Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #59

Hi everyone!  Today is Sunday and that means it's time for another FABULOUS Cupcake Inspiration challenge from Hope Stamps Eternal!  Check out these beautiful elegant cupcakes!  Seriously.  Stunning.

My card really doesn't have anything to do with them, I guess I wasn't in a "pink" mood -LOL!  

I used Cosmo Cricket's Garden Variety papers.  I have had these for awhile and I don't think I have ever used them!  In fact, Cosmo has already come out with their NEW line since then - Delovely!  LOL!  Back to Garden Variety, they are a perfect match for the Tangerine Tango cs and Martha Stewart's persimmon seam binding ribbon.

I pieced the balloon with pattern paper, outlined the clouds with some Copic markers and added a couple light blue pearls from the Zva pearl round wheel.  The sentiment is from Verve's Dare to Be.

The layout is from this week's Card Pattern 64 sketch and my card is also for Verve's Up Up and Away: Ready Set Stamp challenge.  The challenge is to use the stamp set Up Up & Away.  You can check out the link for all the challenge details.

Important Notice:  

Most of you have heard that Hope Stamps Eternal is closing.  Sniff, sniff!  But before the doors finally close, there is a storewide sale of 45% off while supplies last.  Take advantage of this sale while you can!  AND, due some back orders coming in, Rachel has some brand new Cosmo Cricket Delovely, and Prima flowers!!  Those are also on 45% off!!

Be sure to check out my fellow HSE Sweeties to see how they rocked these cupcakes!

Rachel - Hope Stamps Eternal
Teresa - Enjoy the VA Sunshine
Karen - The Sweetest Thing
Kristen - Scrap-Creations
Piali - Touch of Creation
Kelli - Yard Sale Kind of Luck

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Up Up and Away and Dare to Be (Verve)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - White and Tangerine Tango cardstock, Garden Variety (Cosmo Cricket)
Accessories - Swiss Dots EF, Square nesties, copic markers, MS seam binding, Scallop border punch and linen thread (SU!),  



  1. Well done! Love every detail! :)

  2. Fabulous card. Great use of the Swiss Dot folder and the dotted paper on the balloon. Love this!

  3. SO Pretty! Love the ribbon and that balloon is so fun!

  4. hey girl, wasn't it fun playing with this set again....fabulous card my friend!

    enjoy *~*

  5. Fabulous card, Michelle and a great use of the sketch! Love the colours and the way you used the set.

  6. Such a super graduation card!! Love this!!!

  7. wonderful card!! what fun! love the balloon. Hugs and blessings.

  8. Super cute card Michelle!!! You rocked the ic and the sketch!!! Hugs ~S~

  9. an amazing card! I love the embossing paired with the balloon image and clouds.

  10. Oh Michelle this is fabulous! I love the embossing, all the white space here, and the fabulous hot air balloon!

  11. Very cute! I like this balloon and clouds. Great card.

  12. Such a pretty card! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

  13. I just love this card!!! Wonderful colours, love all the cutwork with the balloon and clouds and the button ribbon is fabulous!!!


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