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July 8, 2015

Happy Sweet 16th Birthday

Doesn't Get Any Sweeter!

When a girl turns 16, she suddenly believes she is a woman. After all, she is legally of age to drive a car. Of course, we know that a woman is not fully mature until the age of 27 (according to Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz), but you will never convince a teen girl of that!

I say, enjoy your youth and celebrate the sweetness of being 16. And what better way than with a giant cupcake!

Sweet 16th Birthday, cupcake card by Grace Baxter

This project started out to be a shaped card but it wasn't impressive enough for my recipient. So I mounted the 5-1/4" high cupcake onto a card that is  4-1/2" x 6-1/4".

I created a white-on-white background and embossed it. Printed papers, no matter how subtle were just too distracting for the cupcake.

Sweet 16th Birthday card front, by Grace Baxter

Festive Fun!

Although the cupcake top had chocolate sprinkles, (a.k.a. brown behind the cutout sprinkles), it still looked a little bare. We have all seen cake decorating sprinkles that are larger circles, and I had the exact size in the form of shiny foil confetti circles! The colours of silver, fuschia and aqua were perfect.

For the cupcake wrapper, I used aqua embossed paper that was screaming out, "I am cupcake wrapper paper!" If you click on the pic you will see what I mean.


I decided on a sentiment that has double meaning.

Wishing You a Sweet 16th Birthday


Sweet 16th Birthday card, inside verse

I used a harmonizing designer paper for the backing behind the verse. No poem this time, just a sincere and warm greeting.

I'm sure my teen recipient will enjoy this card. And how cute is that chubby cherry on top!

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  1. Just love this, Grace, and I hope you don't mind my scraplifting the idea a bit. I have a Sweet 16 card to make and this has given me great inspiration.

  2. Charlotte, I'd like to see your card when it's done!


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I guess you might call me a "right brainer", loving all things creative. Cardmaking is the perfect hobby for me as it allows me to be totally creative, combining design with poetry or verses I can compose myself. With Christmas being such an important occasion for cardmaking and crafting, I decided to create a separate blog just for Christmas projects. "It's All About Christmas" will host all my Christmas items. "Gracenotes For Today" will still feature items every other occasion of the year. I hope you'll drop by often and stay awhile!