Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Football Birthday Cake and Card

My oldest son recently turned 7.  It is hard to believe he is that old already!  He wanted a football birthday cake so I ran with that idea for his card too.  Here is the card I made.
I used files from ScrappyDew's Football Extras as well as the football from the SCAL library.  I made a scalloped edge on the card to accommodate the seven helmets.  I attempted to get the helmet colors correct for the different teams, but I was informed that a couple of them weren't quite right LOL ;)
The logos on the helmets were just printed off a photo on the internet and then I used my Epiphany Crafts round 14 tool to add the epoxy sticker to them.  I popped up every other one using foam tape.  The football is also on foam tape and I embossed it with a tiny circles embossing folder, but it is hard to see in the picture.  I used brown chalk ink on all of the layers.
For the cake, I simply cut down a circle cake into a football shape.  I frosted it with chocolate buttercream frosting and it turned out quite tasty!
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Challenge Winner at Chalk N Stock!
Entering here:
Jan 21 Word Art Wednesday
Jan 21 Decorate to Celebrate
Jan 22 Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Jan 22 MFP Color Challenge- I used the vast array of colors from the first photo
Jan 24 QKR Stampede
Jan 24 Dream Valley Challenges
Jan 25 613 Avenue Create

Jan 25 Crafting by Designs
Jan 26 Kaboodle Doodles 
Jan 26 Deep Ocean Challenge
Jan 27 Crafty Sentiments
Jan 27 TTCRD
Jan 27 Scrappy Mom Stamps
Jan 28 Sweet Stamps
Jan 31 Just Be Creative
Jan 31 DL.ART
Jan 31 Ribbon Carousel (twine)

Jan 31 2 Creative Chicks
Jan 31 LEJ Designs
Jan 31 Send a Smile 4 Kids
Jan 31 Silhouette Challenges
Jan 31 Chalk N Stock
Feb 4 Try it on Tuesdays


  1. Awesome Birthday cake and card, he will love it! Thanks for joining us at DTC!

  2. Wow, you did an excellent job on your cake and the card. Love the colors you picked from the photo. Great job. Hope your son has a wonderful birthday. Thanks, for joining us for the Speedy TV inspiration challenge.

  3. Beth, this is a wonderful card. I love how you created all the helmets. Great job on both the card and cake!

    DT Leader and Facebook ADMIN for ScrappyDew.com

  4. Awesome card and cake! They both look fabulous!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Decorate to Celebrate!!!

    Emily - Mollie's Motif

  5. What a wonderful birthday card, I love the helmet border. Thank you for joining us in this weeks blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

  6. So cute - and the cake is fabulous too! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

    - Mel

  7. This is amazing...Love the embellishments you placed on the side of the card and that cake is amazing and looks oh so yummy! So glad you linked up with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. We are so blessed with your creativity. Love to encourage you with God's Word in 1 John 3:1 which says, "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God." Have an awesome week.

    JO ANN

  8. Love your card and cake! Thank you for linking up @ Decorate to Celebrate.

  9. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. LMK-Let me know. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.

  10. This is so cute! I love your cake too! Thank you for playing along with us over on the Scrappy Mom's Challenge. XOXO, Julie. DT member

  11. The cake looks delicious. Thank you for sharing your post with us at TioT's.

  12. great card love the helmet embellishments -cake looks delicious-thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  13. Wonderful card and cake! Love how they go together so well. How great that the MFPSpeedyTV Inspiration picture colors inspired you on your card! Thanks for joining us in the challenge!

  14. WOW Beth! This is very, very COOL! I really like your football card! Thanks for playing along with us over at Silhouette Challenges! :o)

    Theresa (Silhouette Challenge DT)

  15. What a fun card! Thanks for joining us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

  16. Fun card! Thanks for joining us at TioT. Cindy

  17. A fab card. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley Challenge. Marlene DT

  18. This is a fabulous card for a football fan, bet your son loved it and the cake looks wonderful too! Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, Susan x

  19. I am so glad you joined in with the LEJ Designs Challenge Blogs first monthly challenge. This months theme is a nice easy one 'anything goes'.

    What a fabulous bold and colourful card. Love the grass paper and textured ball. The helmets along the Ashe of the card look great and are genius!

    I hope you will visit us again and join in with many more of our future monthly challenges.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx LEJ DT Organiser

  20. Beth what a super card and fab cake !! I'm sure you son loved it !! Thanks for sharing your creations with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    hugs Diane xx

  21. Wow!!! So cool!!! Thanks so much for participating in our DECORATE TO CELEBRATE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  22. Great card Beth. Love the theme and all those little helmet brads! Thanks for joining us at TTCRD, hope to see you again in our next challenge! - XX Cara

  23. Awesome Birthday cake and card,Beth!
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!