Cute as a Cupcake

Happy Friday to everyone!
Quiet week here...attempting to use up some of the scraps I have collected...which is now a drawer and overflowing.  It's a bad habit...I keep every little scrap...never know when I will just need a small square of something!  Know the feeling?

Anyhow, I ended up using new paper for today's card.  Didn't have any scraps in the colors or theme that I wanted :)  I followed the sketch at Sweet Sunday Sketch for this card.
I used the inspirational photo at the Pinspirational Challenge for my colors.  I really wanted the colors to pop and be completely different than any color combo I have used in the past.  So I went bright!  I loved this paper when I picked it up from the discount racks a few weeks ago.  Knew it would be perfect for a birthday card.  I was right!

The adorable little cupcake girl is Party Hardy from Saturated Canary.  She's colored with pencils in all those bright colors.  I love the Saturated Canary images.  All the layers are so much fun to color.  I don't feel like they all have to match.  They can be mish-mash, random colors pulled from the background.  Makes them that much more fun!
I added a dot of glossy accents to the bright red cherry and some glitter details around the image.

The banner is cut from the cricut Birthday Bash cartridge.  I did use a scrap on the banner!  That pink paper...yeah it was a scrap about 1 1/2 inch by 3 1/2 inch!  Perfect size to make pennants with!
I punched out and layered a bunch of the little hearts on the ends of the banner then glittered them.

The flags under the image are pieces of ribbon.  I've had this green heart ribbon forever!  I loved it when I bought it...but lime green is not a very popular color for me to use :)
The flags and the sentiment are framed in pink.  Then I completed the inside!
 It's a lot simpler of a card than I had originally planned it to be...but I think stepping out of my color comfort zone makes up for the lack of details :)

This card is entered in the following challenges:
    Sweet Sunday Sketch #157
    Saturated Canary #16-Happy Birthday
    {Pin}spirational Challenge #4-Photo Inspiration
    Paper Makeup #33-Birthday
    The Pink Elephant #145-Yellow
    Celebrate the Occasion #60-Happy Birthday-Must use Ribbon
    Ladybug Crafts #59-Birthday
    Ribbon Carousel #50-Anything Goes
    Totally Papercrafts #114-Saturated Colors

Have a great weekend!!!


  1. Sweet!!! Love your card! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational challenge this week! Hoping to see you again next week!

  2. awwww this is so cute Emily, I love the way the inside follows on with the papers.
    Thank you so much for joining us over on the SC challenge blog
    hugs Lou xxx

  3. Fantastic card I have this image but have not got round to using her yet , Love how you have coloured her well done Hugs Elaine

  4. She is so darn cute. I love your coloring of her. Thanks for joining us at Totally PaperCrafts this week. Linda

  5. Cute card- love the banner! Thanks for playing at CTO this week! :)Amy

  6. What a fun, happy card with your great colors and oh so sweet image! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Happy Birthday (must use ribbon) challenge :)

  7. Your card is so sweet. I like bright birthday cards. They bring a huge smile on my face :) Thanks so much for joining our Birthday challenge at PMS Digital Makeover Challenge.
    Hugs and smiles,

  8. She IS cute as a cupcake! Love the colors & that banner - Adorable :)

    Thank you for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!


  9. And she is as cute as a cupcake :)
    Thanks for playing with CTO.

  10. This is such a gorgeous card. I love the image you've used and the colours are fabulous. Hugs Michele x

  11. I just love this! Thanks for playing at RCC.

  12. Super cute card!!!!! I love the image and the color combination!

  13. This is so cute, love the bunting. Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight.....