02 November 2020

Cupcake Dreams Birthday Card


When you have a large family full of nieces, you tend to make a lot of sweet, girly cards. I dubbed this one Cupcake Dreams because of the paper I used in designing it. Although, this one is full of surprises, as my niece will discover when she opens it. 

My base card is A2 (4.25" x 5.5") and features Lawn Fawn's Magic Iris, a new die I just added to my collection. I am already in love with this die. It is fun, interactive, and easy to put together. There are so many creative possibilities. So what exactly does this die do? Scroll down to find out. 

Okay, so you are a smart cookie and probably already figured it out when you saw the shutter and the tab. But seriously, isn't this adorable? It's no wonder that it is currently sold out on Lawn Fawn's website. 

The Greeting Farm offers some of the cutest stamps. It is definitely one of my go-to places to shop when looking for digital stamps. This one is Cupcake Anya, which is entirely appropriate for my theme. 

Since I was focusing my attention on learning the mechanics of putting together the die, I decided to keep the background neutral and make the focal point the iris itself. To that end, I chose a birthday embossing folder by Darice. 

If the outside of the card is subdued, the inside is the polar opposite. It is bright and festive. 

The single sheet cardstock I purchased from Joann's had the wording Birthday Wishes and Cupcake Dreams, so I decided to use that as my sentiment. I printed it using two fonts:  Paper Daisy and Sweetie Pie. Both fonts were downloaded from

The cupcake is a Cricut Access element. I changed the color scheme to match the cupcakes on the cardstock. To finish it off, I added some gems to represent the sprinkles. 

I genuinely look forward to working with this die. I already have another design in mind, and I can't wait to get started! How about you? Have you made a magic iris card? If so, leave me a link in the comment section. I would love to see your design! 

Happy crafting, everyone. I will see you next week!   

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