Lily Pad Birthday Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Lily Pad Cards’ First Birthday blog hop! You should be joining us from Vera’s blog.

There are three prize packages with a total retail value of over $300! These prizes will be awarded by random draw. There are two ways to be eligible for the prize drawings. You can “like” Lily Pad on Facebook, but if you do not have a Facebook account, you can also be eligible for the drawings by leaving a comment on the Lily Pad Cards blog. To better your chances even more, leave comments on the other blogs participating in the hop. For each comment you leave, you’ll get your name entered again! (but only one comment per blog, please). The blog hop will be active for one week, so leave your comments before 12:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, April 8th.

Whenever I think of “fun” birthday, I think of cake and cupcakes, so I used the Hero Arts/Sizzix stamp/die combo set and some Copic markers:

Blog Hop Cupcakes

I was going to mask the front cupcake but decided to just use the Sizzix die and adhere it in front of the other cupcakes. I actually trimmed off the extra white lining on the bottom portion of the cupcake. I used a white colored pencil on the liner of the front cupcake because it was solid dark brown. Hope you like!

Stamps: Hero Arts Happy Birthday Cupcakes Stamps with Sizzix Dies, Hero Arts Cupcakes Clear Set, and Hero Arts Graph Background Stamp.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Stampin’ Up! Pretty in Pink, and Stampin’ Up! Regal Rose.
Other: Spellbinders Labels Eleven, Stampin’ Up! Linen Thread, and Copic Sketch Markers: BG11, BG72, BG75, E25, E30, E34 (side cupcakes) – R81, R83, R85, E30, E34, E44 (middle cupcake) – W1, W3 (shadow)

Thanks for stopping by! The next stop on the hop is Latrice’s blog. If you hit a bad link, you can always go back to Lily Pad to view the master list of blog links. Please report any bad links to

Have a great week and I’ll be back on Wednesday with a new video!


  1. What do you use to make the hearts shiny? Thank you.

  2. Michelle says:

    Love this card – just gorgeous !

  3. Had to do a double take on this one! WOW is this STUNNING~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Your coloring is superb!

  5. Super cute card! Happy 1st birthday Lily Pad! I better get hopping if I want to be in the running to win some of these great prizes =)

  6. Such a cute card! Wonderful colors.

  7. Karen Rice says:

    I love, love, love your coloring techniques on your card! Thanks for sharing for the LPC birthday blog hop! Inspiring!

  8. Yummy cupcakes. Really cute.

  9. Love the card. Can’t go wrong with cupcakes. 🙂

  10. Lovely treats. Love your depth achieved by your coloring and placing the one cupcake “in front” of the others.

  11. Gerat coloring–the cupcakes look good enough to eat.

  12. Kimberley Jackson says:

    Your card looks good enough to eat! I love it!

  13. Amy Jones says:

    Adorable. These are the cutest lil cupcakes. Great job.

  14. SharonM. says:

    So pretty, as always!

  15. Very cute card–love the cupcakes.

  16. Mrs. Hill says:

    WOW. That’s just all I can say is WOW. Ok, I can say more… These just jumped off the screen! The coloring and dimension is WONDERFUL! This is my favorite on the hop so far. I love everything about it.

  17. YUM!!!!!! awesome card

  18. So lovely the cupcakes look really yummy!!!!

  19. Kathleen says:

    Fun card! Your coloring is beautiful!

  20. AmberSkye says:

    Love the cupcakes!

  21. What a yummy card!!! Those cupcakes look like they are going to come right off the card!!!

  22. Weenie Thomas says:

    Beautiful card. Love the colouring

  23. Love this! Your colouring is amazing!

  24. Gorgeous card!!!

  25. Susan F. says:

    That card is so sweet. Makes me want a chocolate cupcake. 🙂

  26. WOW beautiful card!!!! Love your coloring!

  27. Love your Card – too cute with that cupcake!

  28. YUMMY card, Darlene!

  29. Wow what a yummy card! Love how your colouring makes this card pop and love the die cuts.

  30. Angela R says:

    OMG how flipping cute is that card, I cant get over how cute it is and Don’t even like cupcake stamps…….lol

  31. Laura Jane says:

    YUMMMM! just had to PIN this one!

  32. I love this card, the clear top on the cherries adds lots of dimension to the over all project. Thank you for being part of the blog hop – you and all of the participating ladies are amazing.

  33. Happy Birthday Lily Pad Cards! Great yummy card!

  34. I love your card! It is so elegant, yet with such clean lines!

  35. Those cupcakes look goo enough to eat. I like the colors used.

  36. Love it!

  37. Hi Darlene, I agree with you, birthday party: cupcakes, the card is really nice, and those cupcakes look yummy!
    Hugs from Spain

  38. Sue Givens says:

    Very cute card–love the cupcakes.
    Awesome work.

  39. Darlene, your cards never stop amazing me with how fantastic they are!! You are a wonderful artist and very creative. Who can resist those yummy cupcakes!! :o)

  40. Marie-Anne Raeman says:

    wow….so beautiful

  41. Darlene, I’m making the rounds on day four and love what I see! Your card looks good enough to eat!!! Thank you so much for celebrating our one-year-anniversary with us!!!

  42. A beautiful birthday card.

  43. Ashley L. says:

    Wow I have always loved your cards!!! This one is no exception 🙂 Super cute!


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