Jo's Scrap Shack's 5th Blogaversary Birthday Hop + Blog Candy

Hello and welcome!  This post is part of a two-day blog hop to celebrate Jo's Scrap Shack's 5th blogaversary, full of inspirational projects and lots of prizes from some amazing sponsors as well blog candy to win along the way.  I am very honored that Jo asked me to be part of her big celebration today!

This is Day 1 of the hop and the theme is "birthday."  If you arrived here from Migdalia's blog, then you are right on track with the hop. To start at the beginning of the hop, please visit Jo's Scrap Shack.  I will have the list of sponsored prizes and the instruction on how you can win them along with my blog candy at the end of this post.  Now grab your favorite beverage and come hop along with us!

Beehive Cupcake Birthday 

For my part of the hop, I made a birthday card using the sweet beehive cupcake and banner from my newest digital stamp set - Sweet Cupcakes Birthday Bundle.  We have so many birthdays coming up on my inlaw's side.   So I'm saving this sweet card for one of them.

This is my first time coloring up the cupcake as I just finished the drawing on Sunday.  The image was printed on Neenah white 65# with a Canon Color ImageCLASS laser printer - which is compatible with Copic markers.  You can color over the lines and the printer ink would not bleed out.  

I used these Copic colors for the beehive (Y13, Y15, Y17, Y19), bees (Y15) and candle (Y11, Y17, YR09, yr15).  The black stripes on the cupcake wrapper were carefully drawn in with the Copic multiliner 0.5 and the Brush M.

The black and white stripes pattern on the side panel was easily done by cutting out just the white strips, 1/4-inch width each.

Here's how I cut and assembled the white strips.  Notice, for each strip I only make partial cut into the cardstock.  Next, I make a slit down the A2 black panel and slide every other strips through the opening (photo 1 below).  Then secured the strips to the back panel with double sided adhesive (photo 2).  Trim off the excess outer strips, fold and adhered to the back panel (photo 3).

The panel then adhered onto the A2 Marshmallow Chick card front.

Inside of card, I cut Neenah white to size 5"x8" and with the MISTI, stamped on the PapertreyInk's Tucked In Birthday sentiment.  Then score, fold and adhered to the inside card.

It's hard to tell from the photo, but I applied LOTS of sparkles on the candle, icing and bees' wings with the Nuvo Glitter Drops.   

One final look at the finished card.


To make it easier for my blog readers and friends, all supplies I use in the project are listed below. Click on the thumbnail or wording to redirect you to the product's page.  If the link not function properly, please let me know as each item was individually hand coded.  All items were personally purchased.  I do not belong to any affiliate programs and only share of products that I absolutely love.

Sweet Cupcakes Birthday Bundle

Tucked In: Birthday Stamp Set

Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard

SSS Premium Ink Pad- Intense Black

Copic MultiLiner Set Broad BLack

Copic markerse

SB Nestabilites Classic Rectangles-LG

Sizzix Big Shot Express

Bazzill Licorice Cardstock

Bazzill Marshallow Chick Carstock

Neenah Premium Cardstock 65#

Be Creative Tapes

Tonic Maxi 12" Guillotine Paper Trimmer


Canon Color ImageCLASS Laser Printer

Blog Candy

How about a blog candy before you go?  For my blog candy, I am giving away this Sweet Cupcakes Birthday Bundle digital set of mine to FIVE random lucky individuals!

To be eligible for my blog candy, simply share with me in the comment below by Monday May 8th (6 P.M. Eastern time):

  • How did you get started with cardmaking and
  •  what motivate you to continue making cards

I will randomly pick out 5 names that answered the above questions and announce the winners here on my blog on Tuesday, May 9th (8 A.M. Eastern time).

Blog Hop 

As mentioned above, this post is part of a two-day hop to celebrate Jo's Scrap Shack 5th blogaversary birthday.  I am your last stop for Day 1 of this hop. To start at the beginning of the hop, please visit Jo's Scrap Shack.

GIVEAWAY - How about a chance to win one of the prizes below from these amazing sponsors?

To be eligible to win the prizes listed below, you MUST:
  1. Visit each designer's blog on the hop and
  2. Follow and leave comment on each of the blog by Monday, May 8th, 11:59 PM EST.
The winners will be announce on Jo's blog on Tuesday, May 9th.


Jo's Scrap Shack- Prize: Mystery Craft Box ($40 value), & A Guest Designer Spotlight
Lawn Fawn - Prize: 1 stamp set and a 6x6 paper pad
The Cutting Cafe- Prize: The Orange You Cute Kit to one winner (Must be a U.S. winner)
Little Blue Button Stamps- Prize: $15 gift voucher 
Bugaboo- Prize: $30 gift certificate 
Really Reasonable Ribbon- Prize: $10 gift certificate
Sunny Studio Stamps- Prize: (2) $20 gift certificates
Above Rubies Studio & - one month membership to

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you'll enjoy the hop and good luck!



Rannah Romps said...

I got into cards because someone invited me to a Stampin Up party. I loved it and haven't stopped yet!!
I get motivated when I put cards in my Pinterest from people that I follow. Happy Birthday Jo's Scrap Shack!!

Sherrie K. said...

Super cute card! I love the design and the fun white strips along the side..such a fun look! Fabulous design! So happy to be in the hop with yoU!
Sherrie K

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Christina! I love your newest digital creation! Fabulous sentiments and the cutest cupcakes! But more, I am so impressed with your card design! Whoa! All that careful lining up of your black and white elements - and I imagine it looks REALLY great in person since there are layers involved. The shading in your honey colored frosting looks too yummy to pass up, so I'll answer your sweet questions, and keep my fingers crossed LOL

I got into cards back in 1989 (I know - you weren't born then, right? LOL) I chanced upon a cute gift shop during my lunch break one day. They had a PSX (Personal Stamp Exchange) corner that included beautiful floral images, gold embossing powder, Milwaukee Heat Tool, Tombow markers, and special papers. I became immediately hooked. Each pay day I allotted $20 to buy a stamp, some markers, and such. Back in that day, stamping was very different from what it is today. I still own my very first PSX stamps! My Milwaukee Heat Tool FINALLY died this year (2017) Not bad for a 30 year old tool that was frequently used! I purchased an identical heat tool to replace it, though it is made by another tool vendor now.

Back then, I was motivated to make cards because I was an avid card giver. But now, my reasons have changed. I enjoy being challenged by techniques and styles. Unfortunately, my abilities have dwindled, and with them, my other passions and hobbies - this hobby seems to evolve just enough for me to continue enjoying it as I'm able, and share what I create with grateful recipients. I've also enjoyed meeting lots of special people on line through card making.

Well, TMI? LOL Wishing you a delightful day, Miss Christina! xo

Linda W. said...

Hi Christina, my mouth is still drooling at the tedious way you cut the stripes and drew the additional stripes. This is one birthday set I will purchase - I have a lot of grandsons (more than granddaughters) and seldom have enough boy influenced cards made up.
Which brings me to answer your questions. In the early 90s I became enthralled with a desktop someone gave me. There was a whole new world I never had thought about in that desktop - card making became a total fascination when I realized how close card making and scrapbooking were. I was a true scrapper back then. So I knew a friend in northern WI with a lot of PSX stamps she was selling, and from there I was broke every month! LOL! I became a Stampin' Up lady and from there my heart burst with sharing ideas.
How did I stay inspired? Card making for the local nursing home; then card making for St. Jude's; then I created a card making yahoo group and many groups later I stay faithful to one, but stay inspired by following YOUR BLOG! You have so many more ideas for this 70 yo to learn, it will never end!
Thank you for the lovely inspiration! Hugs to you!

Fiki said...

your card is so sweet!
how i start,oh wow that is hard question.
I wanted to make somthing for my daughter and I like it.

Shabby Chic Paper Crafts said...

I got into cards while I was scrapbooking- my granddaughter lived with me and they took up less space (for a while!!) I've started blogging and that has kept me motivated and pushed me out of my comfort zone too. Your card for the blog hop is so pretty- the colors are just popping off of the card.

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card!! The cupcake looks amazing!! I love the sparkle on the candle!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love this card and the black and yellow make it so striking. I started in making cards and other paper crafts after 9/11. My best friend and I dove into it head first and have never stopped. Statistics showed that after 9/11 people were getting back into crafts as they wanted to stay home more with family and friends. I was part of that trend too

Angie Jones said...

Such a great colour combo and a lot of work and effort into making it. Looks great.

Christine said...

Hi Christina!
So glad to see you posting and hope that you are pleased with all the things you have been doing to organize your craft room. I really like the cupcake image on your card and appreciate the tutorial on creating the striped band. Definitely on my list of things to try once school dismisses. Thanks for joining us in telling Jo Happy Blog Birthday!

To answer your questions, I started making cards a couple years ago when I looked at all the scraps of paper I could not part with after creating scrapbook pages. I decided to buy "just one small set of four stamps" because I would "never need any sentiments other than these". I have a nice collection now, and make more cards than scrapbook pages.

I continue to make cards for the same reason I scrapbook. I believe our scrapbooks are a visual and written chronicle of God's goodness to us, a builder of faith and an encouragement. I love making cards to tell people how much they are loved and to share encouragement. I do both these things for what they will mean to others.

Dana Johnson said...

Your card is so sweet!

Denise Bryant said...

What a fun card! I love the b&w card with the colored cupcake! Awesome design!
I'm happy to have found your blog through Jo's bloggy birthday party, and I signed up to follow! Looking forward to seeing lots more of your creations!
I started stamping in about 1988 when I attended a stamp demo at a Hallmark store! I'm motivated by all the new products and designs I see online!

Scrapper69 said...

WOW! Your card looks fantastic... Love the way you color.. really pretty!
1. I got into card making about 15 yrs. ago... I started as a scrapbooker and I needed to have a baby card for my husband's cousin... We lived in the middle of no where... So I proceeded to make a baby card for their new baby... everyone loved it (to my shocking surprise) But that's how I started...
2. I was motivated by the fact that my family was happy to receive handmade cards from me... It turns out.. they ALL liked getting handmade cards from me... Which still surprises me! LOL I kind of gave up on scrapbooking - takes to long to do a double page! LOL much easier to make a card! :) Have a great day!

Theresa’s Crafty Creations

Gail said...

Super card creation - I love those bees! Nice work - Thanks for the hop
I got into cardmaking at my sewing group when one of our members showed us what she was doing - I got hooked!
I am motivated by all of the lovely papers and tools as well as ideas I find on You Tube or Pinterest - I make something nearly every day and give away most of my creations - as I only have so much room to store things

Sherry said...

Beautiful card love the yellow makes me think of summer
I got started with cardmaking through my older sister she got me started into papercrafting when I was 18'and I been doing it since I love it 😍.
I continue my crafting because of my passion for cardmaking and paper crafts I love creating thanxx for the hop

Cheri said...

What an adorable stamp set and card!! I LOVE the way you designed the cupcake wrapper--so cute. My own "anniversary" is Friday!

Edwina said...

Christina, I love your card! That is such a cute cupcake you made. Perfect for anyone. Edwina Brown

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

WOW Christina!!! Your card is so stinkin cute!!! Adorable actually and WOW that you created this set!!! It's beautiful!!!! Love those little bees and the pretty sparkle!!! Love how you created the black and white strips too! Christina I just want to give you a personal heartfelt THANK YOU! You have really fallen into my path this year and I am so blessed that you did. You truly inspire me and you make me want to learn so much from you. Very inspirational to me! Our friendship means a lot to me. Although it is newer, it is still so very meaningful to me, just like any of my other friendships. You and I will continue to grow and I hope that we can continue to support one another and all we set out to do! THANK you again from the bottom of my heart for being by my side through this amazing 5 year milestone celebration! I adore you!

Kellie 0:) said...

What a wonderful digital set made into a gorgeous card. TFS and for hopping with Jo

Betty Burgie said...

wow...that just the card,..
thanks being part of blogversary... appreciate the wonderful inspiration..

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

What a bee-utiful birthday card.. Love the color scheme and the sentiment on the inside as well. Thanks for joining us on Jo's Blogaversary Hop.

Migdalia said...

Hi Christine,
I love your super SWEET cupcake card! I am a huge cupcake fan..LOL! I love how yummy your colored the image. I love TONS of sparkle. The more the
I got into cardmaking when I was asked to make/send cards for the "I feel the love" with Madison. I have always love making cards and I would usually use stickers until the die cutting machines came along so now I use the die cuts.Although I still use stickers for the kids cards.
My blog friends motivate me to continue to make cards. Also I truly enjoy making cards for a cause. It is my purpose I believe as to why I do what I do.It overwhelms my heart with joy and peace.
Super HAPPY to be hopping with you my friend,
Crafting with Creative M

Alpna said...

Super cute card. So glad to be hopping with you...

Loose Stitches said...

What a fabulous card, love the cupcake and bees! I used to make digital cards to print out years ago. Last year a friend showed me some of her gorgeous cards she made and I was hooked! I love papercrafting, so really enjoy creating handmade cards. :)
Hugs, Sherry
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Best wishes, Margaret (Jo's DT)

Frys said...

Love this card! The colors are so vivid!
I got started making cards when my kids were little & we didn't have money to purchase cards for all of their friends birthdays. We also have large extended families on both sides so there were a lot of cards to give.
I continue making cards for some of the same reasons but mostly because I enjoy the creative side of it. There is just something about making something with your own hands that is beautiful & shareable. My latest endeavor has been to make a never ending photo card for each of my children's & their spouses birthdays. What fun!
Loving this hop! My first.

Cara Malmrose said...

Christina my friend, once again you have created something fun and amazing! I've always been into crafts of one sort or another but a friend introduced me to rubber stamps over 16 years ago and I fell in love with a whole new creative process! It never gets old as there are always a new and interesting process or tool to play with. But the best part is how sincerely happy people are when they get one of my hand made cards and the friends I have made over the years.

Petra L said...

What a fantastic card you made. Love the style and colors.

For the Blog Candy: I started a couple of years ago not knowing how to start. Just made a card like someone from kindergarden but it didn't stop me from growing and growing.
Still make cards because the people who gets cards from me are allways happy because they like my style of making cards and I love my blogfollowers just because they are fabulouis.


Pam Sebring said...

Your card is absolutely lovely Christina! I got into cards about four years ago through my sister. I had been scrapbooking for years and kind of run out of things to do .....all my pictures were used up 😊 so she invited me to go along to a card making camp from there on I was hooked. I could sit and work on cards for hours it is so relaxing to me. And I like entering the challenges on the off chance that I might win some fabulous prizes along the way. And if not it's just a very very fun past time for me . Congratulations on the 5th birthday. 🤗

Dorothy S said...

This is stunning1

Heather said...

This is fabulous (and a fantastic set you drew!)! I LOVE all the stripes; so bold and paired with the gold of the frosting; so elegant!

Megan J said...

Hi Christina, a beautiful card, love the soft pile of icing on top of the honey cake, I thought you used some striped paper down the edge, you have great patience to weave the pieces. Hope you have a wonderful weekend... Megan

I began card making after taking up cross stitching and mounting the small designs in cards. I continue making cards for the interesting techniques around to learn and the satisfaction of making something myself.

Billie A said...

Your card is darling. I love the colors and you drew it. that is awesome. Yes I see the glitter on the image. Darling birthday card.
I got a stamp from a friend in the 80's.. I used it and made a card. I like coloring. So went to a stamp store and took some classes and loved it. I love coloring .. have always loved coloring so this was perfect. Giving cards and people loving them keeps me going. I find it relaxing to color and create. my style has changed so much over the years and I love the new products. its an addiction but I love it. Keeps the mind going, thinking and creating.

Donna said...

What a gorgeous card and great tips in your tutorial! I went to a Stampin Up party and was hooked from that moment on. I like bringing joy to others with my cards, I especially like to send cards to those that need a pick me up.

bumblebee creations said...

oh my goodness,I am just loving that card and love how the cupcake is just jumping off the page...and of course I am loving it because it is a beehive cupcake! I am a new follower through email notification. I started making cards when I got my cricut through an infomercial! and I continue to make cards/scrapbook because I love it-it is my stress reliever!

stampfoldandrepeat said...

Welcome back to blogland, Christina! This is such a beautiful card. I love the black and white stripes carrying through from the cupcake to the edge of the card. Black and white is always so classy and stunning!

How I started stamping... I moved from a big city to a small town a few years ago and was fortunate to meet a lady with a basement resembling a scrapbooking store (there is so much awesomeness in her basement). She invited me to her cardmaking session once and I was hooked! I keep making cards because I want to get better, and there is nothing like practice, practice, and more practice...

Have a great week! - Jeanie

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