March 30, 2010

CUPCAKES ANYONE?

Good morning all! It is cold and nasty here and supposed to rain all week....and my kids are on Spring Break!! Uggghh...doesn't leave many activities for us!!! So, I will be getting creative, LOL!! I wanted to share a project today that one of my customers asked me for. Her daughter is getting ready to turn one and she wanted me to make invites and something for cupcakes. Her color requests were pink and purples....so this is one sample I came up with. This is the front of the invite and since there will be 40 of them, I kept it fairly simple. I used the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set as I thought the one candle on the cupcake was perfect for the occasion. The DSP is from the Shades of Spring collection in the occasions mini since it is really the only purple set I have (purple is soooo not my color). I decided to make these like card fronts with the invite piece on the back - it will be easier for her to mail and well, easier to make and save her on paper,lol!! Again, I kept it pretty simple and used my Introducing stamp set for the actual invite piece while adding some stamped balloons from the Bitty Birthday set. I am pretty happy with this invite, although I did make her a couple of samples that I am showing her tomorrow and will also share here. Since she wanted a cupcake box as well I decided that making a cute little box using the scalloped envelope die for my Big Shot was the way to go. It will allow me to cut lots at a time, and they go together fairly quickly. Here is a pic of the front and as you can see, I matched the colors to the card - pretty cute, right? I paper pieced my balloons and used my Crazy for Cupcakes set on this one as well, then added some pink satin ribbon to the sides - here is a pic so you can see more of the whole box!! And, of course I added some Iridescent Ice with Versamark and my heat gun to all the icing on my cupcakes because all cupcakes need to have bling *wink* I am taking these all to her this afternoon to let her decide on what ones she wants so we can get to ordering the supplies and getting them put together!! I will share another set tomorrow and then you all can tell me which one you like best, lol!!! Don't forget, I have a sketch challenge going on right now where a random name will be drawn to win a stamp set from me so make sure you upload your card and play along!! Now, off to finish up my samples, pack them up, and head on out!! I hope you all have a wonderful day, thanks so much for stopping by!
Card and Box Recipe:
Paper - Pretty in Pink, Pale Plum, Whisper White card stock, Shades of spring Designer Series paper
Inks - Basic Black and Orchid Opulence classic inks, Stampin' write markers
Stamps - Crazy for Cupcakes, Introducing, Itty Bitty Birthday
Accessories - Pink Satin Ribbon, Elegant Eggplant narrow grosgrain ribbon, versamark pen, iridescent ice, Perfect Polka dots embossing folder, Scalloped Envelope Bigz Die, Big Shot, Modern label punch, ticket corner punch

11 comments:

Risa said...

What a super cute card and cupcake box! Your party images are so cute and fun!
hugs
Risa:)

Crystal said...

OOOOO Alex LOVE how you used this set...The box ,the invite girl these are GREAT!!!!!! Perfect colors for a girl, ADORABLE and soooo fun!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

well look how creative you are! this is fabulous! and why do all little girls love pinks & purples so much?????

Dani said...

Purple is super hard for me to use but you've done a lovely job with it! Fabulous!

Lauren said...

Yummy and fun! Awesome card Alex.

Silke Ledlow said...

Alex this is such a cute birthday set!!! The invite and the boxes are fit for a little b-day princess!!! My girls love it too...I had them take a peek.....LOL!!! Hugs ~S~

Chris said...

these are adorable!!

Nikki Bond said...

It looks yummy enough to eat Alex...fabulous card. {SMILES}

Deb said...

how precious, gorgeous invitations and so love the cupcake box! hugs Debx

Carolyn King said...

what an awesome set!!! Great job on this!!!

kay said...

Hi, Alex! This is a very cute ensemble! Soooo cute! I like the pink and purple birthday themes.... it always brings back memories of my birthday as a little child. TFS!