Time for a Cupcake Party!

by Joanne James21. April 2016 08:05

Today it's time for a new challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary and this week we have a great sketch for you:

 

I decided to use the 'Cupcake Party' stamp set for both the greeting and embellishment on my card today, with some splashes of gold and an interesting co-ordinating background:

 

Cupcake Party - I haven't used this stamp set and punch in a while - and now they are both going away! I decided to use some bright orange frosting to contrast with the blues of my card - and added a Bermuda Bay candle with a gold Wink of Stella flame. If either of these items are on your wishlist, snap them up from the online store before it's too late. 

A Happy Pattern - I've been intrigued for a while that one of the stencils in the Happy Patterns pack co-ordinates perfectly with the cupcake case in the cupcake Party stamp set. I sponged my background in Pool Party onto my Pool Party card base to create a co-ordinated yet subtle background.

Splashes of Gold - My card features quite a few gold elements for sparkle and shine today: a gold foil frame for my ombre sentiment (inked with Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party markers), gold Wink of Stella for my candle flame, some gold metallic thread and a sprinkle of gold sequins. On this card all that glitters most certainly is gold - I think it adds to the party feel!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Do visit the other Design Team members to see how they interpreted this week's sketch; there's lots of inspiration over on their blogs too!

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

  • Cupcake Party Wood-Mount Stamp Set
  • Cupcake Builder Punch
  • Sponge Daubers
  • Happy Patterns Decorative Masks
  • Tags & Labels Framelits Dies
  • Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Bermuda Bay A4 Cardstock
  • Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pool Party A4 Cardstock
  • Whisper White A4 Cardstock
  • Metallics Sequin Assortment
  • Gold Metallic Thread
  • Gold Foil Sheets
  • Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad

Comments (9) -

Fiona Whitehead
Fiona WhiteheadUnited Kingdom
4/21/2016 9:17:51 AM #

I'm sad this is going too - especially as I've only just bought it!  Great card

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Chris Slogar
Chris SlogarUnited States
4/24/2016 2:47:42 PM #

Love the coordination between the background and the cupcake paper - I never noticed that!  Very sweet card!

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Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
4/25/2016 3:47:42 PM #

Love the gold accents to bling up the card!  Love the retro background...I never noticed that mask in the catalog before...learn something new all the time!  Fun card!

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Libby
LibbyUnited States
4/25/2016 3:56:47 PM #

You card is pretty elegant and pretty and elegant - all these. The gold accents really take it up a notch! The background stenciling is so chic. Just a great card Joanne!  

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Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
4/25/2016 6:10:37 PM #

I LOVE the way you coordinated the cupcake wrapper with the background!  That is sooooo cute!  The gold frame is such a cool way to highlight the sentiment.  The tone on tone colors are great with the pop of orange!  Very festive!

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Tracy May
Tracy MayUnited Kingdom
4/26/2016 3:58:32 PM #

Great card Joanne. Love the colour scheme and the matching background and cupcake wrapper - very clever Smile

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Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
Sharon Hashimoto BurkertUnited States
4/26/2016 4:19:40 PM #

You have such a wonderful sense of color.  I love this combination.  Your eye for detail is amazing,  Coordinating the cupcake liner and background...genius!

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Jennifer Downey
Jennifer DowneyUnited States
4/26/2016 8:58:22 PM #

Love your color choices!! Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango and Gold all play so nice together on this card! And your innovative use of the cupcake wrapper and coordinating background is spot on!

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Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
4/27/2016 10:27:16 PM #

Darling!  I love the frame done with the Gold Metallic Paper...such fun for a birthday card!  Great job with the sketch this week!

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