Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Shabby Chic Birthday Tag / Bookmark

Happy Wednesday Friends!
Today I would like to share with you a Shabby Chic Birthday Tag that I designed to be a bookmark :0).  I was inspired by a few challenges this week, Sugar Creek Hollow (Tags),  Shabby Tea Room (shaped card, colors from photo).
I started off with a Cupcake image that I created in GIMP,  and my favorite background paper from Gecko Gals (kitchen sink papers).
I used a "Rose brush" that I created in gimp with one of the roses I painted, to create the frosting of this cupcake.  I used the background paper from the digi tags I made (using graphic fairy images) to create the cupcake liner.  Here is a picture of the tags, so you can see the paper better :0).
You can purchase these here for $2.50

I used inkscape to create my shaped tag/bookmark.
I used the offset, text, union and clip tools to create the shape.  I then used the program Signcut and my Black Cat Cougar to cut them out.

You will see my favorite May Art's leaf ribbon trim, Pink mulberry rose and champagne flatback pearls from Pro 31 Designs.  You can see the shape of the top of the tag/bookmark here.   I used my Crop-a-dile to punch a whole in the top and add a grommet.
I used Ranger's Distress ink in "old paper" to ink all my edges.  I also used perfect pearls in perfect copper to outline the flame of the candle as well as create the lines on the cupcake liner.
I used some gold beading wire to add some depth and curliques to my project.  The tiny red gems (sprinkles on my cupcake) and crystal flower are from Pro 31 Designs.
Here you get another good look at the Gecko Galz Digi paper, which is what is on the back, and forgot to take a photo of the back..LOL.  I will get one up later.
One last look at the whole tag/bookmark.

I will be sharing with Make it Monday for inspiration next week.
Thank you for visiting!


  1. That creative mind is at it again! This is great!!! Love that you made it a bookmark! Such a cute cupcake, love that frosting!
    Hugs Hugs!

  2. what a great idea--a shaped bookmark! beautiful work, as always!

  3. Beautiful bookmark and the cupcake in the middle is perfect! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  4. Super adorable, Heather ... love that yummy cupcake!! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

  5. Very pretty. I love how the shape follows the text and the cupcake is a stunner. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  6. such a lovely tag, Heather! so shabby chic and pretty!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

    Holly SCH DT

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  8. Hey Heather!!! Cute, cute ,cute!!! I love the cupcake in the middle, it's so original, as always! I'm glad you're at TSTR again this week! Hugs, Starr


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