Saturday, September 5, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #22












Happy Labor Day Weekend!
How yummy do those cupcakes look?!?!? They reminded me of my favorite--devil's food cake with cream cheese frosting. As soon as I saw them, I was inspired to make Wolfgang's birthday card (he loves trains). Now, as his birthday isn't until October 2, I have to tell him not to look on my blog!
This card is a variation on the spinner card. Rather than the train spinning, it slides back and forth. Is this called a slider card? I really don't know. The card base is a white-speckled, black card stock cut at 10 x 7 (finished card is 5 x 7), layered with a cranberry card stock cut at 4 3/4 x 6 3/4. In order to make the train slide rather than spin, it is mounted on double pennies on the front and back of the train. I downloaded a 'Railroad Font' to create the Happy Birthday. Neat looking, isn't it?
I layered the inside of the card with a piece of 'U.S. map' scrapbook paper. The pop-up train is a MS border punch.
I made a Ghirardelli box to go along with it.
So, what do you think?
Lisa
p.s. Don't forget to check out Rachel's blog. You have until 9:00 PM MT tonight to participate in this week's challenge. And, tomorrow there will be a new yummy inspiration posted!




12 comments:

Sharon said...

Oh Lisa this is am awesome card!! WOW!! I am speechless. You REALLY outdid yourself!! Spectacular!! He will love it!!

Ida P. Krause said...

This is wonderful.

Rachel Hope said...

WOW! What a wonderful card!!! He will Love it!!! Thanks for playing along!

Tammy Hershberger said...

What a great design! That train is so neat... such great detail and I love how you did the sentiment just like it's on the tracks! Thanks for joining us for the Cupcake challenge!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

oh my that cupcake looks yummy and your card is totally amazing...wow!

enjoy *~*

Beth said...

OMG Lisa this is awesome what an adorable card love every detail and that train wow TFS

Carolyn King said...

akkkkkkkkkkkk. LOVE it...this is beautiful and love the movement!

Randi said...

Great card!! Very cool idea!

Curt in Carmel said...

This is so AWESOME! I love how you tied the whole theme together. The sentiment is really neat looking. My Partner's birthday is also October 2nd. Hope all is well! Best, Curt

inkpaperstamps said...

LOL, this engine card is adorable--hope it's pulling a full load of cupcakes for the birthday boy. . . .

Debby said...

Perfection!

SmilynStef said...

My friend's little boy would adore this card ... love all of the fabulous train-themed details.