Happy Birthday Card | Cupcake Inspiration Challenge 396

Hello crafty friends! Today I'm excited to share that Newton's Nook is this week's sponsor for a fun (new to me) challenge blog called Cupcake Inspirations. I'm playing along as one of the Guest Sweeties using Newton's Nook new stamp and die set called Newton Loves Cake!

Happy Birthday Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Newton Eats Cake Stamp and Die Set

Here is this week's cupcake inspiration image. As you can see, cats, pink and chocolate had to be included in my design! And even though you don't need to include a cupcake in the card design, I couldn't resist using the image of Newton with a cupcake!

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge 396

I stamped the image with Versafine Black Onyz and colored in the image using Prismacolor Colored Pencils. I used Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze Pens to color the sprinkles on the cupcake.

To create the background behind Newton, I used Distress Ink in Mowed Grass and Spun Sugar. I have included a complete supply list below for those of you interested in what products I used to create my card.

I sure hope you'll play along with us! I can't wait to see what you create!

Patterned Paper: My Favorite Things
Cardstock: American Crafts (Blue), Darice (White)
Sequins: Darice
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Distress Ink Mowed Lawn and Spun Sugar
Ink Blending Tool: Ranger 
Pens: Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze Pens


  1. Absolutely adorable! I just want to stick my finger in the frosting. It looks so real! Can't wait to participate in the challenge!

  2. Aww! I love your card, Juliana! Super cute!

  3. Juliana, your cupcake-hugging Newton is absolutely delightful; I'm smiling really loud in seeing this gem! Chocolate icing: yum! Thank you so much for joining us as a Guest Sweetie for this challenge!

  4. Darling image with such a fun and pretty card design! I love it!

  5. This is completely darling! I'm loving this little Newton and cupcake image. I'm so glad you all are able to join in on the fun with us this week!!

  6. What a sweet "happy birthday" card! I'm loving all of the cupcake hugging kitties! I'm so glad you could join us this week at Cupcake Inspirations, thanks for supporting our challenge!

  7. This is so sweet! I love how you colored the kitty and made a little scene inside that scalloped frame edge! Thank you for helping feature our images on the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!
    -Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

  8. This card is so pretty and delicious looking. Almost makes me want to run into the kitchen and make some cupcakes (almost!). LOL

  9. Fantastic card! Super sweet and cute!

  10. This is really adorable! Great coloring!


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