April 1, 2010

JUST A LITTLE MORE CUPCAKE....

Hi all!! WHEW!!! It has been busy around here with the end of the month, but what fun I have been having stamping up a storm!! I just love my job!!!! Stamping, creating, teaching, sharing, and making new friends - where is the downside to that??!! LOVE IT!!!  Speaking of new friends, I met someone at a workshop last month who has become quite a regular in my stamp room and so we have formed a really nice friendship. She has asked me to do the invites and party favors for her little girls birthday at the end of this month and of course I said yes - I love bdays and she is a little girl turning one, what could be more fun?!!  So, I have been making some samples for her to choose from and I thought I would share another one with you (she chose the one I did yesterday because she loves purple but really liked this one too). This one was more subtle in its pinks and I left out purple all together (not my fave) to see what she thought *wink* So, the first pic is the front of the card which is made using the giant cupcake stamp called Simple Birthday Thanks.  I paperpieced it on the bottom with DSP from the Sweet Pea paper pack, then used Frost White shimmerz with some microbeads to make the frosting.  Yummy right?? 
I also added the embossing in the background using my Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder because I thought it went so well with the whole cupcake theme!  Here is the inside of the card that shows the actual invitation piece using stamps from the set called Introducing and the balloons from Bitty Bithday.  And, of course I had to make the matching cupcake box to go with, so here it is!!











I used my scallop envelope die for my Big Shot for the box and stamps from the Crazy for Cupcakes set.  I matched the paper with the same dsp I used for the card and added some yummy whisper white satin ribbon. I also added iridescent ice to the cupcakes so the frosting looked nice and good enough to eat!
Here is the side view of the box so you can see how pretty the ribbon is - I just love it, I think it adds a lot to the box!!!   I also have a confession to make:  I made cupcakes to match these sets when my friend and her sister plus two little ones came over to check them out. I had fully intended to get some pics with the cupcakes, but, well, by the time they all left, there were none left, LOL!!! So, I guess those turned out pretty good too, heeehee!!!  I think I am done with cupcakes for a little while until we all get together to make the invites and such, so you are safe from another cupcake post for a few days anyway *wink*  Now, I am off to work on some class projects, finish taxes (blech) and spend some time with the kids! Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by, I love all your comments and read every one of them!
Card and Box Recipe:
Paper - Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White card stock, Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper
Inks - Black Stazon, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pnk stampin' write markers
Stamps - Simple Birthday Thanks, Bitty Birthdays, Crazy for Cupcakes
Accessories - Rose Red narrow grosgrain ribbon, Whisper White Satin ribbon, Iridescent Ice, Versamark, heat gun, ticket corner punch, scallop envelope die for Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, pink microbeads, frost white shimmerz, scalloped circle punch, eyelet border punch, liquid glue

20 comments:

mochamama said...

Looks yummy enough to eat Alex! Happy Easter girlfriend!

Crystal said...

OOOWEEEE Alex LOVE your cupcake, and it shimmers, it looks beautiful and yummy....lol!!! Your matching projects are GREAT!!! Wow soooo creative and fun love this girl!

Ilene said...

Wow, those card and box are so adorable! I'm amazed every time I visit your blog. And speaking of your blog, love the new look - very cute and perfect for spring!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

How cute! I love it!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Cute stuff!! So pretty in pink! I love the scallops on that box!

raindropecho said...

Oh, Alex, GREAT set! I love everything about it! Just perfect!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhh my how yummy!!

Dani said...

Fab job Alex! These are adorable!

Angie Tieman said...

How fun! She is going to love those!

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic, Alex! I love cupcakes! hehe! Especially when they aren't chocolate ;)
LOVE that shimmer on the icing!! Wish I'd ordered that before...bummer! Looks so cool!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

WOWWWWWWIE, that box is amazing!! Adorable card, too!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Super sweet Alex! Love all the pretty pink and the cute images! Hope everything is OK, I saw on FB that you were feeling down...sending some cyber hugs your way! :)

Christina Fischer said...

Fantastic, Alex! How perfect for a little girl's birthday!! :)

Renee said...

yummy Love it and the box is great!! Thanks for sharing, Happy Easter, Blessings, Renee

Wendy said...

These are adorable Alex! You did a fabulous job!

Have a great day!
Wendy
(member-of-the-former-SBS9-group-but-still-needing-to-be-in-contact-with-people!!) :)

Nikki Bond said...

Wow!...these are all fantastic Alex...You've been busy! Have a fabulous Easter! {SMILES}

Ilene said...

I mentioned you in my post today :)

Bonibleaux Designs said...

YUMMY!! I love cuppy cakes - I just had my bday too and I had chocolate cake with raspberry icing - it looked much like your card LOL - I'm still eating it!!!

Love the sparkles!!!

Rose Ann said...

What a yummy big cupcake invite...and I love your adorable box too!! Fabulous, Alex!!

Risa said...

Your cupcake card is so yummy and cute and I just adore the box that you made..totally awesome!
hugs
Risa:)