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I'm dreaming of Cupcakes.... and being on time

As a card maker, I should always have a card ready and mail it out in a timely fashion. You would think... Anyhow, the truth of the matter is, even though I am a Type A personality and hate to be late for anything, somehow I am almost always late getting cards into the mail. I don't know why. That's just the way it is. May be I'll add this to my New Year's resolution list next year... Lose 20 pounds, exercise more, drink more water, and mail cards on time....

So today is my friend, Joy's, birthday. Believe it or not, I actually got her birthday card to her on time. Early in fact... Some how I had her birthday on the wrong date on my calendar. Two weeks early.... On her "birthday" or so I thought, I popped on Facebook and left her a cheery little birthday message. Needless to say, confusion ensued. On the good side, I gave us all a laugh, we decided to celebrate her birthday month instead of day, and I got my card to her on time.





Here is a look at her card. This is my first effort at a collage type card. I was inspired by the card Amy Sheffer posted here. The photo really doesn't do it justice. Don't cards almost always look better IRL?

Thank you for stopping by and reading all my babble today. Happy Birthday Joy!





Supplies:
  • Stamps: Birthday Cupcake by Meljen's Designs, Ticket Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs (Both available on Whimsy Stamps)
  • Papers & CS: PaperTrey kraft cs, Neenah Crest solar white cs, PaperStudios black cs, Close To My Heart Sweetheart DP
  • Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black & Rhubarb Stalk
  • Tools: Stampin' Up edge punch, Sewing machine, Big Shot, Seeing Spots embossing folder, Copic markers, sponges
  • Embellishments: Glossy Accents, Stickles Cotton Candy , Twinery Charcoal bakers twine, Bazzill Basics black sheer dot ribbon, Jenni Bowlin button, Starbucks coffee sleeve (to make heart), Close To My Heart pearl paint, Sakura stardust gellyroll pen, misc gemstones & rick rack

Challenges:

Comments

Karin said…
Gosh, for your first effort this sure turned out great! I love all the different bits and pieces you added and the Meljen's cupcake is way cute :) And listen, I once sent a birthday card to someone in June. Their birthday is in October...DOH!
Tammy said…
This is gorgeous Cheryl! I love all of the layers and embellishments!! Fantastic collage!
Posh Cat Crafts said…
Wow gorgeous card, loved reading your post gave me a giggle as I'm very much the same it the way of getting cards out on time. I might try that next year and put everyone's birthday's a week early. Lol
Thank you for sharing with us at Alphabet this week
hugs
Tamara Posh Cat Crafts!
Tracy V. said…
So cute! Love the collage look. I too NEVER get cards out on time..sometimes I don't even get them out. Also if I run out of time...and just send a bought card I have certain ppl that get a little peeved!! haha
Tracy V
Shirl said…
Lucky Joy this card is stunning - love the colours.
Hugs Shirley x x
1CardCreator said…
I'm sure she loves it Cheryl, it is gorgeous!
Wow - great job for your first collage card. I'm not sure I knew they had a name, but it's quite pretty!!!
I love the cupcake coming outta the square! And that heart - so neat!!!

How funny about messing up the dates - but - I'm sure she appreciated your card whether it was on time, early or late :)
Have a great night!
Maria
Great card! Love the collage type feel and the tag. What a fun image of the cupcake. I am so glad I am not the only one who is late getting cards out and then, shhh, I sometimes need to buy one....:(
Marlene said…
Gorgeous collage card! And you know - I'm the same way - terrible, just TERRIBLE at getting cards out on time!
Kathy said…
Adorable. Really like the collage style. Too funny that it was on time by accident (it still counts, though). I'm always late with cards, too, and I feel bad since I make them, lol! Bet your friend loved this!
isewquilts2 said…
and am I offically a celebrity now?
LOL

Joy
Christiana said…
So pretty, Cheryl! She'll love it. I adore that button!
Mandy said…
Hi Cheryl,
Stunning love all the layers,texture and the cupcake is sweet...Seems we are the same hate being late but a phobia for the mail box,I'm always at least a day late with cards,not as bad as a friend of mine who for years has given me my birthday card and pressie 6 days late as she thought it was my birthday,it was infact another friends so we have just swapped it means she gets her's early and I get another card and pressie,works for us...lol...
Mandy x
Ren-Yi said…
well - better early, on time, or later than never ;) that's my policy! i suffer of the same Type A but late w/ cards symptom! but what a fabulous card. scrappy looks good and maybe your new go-to style :)
Linda McClain said…
Cupcakes!? Yum! You do know our current challenge at Catered Crop includes cupcakes - oh and mixing patterned papers. Hope you'll come play with us - your card looks delicious.
Anne Marie said…
I'm SO happy it's not just me that can't ever seem to get things mailed on time! LOL! Beautiful mix of papers and that fabby cupcake image! All of the patterns and textures look awesome...way to go for getting it there o time. even if it was a mistake. Haha! Hugs! :)
* Shaz * said…
Beautiful card thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge this week.
The Crafty Den said…
Hi Cheryl, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and papers you've used. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x
Catherine said…
Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week with such a gorgeous card ! I love your embellishments !
Peggy said…
This card is beautiful! I love the layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.
ok ok, i know i said it b4 but this really is my favorite card..yet..i love all the layers & textures! love it!
jonim52 said…
Adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Victorine Originals.
gottahavemoxie said…
I absolutely love this card. I've been trying to incorporate collage into more of my layouts, but never thought to do it on a card. Very cute.
kadie said…
This is SUPER CUTE!! I really love all the elements, they fit so perfectly together!
Suzy said…
Love all the elements on this card - the tag, the corrugated heart, the stitching! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Variety :) Come back next week for our BLOG HOP! :)
Very pretty card! I love the corrugated heart and all the details! Awesome job!

Thank you for participating in this week's FBD Ribbon/Bows challenge!
Gina said…
LOVE this card!! I love all the different layers of color and patterns. Love it!!
Heather said…
this card is just chock full of yummy goodness!!! I love these colors and layers and all the beautiful textures.

Thanks for playing along with is at Freshly Brewed Challenges ribbons and bows challenge.
Hope to see you at the hop on March 1

HUGS
Heather
Anita said…
This is so pretty Cheryl. You've done an excellent job on this collage card.
Yara said…
This is so beautiful! Love the distressed colors and layering. Glad that you shared it with us at The Paper Variety!
Glenda J said…
Love the sketch on this! Great collage! Thanks for playing along with my pink challenge!
~jan said…
What a gorgeous card-so full of lovely texture! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Vareity!
Linda McClain said…
Oh, cute, cute cute. I love all the layers, elements, textures . . . Somehow I think your friend won't mind when she gets this - early, late, whatever. Thank you for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.
Rachel Hope said…
Oh Yum!! Delicious! Thanks for playing along at Catered Crop!
Shannon said…
Fabulous card! Thank you for participating in our challenge at TPV!
HappyCrafter said…
What an absolutely wonderful birthday card!! I really like the collage effect and how feminine it is too. As for card makers getting cards out on time, I don't find that works for me either LOL!

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