Sunday, May 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Daughter!

I can't believe it.

I no longer am the mom of a "Teenager" -- my baby turned 20 on Saturday!

Because this is an extra-special event, I wanted to make an extra-special card for her.

I started out by finding a tutorial for a "cake" card here (hit their Translator button when you arrive):

Cake Cards Tutorial

And got to work. First I chose the image -- I can't believe this is the first time I have inked up my Tilda with Wedding Gifts stamp! She is so cute for birthday cards too!

Next, the papers. I was so lucky to find some great Bo Bunny (my fav!) paper that was PERFECT for the cake top. It had a circular design that I simply cut out and "frosted" with Scribbles 3D white fabric paint. As a matter of fact ALL the patterned paper on the card are from Bo Bunny's "Sophie" line. Some really old embossed paper I got from Michaels back in 2006 called Vine Cream was used to create the easel card base and the cake itself. 

The side of the cake is decorated with Martha Stewart's Double Loops edge punch. I also glued some Recollections flowers to the sides, attached the cake to a Wilton doily and finished off the bottom edge of the cake with more 3D white paint to mimic frosting. Other supplies used on the card include Michaels satin ribbon coloured with Copic BG49, ColorBox inks, Martha Stewart Fern punch, Recollections floral spikes, and Diamond and Milled Lavender Stickles on the prezzies.

When folded up, the candle is slid into the "gift" beside the cake -- since there was only one, I didn't include a candle box as shown in the original tutorial; instead I rolled up daughter's monetary gift and wrapped it with ribbon and tag topped off with a bow.

Since this card is quite bulky, I made a box from white cardstock. The measurements of my card is 6" X 6.5", so I cut two pieces of 8.5" X 11" paper: one 8.5" X 8" and a second slightly larger for the top: 8.5" X 8 1/8". After scoring 1" on every side, folding, cutting and adding ScorTape to the flaps, viola! I have a box to transport the whole shebang without scrunching it up!

Here are the Copic colours used for Tilda:

BG45, BG49, C0, C1, C2, C3, C5, C6, E0000, E01, E02, E30, E35, E37, RV11, RV14, RV93, RV95, RV99, Y11 and Y21

I hope she likes it -- er, for more than the rolled up gift, that is ;)


  1. Oh Maureen, this is so beautiful and such a special symbol of love for your daughter! I love everything about it! I am really loving all these birthday cake cards and will probably have to break down and make one sometime soon. thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration! It's beautiful and there's no doubt your daughter will treasure it forever!
    hugs, Sharon

  2. Awwww...but she'll always be your baby!
    This is so sweet and Tilda is colored so beautifully!
    Rene :D

  3. Such a beautiful card!! Hard to see our kids grow up.....but our love for them and our pride in who they have become replaces those sad feelings! : )

  4. Maureen, I'd love to be your daughter for a day! I'll even pretend to be a teenager again (no mental stretch for me). This card is just delightful. I hope she appreciates this labor of love.
    Sue S.

  5. Gorgeous Maureen! Love the layered elements to the card and that cake is magnificent! I'm sure your daughter will treasure this for a long time! A Very Happy Birthday to her and yep our kids grow fast don't they? My daughter will be a 10th grader and driving---SCARES me badly, LOL! And my baby will be an 8th grader--always my baby even if he towers over me ;)


  6. I love this card. I love cake cards in general but really love you cake!

  7. Simply adorable!!! Great job!!!!

  8. Absolutely beautiful!!
    Awesome work, Maureen.
    I am sure your daughter will cherish it forever :o)
    Hugs, Candy

  9. Maureen, this is gorgeous. Everytime I see one of this cake card, I tell my self that’s next on my list, but I keep putting it off…LOL. Adorable Tilda and she’s beautifully coloured. Love the layout and the beautiful DP’s. You did a terrific job on this card. Love it. And your daughter will too!!!

  10. What a gorgeous masterpiece!! I love your cake design and your coloring is fabulous!! I'm sure your daughter will be treasuring this!! ;)

  11. Beautiful job Maureen! You've done an excellent job on this Birthday Cake card and I love that you used rolled up money instead of a box of candles! Your cake looks fabulous nestled on the doily. The layered elements are so pretty...I'm sure your daughter was thrilled with this gorgeous art work...hugs...Barb

  12. This is absolutely GORGEOUS, Maureen.
    It is indeed a very special and extraordinary birthday card...I know your daughter will treasure it!

  13. Hello Maureen, from winnipeg! Believe me my sons are 22 & 25 and they are still may babies!!!! tall babies, bearded babies that is, but still my babies!!!!!!! And it is fun. Your card is very special, soooo WONDERFUL. Your daughter will certainly keep it for long.
    Danielle from MOntreal.

  14. Gorgeous cake card Maureen. You even made a unique box for it is lovely :o)

  15. Wonderful card Maureen! Terrific idea for the candle too! I'm sure your daughter loved it, you did such a beautiful job!


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