COPICS Distress Inks

Lily Pad Cards Birthday Blog Hop


Welcome to the Lily Pad Cards’ first Birthday blog hop! You should be joining us from Latrice Murphy’s blog!! I am so honored to be a part of this blog hop!!!! 

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” us 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.)

Here is the birthday card I created for this challenge!!!

The chevron/zig zag background was created by heat embossing the zig zag background image and then water painting with distress inks! The fun cake was colored with copics!

Supplies used:

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  1. Karin Åkesdotter says:

    WONDERFUL card for the hop! LOVE it!
    Hugs, Karin

  2. super cute card I love it =)

  3. Sherry L says:

    What a super idea and a fantastic card…thanks for sharing

  4. Fantastic background. Adorable image. Love it 🙂

  5. This is BRILLIANT!! love it!

  6. CUTE Laurel!!!!

  7. vickypgr says:

    Perfect card!!!! Freddie says he loves your card! Thank you Laurel for celebrating with us!!

  8. What a super cute card, Laurel! The background is gorgeous and I love the fun cake topped with the frog!

  9. Great card, I love the coloring of the cake =) TFS!

  10. Perfect card for the blog hop! LOVE how you colored in the bottom of each cake layer to look like grass/moss… Too cute!

  11. anitarex says:

    What a great background! Love this birthday card!

  12. cool background! I love the way you colored it.

  13. MARIANGEL says:


  14. judka says:

    Perfect birthday card for Lily Pad!! Love it!

  15. Super card – king of the cake! Love it.

  16. Cindy C. says:

    So cute! Lovel the multi layered cake!

    1. Cindy C. says:

      Sorry for the type, you see, I’ve got cake on my mind! LOL

      1. Cindy C. says:

        Ahhhhh…. I meant ‘typo’…and ‘love’….I need cake!!! 😛

  17. serena says:

    haha, love the frog on top of the cake!

  18. bdengler4 says:

    Yummy cake, Laurel! So cute with the frog on top! Perfect way to celebrate! 🙂

  19. I WANT THAT STAMP lol…soon I swear…gotta have it..your card rocks! ty for sharing…congrads LP

  20. conil says:

    So cute! Love the way you ombred the background and the colors you chose. Always enjoy looking at your projects cuz you’re so creative.

  21. hello crafty lady! I love the water colored background! Fun cake too!

  22. Fun card! I love the chevron embossed resist background and the
    frog on top of the cake.

  23. Your little frog is perfect for this hop and I love the background you created.

  24. Leslie C says:

    What a great idea. Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. says:

    All sorts of perfection; the frog king at the top is awesome! Thanks for the chance.

  26. I must try that background technique!! It makes for a gorgeous card. Great to celebrate with you on the hop!

  27. Love the heat emboss/ watercolor combo! Cute card.

  28. Miriam Prantner says:

    Such a cute card! Love the background!

  29. Christa says:

    Cute card!!

  30. Way to rock the Lily Pad Birthday blog hop, Laurel! This is fabulous!!

  31. Tonya Denton says:

    I never thought I’d think a cake with a frog on top could be so cute! 🙂

  32. Fun card!

  33. says:

    I perfect card to celebrate Lily Pad’s birthday! A clever design!

  34. shoome says:

    The card is very nice. Especially love the chevron background

  35. Laura says:

    Super cute!

  36. nancyljk says:

    We were both thinking Lawn Fawn for this blog hop. I’m loving this colorful birthday card…especially your perfectly colored cake. So happy you hopped with us, Laurel.

  37. luluvision says:

    adorable! The chevron background is one of my favorites! Love the frog too!

  38. Love the fading in distressed background, really makes the images pop.

  39. I love the design with that “King of the Cake”.

  40. Karen Letchworth says:

    Laurel: You are SO talented. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work to help celebrate Lily Pad Cards 1st Birthday! I always love seeing your lovely creations!
    Karen L

  41. diana says:

    Nice!! TFS 😉
    Happy 1st blog-aversary to Lily Pad Cards! 😉

  42. Too cute!! 😀

  43. Vanessa says:

    Cute card, love the frog and lily pads on the cake.

  44. Anna says:

    Just a darn cute card. I always love the Lawn Fawn Critters. Wonderful job!

  45. Kailash says:

    Your card is lovely, the bg is so fun too !!

  46. cathyaa says:

    Such a sweetdesign!

  47. Jan Westcott says:

    Great card.

  48. barbghig says:

    Hi Laurel, As always, your cards are absolutely darling! I love how you added the froggie to the top of the cake…so cute!

  49. what a great card! i just love your style of creativity! hugsxx happy birthday too!

  50. Laurel you always have such fantastic ideas and lovely cards. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  51. Mary from Wausau says:

    Love the watercoloring with distress inks ~ neat effect!

  52. Love those background colors! Cheery and birthday ready!

  53. Kathy says:

    great card! Thanks for sharing!

  54. stampersuzz says:

    Fun gradient background and wonderful coloring on the cake! Sweet card!

  55. Love the background and your colorful cake is great!

  56. Memoriesbymanda says:

    Can’t wait for my zigzag stamp to arrive so I can try this idea. thanks for sharing

  57. So Cute and Fun…..

  58. Beautiful card, love the zig zags and the water color effect

  59. So fun!

  60. Mubeena says:

    love the background.

  61. Beautiful as ALWAYS Laurel.

  62. donna mikasa says:

    Such a fun card, Laurel! Love your colorful background!

  63. Denise Bryant says:

    Sweet card! Love the frog on the cake!

  64. Marie says:

    Such a fun card…love the background.

  65. love the background of that card – great cake too

    thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

  66. carol perry says:

    Hi Laurel: Just stopping by on the blog hop and wanted to let you know I just love your card. I love your color combo and the froggie on top of that cake. Love the coloring on that cake. TFS. Happy Birthday LilyPad.

  67. these are so cute

  68. So darn cute!!!

  69. Cheryl S. says:

    Really, really cute.

  70. A very effective background with great colours. Nice work.

  71. Kelly Latevola says:

    Very cute card Laurel! I love that watercolor background 🙂

  72. such a cute card!

  73. The cake looks fantastic with a frog on top 🙂
    Beautiful card!

  74. I really love what you did with the chevrons! Such a sweet card. I am thinking I need to dig out my frog stamps!

  75. cinnamonsally25 says:

    Wow super cute birthday cake what a fun design!!

  76. Super cute! Love that background!

  77. Rosanne says:

    That card made me giggle, Love it! Great colours!

  78. Holly Saveur says:

    VERY it!

  79. Lovely card!

  80. Lovely card Laurel. Beautiful background. TFS

  81. Love the card too cute!

  82. Melinda says:

    Love that frog!

  83. This background is hoppin’ and love the whole concept! Darling card and wonderful coloring.

  84. marking1208 says:

    The frog on the cake is so cute!

  85. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Wow love how you did the watercolour background…very stunning.

  86. Susan says:

    A beautifull matching card for the occasion! Congratulations

  87. Sharon Rosselli says:

    Lovely card. the background is so colorful! the frog on top takes the cake.Thanks for sharing.

  88. love that frog on top of the cake!

  89. Meagan Vaughn says:

    This card is just precious!!

  90. What a cute card. I love the smug look on the little frog’s face.

  91. Cassie K says:

    Amazing cards and I really like how you created the background color and the placement of that sweet little frog

  92. Love that cake and the little frog looks so cute right on top of it.

  93. King of the cake! Such fun.

  94. Cute card, love how you colored the cake…great idea.

  95. beautiful! love the chevron stamping w/ diff colors.

  96. You have me giggling here! I couldn’t help but think about what frogs do when they sit for more than a few seconds in one spot! ooops!! Sorry, Frederick! I know, I’m a sick puppy! LOL! Happy Birthday, Lily Pads!

  97. Angie Hall says:

    Love your rainbow chevrons. Thanks

  98. i think your card is just perfect for lily pads!!! i LOVE how you made the cake like a lily pad for that little frog!! 🙂
    so adorable!!!

  99. Fabulous card

  100. memalagene says:

    Lovely chevron & watercolor technique!

  101. Love how you paired the stamps for this special occasion, Laurel! Great card!

  102. trace47 says:

    WONDERFUL card Laurel!!!

  103. cute stamping

  104. super cute Laurel!

  105. Brenda B says:

    Very cute card. Love the cake and frog and can’t wait to try your chevron technique!

  106. Marla H. says:

    Cute card. Love the chevron background!!

  107. liuv2scr@p says:

    Love that background! Nice card!

  108. I love that Freddy is the king of the birthday cake! lol The background is gorgeous, wonderful card!

  109. Anthy says:

    Very cute.

  110. NWFlamingo says:

    Green “frog” cake…love it!

  111. What a great card!

  112. brendau says:

    What a totally sweet card Laurel! That froggie sitting there is the cutest!

  113. Love the zig zag background. The frog cake topper is awesome!!

  114. Emily H says:

    I like how the frog is king. 🙂

  115. Such a cute card! Great job!

  116. Sue Bridges says:

    Great card- love the look!

  117. great the graduated colour…

  118. Rebecca W says:

    What a fun card! I love the frog on the top of your cake.

  119. Hilde van Rijnsoever says:

    Cool to put the frog on the cake! Fun card!

  120. Sue D says:

    Very fun card and I like the chevron background.

  121. Cindy says:

    Love this cute frog with its crown!

  122. What a cute card. Frederick deserves a crown!

  123. Yvonne Williams says:

    What a great card for the Birthday Hop. Thanks for sharing.

  124. Super cute card, Laurel! Love the background. 🙂

  125. Jodi Alsteen says:

    Great card! Love the background…thanks for another awesome idea with using embossing and inks!

  126. Melissa S. says:

    This is such a wonderful card! I love the chevron background and the cute little frog on top of the cake!

  127. very cute. the frog is a perfect choice for this hop!

  128. Brooke says:

    Adorable card. I love the background

  129. countrybloom says:

    Happy birthday Lily Pad cards!Thank you for your lovely giveaways!

  130. Krista W says:

    The frog prince, what a great card!

  131. Beautiful background, and I love the frog on top of the birthday cake! 🙂 Ann Y.

  132. Cute card! I love the water colouring over the embossing for the background. The little frog on the cake looks quite pleased with his perching spot! 🙂

  133. This is so cute! Love the frog sitting on the cake!

  134. I absolutely love the shapes used to draw the eye up to the frog! And he is SO regal! Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  135. Preciosa tarjeta!!!!

  136. I love that zig zag background stamp. It looks great with your distressed colours. Cake and frog looks great too.

  137. I love this card! The zig zag background stamp looks great with the distressed inks!

  138. I like your birthday hop card, but I LOVE some of the designs I’ve seen on your blog! Beautiful! We have a lot in common. Do you live in Florida?

  139. Ashley L. says:

    Love the background on your card 🙂

  140. Vicki says:

    Love the background stamping. Great colours.

  141. Laurel, I’m making the rounds on day four and love what I see! This card is great – and Freddie will be so pleased to be the centerpiece – lol! Thank you so much for celebrating our one-year-anniversary with us!!!

  142. love this card!

  143. Adorable card as ever Laurel – the graduation of colours is fab and that froggy is fun 😉

  144. Hi Laurel, sweet card, love the colors and the serious little frog!
    Greetings from Spain

  145. I love it! That Zig Zag stamp is the best background ever.

  146. Happy Birthday Lily Pad Cards! Cute card!

  147. I love this card! The frog on the top is so fun!

  148. I love the card, Fred will be so happy that he has other froggies to hand out with for a little while. Good Job.

  149. your card reminded me on my cake when I was little. I had the same frog on the top of the cake 🙂


  151. Cara T says:

    Super cute card. Love the frog as the king at the top of the cake. Perfect!

  152. Angela R says:

    That is so cute, better get hopping on my way there is a lot of hopping to do on this Birthday Blog Hop….lol

  153. Awww this is super cute. Love the design and stamping.

  154. Sue Givens says:

    This is too cute–I love how you placed the frog on top of the cake. Very creative.

  155. dhzender says:

    So cute and colorful!

  156. Just love the background – and just love the whole card!

  157. Wonderful card! Love the colors and that cute lil frog atop that big cake!

  158. Susan says:

    That is so cute. I love the feature of the frog being a cake topper. Perfect.

  159. Love love LOVE LOVE LOVE it! All the colours, the zigzags, and of course the Frog Prince waiting for a kiss on his cake 🙂 Awesome!

  160. Weenie Thomas says:

    Super cute card. Love the froggie.

  161. AngieB says:

    Super cute!!! Love that frog on top of the cake!!!!

  162. Love the little frog.

  163. Kathleen says:

    Love it! The chevron background looks awesome!

  164. Beautiful card! Love the technique you used. I will have to try it out.

  165. Love this card. Chevrons are so in right now.

  166. Mrs. Hill says:

    What a perfect spot for the king froggy! This is just soo cute and I love the frog’s expression! 🙂 Lovely.

  167. What a great green cake, just right for a frog!

  168. This is such a CUTE CARD!

  169. Great card for the birthday hop.

  170. madcapangel says:

    I really like the water coloring with distress inks.

  171. Clever card. Wonder what a lily pad cake tastes like?

  172. King of the cake. Very cute.

  173. Karen Rice says:

    Cute idea putting the frog on the top of the cake! Your cards are awesome!

  174. Robyn says:

    Love the frog on the cake! So cute!

  175. says:

    Wow, this is super-cute!

  176. Kelly says:

    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 =)

  177. Lynda says:

    I’m going to have to try to do a background like that. It’s fantastic!

  178. Goreous coloring, adorable stamp and card!!!

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