Monday, April 1, 2013

Rose Blossom Garden Challenge

Hi there!  I'm excited to be a part of the Design Team for the Rose Blossom Garden Challenge!  Our challenges will center around a designated key from one of the CTMH Cricut cartridges. This time, the challenge was to create something using the "Happy Birthday" key from the Artiste cartridge. I am always in need of birthday cards, so this was a perfect assignment for me!

I chose to create the cupcake card. I used the cupcake card cut, cherry, and "Happy Birthday" sentiment. To create the card, I cut the cupcake card 3 times-- once out of White Daisy, once using the dark pink patterned paper from Chantilly, and once using the multi-colored patterned Chantilly paper. I trimmed the pink paper and attached to the top of the White Daisy card to simulate icing. The other patterned paper was trimmed and attached to the bottom to create the cute cupcake bottom. I attached clear sparkle "sprinkles" and a cherry cut from Ruby cardstock. I cut the cherry a second time out of Cocoa cardstock, cut off the stem and attached the stem to the Ruby cherry. I used Liquid Glass to created a bit of shine on the cherry and sponged Ruby ink on one side to create shadow and depth.  The Happy Birthday sentiment was cut of Ruby paper and adhered inside. To finish, I tied it all up with a Color Ready Seam Binding bow.

Well, of course I needed a "treat" to go with my birthday card!  I really, really love all of the delicious smelling soaps and lotions from Bath and Body Works and had recently purchased a few bottles of the anti-bacterial soap to keep on hand. Did you know that the label peels off easily and in one piece if you start at the top and just peel down? I removed the front label and adhered the cupcake wrapper that I also cut from Chantilly paper. I wrapped it around the bottle and attached a "Happy Birthday" label stamped in Ruby. The front of the bottle not covered by paper was still a bit sticky, so I recommend covering the whole thing with clear contact paper. Voila! A birthday gift set you'd be thrilled to give or receive-- all cut from one key on the Artiste cartridge!

Visit the Rose Blossom Challeng Blog to see other creations using the Artiste cartridge's "Happy Birthday" key!  Be sure to link a photo of your own creation for a chance to win a CTMH stamp set!



  1. Cupcakes are my favorite so I love this card. I have to admit that I can never see myself making paper home decor, but I love the gift idea with the soap. That has so many possibilities!

  2. Kristine, this whole set just makes me happy to look at! What a wonderful gift set!

  3. That cupcake card is so sweet!

  4. oh my, the cupcake is darlin...hope you have a wonderful week!

    enjoy *~*