The Birthday Cake

Thank You Card

M’s been to three birthdays now and each one of them we noticed that the birthday cake was never eaten at the birthday party but it’ll be wrapped in tissue paper and sent home inside the goodie bag. The first time it happened we thought it was because it was not a sit-down party but one of the last party was a sit-down one and the children did have ice-cream but the cake was still in the goodie bag. M’s been to a few birthdays in Missouri and all the cakes were eaten at the party.

M’s not too fond of the birthday cake in goodie bag. So not a fan that she said: “Mommy, on my birthday I want the kids to eat the cake at the party. I don’t like cake in the goodie bag. I want an American birthday!” Ha!

I keep forgetting to ask about this cake deal. I’ve been learning quite a bit from the ladies at school each day I drop/pick M up from school. The latest was on tea time and buying real estate. Quite interesting!! Can anybody enlighten me on this birthday cake deal?

This is why we chose to live off base so that we can experience things that are different than what we’re used to and have silly things like this to ask people about {::SMILES}.

On to the card…

I made this card at 3 a.m. for a challenge at the Shabby Tea Room and the Color Throwdown. This is the first time I’ve ever heard of this color site! Lately I’ve been paying more attention to challenge sites and some of the color challenges that I’ve seen are just BEAUTIFUL!! I will be doing more different types of color challenges for sure but for today let me just focus on this!

If you’ve never participated in a Color Throwdown challenge this week is a GREAT time to do it. It’s they’re 100th challenge celebration and they have loads or prizes to win, about $1700 worth!! Clear and Simple is sponsoring one of the prize, a $25 gift cert to their awesome store!! So hop on over there right now to check out all the details. The deadline is the 12th!

For my participation I created this card using their colors, they use Stampin’ Up! color names but you can use whatever that’s close to those colors: Baja Breeze, Real Read, Certainly Celery, and Regal Rose. For my color I used all those colors but the Certainly Celery. For my green I used Mellow Moss. I got my SU stamp pad set before Certainly Celery came about. For the embossing I used one of the Nestabilities label #10.

I hope you all have a great one! More crafts and stories later!!


Cardstock: SU
Pattern paper: My Mind’s Eyes
Stamp: Clear and Simple Kind Deeds and Waltzingmouse Very Vintage labels #10
Accessories: Martha Stewart ribbon, American Craft butterfly and rhinestones
Tools: Nestabilities labels #10 and Sizzix

41 thoughts on “The Birthday Cake

  1. This card is just so lovely.. Wonderful colour combo, such an eye candy. I love the gorgeous cut out flowers.. So very lovely..
    I tried to leave a comment earlier, web hung..:( so I did not manage too… quite a long comment i wrote lol ..

    1. Your card is lovely and that butterfly on the bow looks gorgeous! Great background stamping too! I have no idea about the cake question. My children have never brought cake home from a party in a goody bag either!

  2. Ooh!gorgeous card.

    I can give you my take on your cake story. This cake in goodie bag business is quite common out here in my busy Indian city too.. The reason as i see it that birthday cakes with all their icing can be pretty messy when kids eat 🙂 so people prefer to have the kids eat their cakes at their own home in whatever way suits them 😉 this also ensures less cleaning up after the party. I know it doesn’t sound too convincing …

    Hope you do give little M the American party she wants though 🙂

  3. Your card is exquisite. I love the delicate green diecut with the bold red flowers.

    I have never heard of the cake coming home in the gift bag. I’m with your daughter, eat cake at the party!

  4. Vit!! Love the layers and colors on this card! I need to try out that die template too very soon! You make me wanna ‘whip’ it out! 🙂

    My guess is that the cake is seen as a party favor, not a meal, but I dunno! We lived in Shotley Gate!

  5. Savitri, this is GORGEOUS! Wow, one of the first and what a beauty! Thanks for participating with us!
    As far as the birthday cake deal, I have never heard of that….I would want to eat the cake AND the ice cream too…in fact, it’s making me hungry right now!!!

  6. This is a beautiful card!! And I’m anxious to hear what’s up with the birthday cake deal!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

  7. Wowza!! This is drop dead gorgeous! You really pulled out all the stops for that $1700 prize package! bwaahaaahaaa! I’m not even going to bother entering now!

    That is so weird about the cake! Maybe they want the parents to decide when to administer the huge dose of sugar? I’ll have to ask my upline, she’s from England.

    1. Beautiful card! I love your stories and your orginiginality. A sign of a great designer! I always see it first on your blog! Thanks for playing CTD challenge!

  8. Savitri, this card is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it! 🙂 Not sure about the b-day cake….I would want to eat mine at the party AND bring one home for later! LOL Thanks so much for joining us at TSTR! xx 🙂

  9. Interesting thing about the cake, I’ve heard it done for weddings, where only the bride and groom eat a piece of the cake for “show” and then, after the wedding, only a few select get to have some wedding cake, mostly families, so yeah, I’m familiar with that but not for birthday cakes, interesting though. Really cute card, I luv it, I really like the frame…Waltzingmouse huh? but it’s cheaper to get them since yer there now, I’ve always wanted to try their stamps! 😀 I really like that ribbon, the colors are fab..will try the challenges if I have time, I have classes again, so no time 🙂


  10. Lovely card, gal!!! The colors are awesome!

    What an interesting fact about the birthday cake. We have the same practice here as in US. We usually eat the cake at the party. Weird but interesting 🙂

  11. Stunning card!I love the colour combo and your stamped image is gorgeous.
    As for the birthday cake I really don’t know why in the U.K.we always put it in the party bag.It always arrives home all squashed,it would make more sense to eat it at the party.

  12. Wow! I love the butterfly on the ribbon … it really gives the card something extra. I’ve had fun looking through your site, very inspirational! 🙂


  13. Aw…now that is a bittersweet story about the cake…I kinda see how that can make a little one sad! hehe….poor thing, hope all the kids eat the cake at her party!! Beautiful and elegant card, how did you stamp that green image inside the nestie, is that separate stamp, I love it!

  14. Wow! Your card is stunning! I love your layering and the richness and depth to your design. Simply gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us this week in the Tea Room.

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