Saturday, January 19, 2013

It's Your Birthday

Welcome to our January Art Philosophy Blog Hop! We are starting a new year of blog hops for you all featuring Close to My Heart's exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  The Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge is available exclusively through a Close to My Heart consultant.

This month we are featuring a "birthday" theme for you.  In this hop, you will see projects featuring this versatile cartridge from many talented crafty ladies!  Enjoy our blog hop!  

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create.   If you came from Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create then you are in the right place!

For my project today I decided I really wanted to make some cute little cupcake earrings for my cousin as a late birthday present (though I might just hang on to them instead for her daughters first birthday as a congrats on making it through the first year present). She absolutely loves cupcakes and even decorated her daughters bedroom in them (which is why I'm really contemplating saving them for that instead).

Before I show you the pictures though I have to tell you that they aren''t 100% completed as I realized at the very last minute as I was about to put them on the earring hooks to take a photo that I am all out of earring hooks!! GASP... I know. :( So... instead I put them on a few jump rings so you could see how they "will" hang and hopefully you can just imagine them hanging from earring hooks in someones ear. I will be changing the colour of these jump rings to match the colour of the cupcakes better too. :)

I cut these using the cupcake shape on page 70 at 2 1/2" from shrink plastic. I them used mushroom and mountain rose alcohol ink to colour them and then took my alcohol marker blender to draw some swirls through the icing and some lines on the bottom. Hole punched them where I wanted the hook to go and then shrunk them down. They are now approximately 1'. I put a bit of glitter gel on the cupcake icing and a sealer all over (liquid glass works perfect for this but I just sprayed them to save time).

Your next stop on our birthday hop is Jennifer over at 4 Hearts Scrapbooking.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create 
  2. Darla ~ Caution: Stamping is Contagious 
  3. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
  4. Priscilla ~ Priscilla's Paperie 
  5. Kindred Hearts ~ It Makes Total Cents 
  6. Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts
  7. Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper 
  8. Traci ~ Paper Crafting 101

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you.


  1. So cute, you will have to show me how to do this!

  2. Sweet idea. I haven't tried cutting shrink plastic. Do you have to use a special blade or multi cut to get through it? I want to try it:) Thanks for giving me inspiration.

  3. Charming earrings, Thanks for sharing

  4. Darling earrings! Love the sparkle!

  5. Those are so neat! Great idea, I am sure she loved them!

  6. those charms are adorable! I have not used shrink plastic in ages! well done!


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