Sunday, April 19, 2009

HSE Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #3

I haven't gotten a chance yet to do the second cupcake inspiration challenge over at the Hope Stamps Eternal blog, but couldn't resist diving in to challenge number 3! As soon as I saw these delicious cupcakes pictured on the left, I knew exactly what I wanted to do for my card. I decided to use my Nestabilities to make a clamshell card, mimicking the round shape of the cupcakes, and ended up with a card that measures 4" x 3.75".

As you can see, there's actually very little stamping on the card - I used two different SU flower punches to decorate my "cupcake" and embellished the centers with black gem stickers by Making Memories. The butterfly was created with a Martha Stewart punch and then covered with Stardust Stickles for lots of pretty sparkle. I seriously don't know what I did before I discovered Stickles - they're the best thing ever and I use them ALL the time!

The flowers were adhered with mini glue dots and to adhere the butterfly I cut off a small piece of a foam dimensional to make it pop up a little above the flowers. I finished off the card with a sentiment from the PTI set Mega Mixed Messages.

If you try out this challenge, be sure to link your creation to the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge post on Rachel's blog. If you link by next Sunday, you'll be included in the participant collage on her blog! And if you post your creation to SCS or Paper Craft Planet, please use keyword CIC3.

Have a great day!


  1. Jess - brilliant!!!!
    LOSTie Debbie

  2. Oh my word!!! This card is FANTABULOUS!!!! I am jealous I have niether of these punches because I would SOOOOO be CASEing it!!! I just LOVE that glittery butterfly! (I always pass up that punch...I might have to get it now!)

  3. UGH!
    That is so pretty!!!!!!

  4. HOLY CRAP, Jess! This is fabulous you clever, clever girl! I love how it looks just like the cupcake! You are the one with mad skillz! :)

  5. This is so pretty! I should have put stickles on my buttflies!!!! I didn't put stickles on my card at all!

  6. Love you card, I need to start using my nesties to create a card base. Thanks for the idea. I have to get me one of those butterfly punches, I see them on some many cards and it seems to just finish if off. Love it with the stickles.

  7. Very cool card - love the sparkly butterfly!