Thursday, August 2, 2012

Lilah’s 3rd Birthday

lilahscupcake2My little friend Lilah just turned 3 years old.  She’s an artist, like me and I wanted to make her a card that would really wow her! 


I started with a piece of cupcake shaped chipboard found in a dollar bin at Michael’s a year or three ago.

I painted it with white acrylic paint and while it was drying I prepared the elements.  The flowers are white paper roses about the size of a quarter that I spritzed with dye ink.  (I didn’t worry about getting total coverage because I liked how having some white spots on the petals gave the flowers more depth.)  These were glued onto the cupcake for frosting.

The cherry on top is a clear flat sided marble.  I just dripped drops of Cardinal Red Ancient Page ink over it until it was covered.  Being alcohol based it dried in no time and I love the rich color. 


I cut the number 3 from both paper and O’So Sticky Tape with my Cricut.  The micro beads are a mixture of fuchsia and rose opaque.

The cupcake paper is made from a piece of striped scrapbook paper.  I stamped Happy Birthday with a Kaleidacolor Spectrum ink pad and put the paper through a crimper.  Crimping paper will cause it to shrink, so it’s important to crimp first and cut to size after.

Lilah’s sweet little face lit up when I gave her the card so I think she liked it!

IMG_2083eHugs, Suzanne     


  1. This cupcake card complete with flower frosting a shiny cherry & #3 is so very cute! Thanks for thinking up & sharing this wonderful idea that would work for any youngster... and oldster w/o the number :)

  2. That is a very sweet card! As someone who has received a made-just-for-me creation from Suzanne, I have no doubt Lilah felt VERY special and will be hanging on to that card for awhile!

  3. Thanks for the "sweet" comments on my frosted cupcake card! I am thinking that I will be making more of these!

    Hugs, Suzanne


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