Sunday, May 24, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #8

With tomorrow being Memorial Day, this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge at Hope Stamps Eternal is just perfect!

90% of the time, I make the standard A2 size card. Occasionally I'll mix it up with a 4.25" square, but I tend to get stuck in a rut. So today I thought I'd do something different and I made this card that's 8.5" x 3.5". It fits in a standard #9 or #10 business envelope, so it's not difficult to mail.

I happened to have a bunch of leftover stars that I had stamped and cut out for another project, so this was the perfect chance to use them! The stars are from the PTI anniversary set Everyday Classics. I don't know if you can tell from the photo, but the red stars are popped up with dimensionals just to give the card a little something extra.

The ribbon is white twill that I colored with a copic marker (B29) and I tied some red embroidery floss through the ribbon to tie in the color scheme. The sentiment is from Verve and the little blue gems are from this awesome crystal wheel from Hope Stamps Eternal. I love having the right color gem for any project I'm working on, all stored in one little container!

If you want to play along, upload your creation to Rachel's post by next Saturday evening to be included in her collage on Sunday!

Stamps: PTI Everyday Classics, Verve Floral Whimsy
Ink: SU Brilliant Blue, PTI Pure Poppy, Copic Sketch B29
Paper: PTI white, Pure Poppy, SU Brilliant Blue
Other: foam dimensionals, Zva Creative crystals from Hope Stamps Eternal, PTI white button, PTI white twill ribbon, embroidery floss from Joann's


  1. Love this cards, so clean and simple! It also works for notimetostamp's Stamp Simply challenge!!! :)

  2. Love this card! I am impressed by your ability to make a long card! I am afraid to try them because all the space you need to fill.

  3. Love the CAS look of this card. Very nice.