January 6, 2013


Hello there! Today I'm excited to share a fun card for the first Cupcake Inspirations Challenge of 2013! There are a few new changes to the challenge, which you may notice below...

Although inspiration challenges are my personal favorite, we know that sometimes the inspiration doesn't pop right out of a card for everyone, so we've updated our challenge to include color palettes and themes that alternate weekly. Plus, 2013 is a big year for us, as we'll be celebrating our 200th challenge in the spring. Which is why I thought this card was quite fitting on several levels. :)

Are you ready for the details?

I started with a Basic Black card base and stamped the sentiment from Outlined Occasions. I embossed it in silver and added a few rhinestone jewels to add some extra pizzazz. Then I tied some ribbon around my card - some Whisper White taffeta ribbon topped with some sparkly ribbon from my stash. I created my champagne flutes with the oval punch and circle punch using some pretty Brushed Gold card stock. I adhered them with some Stampin' Dimensionals and added some more rhinestone jewels to finish it off. Hope you like it!

Now hop over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog to see what the other girls created and be sure to play along! 


  1. beautiful and elegant. NIna, you make the best clean and simple cards.

  2. Nina,
    I love your use of the black card stock with the white, gold, and silver! Your use of the rhinestones...perfect touch!