Monday, March 11, 2013

Purple Cupcakes

As a crafter, there's no better feeling than having a friend ask you to make a card! My friend from college needs a card for his High School friend's eight-year-old daughter, so I pulled out some of my favorite stamps & papers and made this pop-up card:

And the inside:

The cupcake is slightly popped-out:

I was excited to have a chance to try this week's {PIN}spirational Challenge; see the purple cupcake inspiration photo below. 

I got the "Cupcake Girl" clear stamp from my mom; she said it was designed by a local woman, but the company no longer exists and it doesn't say on the stamp pack. Too bad... it's too cute! I have a male version as well. The cupcake rubber stamp is from Stampendous.

The cupcake ribbon on the inside is by The Paper Studio, and the patterned purple ribbons are from my stash; I stamped the sentiment onto the solid purple ribbon with black ink (Memento). The image & wrappers are stamped in the same black ink, but I heat-embossed the cupcake tops in Rubellite (PEARLustre/Stampendous). 

The little sentiments on the inside are from a Hampden Arts set, and were inked with Victorian Violet ink (Brilliance/Tsukineko)

The polka-dot circle (cut with a Spellbinders die) and the paper for the cupcake wrapper are from the same 2-sided DP (Lily Bee Designs), and the butterfly paper on the inside is by Graphic 45. I inked the latter paper with Purple Hydrangea chalk ink (VersaMagic). The yellow backing paper is from my stash, and I embossed the polka dots with a Cuttlebug folder. The corners are decorated with my favorite punch (Marvy/Uchida).

Sorry the photos aren't great; I made this pretty quickly and popped it right in the mail!

613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes with Optional Sketch
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Girly
Eclectic Ellapu: Birthdays (2nd entry)
{PIN}spirational Challenge #47: Photo Inspiration

Update: I was one of the prize winners for {PIN}spirational Challenge #47!

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  1. Wonderful project! Nice interpretation of our sketch! Thanks for playing at our house at 613 Avenue Create! We look forward to your next visit!

  2. What a pretty pop-up card. Love how you decorated every part of this creation. Thanks for joining us at our neighborhood---613 Avenue Create. God bless, always!

    JO ANN

  3. This is so cute I love that cupcake!
    Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu and I hope we see you again soon!



  4. WOW!!! This is so pretty and I love the way you did the cupcake inside your card. Very creative!!!

    I'm sorry I didn't comment sooner. I am so glad you participated in the {PIN}Spirational Challenge last week. I hope you'll do so again soon!

  5. Love it! So yummy!!! Thanks for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you play along again!!!


  6. This is super cute. Love the emboss background. Fabulous popping muffin!

    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  7. I just love your interpretation of my sketch! And it's perfect for the {Pin}spirational challenge as well! The pop up cupcake rocks! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood this week at 613 Avenue Create!



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