June 14, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 314


Hi there stranger! :) I know, I know... It's been a while... I'm so sorry! I've been keeping busy, but summer vacay is almost here, so I should be back in the swing of things shortly! Today I'm here to share a quick carf for this week's Cupcake Inspirations challenge! Check out this gorgeous color inspiration!


The DEEtails:

I started with die cutting these lovely flowers using the Flower Fair framelits dies. I stamped a couple of the flowers in VersaMark ink and then layered them on top of each other with a bit of silver thread mixed in. I wanted a tiny bit of dimmension, so I layered my main flower on some coaster board. I found a bit of crepe paper in my stash and tucked a bit underneath. Next I die cut the hello sentiment and stapled it on. I added a few little gumdrops for a little extra something. Hope you like it!


Paper: Peach Parfait Cardstock, Pink Pirouette Cardstock, Pretty in Pink Cardstock, Regal Rose Cardstock
Stamps: Flower Patch
Ink: VersaMark
Embellishments: Silver Thread, Sparkly Pink Gumdrops (Your Next Stamp), staples, white crepe paper
Tools: Flower Fair Framelits dies, Greetings Thinlits Dies, Pierced Rectangle Stax Die-namics (My Favorite Things)

Now hop on over to the Cupcake Inspirations blog and see what the rest of the Sweeties have created. Hope you'll play along with us this week!

May 31, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 312


Hello dear friends! :) Sorry that I've disappeared a bit... But I'm back for another challenge at Cupcake Inspirations! I'm quite excited about this beautiful color combination and this fun new sponsor!



These lovely metallic Gatsby inspired cupcakes are a perfect match with the fabulous metallic cardstocks at CutCardStock. They are giving away a $50 gift certificate, so you will definitely want to play along for your chance to win! 

The DEEtails:

My plan to somehow mimic those striped cupcakes went to the wayside when I actually started working on this card. Instead, I used the Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to emboss some gorgeous gold foil cardstock, which I adhered to my Basic Black card. Then I layered on some Ice Gold cardstock that I die cut with a Piereced Rectangle die and matted on some more Basic Black cardstock. I some gold thread and some die cut feathers. I used the Fanciful Feathers die from WPlus9 and some Curious Translucent Gold cardstock along with some more Gold Foil. The sentiment is die cut from another WPlus9 die and stamped and embossed in gold on a little flag tucked under my feathers. Of course I added a little extra sparkle with some Gold Nugget gumdrops. Love them! And I'm loving this card! 


Paper: Basic Black Cardstock, Curious Metallics Ice Gold Cardstock (CutCardStock), Curious Translucent Gold Cardstock (CutCardStock), Gold Foil Cardstock (CutCardStock)
Ink: VersaMark
Embellishments: Gold Nugget Gumdrops (Your Next Stamp), Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold Thread (DMC)
Tools: Fanciful Feathers Die (WPlus9), Hand Lettered Thanks Die (WPlus9) Pierced Rectangle Stax Die-namics (My Favorite Things), Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Now go check out the Cupcake Inspirations blog and see what the rest of the Sweeties have created. Then, come play with along with us this week for a chance to win a gift certificate from CutCardStock! 

May 17, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 310


Hi there! These weeks are speeding by so quickly! Before I knew it, it was time for another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge! This week we have a gorgeous color combination... and some yummy cupcakes!



These butterfly cupcakes are just gorgeous, and picked especially in honor of our sponsor this week - Butterfly Reflections Ink. Have you had a chance to shop there yet? Perhaps you'll be the lucky winner of the $20 gift certificate! 

The DEEtails:

I started by stamping the Dictionary background stamp in VersaMark ink and embossing it in Smoky Slate. I probably could have distressed the edges, but I like clean, sharp images, so that didn't cross my mind until after the fact... I did, however, splatter some Glimmer Mist on the paper (and probably could have splattered more). This is Key Lime and it is just gorgeous! Before I adhered my dictionary page, I adhered a bit of Washi tape toward the bottom of my card. Then I layered some pretty flowers and leaves from my go-to flower set, Secret Garden, and added the die cut sentiment. Hope you like it!


Paper: Lucky Limeade Cardstock, Neenah Solar White 80# Cardstock, Pool Party Cardstock
Stamps: Dictionary, Secret Garden
Ink: Pool Party, VersaMark
Embellishments: All is Calm Designer Washi Tape, Key Lime Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Smoky Slate Stampin' Emboss Powder
Tools: Scripty Words Die Set (Your Next Stamp), Secret Garden Thinlits, Stampin' Dimensionals  

Be sure to check out the Cupcake Inspirations blog and see what the rest of the Sweeties have created. Be sure to play with along with us this week for a chance to win a gift certificate from Butterfly Reflections Ink!