Monday, June 29, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration challenge

Hi everyone! Well, my title is a bit misleading cause I DON'T have a card for this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge, CIC13! Certainly not for lack of inspiration, check out these gorgeous cupcakes.... YUMMY!
I just haven't had much time to work on one and when I finally sat down today to stamp, the size of the card didn't lend toward my butterflies idea! Oh well, I went with flowers for this week's Fall To Layout #48. I used my large circle nesties for the shape and some of the yummy MME Laundry Line DP I found on clearance at Craft Warehouse. The flowers are a combination of Zva Creative felt flowers (both the cool and cozy color packs) and hand crocheted flowers (from Etsy). See the chipboard divider? It actually uses the negative space of the chipboard borders (you know, the stuff in between?). See the pic below. That's why they call us SCRAPPERS -LOL!!! The sentiment is from Verve's Because of You set. I curled the paper with my fingernail on one side then the other to get that wavy look.
A detail pic:
Using up all the scraps -never throw anything away -LOL!:
This next card is for yesterday's Featured Stamper challenge. The honor went to DawnL -and man oh man! One tiny glance in Dawn's gallery and you will see just WHY she is a Dirty Girl! I chose this magnificent all white card.

My card has no where near the elegance and dimension of Dawn's, I absolutely LOVE her use use of the spellbinder frames. Sadly, I don't have any of those, but I took the idea and played around with the items I did have. I changed up the sentiment, frames, location of white embellishments. Congrats Dawn, enjoy your day!

The sentiment is Beautiful Forever by Great Impressions. I used a variety of Martha Stewart leaves/branch punches, megabilities curvy rectangle nesties, swiss dots EF, some ribbon, irridescent cord and pearl stamens. Oh and those white paper flowers I found in the wedding section of the Dollar Tree -they were some kind of a corsage with a stick pen going thru them. They are quite lovely once taken apart!

Oh and a little tip on how to assemble that mass of flowers ribbons and punched leaves. I punched an oval from scrap paper and used that as my "gluing template". I first added some glue dots on it and just kept adding to it, playing around with the arrangement as I went. Here is a picture of the underside before I glued it to the corner of the card. I don't know what Dawn's technique was. I stared at her card for no less than an hour trying to figure out how the heck she put together such a beautiful ensemble of stuff. Not sure, but my idea worked for me. I did it in a smaller version for the upper corner.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great afternoon!

Card Deets (FTL48):
Stamps - Beautiful You
Ink - black
Paper - MME Laundry Line DP, Vintage Cream
Accessories - felt flowers, jumbo brads, chipboard border (MME), large circle nesties, crocheted flowers

Card Deets (FS125):
Stamps - Beautiful Forever
Ink - Black, Pale Plum for sponging
Paper - White
Accessories - satin ribbon, pearl stamens, paper flowers, swiss dots EF, curvy rectangle, irridescent cord, corner rounder



  1. Great tip! Both cards are super!

  2. Oh my goodness, I LOVE your little "mass of flowers" - very ingenious! and gorgeous cards!

  3. WOW!!! That white card is Amazing!!!! Love the round card too!

  4. Both are very pretty. Love the white on white, very elegant.

  5. Oh my gosh, those cupcakes are so yummy looking! Your cards are gorgeous! Love the roses and the beautiful floral treatment on the second one.

  6. Wow these are both gorgeous cards. I love the Swiss Dot embossing on your first card (a favorite of mine) and that Wedding card is just divine.

  7. Michelle - both cards are gorgeous!!! I love your take ont he cupcakes - the circle card is awesome!!!

    Your FS card is WOW - I love all that white :)!!! Hugs ~S~

  8. Both cards are absolutely beautiful, Michelle! Congrats on the new design team, too!

  9. Amazing what you can do with the scraps!
    The white card is so elegant! Love the flowers ribbon so much!