Friday, February 25, 2011

Create a *Sparkly* Cupcake

Howdy and Happy Friday to you! What a great week this has been, incredibly busy but great! I have been SO motivated to create ever since attending a demo meeting this week with a few of the fabulous gals from Hand Stamped Sentiments. I learned so many fun tips and techniques, it was AWESOME! Thanks again ladies! :) 

Today, I wanted to use my motivation to try some online challenges. First, I saw the color combo below from The Color Throwdown this week. The polka-dotted butterfly completely caught my eye. I am NOT the biggest fan of Tangerine Tango, but all the other colors in the mix are favorites. Then I read "Dunkin' Donuts" on the Color Throwdown blog and that was what stuck in my head...hence the cupcake. Ha, I actually JUST remembered that I have a donut stamp, too. (*WHY??*)
Then, I was inspired by this week's sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenges. I am LOVIN' that row of bling on the bottom of the sketch. Well, I guess it doesn't HAVE to be bling...but that's how my mind interprets it! I love bling! :)
Finally, Pals Paper Arts challenged participants to "use scallops in your own design this week.  Keep it clean and simple and let those scallops flow across your card!". There are even teeny, tiny scallops on the cupcake punch. That punch just makes me happy! 
Last night, I saw an awesome tutorial from Stampin! with Jaydee on using the Circle Scissor Plus tool, which was perfect because I didn't have circle punches in sizes that I needed for this card. My Circle Scissor and I have had a love/hate relationship since I bought it. For the past few months, it has actually been locked in the closet, as punishment, for frustrating me too many times to count. Jaydee really demonstrated some awesome tips to use that tool with flawless results! Hooray!! CLICK HERE for her video. Thanks again, Jaydee, for saving my Circle Scissor from an uncertain fate! ;)
Here is the decorated inside, using more scallops, a sassy sentiment and a little "mini-cupcake" punch (non-SU!) . All of the other products (and some details) I used to make the card are listed below, too.
Thanks for visiting today! Please leave me a comment to say "Hi!" before you go, if you would. Be sure to come back and visit again. I'm hoping to have some photos up soon of my craft room, as soon as I put the finishing touches on a few things. Have a very HAPPY rest of your day today! :)

SU! Supply List: 
Stamps: Create a Cupcake (Occasions Mini)
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Tangerine Tango Classic ink, Chocolate Chip Classic AND Craft ink (for embossed front sentiment)
Papers: Love DSP, Tangerine Tango, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Circle Scissor Punch (for front circles), Scallop Border punch, 2 3/8" Scalloped Circle punch, 1" Circle punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Build a Cupcake punch (Occasions Mini), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Paper Crimper, Stampin' Dimensionals and Basic Pearls
Non-SU! Accessories: pink gingham ribbon and mini-cupcake punch


  1. So cute!! And inside is beautiful!

  2. So very cute! Love the little cupcake and your bow on this is PERFECT!

  3. Love that cupcake! And the inside of the card is just perfect. Can't wait to see photos of your craft room, I have been hard at work on mine too.

  4. Another cute card! I love the colors, especially the pink. I have thought about getting the circle scissors but haven't yet.

    Have a great week end!

  5. Love the colors and the vibrant cheer that your card provides. The cupcake is great with the sparkly "sprinkles" and I especially love the pearl center for the bow.

  6. Anne Marie, Beautiful card. I have a love/hate relationship with my circle scissor too. I am off to watch that video. TFS

  7. What a yummy card, love the colors and yes the pink! What a perfect bow, I am so taken with your bows, help me please :) Glad you had fun with the HSS gals, too bad I am so far north :( I like your ideas for my Friday nickname, Lucky One Layer, that's what I like, so stay tuned for next Friday :) Have a great weekend.

  8. WOW - nice job pulling all the challenges together!! What an AWESOME bow!!! Holy Cow! Perfection!!

  9. Once again, the inside is just as lovely as the outside! I love the pearl on the bow! Way to rock the scallop challenge!

  10. You card is very cute! I too love the cupcake punch! Thanks for sharing and for sharing the link to the circle scissors video.

  11. I can *see* the Dunkin Donut LOL but it's still a great card Anne Marie! I love the sketch & thanks for the video on how to use the circle scissors....I FEEL your pain on using that thing!!!!! Awesome creation as always & tfs!!!

  12. So pretty Anne Marie - loving those sparkly sprinkles and the saying inside is too true! :)

  13. A girl can never have too much bling and neither can the girl's cards!

  14. Love this wonderfully PINK cupcake card! The little bow is darling with the cupcake image...haven't tried my cupcake punch yet, but hope to get to it this week!

  15. Oh, this is such a happy card AM!! Love your blinged out cupcake and what a great use of the CTD colors! Love the row of pearls and the pearl on the bow--so sweet! You rocked all THREE challenges!

  16. Hi Anne Marie - great card. The cupcake is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  17. Very cute card. I love how you combined it with so many challenges. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.


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Anne Marie