Saturday, May 7, 2011

Peach, Poppy & Pear Cupcakes

Hello there! It is finally the weekend! Whoop whoop! (This post was scheduled for early this morning and Blogger didn't cooperate with me again...sigh!) I have to share that yesterday was also my sweet husband's birthday! No, this is NOT his birthday card...I don't think sparkly cupcakes are quite his "thing". :) I have a fun weekend planned for him though, shared with some GREAT friends. My card today was inspired by two challenges that I have not played with in a VERY long time. First up, I just LOVE the fabulous color combo from Pals Paper Arts this week: 

I combined those colors with this sketch from the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge:

I had it in my mind that I wanted to use the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set for this card. I got the image stamped and colored then just couldn't figure out what to do with it. The circles on the bottom of the sketch really threw me for a loop. I attempted about 5 different border punches but nothing seemed to click.Then, I ran some Poppy Parade card stock through the Crimper (to mimic the bottoms of the cupcakes) and punched some circles. A few of them are popped up to add a little dimension. The cupcakes were decorated with some sparkle then topped off with dabs of Crystal Effects on the cherries. 
I also sponged some Poppy Parade ink on the Pear Pizzazz card stock and the banner sentiment. Finally, here is the inside of the card: 
Thanks for stopping by for a visit! Enjoy your day today! :) 

Stampin' Up Supply List: 
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes and Create a Cupcake (sentiment, ret.) 
ink: Basic Black and Poppy Parade Classic ink
Paper: In Color DSP paper pack (hostess, level 1), Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Crystal Effects, 1/2" Circle punch, Paper Crimper, Scallop Border punch, Poppy Parade Stampin' Write Marker, Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker, Peach Parfait Stampin' Write Marker, Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon, Double Circle punch (ret.) and Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Anne Marie - love your incorporation of the pals colors for this fabulously, yummy, card! Happy Birthday, hubby! I hope you have a wonderful weekend celebrating!

  2. Fun, fun card! Love the colors and layout too. Just yummy looking.

  3. Well I think those sparkle cupcakes look delish! This is adorable!

  4. Hey trooper.

    What a gorgeous card you made. Love the colors. I have to play soon too. Have a great weekend with your cuties! Give them a big hug from me.

    Inky hugs, Pauline

  5. What a great card, love those colors, it makes for such fun, bright card and I love cupcakes :) Have a great weekend celebrating hubby's birthday, don't let the fur babies have too much cake. My cat loves frosting.

  6. Another beautiful card! Love the sparkle on the cupcakes!Great idea on the circles too!

  7. Delicious card Anne Marie! The sparkle on your cupcakes are the perfect touch ... yum yum! Have fun celebrating your hubby's birthday! Thanks for joining the fun at the Pals Paper Arts!

  8. Great Card Love the sparkle and how nice you combine the colors, Whising a great Weekend. TFS :)

  9. Anne Marie - your card is just fabulous. I'm sure the card is not hubby's thing, but I bet he'd love a whole plate of the real thing :)
    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  10. Love how you used these colors. The card will make for a very "happy" birthday.

  11. Great card! Love the colors.


  12. Super FANTABULOUS Anne Marie! The colors are so fun and so happy. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  13. Love your card --- You always do an outstanding job on all your cards. I have this set so Thank you for the inspiration; guess I'll dust it off and use it. Thank you for sharing.

  14. Great colors, love the finished inside, and the sparkle and shine on the cupcakes is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week.

  15. Yummy colors, yummy stamps, yummy card!!! Love the sparkles too!!!
    Maria :)

  16. So adorable. I love the cupcakes and how you designed the inside off the card. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

  17. This card makes me so happy! Oh, the vibrant, cheerful colors and those cupcakes with their fabulous glittery icing...!!! Super suh-weet!!


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Anne Marie