Monday, August 19, 2019

BBTB2; Female Birthday Challenge

The current challenge at Bitten By The Bug 2 (BBTB2) challenge site is FEMALE BIRTHDAY.

The choices are endless when it comes to birthdays especially female. I decided to share a card that I made for a friends' daughter's first birthday.

This is the first time I've made a square card. I was gifted some 5.5 x 5.5" envelopes so I thought I should use them. Wow! I loved how it turned out.

I used my Simply Charmed cartridge for the cupcake image and standard font for the "1". The two mats were cut with the Art Philosophy cartridge from CTMH.

Here's what I did:
  • I cut the polka dot patterned paper at 5x5 and then realized I didn't like the large white border it left on the cardbase so I cut a piece of black cardstock at 5.25 x 5.25 to mat it.
  • The "1" is cut at 5"
  • The cupcake image is cut at 4". I used clear Wink of Stella to add sparkle all over the cupcake image. I started only coloring in the flame, but then decided the whole thing needed to be sparkly!
  • The mats were cut at 3 1/2 and 4. I cut the smaller mat first but thought it needed to be bigger. I cut the larger one and then thought to stack both to add interest. I used a black marker to add the faux stitch lines.
  • Added some enamel dots and viola!
  • Oh, I also adhered the cupcake with foam adhesive to add more depth.

Now it's your on over to the BBTB2 site to link up your birthday inspired project. Check out the inspiration by the DT - so awesome as always!


  1. Dorlene, awesome card! I don't know if I have told you the detailed instructions are great! you rock!!


  2. This is so adorable!! I love the smiling cupcake!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. This card is absolutely adorable! I love everything about it. Cuteness overload!

  4. This card is really beautiful & your work must be appreciated. You've done a great job. Keep sharing your work with us.
    Paint by Numbers Home

  5. Just as cute as can be. Great first year card I could just see the baby grabbing that cupcake for real


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