Friday, February 25, 2011

A cupcake birthday

There are lots of cupcake punches out there but I had been resisting because I knew I wanted the one from Stampin Up. It comes with a cherry on top, a candle and sprinkles and I just love it. I also love the coordinating stampset- These guys are marketing geniuses I tell ya- either that or total enablers to stamp addicts like me!
I used the tangerine base, with white on top of that with happy birthday from the same set stamped in chocolate chip. Is it not the sweetest little font?

Ran the tulip embossing folder over the pear CS to fit the smaller profile- ran the cardstock then took it out and turned it around to reimpress to get the smaller size I needed and it reimpresses the corner to make it perfect- LOVE IT!
then a daffodil circle punched then the large scallop circle in white. Cut 1" strips of melon mambo and chocolate chip CS, stamped the cupcake top and the base with coordinating stamppads before punching them out. I punched a heart - I think I am using this red glitter paper for EVERYTHING! Just love that sparkle it adds- I thought it looked like it was missing something though- I had mounted the cupcake using dimensionals so I slid in a small piece of ribbon behind it and just tied it in the front and it just added that special something that I thought made it look complete.
I used this card at my workshop to show people how to partial emboss using the tulip folder and it was not too difficult- but FYI-it did make it easier to tie the bow AFTER you mount the cupcake. Just put the dimensionals low enough on the cupcake bottom to slide the ribbon behind it. This would be such a fun card for a kid's or anyone's birthday. You can try using a vanilla color for the frosting and putting some different color sprinkles, in all the in colors would be fun too.

1 comment:

Chris said...

what??? for me? you remembered!
lol- I just ordered a bunch of stuff from your stamping up. Hope you got credit for it!