May 16, 2012

'Happy Birthday Denise' - Birthday Party Hop!


Welcome to Denise's birthday party hop!

This is the start of the hop so you are on the right track! :-)
Today (May 16) we are celebrating the birthday of one of the best stamp company owners out there: Denise Lynn of Whimsy Stamps! To show our appreciation for Denise's kindness, the Whimsy family and previous guest designers are holding a birthday party blog hop using some of the amazing Whimsy Stamps products that we have grown to love.  Thank you, Denise, for giving us the opportunity to represent a company with great products, wonderful customer service, and most of all, an owner who truly cares about its artists and designers.  You are the best! 



To show some appreciation to the Whimsy customers for helping us celebrate Denise's birthday, we are giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to Whimsy Stamps store.  Just hop along, leave a comment on the birthday blog posts by May 21, and a random winner from the comments left on participating blogs will be chosen to win the gift certificate.  The winner will be posted on the Whimsy Stamps blog on May 22.

For today's birthday hop I've created a card without any colored images....awwwww can you believe it and that from me...LOL Something just hit me and I wanted to create a clean & simple card with just a die cut and only a sentiment. But before showing my card I want to say:

Happy, Happy Birthday Denise!  Thanks for all you do and being the bestest boss in the stamping world!!! Enjoy your day! xxx

I used the Cupcake die from Whimsy's Shapeology collection. I ran it through my die cutting machine 3 times. First with a sand cardstock, then using a white glitter paper to resemble the topping and last but not least in red for the cherry. I cut off the white top part and adhered it to the base. The cherry was put on a little foam dot to make it pop off the card and give some dimension. The cherry stem is from a paper flower. A white organza ribbon was used to tie the cupcake to the card. (Of course I also glued the cupcake to the card!) And when I looked at my little cupcake I new something was missing....just didn't feel complete. So I added small brown rhinestones where usually the tiny wholes are. I thought to make it look like some chocolate sprinkles on the topping. The final touches were added rounding the left bottom corner and the small sentiment in the right bottom corner. Which BTW is from the Oval Snippets sentiment set.

And here is a closer look on the cupcake:

 I hope you liked my creation even if it was a little different from my usual style :)

This hop is rather large, so here's the hop order in case you get lost:

Thanks for joining us today!  Feel free to head over to Denise's blog to wish her a happy birthday :)

Luv 'n hugs,
Iris

53 comments:

  1. Just too sweet Iris!! Lovely use of the Die!

    Hugs,
    Patricia

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  2. Iris, love the yummy cupcake! Happy birthday Denise.

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  3. Oh love this Iris!
    Hugs Heidy

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  4. Love your card. I love using die-cuts too! Hugs
    Fiona xx

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  5. Iris your card is just too sweet! I really like it....I'm a new follower!!!!!

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  6. You've done such a fabulous job with this die design Iris! I'm so lucky to be working with such talent! I'm glad you like the cupcake tag!
    Hugs
    Tammy Louise

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  7. So beautiful! I love the simplicity and all the white! Not sure how you I got missed doing the blog hop, didn't see any info about it at all!

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  8. This card is fabulous! I love the clean and simple look of it. Long story short I lost all of my craft supplies a couple years ago so I am just now collecting again. I don't have much on hand so to see such wonderful inspiration with very little supplies is so awesome. Thank you!

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  9. Scrummy card and Happy Birthday Denise. Off hopping! Jane x

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  10. This is amazing, Iris!! Clean and simple is extremely hard to do well, and you have knocked it out of the park! I need this die now! :)) Stunning, super work! xx

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  11. A tasteful lovely card! Hugs, Ankie

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  12. What a gorgeous card Iris.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  13. Great birthday card. Love the lay out.
    Hugs Aartje

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  14. Gorgeous card. Love the clean and simple look x

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  15. Thank you Iris!! Love your simply sweet and fantastic card. Thank you for the birthday wishes! Hugs!

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  16. Love the simplicity of your card. Looks great.

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  17. Fabulous card! So pretty and fun all at the same time!

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  18. That cupcake loooks so very yummy!

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  19. Saw the hop on Pop's blog so stopped in to start it properly, love your sweet card, fab cupcake and love the colour scheme.
    Sandy

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  20. This is so adorable. Happy Birthday Denise.

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  21. Oh yum - what a scrumptious card!

    missstamper (at) yahoo.com

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  22. Sweet and simple...gorgeous card..
    Love how you used the die..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  23. Lovely yummy card.

    Rita D x

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  24. Love your cupcake card for Denise! Saw the blog hop on Pop's blog so thought I'd try and do the right thing and follow it from the start - that way I also get to drool over some more lovely cards as well!!

    Fireflies & Cats in the Garden

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  25. Hi Iris,

    a very sweet cupcake card!

    Hugs Petsy

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  26. Happy birthday Denise.
    Loving your card.
    Hugs
    Decsnan x

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  27. Wonderful card - love all your details. Habby Birthday to Denise.

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  28. Great card and die. Wonderful.

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  29. Fab card, that cupcake looks good enough to eat! xx

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  30. Anyone would love to receive this card. just beautiful xx

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  31. This is lovely Iris what a yummy cake well done fabulous card Hugs Elaine

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  32. Great Card. You made it look delicious!

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  33. LIKE HOW YOU USE THE RIBBON ON YOUR CARD.

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  34. Sometimes less is more..this is a really great card you have made.
    Jane x

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  35. Iris; I LOVE YOUR CARD, YOU SAY SIMPLE BUT I SAY GEORGEOUS!

    Hugs;
    Shari

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  36. Love this - different from the ones I usually see you make - just so crafty.

    Monica

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  37. Yum! Love the blinged out cupcake!!! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  38. Lovely card Iris love the cupcake die it's so versatile and I love the simplicity of your card which makes the cupcake just stand out beautifully and of course a bit of bling is always a good thing :)
    Hugs Mandy xxx

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  39. Loving the sparkly frosting!

    Happy Birthday to Denise!

    Hugs;
    Janette

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  40. Great. Now I NEED the cupcake die lol!! This is adorable, simply sweet!!!
    hugs, stephanne

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  41. I love dies and this cupcake die is so cute. Your card is just perfect, love it.
    Hugs
    Lottie x

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  42. Fab CAS card Iris - love the simplicity just wonderful!

    Happy Birthday Denise!

    Toodle Pip

    Hazel xx

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  43. Aw! How sweet to have a birthday hop! Great birthday. Ard!

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