Sunday, July 26, 2009

HSE Cupcake Inspiration #17

Hi everyone, it's Sunday and that means another fabulous HSE Cupcake Inspiration challenge! Set your peepers on this plate of yumminess...

Disclaimer: my card DOES NOT do these cupcakies justice AT ALL! I seem to have peetered out on making cards today after all the DTGD challenges -whew!

OK so, after admitting that this is not my favorite card of all time, here it is...

The whimsical image is called Butterfly Trail and is a sneak peek of the soon to be released Inkadinkado $1.99 series stamps! Rachel is expecting them in the store SOON!! The felt flowers are from Zva Creative and the gem brads are Basic Grey's Lemonade glazed brads. I was completely drawn to the bright pink and green of the cupcakes and I thought PTI's Raspberry Fizz bitty dots paired with the New Leaf were perfect! For my layout, I used the Weekend Sketch Challenge #90, hosted this week by my fellow Verve Diva, Lauraly!

After much fiddling on this, I thought it needed something at the top, so I pulled out and dusted off my SU corner punch. Remember when we used corners on EVERYTHING? I haven't put corners on a card in AGES and thought it would be fun to do so.

Everyone is welcome to play along! Just link your card to Mr. Linky on the HSE blog. Each week, Rachel will showcase the Top 5 picks!! Now it's time to check out my fellow HSE Sweetie's cards and see how they rocked those cupcakies!!

Carolina - Carolina's Creative Pad
Rachel -
Hope Stamps Eternal
Colleen - Glitter Ink
Bonnie -
The Lucky Clucker
Tammy -
Stamp Happy
Natalie -
dougnat diaries
Jessica -
Shamrocks and Seashells
Kelli -
Yard Sale Kind of Luck

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Butterfly
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - White, new leaf and raspberrry fizz bitty dots (PTI)
Accessories - Oval nesties, BG Lemonade glazed brads, Lemon Tart twill ribbon, SU Corner punch, Zva Creative felt flowers, copic markers



  1. Very pretty card! I don't think you pittered out at all. The colors are great!

  2. Hey there Michelle, I LOVE it! The colours are gorgeous and I hear ya about being DTGD'd OUT!! but this really is gorgeous!

  3. Those cupcakes are such a fabulous inspiration. I love your card and all the flowers you added and how the one is tucked behind the main panel.

  4. I love all the felt flowers with the glazed brads and the pretty wings Michelle. Cute! I'm a little stamped out too. DTGD is a whirlwind! :)

  5. Simply Gorgeous! Just love the butterfly and all the pretty flowers. The corner punch worked great on this.

  6. This is SOOOO not a crappy card! I love it...the polka dots, felt flowers, is all great!

  7. I think your card is gorgeous Michelle! the flowers are the perfect touch!

  8. This is fabulous, Michelle!!! Those real cupcakes look delicious, but your card is calorie free. Beautiful!!!

  9. Michelle! you shouldnt be so hard on yourself...i think it is absolutely gorg and i think its one of my favs that you have made! I think it goes perfect with the cupcakes! LOVE IT!

  10. Michelle - I don't know what you are talking about...LOL... - this card is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!! Fabo take on those yummy-licious cupcakes!!! OMG - I want to eat one right now - LOL!!!

    Big hugs ~S~

  11. Fabulous Michelle. So springy and beautiful!

  12. Wow! This card is so pretty! Love the colors of it. The flowers are so cute, and I like the new brads too! Almost forgot to tell, butterfly is amazing, really like the dimension!

  13. I think this card is wonderful. Great colouring of the butterfly and the flowers are the perfect touch. Great use of the sketch and I love the DP with the green.

  14. Fabulously cute, Michelle, and I'll take one (or two) of those yummy cupcakes, too!

  15. What a pretty card, Michelle...such beautiful summer colors and I LOVE the butterfly!!!!

  16. Hi girlie - this is adorable! I thought I had left you a comment but can't seem to find it so I'll leave it again. I love this card - the colors, the flowers, and the beautifully colored butterfly! You did a great job with this week's cupcake inspiration piece!

  17. Not sure why you dont like this card, it is beautiful! love the colors and even the corner punches!

  18. Fantastic!! The extra white space really makes your colors POP ... awesome creation!!