March 11, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations 300th Challenge Celebration - More Inspiration

Hello again! I have another card to share today as we wrap up the 300th Challenge Celebration at Cupcake Inspirations. Today I'm playing with the COLOR Inspiration, but don't forget, there are three challenges to play along - the SPARKLE Inspiration and the CONFETTI Inspiration are also lots of fun!

Today I'm playing with some fun product from Paper Sweeties and Your Next Stamp. (Sponsor product is linked at the bottom)


I've been making a lot of birthday cards for the 300th Celebration, but if you're a regular around here, you know that my comfort zone is flowery thank you cards... I'm back in my comfort zone. :) I was complaining last week about how I didn't have the right chartreuse for the challenge, when I realized that I had it right under my nose with my beloved Heidi Swapp paper pad! I love the kind of textured look this print has and it was the perfect backdrop for some pretty white flowers. I stamped and embossed the flowers from Flower Patch. Then I popped on a big bloom from Array of Sunshine. I worked kind of hard to stamp it a little poorly so it has this grungy look - haha. I layered  it over the simple pattern from Sent with Love Designer Series Paper. A tiny bit of Whisper White Cardstock behind it helps to ground it a bit. Next I stamped and embossed the sentiment from Simply Wonderful on some White Vellum Cardstock and laid it across my card. Paper Sweeties has the most gorgeous crinkly seam binding ribbon, which I've used here on this card. The final touch are these lovely little gumdrops in Kiwi - seriously, I need these in every color! Perfecto! Hope you like it! :)

Come celebrate with us over at Cupcake Inspirations and play along in all of our fun challenges this week! You still have some time to play along! All challenges close on at noon CST on March 14th.

Paper: Heidi Swapp Favorite Things paper pad, Pool Party Cardstock, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Cardstock, White Vellum Cardstock
Stamps: Array of Sunshine, Flower Patch, Simply Wonderful
Ink: VersaMark
Embellishments: Kiwi Gumdrops (Your Next Stamp), Robin Egg Seam Binding (Paper Sweeties), White Stampin' Emboss Powder
Tools: heat tool, Stampin' Dimensionals

If you're loving this fabulous seam binding and are as obsessed with the Gumdrops as I am, you'll definitely want to play the CONFETTI Inspiration Challenge for a chance to win gift certificates from BOTH Paper Sweeties and Your Next Stamp! Doesn't that just sound awesome? Hurry! Go play! :)

1 comment:

  1. Sweet and shabby! The bold flower and ribbon give this card such a feminine look! And colors - soft and shabby!