Sunday, December 20, 2009

CIC #38!

Welcome to the 38th Cupcake Inspiration Challenge from Hope Stamps Eternal!

I need to start out by apologizing for my even-worse-than-usual photo! I swear, I have got to somehow invest in proper lighting and a light tent!

Anyway, aren't these cupcakes so fun and holidayish?! I took my inspiration from the hearts, the candy canes, the holly, and the colors, right down to the black accents!

I punched hearts out of paper from the Imaginisce Polar Bear Expressions collection and the Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly pack to reflect the candy cane and holly motifs on some of the cupcakes. I then traced around the edges of the hearts with some Stardust Stickles. The larger center heart is raised up with a 2mm adhesive dot from Zva Creative, while the smaller hearts are on 1mm adhesive dots. In between the hearts I put different sizes of Zva Creative Crystal Dots.

Some silver ribbon from PTI sort of sets the top portion apart, and then the sentiment is from Keep Cozy by The Greeting Farm. More crystal dots in the smallest size appear on either side of the sentiment.

I've taken photos of all of the different Christmas cards I'm sending out this year, but I don't know if I'll have time to blog about them before Christmas. So in case this is my last post this week, I hope you and your families have a wonderful holiday!

If you want to play along with this week's challenge, make sure you add a direct link to your creation to Rachel's post by 9pm MST next Saturday in order to be considered for the Top 5 collage next Sunday.

Now it's time to visit the other Sweeties for lots more inspiration!

Elena (December Guest Sweetie)

Keep Cozy by The Greeting Farm
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly collection,
Imaginisce Polar Bear Expressions, PTI white
Other: Stardust Stickles,
2mm adhesive dot from Zva Creative, Zva Creative 1mm adhesive dot, Zva Creative clear crystal dots


  1. I love these cute hearts! Love how you added crystal dots between them!

  2. Oh I love it! A long card is always difficult for me - out of my range I guess but this is gorgeous!

  3. oh my goodness, I adore these hearts, so cute....have a wonderful day!

    enjoy *~*

  4. You are just so clever! I love this sweet card. You are so good at using those gems/embellishments.

  5. LOVE the sweet simple look of this! So clean and graphic!!!

  6. This is just darling! Love the use of the hearts for a Christmas card!! Hugs,

  7. What a wonderful CAS card - so sweet in every way! Using hearts is just brilliant!

  8. Very pretty. I love the row of hearts.