Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A red, white and blue birthday

Happy 4th of July to my American readers!

I wanted to take part in some patriotic challenges with Color My Heart and Curtain Call, but I also didn't need a specific USA card so I used the colours to inspire a birthday card.


The cupcake was inspired by the cherry as I always think of a cherry on top of any cakes.

Simple layers of Colonial White and Ruby cardstock, with some embossing, stamping and shimmer trim.

I stamped the sentiment in second generation Ruby and Sapphire ink to give a lighter tone and make the cupcake really stand out as the bold feature of the card.

I popped the cupcake up on foam tape to give some added dimension to the card.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Thanks for playing at the Color My Heart Color Dare - I like the simplicity of your card with a bit of embossing on the panel.

  2. CAS and very pretty card...love the simplicity and layout of your card. Thanks for joining us at Color Dare and don't forget the random draw on a paper pack. Please join us again next week with another great color combination.

  3. Super sweet take on the inspiration photo!

  4. What a sweet card! Love the embossed background. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

  5. Perfect for July's birthday!! Thank you for playing along at the Color My Heart Challenge Blog! Jen B ~DT

  6. Lovely card, Lauren! I love your multiple layers and that sweet focal image. Thanks for playing along with us again at the Color Dare blog!
    :) Marie

  7. Thanks for sharing your sweet card with us at Color Dare! I was thinking of a blueberry cupcake when I was looking at your card. :-D

  8. What a fun birthday card! Love the layers. Thank you for joining us this week on Color My Heart.


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