Sunday, May 17, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #7

It's Sunday, which means it's time for another Hope Stamps Eternal Cupcake Challenge!

That photo on the left was the inspiration for this week's challenge - aren't those cupcakes so much fun?! I'd love to eat a dozen of them!

Before I go into any explanation of my card, let me apologize for the shadowy photo. It's a gray cloudy day and after taking 8-10 pictures from all different angles, this was the best I could come up with!

My card did not at all end up how I had originally planned it. I was going to do a polka dot background. Then I added polka dots in these colors to bridal flowers and was going to use those. Then I remembered the PTI anniversary set has a polka dot cupcake in it, so I reached for that and my card sort of morphed into what you see here. One of the things I love most about PTI is that their stamps are so user friendly. This cupcake image comes in three parts - the wrapper, the cupcake top, and the cherry - which makes it so easy to customize your colors without needing to use markers or inking only part of the stamp. Not much else to note here, except look at that gorgeous textured button from PTI! I love their vintage button collections!

If you want to try out this challenge, link your creation to Rachel's post here to be included in next week's collage! Have fun!

Stamps: PTI Everyday Classics
Ink: SU Gable Green, PTI Aqua Mist and Pure Poppy
Paper: PTI white, Aqua Mist, SU Gable Green
Other: SU scallop edge punch, paper piercing tool, PTI Aqua Mist button, PTI Pure Poppy twill


  1. ACK!!!! I LUFF IT! The cupcake and little touches of red are Awesome!!! Love the button, I just joined a PTI Button Share so I can have some too! :)

  2. WOW!!!
    That is amazing!
    So cheery & cute!

  3. FABULOUS! Those cupcakes look sooooo yummy! Love the layout and your paper piercing at the bottom! Oh yeah...and that button looks great too! Love how you threaded ribbon through it!

  4. oh my gosh! great job on the challenge, this card is fabulous!

  5. Cute!! Great design, love how you did the sentiment/ribbon/button and paper piercing...awesome job on the challenge!

  6. What a perfect card for the challenge!

  7. So cute. Love the button and ribbon. I'm definitely stealing that one!