I am really loving doing Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenges on My Creative Time! It really gets my creative juices flowing and gets me thinking of things that I normally wouldn't. Honestly, I had not used my Wild Card cartridge until now. When I started thinking about my favorite holidays, of course I thought of Christmas and Halloween, but what was foremost in my mind were birthdays. It's the one day that we get to have as our own special day. I always let my kiddos pick what they would like for me to cook them for dinner. When they were little, I loved planning their parties. The goodie bags, the decorations, everything.... One year the boys wanted Pokemon and, of course, we could not find that stuff anywhere, so I made EVERYTHING by hand!! So fun, but so time consuming. Of course, to me, there is nothing more special than a little one's very first birthday! What a sweet and wonderful time for celebration. My very precious friend, Amy, has a sweet baby girl named Elizabeth. She will be celebrating her first birthday in a couple of weeks and I said that I would love to help with the invitations. Amy has chosen a cupcake theme for the party, and the colors hot pink and lime green . What's not to love about that? I knew that I wanted to do the invitations like the flower pot cards that I've seen everywhere, but had not found a cupcake image that I was over the moon for, until I got out my Wild Card cartridge for this challenge.
I used the cupcake icon on page 61 of the handbook and designed the card on my Gypsy. I hid all of the cuts on the wrapper using the hide contour feature. I also used the real dial feature since I was cutting the icon. I cut the wrappers at 3.5 height and 5.0 width and the frosting at 3.0 height and 5.5 width. I used Recollections cardstock in South Beach. I embossed my frosting with Cuttlebug's D'vine Swirl and the wrapper with Spots and Dots. I used Diamond Stickles on the frosting and some Michael's ribbon on the wrapper. The candle is a Sizzix Originals die that I used Stickles on as well. The insert to the invitation was cut at 3x4.5 and glued to the frosting with a Zig pen. I think this turned out pretty cute and I hope Amy loves it!