Sunday, February 26, 2012

Birthday Ensemble

Hi Everyone, hope you are enjoying your Sunday.

Today, I have a Birthday Ensemble to share with you...a Memory Board, Birthday card and yes, Cupcakes and they all utilized various Stampin' Up! products.  Oh what fun I had!

We celebrated a friend's birthday today and her favorite flowers are pink roses, hence the rose theme in her Memory Board and Card.

First off is the Memory Board

Paper: Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake Neutrals DSP Stack
Ink: Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Big Shot, Paper Doily Die, Bird Builder punch, Fancy Flower Punch, , Spring Time Vintage Fabric,  Whisper White 5/8” Satin Ribbon,  Not Quite Navy 1-1/4” Grosgrain Ribbon, Cork, Hat Pins.  

Non-Stampin’ Up! -  White Foam Board, Batting, Decorative Tack Pins, Hot Glue Gun, White Poster Board

Next is the card

Stamps: Elementary Elegance Stamp Set  (2012 Sale-a-Bration), Fifth Avenue Floral(w-113734  $29.95 p. 110, 2011/2012 IB&C), 
Paper: Regal Rose, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Subtles DSP Stack
Ink: Rose Red, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Big Shot, Paper Doily Die, Manhattan Rose Embossing Folder, Pearls, Punches: Blossoms, Markers – Regal Rose, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette  Regal Rose Seam Binding Ribbon, Vellum, Versa Mark, White Embossing Powder, Rosette, Pearl, Blushing Bride Mooch Spritz

The Manhattan Flower that is embossed on the Crumb Cake card stock is sponged with with Crumb Cake ink to highlight the design.  The vellum card stock is stamped with Versa-mark and embossed with White Embossing Powder.  Turn the velum over and colour using markers.  This gives a stained-glass effect to the flower.  The flower is fussy cut and then attached to Rose Red card stock.  The rose leaves are punched from Pear Pizzazz card stock with the Blossom punch from the Occasion Mini catalogue.  Don't miss out on any of these wonderful products, because after April 30, 2012, some may be gone forever.

Finally, the FINALE
The cupcakes were decorated by incorporating the Outlined Expressions stamp set that is currently available FREE with a $60.00 order.  Check out the products that are available with SALE-A-BRATION until March 31, 2012. 

Stamps: Outlined Occasions Stamp Set  (2012 Sale-a-Bration), Fifth Avenue Floral(w-113734  $29.95 p. 110, 2011/2012 IB&C
Accessories: Big Shot, Paper Doily Die, Cake Fondant, Gel Colours for Icing, Aqua Brush, Vodka, Gold Waffle Paper, Red Velvet Cupcakes

Rubber Stamping meets the Baking World.
I had a great time making the decorations for these cupcakes. If you like to bake and stamp, you can now do these 2 things at the same time.

Deb Valder has an excellent video on how this is done.

So there you have it...the Birthday Ensemble

Until next time.....



  1. Karen - this is the most loveliest birthday set I've seen lately - job well done!

  2. Wonderful! Love the memory board and that beautiful card - and the cupcakes just look TOO yummy!

  3. Absolutely stunning, Karen! The memory board is a wonderful idea! I am sure your friend loved it all! Awesome!

  4. Lovely creations today! The cupcakes look especially yummy!

  5. Karen, your board is gorgeous as well as your card and those cupcakes look delicious!

  6. Wow Karen you definitely had your friends birthday covered with this beautiful ensemble. The stand out for me is your beautiful card with the doiley and resin rosette and the pretty coloured seam binding. I am sure your friend felt spoilt rotten and loved it all!

  7. OH wow! I LOVE that fabric on the memory board! what a great ensemble!

  8. Beautiful memory board, really pretty card and yummy cupcakes! I bet your friend loved all of it.

  9. What a wonderful birthday treat for your friend, Karen. I bet she was totally delighted.

  10. I love this stunning rose from Fifth Avenue Floral!! What a gorgeous card, Karen!!

  11. What a great gift! I absolutely love how you stamped onto the fondant for that cupcake! That is such a great idea!!

  12. Karen what a FABULOUS ensemble. The rose patterns on the card and memory board are gorgeous and your friend will LOVE this... now about those cupcake! How stinkin cute! Now I'm off to watch the video... Hugs.

  13. Wow, what an incredible set of gifts from top to bottom! Superb and wonderfully created!


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