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.

    SUPPLIES

    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 markers 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 MISTI 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.
    SPONSORS & PRIZES
     
    Jo’s Scrap Shack- Prize: Mystery Craft Box ($40 value), & A Guest Designer Spotlight
    Lawn Fawn – Prize: 1 stamp set and a 6×6 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 & Shemakes.club – one month membership to Shemakes.club
    Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you’ll enjoy the hop and good luck!

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