Monday, August 18, 2008

Maddox is Turning Two!

I can't believe it myself... just yesterday he was trying to walk. But our little guy will be two this Sunday! You may know that there is a 7 year gap between our second son and baby Maddox (he was planned, I assure you!), so having a little one around again has been both a challenge AND a true joy! He's an easy kid... and just the cutest darn thing.

I knew I wanted to do a cupcake invitation for him, because I'm dying to use the new Simple Birthday Thanks stamp after the party! (I like my invitations and thank you's to coordinate). And I WANTED to use the new Crazy for Cupcakes set for the invitation, but I'm still waiting on Mr. Brown to bring it to me! So, I had to use another fun cupcake found in Big Bold Birthday. I am pleased with how it turned out - I wanted green and blue, and that's what I got!

No real tricks here - other than stamping the cupcake base and the candles onto the Whisper White first (with some blank space between), and then cut the icing out separately and added it with Dimensionals. I also glitzed the icing up a bit with a Glue Pen and some Dazzling Diamonds. Full recipe is below.

I'll share a photo of our sweet baby Maddox after his party on Sunday... just cuz I like to show him off a bit! :)

Stamp Sets: Big Bold Birthday, Family Phrases
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Old Olive
Cardstock: Brilliant Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie narrow grosgrain ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds
Tools: Key Tag punch, Two Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals


Lisa H. said...

what a nice, simple and Oh so eye-pleasing card! love the bright colors and that cupcake is yum-o!

Michelle said...

These birthday party invites are darling, Michele!

Our children are such a great blessing, and they do grow up way too fast! Happy Birthday Maddox!!