Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tuesday Throwdown 179 Challenge Card & CELEBRATION FREEBIE!

Well WELL!  This post should put me at 300,000 page views and I want to celebrate! 

I must clarify something here - I have had my blog since 2005 and so the numbers are way way WAY more, but somewhere along the line Blogger added the page counting thing right into the blog and started counting from there.  I’m not quite sure when.  But, like having a second chance to celebrate a milestone of sorts, I’m all giddy.  So, I made an extra fun and special cutting file and incorporated it for this challenge.

Tuesday Throwdown 179 Challenge:

Our challenge theme this week is

"Baked Goods"

We want to see yummy baked goods on your cards/projects this week.


So here is what I created:


I know… nothing special on the outside you say - the great part of this card is all on the inside!


I made an insert for the center of the card which acts a “Pop-Up”.  What you are seeing is in parts.  There is the back plate which has a section cut in the middle and fold which you glue inside.  Then, there is the half circle and sentiment “eat cake” - I have created it once together, then just the lettering and then an extra half circle.  For my card I chose to leave the half circle behind the cake a plain white, but you might use it to cut from a designer paper.  Its up to you, with lots of options.


And then there’s the sweetest little piece of cake around!  Two pieces, cake and icing, you choose the flavor Winking smile 

Pssst - I used a stick on gem for the cherry and a bit of crochet cotton for the stem.



1 small Thing is where I share - things.  Could be a poem, thought, tip, song or photo.  You just never know.

My tip to you today is … Flannelette. 

Flannelette is hands down the best for dusting, cleaning and especially mirrors.  You often don’t need cleaners because flannelette leaves surfaces streak-free.  An old sheet (though not much to look at) can be cut into several dozen nice hand size rags and they last forever.  They are light and dry quickly too.  Plus - same reason as so many of you use flannellete diapers, its easier on the environment!

I know this is just little, but every little bit helps.

♥ ♥ ♥

Thank each and every one of you who come visit me here, and I appreciate each and every one of you!  Its hard for me to wrap my brain around the fact that each of those 300,000 visits are persons… you, and you and YOU!

Oh and one LAST THING!!!

I updated my FREE .studio files PAGES TAB (located top of the blog on the right hand side)  I added the following files for easy access:

  • Easter Bunny Napkin ring
  • Tabby Cat HELLO Card
  • Father’s Day TIE Card
  • Girl and Birds Silhouette (Dream a Little Dream)
  • 45 Record



  1. what an awesome card way to Barb love how you have it pop out inside the card. Very clever and talented. love your tip about flannel . Thanks for sharing and freebie.


  2. Great card, Barb. Very creative love the colours.

  3. I was looking for a new idea for my nephew's birthday card and this fits the bill perfectly. Thanks so much!

  4. Was looking for something new for my nephew's birthday card and this just fits the bill. Thank you so much!

  5. Thanks so much for the nice comment on my recent card.
    I love this!!! So cute and creative and FUN! Precious card and perfect for a birthday.
    So glad you joined in at Tuesday Throwdown too.

  6. I love the outside of your card, with the pretty dp and embossing! The pop up cake makes for a very fun card! GREAT Job :)

  7. Smartie pants, I love your pop up card the design is fabulous. The outside is fantastic too with the soft colour and all that texture.

  8. Fabulous embossing on the outside and .....the inside...oh my! Definitely worth waiting for that mouthwatering surprise! Have a blessed weekend with the family.
    xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  9. Love how you used a gem for the cherry! I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Tuesday Throwdown DT

  10. Love your pop up card. It looks delicious.
    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

    Kim - DT


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