August 29, 2010

Bright and Cheerful Birthday!

Yeah for another week of Cupcake Inspirations! This inspiration is so bright and cheerful! This week's challenge is sponsored by InStyle Stamps.

Here are the DEEtails:

I was totally in love with the idea of four blocks of color, and it wasn't the plan, but I ended up using something close to Mary Fish's Mojo Monday layout, this time turned sideways. I used Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Peach Parfait card stocks, stamped with my Polka Dot Background stamp and embossed. I cut them into little squares and matted each with the same color. I adhered them to a piece of Whisper White card stock, stamped on the edge with the Happy Birthday stamp from Stem Sayings. I added a Melon Mambo mat, then got out some Rich Razzleberry grosgrain ribbon, which I pleated in a wave, following my sentiment. This is the first time I tried sewing on a card and I think it turned out okay. I used green thread because I liked the contrast, but mostly because I was limited to colors I had in my sewing box and green worked best. Then I added my digital stamp from InStyle Stamps. Digital stamps are another first for me on this card. I colored in the cupcake and heart with Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write markers, cut the image out, then adhered it to my card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Hope you like it! Please play along!

Try your hand at stitched, pleated ribbon! You can get 8 new Grosgrain Ribbon colors when you order Option 4 of my Ribbon Share! Plus, you'll get an extra yard of ribbon free!


  1. Wow Nina...I LOVE what you did this week! You captured the inspiration piece perfectly. Fabulous ribbon treatment! :)

  2. Love the squares of color!!! Perfect!

  3. Wow this is awesome. I love the different squares of color and then the pleated ribbon just set it off perfectly.

  4. Very cute, Nina, and I LOVE the ribbon treatment! XOXO

  5. I adore blocks of color and the stitched ribbon is divine! Love your ambition. Hugs, M