Thursday, March 24, 2016

Turning 30



We have a great neighbor who always helps us out with shoveling snow and lawn care, so we wanted to do something to help him celebrate his 30th birthday. I made this card by using Spellbinders sprockets dies with some silver and red mirror cardstock. The background was done with a SB M-bossabilities Kickin' Rubber folder, and I sponged the gray cardstock with some pumice stone ink to show a little weathering. I added a panel of silver shimmer paper embossed with a diamond plate ef to add another masculine touch to the card. The sentiment is by LOTV and the numbers were cut with my Quickutz and layered with a Quickutz bottlecap diecut and a SU! punch.


I made him a little "birthday cake" out of lollipops and 30 dollar bill leaves. I used 2 different sizes of circle foam from the craft store, and wound the folded dollar bills around the pops with floral tape. I tied each pop with some blue ribbon, and hot glued each one into the foam layers, adding some Easter grass to fill in the spaces. The medallion was made with 2 SB lotus die cuts with a wooden bbq skewer attached between the centers. I added some numbers to the center, and a white-embossed stamped sentiment beneath the numbers. I added some SNSS die cut scalloped borders around the cake layers, and added some tiny white stars left over from a previous cutting. I hot glued a store-bought white doily to a plastic luncheon plate, and then hot glued the styrofoam "cake" to the doily before popping this into a little hand-made box.


This cake was a big hit, so it was well worth all the time it took to put it together!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your week is going well!

Carol


15 comments:

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Ha ha! Love the sentiment to go with your lolly cake--30 sucks. These projects are so nifty!

Daffodil Cards said...

A brilliant masculine card and the "cake" is an absolutely SUPER DUPER creation.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Carol, such a awesome gift you have made for your neighbor!!Love this perfect masculine card, but this "birthday cake" of lollipops with the bills gift is just a breathtaking make!!! It must have been a very long work for you!! Any detail is very accurate and beautiful!! Just fabulous!! You always stunning me with your amazing project! And I can imagine the face of your neighbor when he will see it! :D

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Carol, a super masculine design and your 'cake' is wonderful, such a brilliant idea.
Pauline
x

Barb said...

Carol what a wonderful gift for your neighbour. So much thought has gone into this. It's a great idea and the card is a great one for a male. I'm sure he was amused by the clever sentiment. By the way I really like the background embossing folder. Not seen that one before. Wishing you a very Happy Easter. Barbxx

Heidi Stamps said...

What a funny idea for the 30 sucks cake! I have never heard of that before! I love the embossing on the card you made, thanks for sharing!

jimlynn said...

Oh WOW! Carol, I love the card and that cool embossing - but the cake "takes the cake"! Outstanding and what a cute and creative idea. Perfect sentiment with the pops too. I know he loved it - and not just the money either!
Lynn

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You did one heck of a job on the cake and card. I was so glad to have had a little sneak peek, for sure. That was one awesome gift, and I bet he was thrilled.

LesleyG said...

I thought the card was awesome, love the embossing and cogs etc., the saw the cake !!!!!! Omg it is utterly fabulous, what a great idea and such fun, thanks for sharing and Happy Easter xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful as always, the colours and design are all gorgeous. Definitely a brilliant idea..xx
 {aNNie}

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, This HAS to be the best gift this man has ever received. It is FABULOUS and well worth your effort. Every part of it is ingenious, well put together and handsome. Have a good weekend.

Stampsnob. said...

Only someone who is 30 would think it sucks Wait a bit and 30 looks pretty good ............Lis

scrappymo! said...

Love this fab masculine card and the great "cake". I have pinned these ideas as I loved them so much!

JD/ Jill said...

Your card is great! And I can see why you gift was such a hit!
So very nicely done and so special!

Brenda said...

Wow, love this gift Carol!! The card is just perfect for a masculine card, loving those gears and that background ef. I also love the candy bouquet. It turned out great, I can see why this was a big hit! I am happy to hear that you have a young fella to help you guys out in the winter and summer. Good neighbors especially like this fella is always good to have around as well as a blessing! Hugs, Brenda