Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hello Cupcake Release Party!

Happy Wednesday to you!

I'm thrilled today to share some of my newest projects for Imaginisce with you!  We are releasing a brand new birthday line called "Hello Cupcake".  It's not just for birthdays, although I will let you see that for yourself in a bit.

My first project is a door hanger that we can put on the special birthday person's door in the house!  I thought this would be very fun and get the kids excited and involved in celebrating other's birthdays.  (Like cake, ice cream and presents don't do that well enough!)  The hanger is from K and Co.

A few details:
I created an accordion flower here, layered it with a Cheery Lynn 
doily die and then added a chipboard sentiment on top.  
The orange striped ribbon is May Arts.

My next project is a layout of my Brother and Nephew:

I loved these photos that I took of them during our son's 3rd birthday party.  Although this is not my Nephew's birthday celebration, it is about celebrating spending Father and Son time together.  It probably doesn't hurt that we were at Chuck E. Cheese either.  Ha!

I cut the green strip of scalloped paper with my fringe scissors.  To this, I have added a bit of festive ric-rak and a little flourish courtesy of an MFT die.  I did not overly embellish this page, but did add texture by sewing and layering.  Of course, the sticker stacker's do a fantastic job of adding the right oomph to any page too!  *Sigh!*  I  just love those things!!!

I've left the journaling spots so my brother can help complete it.  My hope is to create several more pages so my Nephew will have a book next year of his special moments.  : )

My final project:  A Birthday Hat Card with Cardholder:

Here it is opened:

My project inspiration came from this tutorial on Split Coast for a 
"beanie cap" card by CaffeineGirl13 (Thank you!) 
I simply modified the design a bit to become a pointed party hat.  
I used a few Imaginisce flowers and some baker's twine for the tassel.
I thought it would be fun to use an i-top brad daddy to hinge the hat and some of our cute Imaginisce flowers were used as the tassel for the hat.  Be sure to watch the video for a really cute tassel idea using the i-Top punch!!!

  1. Cut triangle portion of your paper, bottom section length of 5"wide x 5.5" high.
  2. I cut mine as a rectangle, then marked my 2.5" center point and cut my side angles to that center point.
  3. Cut one more triangle for your back, same size.  (I cut a third and sewed it as a 2nd piece to my cover, but that's optional.)
  4. Cut 2 pieces of paper 1.25" x 6.25" for the bottom trim for the hat.
  5. Cut a 5" diameter circle.  I used a Spellbinders Grand die for this. 
  6. Trim 2" off one end of the circle and fold up approximately 1" to create your card holder.
  7. Place adhesive on the back of the flat portion of your circle and adhere to your triangle back.
  8. Adhere the back trim piece of 1.25' x 6.25" paper on center and to the back of your hat.
  9. Cut a scallop piece of trim and stitch around your bottom trim for the front of the hat.
  10. Create a coordinating 16mm brad daddy with your i-top.
  11. Attach triangle front to trim front using your brad daddy.  It's attached about 1/4" down.  Add a bow using baker's twine around the brad
  12. Run your strong holding adhesive along the left, bottom and right sides only to allow your hat to open and close to reveal your gift card.
  13. Add a sentiment sticker as desired.
  14. Embellish the top of your hat with flowers, and twine to finish your design!
That's it for me today, I hope that you've enjoyed my projects!  

Please make sure you stop on over to the Imaginisce blog today to check out all of the other amazing inspiration from our designers and leave a comment!!!  Some very lucky person will be able to win their own collection of Happy Cupcake!  It might just be YOU!

Have a super scrappity day!
~ Rhonda


katieo said...

I love the gift card holder you made such a creative way to swing it open

Karen Diebolt said...

Great job on all your projects. How special the birthday person would feel having the door hanger on their bedroom door.

Diana Fisher said...

I love the idea of the door knob hanger. I think I may make one for my son't birthday next week. Surprise him with it on his door when he wakes up. :)

Liz said...

I love the door hanger Kids will especially feel special in the am with this on their door Great ideas and wonderful projects this line is so so amazing.. I have to get my hands on it.