Friday, 18 January 2013

Create a Cupcake: Twin Edition

Hey Stampers !!

I don't know if it's only my kid (I'm positive that it's not!) but he is ALWAYS getting invited to birthday parties !! We live in a very small town, but it still seems like there is a birthday party to go to every other weekend !! LOL This weekend he is going to a party for twin girls. They are the first of the kids that will be in his grade in school to turn 3 !! I can't believe he will be 3 this year !! But I have until the end of September to worry about that ... hahahahaha ... I decided to make 2 cards that are essentially the same, except for the colors. I knew I wanted to use the Create a Cupcake stamp set, so that was my starting off point. I really like what I came up with !! Take a look !!

Isn't that cute ? And such an easy layout. It would be so simple to turn it into any type of card, just by changing the sentiment and putting a different image inside that scalloped circle. I can see me going back to this fun design a lot !! Lets take a look at each card !!

My color combo for this card is Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight and Chocolate Chip. First I stamped the pieces of my cupcake onto scrap strips of Whisper White cardstock, and used my Cupcake Builder punch to punch them out. I find using thin strips is important for this punch, so you don't waste lots of cardstock trying to punch out the piece you want. I then adhered the cupcake to a 1-3/4" Circle Punch of Whisper White and then adhered that to a 2-3/8" Scallop Circle of Chocolate Chip. The scallop was looking a little bland, so I took my Paper Piercer and pierced a hole into each scallop. Cute and simple way to jazz it up, don't you think ?? I coloured the cute little flower image from this stamp set with my Daffodil Delight and Lucky Limeade markers and then fussy cut it out. This got adhered with a mini glue dot and a Basic Rhinestone got stuck in the centre of the flower. I then stamped the Happy Birthday from the same stamp set, punched it out with the Word Window punch and adhered it to a piece of Daffodil Delight that I punched with the Modern Label punch.

My main layer is a piece of Tempting Turquoise that I embossed using the brand new Honeycomb embossing folder and my Big Shot. The oval pieces were die cut using the fabulous new Ovals Collections framelit. LOVE those ! I can see me using them for so many things ... they are so versatile !! I did the larger one in Chocolate Chip, and punched holes around the edge using the new Occasions Paper Piercing Pack. The smaller oval was cut out of the beautiful International Bazaar DSP. Love this beautiful Daffodil Delight and Whisper White pattern !! All of this was mounted onto a Chocolate Chip card base. 

This version uses the color combo of Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Chocolate Chip. The make up is essentially the same ! I embossed the Melon Mambo layer with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder this time and my larger oval was die cut in Whisper White instead of Chocolate Chip. I also LOVE this DSP pattern !! Its also from the International Bazaar collection, I need to use that paper more !! It's so beautiful.

Well, those are my cards today !! I think its really fun to try and make the same card different using colors and textures, don't you ?? Thanks a lot for coming by today, have a great weekend and Happy Stamping !!


Stamp Set: Create a Cupcake (wood #121915, clear #121982)

Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad #126979, Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pad #126952, Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad #126948, Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker #119677, Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Marker #120970, Lucky Limeade Marker (2011-2013 In Color Stampin' Write Markers Collection #123002)

Paper: Chocolate Chip #102128, Whisper White #100730, Tempting Turquoise #102067, Daffodil Delight #119683, Melon Mambo #115320, Rich Razzleberry #115316, International Bazaar DSP #126920

Accessories: Cupcake Builder Punch #121807, 1-3/4" Circle Punch #119850, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch #118874, Word Window Punch #119857, Modern Label Punch #119849, Ovals Collection Framelits #129381, Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, Occasions Paper Piercing Pack #128387, Paper Piercing Tool #126189, Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199, Basic Rhinestones #119246


  1. These look scrumptious! I cant decide which one I like the best they are both so cute & the paper piercing it adds that extra zing.

  2. Such adorable cards, Catherine! I love the way you have dimension in these with the embossing and dimensionals! Beautiful colors, too!