It's Jess' Birthday Hop and We'll Party If We Want To!

January 22, 2011

"KinderStampO's 34 Birthday Candles and Counting Blog Hop"
Today we are celebrating Jess! She is a ripe young age of 34!!


It's time to paaaaar-tay!! This is gonna be a HUGE PARTY and you are invited!

First off, I'm so excited to HOP with you! This is my inaugural blog hop and I give a big THANK YOU to Jess for including me. I am humbled to be included in this collection of wonderfully talented crafters who are your hosts today! I am blessed to have this opportunity.

Today's hop theme is all about BIRTHDAYS. Starting at KinderStampO there are over 40 blogs for your party hopping enjoyment. We will each display a birthday-related craft. And, yes, we will be serving up a lot of treats (blog candy) along the way.

If you arrived from Karla's Love Blog then you are in the right place. If you are just here visiting and want to start from the top click HERE to go to KinderStampO and the beginning of this Hop, or take a peek at the line up below.

Here is my creation. I specialize in hand made cards. I made these adorable fat free cupcake cards!

A Half Dozen Birthday Goodies

A side view to show that the cards are cut to the shape.

I used a file created by The Cutting Cafe. The file includes digital stamps and cutting files. The Cutting Cafe team has many adorable files for your personal use. The base of my cupcake card is an off-white, shimmery card stock. I opened the file in Adobe Illustrator to print the text (digital stamp) surrounding the cupcake. Next I cut the paper piecing using my Pazzles Inspiration personal cutter. (It's similar to a cricut, but oh-so-much more. Contact me if you want to learn about this wonderful tool toy.) I used embossed paper for the cake and frosting, layering the frosting on top of a cut of the full pattern to add dimension. It adds so much to the finished product! You can embellish them however you want, change the color of the icing and/or cake, and backing. The ribbon idea came from Cutting Cafe. My favorite cupcake is the one with the pearl sprinkles. MMmmmm . . . . Enjoy!

Blog Candy

So, what's a party without presents?!?! OK, so it's really blog candy, but present sounds even better! I will be drawing one name to win this beautiful friend-themed, handmade paper-bag scrapbook kit made by my grand friend Paula at Scrap Your World. One person will win the scrapbook kit. A winner was chosen for this weekend event.

And don't forget to visit and comment on all the stops to be eligible for the grand prizes!
Thank's for joining the party!! Your next stop is Leslie.

Scrappin Pink Piglet
You Had My At Craft
Handmade by Angelica
Crafts From Miracle's Table
Canadian Nickel Scrap'n
Nana's Creative Corner
Scrapbooking Technique
Bug Lover Cards
Crafting With Cristina
DD's Crafts
Designs From My Heart
Taylord Concepts
Crafty Card Gallery
That'z Uneek
The Creative Stamper's Spot
My Scrap Diary
The Scrapoholic
Karla's Love Blog
Krista's Paper Cafe <<---- YOU ARE HERE
Leslie, leslierahye
PSA Stamp Camp
Krazy Quilling
Lisa's Scrap'n Shack
Bit By the Cricut Bug
Liset, HailEmNat
Made by Momo
Purple Lily Studio
Enjoying the Little Things
Dream of Crafting
A Scraping Time
Beyond Scrapin'
Scrapbook Flair
Pink Cricut
Stayce DeWid
Always Crafting
The Scrapbooking Queen
Scrappergirlie Inky Goodness
Funky Cards

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