Monday, May 30, 2011

Birthday Cake Card for BBTB2


Happy Monday and happy Memorial Day to those in the USA.  You may have arrived here from fabulous Theresa's blog if you are following the monthly Bitten by the Bug 2 blog hop.  If you are just dropping by, continue on the blog hop when you leave my blog - after you enter the BLOG CANDY giveaway.  This week's challenge cut at Bitten by the Bug 2 is  the birthday cake from the Celebrations cartridge.  I love this birthday cake - it is one of my favorite cake cuts.  And even though there are newer birthday cartridges, I still love this "go to" original Cricut birthday cartridge!


I designed my card in Cricut Design Studio, welding two of the cake shadow cuts to create the base card and cut the card in aqua Bazzill cardstock.  I used the Hide Select Contour feature and removed the cut space inside the tray legs on the the shadow, creating a solid, one piece shadow cut.  Using Imaginisce B-day Bash line I cut a base layer in chocolate birthday candle cardstock.  I build the rest of the cake on the chocoate birthday candle layer.


The top layers of the cake was created in three layers: back layer in lime green Core'dination cardstock, main cake layer in Imaginisce B-day Bash cardstock, and gold tray layer cut in metallic cardstock.  After affixing the three laters together I tied a length of red Imaginisce ribbon around the cake and added the Happy Birthday phase (cut from the Batman cartridge) to the front of the cake.  I then used pop dots and attached the cake to the base card.


I cut the background cake layer in smooth white cardstock and affixed it inside the card and added another Happy Birthday cut.  This is the perfect surface the shape on which to write a personal birthday message.
To finish the front of the card I added two of the three candles from the cake cut.  I also added an Imaginisce cardstock embellishment birthday cake to the top of the cricut cake - turning my cake into a four tiered cake!!  The cake was then blinged out with various sizes of gems.


Did I mention BLOG CANDY and blog hop???  Thanks to the AMAZING CUSTOM CROPS I have wonderful blog candy to offer you!  How about a $20 gift voucher for shopping at Custom Crops???  I would love that so I bet you would too!  All you have to do to be entered into the random drawing for the blog candy is
1. Be a follower of this blog, and
2. Leave a comment under this post.  
I will be posting the winner on Thursday.

When you finish the blog hop you may want to hop by Custom Crops and check out all of their new in stock items.  You may also be interested in their DVD, Cricut for Beginners, a wonderful DVD which teaches you to use all of the features on your Cricut.

Now that you have enjoyed (??) my blog post, you have become a blog follower, left your comment below and taken note of the Custom Crops it is time to continue on to the next stop on the blog hop.  You are off to see the lovely Penny of PenniAnnie's. Enjoy the rest of the blog hop and if you have not already done so, please drop by Bitten by the Bug 2 look at all of the design team projects.

36 comments:

jessica said...

such a super fab card! I love the bright colors and fun bling!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT day :)
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Crayola58 said...

Oh my can anyone imagine being able to sit down and look at such a fantastic cake. One would simply NOT be able to make a cut in this beauty,.
Hugs
Carole

Suzanne said...

Susan I love your design. So Whimsical and bright. You rocked this challenge. TFS

DonnaMundinger said...

WooHoo, lady! that is some WILD cake! LOVE it! Looks like it came right off Food Network and took the prize. So much FUN! xxD

kay mcbride said...

wow what a card, i love that paper and u did a great job putting every thing together. thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

Love the cake & the bling is fabulous! TFS!!

Jamie said...

I love this card. It's so colorful!

**Treefrog** said...

Wow Susan, what a fabulous Yummy Cake that is! And I have to agree with Donna, that one takes the cake for Yummiest! Love all the bling too! Cheers and Happy B-Day!
((Hugs)) Theresa

joann said...

I love the extra cake n top, it added so much.
JoAnn

RAP said...

I love seeing how different everyone's turns out. I agree that Celebrations is a go to cartridge. Great card

Amanda said...

LOVE this!! So pretty! TFS!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Glenda Joy said...

Great card. Love the extra layers on your cake. The inside is pretty too!

VeronicaA said...

Your card is so cute and whimsical. Love it! Thanks for the chance to win.
Veronica
vballen at comcast dot net

we {Heart} Scrap said...

LOVE IT!!!!

joydee1963 said...

I am a follower! Love your card!!! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Kerie said...

cute card ~ thanks for sharing!!
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Classic Creations By Shawn said...

Love it! TFS! Have a great Memorial Day!

Doris P. said...

an awesome cool cake!! love the designs, patters, colors - just love it all! out of state from Thursday till the 7th (just in case i am a lucky pick :0
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meredemaison said...

Great card and I think that the paper is the best ever! I also am a huge Custom Crops fan, so the candy would be fantastic!
TFS!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So super fun! Love all the great papers!

Sharon said...

Yummmmmy!!! Such a beautiful card!
:)

Martha said...

So cute! Love the colors and papers. I also love custom crops...such great deals!

Kris Dietz said...

What a great card! Love the colors. TFS.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

BunnyFreak said...

Love the birthday card. Very pretty.

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Susan,
That cake looks good enough to eat...You grab the forks and I will get the plates...Tea and cake anyone? heheheh...Krista

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Very cute card! :-)

cardchick's world said...

oooh this is a FUN card...you did a FABULOUS job!!!! great color combo...
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June Houck said...

This is the most amazing birthday card!

Hanni said...

That is an impressive birthday card. I love all the colors!

Peggie said...

Fantastic cake card - you really put a lot of work into this one!

Kamiehoo said...

What a fun card! Love it!!
Kamie

Cherie said...

Amazing card! I love all the shine and shimmer to it! <3 Super fun! Thanks for sharing!!

cherie.goyer at gmail.com
http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

Paula Bee said...

This is such a fun card! I love all the bright colors!

Paula Bee
pbeeman02@gmail.com

pdela-torre said...

Such a nice B-card! Nice giveaway too! TFS!
Pam D
pdela-torre@wavecable.com

Heather said...

Oh, I just LOVE the paper choices. This is so fun, colorful and festive.

Rosemary said...

Love the birthday cake card..... VERY cute. Rosemary at hudak4@zoominternet.net