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

123 comments on “It's Jess' Birthday Hop and We'll Party If We Want To!”

  1. Thank you for coming to the par-tay and stopping in at the Cafe!

    We have our winner: generator
    Comment 110 Ola Jaggers
    Ola says:
    These cupcakes look delicious… good enough to eat!
    Thank you so much for sharing & the chance to win!!!

    Ola, congrats. You receive the beautiful paper bag scrapbook kit pictured above. It was made by Paula at If you did not win, not to worry. Paula has more. Don't see what you are looking for, just ask her. She's will do a custom order for you. This album was made to be request.

  2. Thank you for stopping into the Paper Cafe these past couple days.
    Comments are now closed for this post and the blog hop.
    Comments will re-open Monday after I draw a winner for the blog candy.

  3. Love these cupcakes - they look good enough to eat! I am a new follower and a new FB fan! Love your blog!

    I tried to comment before and it did not seem to work so I hope this one goes thru and if there are 2, please forgive me:)

    rdunham at q dot com

  4. Hi All! It's me, Krista--owner of this establishment. I am glad that you are enjoying the cup cakes. Thanks for stopping into the Cafe. This world/culture is very new to me (Sept 2010). This is such a high for a stay-at-home-mom (3 kids, 2 of which are cave boys!) and has this single talent to claim. Thanks everyone. I finally know what I want to do when I grow up!!

  5. Your cupcake cards are really cute! I just became a follower of your blog and will be back when I have more time to have a better look around. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

  6. I love these fat free cupcakes. They are so adorable. thank you so much for sharing. I am a new follower and cannot wait to see more great ideas from you!

  7. Happy 34th Birthday KinderStampO!
    Thank you for being a great stop on the blog hop.

    Kelsey: WomanInACrystalCase at Gmail dot com

    ~Cute cupcake cards!! I'm a new Follower. Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway!!!

  8. Hi Krista, I just love your cupcake. How adorable. I hope you are enjoying being in the hop. It is a lot of fun and a great way to meet new ladies and learn new techniques from them.

    Talk to you soon.


  9. I think your little cupcakes are so cool... I love the bling! I love how you took the picture of them in front of your mixer! You like details! Thanks for having a new fun blog for me to follow! I look forward to seeing more fun projects from you. pjritsema at gmail dot com

  10. Hi All
    Want to say that I am truly humbled by your visit and your comments. I am new to this internet craft world and have been have fun and getting inspired meeting new crafters and lovers of crafters. Enjoy the Birthday Party.

  11. Your project is just beautiful. I love your work. I am one of your newest followers and can't wait to see what all you have to show us in the future. I hope you can stop by my blog to check it out and become a follower.

    Kayla at My Scrapbooking Hideaway

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