Saturday, September 3, 2011

It's Saturday and there's an Oktoberfest party in my future!

Happy Saturday everyone. I haven't had time to get the pictures from my Mediterranean Cruise off the camera yet to post. I will work on that tomorrow.

Last night and this morning I was baking a Black Forest Chocolate Cherry cake for an annual Oktoberfest party we are going to today. This is the 24th year for this gathering of good friends and family.

I finish up the cake just a few minutes ago decorated with chocolate shavings and red cherries on top.

I wanted to make a card for the host and hostess so I decided I would try a step card.

Yes, can you believe I have never made a step card before. I don't know what I was waiting for. Now I am hooked- they are so much fun.
I wanted to be sure I included all the things I think about when I think of this party and Oktoberfest, Germany, pretzels, music, brats, and of course the beer. 

I am pretty happy with how it turned out.

Hope you all are finding time to be with friends this holiday weekend.
I will post some pictures tomorrow.

Here's how I did it...
Paper from my stash
German guy/layers cut at 3.25" from Everyday Paper Dolls- I trimmed his pants off to be shorts
Hat cut at 2.15" from Paper Doll Dress Up
Feather cut at .81" from Straight from the Nest
Barrel/layers cut 2" from Paper Doll Dress Up
Beer mugs/layers cut at 1" and 1.36"  from Everyday Pop-Up Cards
Pretzels cut at 11.46" (yes this is correct) from From My Kitchen
Brat/layers cut at .39" from Block Party
Flag/layers cut at 4.92" from Everyday Paper Dolls
Banner flags/layers cut 2.2" from Birthday Bash
PROST letters printed on my computer and hand cut
Face stamped using Peachy Keen Boy Mates Faces and Accessories Assortment stamp sets
Twine from the Twinery
Button from my stash
Martha Stewart border punch
Mini brads from my stash
Oktoberfest label on barrel printed from my computer
Lots of pop dots, doodles with my gel pen and shimmer from my new gelly roll glitter pen.
Yellow stickles for mustard on the brat


Lisa said...

this is such an adorable card! I love all the details! I also love the step cards too!

Carol's Creations said...

This is so amazing!!! You're gonna have to repost this again in October. So much detail and I can't believe it is your first step card. I personally haven't done one yet but hope to in the future!

Adrian said...

Wow, awesome job!

Amy said...

What a fun style of card! I love that Oktoberfest theme and all the little details from the barrel to the beer mug! Great Job! :)Amy

DIANA L. said...

Barb, This card is awesome I love everything about it. I especially like that you printed the October fest label off your computer. The step part looks pretty good.
I have not made a step card yet. I see that in my near future.
I would just love to have a piece of that awesome sounding cake.
I better stop or you will miss being with the guests -- Have fun!

Cre8tiveVet said...

I love this card! We love oktoberfest as well. Sooo cute! -Yvette

Charlotte said...


This is just about as adorable as it get!!! So cute with so many details.

Lorie said...

I've never made a step card, but this one sure makes me want to! So very well done! It's just wonderful, and I'm so glad you could join us for the Peachy Keen Challenge!


Suzanne said...

This is so adorable. So much love in this card. I love all the details.

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

This is an amazing card! I love all details. The I love that you put the pretzels in there too. Great job. :)

Unknown said...

Love this card! I keep saying I am going to try a step card! Great job!

lovemypaper said...

Very cute card!

Christine said...

Your card looks great. I can't believe this is your first step card. It has such great detail. I just started making step cards too and I really like them.

Unknown said...

Wow what detail! This is so cute. I love the step card too, I have never actually made one but I want to. I love different fold for cards. You did an awesome job. Hugs, Pam at

JustYolie said...

OMGoodness!! This is soo cute!! Adorable! :)

Sherrie K. said...

Wowzers Barb this is fantastic! I love doing these step cards. you can get a lot into one card. Yours turned out fabulous and I just love all the cuts and details. You go girl....Love it!
Sherrie K

Janice W. said...

This is FABULOUS!! Hard to believe it is your first step card. Thanks for joining the PK challenge. Good luck!

cuttlebug_fan said...

Oh my, your card is fabulous! Love all the details. Thanks for sharing.


Erika Valdez said...

OMG this is too freaking cute!! I love everything about it! It reminds me of that movie Beerfest lol! Thank you for joining our Get in Shape challenge!!

Lots of Love,

Raven B said...

Oh goodness me this is...FABULOUS!!! I simply love it. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Crafty Sprouts good luck! ;)

365 Days of Cricut said...

OMG this is soooo cool! I love love love it!!!! Thank you for entering the Crafty Sprouts challenge!

Anonymous said...

Great card for the occasion and a very detailed! Good luck from Crafty Sprouts!

melissa said...

this card is awesome! love the details... so creative! :)

CricutLvr!! said...

This card is amazing! Love the creativity and all the little detail!! Super, super cute!!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sprouts!! and good luck with the challenge 8)