was funny about this was that I hadn’t talked to my sister-in-law before hand about what I was doing and low and behold the little cake she had ordered for him had a dragonfly and a bumble bee on it! Then it got even weirder the #1 I painted was blue with red polkadots and the #1 candle she had bought him was blue with green polka dots! It was like we were connected!

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My cute nephew I love him!

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I had a hard time at first figuring out how to make the ants fit on the cupcakes because I do a special like rose/flower type icing and I didn’t want to ruin it. Also, we weren’t sure if everyone would like the chocolate on theirs so I did some with and some without the ants. At first I tried to use icing for the legs on the ants but it wasn’t working so my brother had a good idea of using chocolate sprinkles so I used those as the legs and then I used chocolate chips as the bodies. I think they turned out pretty good and they were a hit because they were all gone at the end of the party!

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I hope you guys enjoyed my cupcakes! Please leave comments and follow my blog! I know I am knew but it will be worth it! 🙂