Friday, February 25, 2022

A Day of Surprises!

Spring is coming and I'm so ready to celebrate warm, sunny birthdays!  It's time for a new challenge and the Polkadoodles Design Team is rolling out some really cute spring birthday cards.  Click HERE to visit the Polkadoodles Challenge blog to see my teammates cards and also to enter your cards in the challenge.  

For my project card, I've selected Winnie Surprise Gift and Birthday Wishes Free Cupcake.

To make this multilayered card I started with Winnie image sized to about 3-1/2" tall and the Free Cupcake image about 1-1/2" tall (to the candle tip).  I printed both of those on Neenah cardstock and colored them using my Copic markers.  

The bold line on the free cupcake make it easy to cut out close to the image.   Using one of my nesting tag sets I used the smallest and the largest ones and die cut using navy cardstock.  I also die cut the image one size under the largest one.

I selected a 6" square card base turned with the top fold and covered the front with paper from the Polkadoodles Fresh Twist paper pack using the same navy cardstock as a 1/8" matting behind the orange floral piece.  

I secured the colored image to the largest navy tag, then punched a small hole in the top and added the coordinating fibers.  I added the cupcake to the smallest tag by securing it at the bottom and adding a foam dot at the top (behind the icing) to give the tag a little more dimension. 
Next it was just a matter of moving and tucking the two tags and the sentiment to see what fit where.  This step of course is always personal choice!  Once they were set to where I liked them I added glue here and there to keep them from moving.  All done and ready to be hand delivered to one of my crafting friends! 

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Addicted to Stamps ~ Challenge 423 ~ Birthdays 

Fab N Funky  ~ Challenge 545 ~ Birthdays 

Lil Red Wagon ~ Challenge 642 ~ Make It Stitched 

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge 92

 Pam’s Pearls


Copics: Hair: E12, E23, E25, Flower: Y17, Y15, Dress & Shoes: Y15, Y17, Y11, Gift: B24, B28, B29, Cupcake: Y11, Y15, Y19, R46, B24, Shadow: W3





  1. A gorgeous card Pam - nothing quite like a birthday full of fun and sweet surprises
    Stay safe

  2. A beautiful layered design, sweet and pretty focal image and lovely papers. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n' Funky.

  3. This is really cute, Pam. I love your stitched tag. Thanks so much for joining us over at Little Red Wagon this week!

  4. What a lovely birthday card ! Adorable image, great colouring and beautiful design. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at ATSM.