Friday, January 28, 2011

Birthday Card gift set

Are you on Facebook?? I am a total addict. I love re-connecting with old friends and new friends and staying in touch with my sister. Yes, sometimes I spend too much time on it but I can't help myself. I love it. We watched The Social Network this week and it was very interesting. I recommend it!

So...a while ago on Facebook people started a Pay It Forward thing. You would post on your wall that the next 5 people to comment would get a homeade item from you. The people who commented would have to post on their wall to send homeade items to 5 people..etc...etc. I love to make 'stuff' so I was excited for people to sign up. I was thinking I was going to make edible goodies for everyone, but some of my girlfriends are trying to eat healthier. So sweet treats was out. But...what about sweet treats made out of paper???


I used my PSA Essentials Whimsy Cakes stamps for the cupcakes. They are so cute, 8 cupcakes stamps and they are all different! I made 6 cards and here are the cupcakes I used...


I tried coloring the images again and had varying levels of success. Just don't look too closely, ha ha!! And what's a set of cards without something to put them in? I pulled out the Captured Card case template from Papertrey Ink and made a matching card box.


I am loving my Martha Stewart border punch I got on sale!!


All together now...


I am really happy with how this set turned out. I used some Bella Blvd scraps I had on my table (loved those Hello Beautiful papers, could not throw away one scrap!), felt great to use scraps. Here are all the cards in the box and there was enough room for envelopes too!


Happy Friday everyone! I am super excited for the weekend. I have a long run planned and this weekend will mark my first official weekend of marathon training. I hope to talk a little bit about that on Monday. Have a great weekend!!

17 comments:

Cheryl said...

Great cards! I like the color scheme and that little hint of PP. The box turned out cute, too. I'm sure your friend will love this gift.

ashjoy said...

What a great gift. Love the box, so cute.

patti west said...

Love this set, Mara!!! The box is so cute - I just spent the last hour at Papertrey Ink! LOL! I had never been to that site before. Anyway, your cards are sweet!! :)

Cecelia said...

Hello Mara;0) Great gift set and I love the game idea. I am on FB too and I love it because all my family lives in Kansas and Texas so it is a great way for me to stay in touch and for them to see my kids. Especially for my parents;0) What marathon are you running? I am participating in the Super Bowl in Redondo Beach next Sunday. I have been training for a couple months now and I cannot wait! Hope you are having a great weekend;)

Hugs x
Cecelia B

Joni Kix said...

What adorable cupcake stamps, and a GREAT card set! Have a good LOOOONG run! I'm starting to taper off... Surf City is next weekend!

Michelle H. said...

Love your cards they are all so pretty!
Adorable cake stamp and loved the stamped title too!
All the best with your taining this weekend!
Hugs!

Deanna - The Unnatural Mother said...

This is adorable!! I was huge stamping up girl...and than the kids came, I have to get back into it, I loved it!!! You are certainly motivating me!

Monique said...

Such a cute set Mara! Love the pretty flower pp and cute cupcake.. Have a good run and look for me on FB I would love to have you as a friend :)!!

mustangkayla said...

How cool is that? Love that idea! Fantastic card set and box! Lovely work! :-)

Belinda said...

So cool! Love the idea! The set is adorable and the box is just perfect!

VanessaB said...

Wish I had made your top 5. love these and the cute box they are being stored in. love all those PSA stamps you've been using. I have one gift done, and working on the 2nd... but we have all year. ;)

Rebecca said...

Such cute cards! And in that box they make a perfect handmade gift! I am going to check out the Papertrey template--that looks so fabulous

Sue said...

Mara, I love this set of cupcake cards, so darling! The box is the "icing on the cake"!

Julia Aston said...

What a great set of cards Mara! and I LOVE the box you created to hold them!

Elizabeth said...

This is an amazing gift!!!
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IamDerby said...

Oh what a great gift set, I too am addicted to facebook.

melody said...

totally wuv this card set ~ yummy stuff chickie!