Sunday, June 28, 2009

HSE Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #13

Welcome to another Hope Stamps Eternal Cupcake Inspiration Challenge! Aren't these cupcakes gorgeous?? I just love those butterflies and the colors are so bright and happy.

Speaking of happy, after having cloudy, rainy weather for 22 out of the last 27 days, we finally had beautiful weather this weekend! I've been in such a good mood! Because I spent much of the last 2 days soaking in the sun, my card for this week's CIC is a quick clean & simple one, which suits me just fine anyway! I used the Martha Stewart 3-in-1 Butterfly Punch to punch 4 large butterflies out of Chocolate Chip cardstock and 4 smaller butterflies out of cardstock colors that coordinate with the butterflies on the cupcakes. I then adhered the smaller ones to the larger ones, dotted the edges with a white gel pen to mimic the non pereils on the candy butterflies, and then coated the smaller punchouts with Stardust Stickles.

It's a little tough to see in the photo, but I used the PTI set Background Basics: Text Style on the strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock before adhering the white squares and the butterflies on top of that. I used mini glue dots to adhere the butterflies, using one dot just in the middle of each butterfly, so that their wings are free and slightly lifted for some dimension.

If you want to play along, be sure to link your creation to Rachel's post for inclusion in next week's collage!

Stamps: PTI Background Basics: Text Style, Verve Stamps Petals & Stems (for sentiment)
Ink: PTI Hibiscus Burst, Dark Chocolate
Paper: PTI white, Spring Rain, Hibiscus Burst, Melon Berry, and New Leaf, SU Chocolate Chip
Other: 3/4" square punch, Martha Stewart 3-in-1 Butterfly Punch, white gel pen, Stardust Stickles,
mini glue dots


  1. Love it!!! It is perfect for the challenge and I love the clean and simple look!

  2. Did you hear my mouth hit the floor??
    Love that! So cool.
    I suck...I can't match the stuff you guys are making but I'm going to try! ;)

  3. I love this fresh look! and I love how you used that Martha Stewart Butterfly punch! So pretty!

  4. Love your clean and simple design, Jessica! And the colors you used are a perfect match!

  5. What a darlin' take on the challenge Jessica - love the colors and the sketch is just perfect for these adorable butterflies!

  6. LOL - we used the same punch. LOVE your layout!

  7. LOL we used the same punch. Love your layout!

  8. Great card. Love the CAS look and how you did your butterflies(the use of the white gel pen was a great idea) very pretty. - I did this challenge too for the first time.

  9. Love the simplicity, it's GORGEOUS! Nice take on the sketch!

  10. Awesome card! Perfect for the challenge!