Monday, July 15, 2013

Cupcake Cutie

Oh how I love tutorial challenges! I rarely actually get around to entering them, but I thought that the Circle Step Card and/or Circles/Hexagons challenge at Top Tip Tuesday was perfect for a birthday card for our niece.

The "Cupcake Girl" clear stamp is from my stash; I know it was made by someone in Arizona, but sadly it doesn't say on the package. I've ended up loving this stamp more than I thought I would; it's so much fun to paper-piece (you can see another version here), and is easy to personalize. The dress, frosting, and wrapper are all pieced on from different papers, and the body & hair is a 100% Hammermill. I colored the image & dress with Copics, and added detail with Sakura glaze pens.

I made the base with Echo Park's double-sided Teal Small Dot DP (the inside is striped). The cupcake paper is from Digi Doodle Doo's free . I cut out some more tiny cupcakes and glued them on top of the paper to add dimension. The Cupcake Girl's wrapper is stamped on a digi paper I made by enlarging the same cupcake paper.

The bottom, flower-patterned portion is made from a textured, white-frosted yellow Core'Dinations cardstock. I punched the pattern with the "Flower" Mini Lucky 8 Punch from We R Memory Keepers, and backed it with the the yellow side. I used both sides for the frosting & dress on the Cupcake Girl.

The patterned kraft medallions die cuts are from my stash; I splurged on $2 worth of them at Scraps of Love, and I've been hoarding them for over 6 months! The 3D "You're the Best" epoxy sticker on the small doily is also long-hoarded. I embellished the card with adhesive gems and a silver "Happy Birthday" sticker.

I think our niece will like this card, as her family likes to bake!

Color Throwdown #250
Color Throwdown #250: Teal, Kraft, Hot Pink, Light Yellow
Quick Quotes: Add Dimension to your project
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 105: Hexagons and/or Circles (and Circle Step Card tutorial)
Word Play Saturday: Birthdays

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  1. Super cute card! Thanks for helping us celebrate at The Color Throwdown!

  2. A beautiful card using Annette's tutorial. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  3. such a cute card.. loved it..

  4. Oh man this is adorable. Love that fold & how you did the cupcakes. Brilliant!

  5. So cute! Love the card design!
    So happy you played along in my "birthdays" word play saturday at My Creative Moments!

  6. Oh wow. Marvellous take on the tutorial and love the use of papers as well as the theme. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge.Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

  7. What a cool step card, okay, I have to check out the tutorial. I've never made a circular step card. The effect is great and this is a terrific birthday card!


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