Friday, September 5, 2008

Cupcakes + pocket card = CUTE!

I love making bright and happy birthday cards for our granddaughters! Gracie's birthday is coming up soon, and what could be more bright and happy than the cupcakes in the new Sweet Celebration set by Taylored Expressions pared with the papers and bellies in the coordinating Birthday Girl Key Ingredients kit!

I stamped the cupcake repeatedly in a line and then trimmed out just the top half. The cupcake wrappers are paper-pieced using another of the fabulous papers in the kit. I colored their little hats with Copic markers and added a tich of glitter to the pompoms. Little girls are all about the sparkle you know!

The inside card has slots to hold a gift card (McDonalds for yogurt parfaits! yummmm) and a perfect place to write a message behind it. The ice cream cone, another stamp from the Sweet Celebration set, was stamped on white cardstock, colored with Copic markers and cut out. I love the little hat and gift! (you can click on the photo for a closer look)

One (well, one of many) of the things I learned from Marianne at Copic is that if you want something to look *white*, outline it in blue. I used the palest shade, B000, to outline each of the cupcakes. Boy, does that make them stand out in real life!

Be sure and stop over at the Taylored Expressions blog. You can see all of the adorable stamps that come in the Sweet Celebration set (there are 9 of them!) along with what comes in the Key Ingredients kit. What an easy peasy way to get ahead on your birthday card stash!
The stamp sets, the kits and alot of other fabulous things can be found at Taylor's store.

hmmmm, now I'm hungry for a yogurt parfait!

Stamps: Sweet Celebration from the Stamp a Sweet Impression collection by Taylored Expressions
Paper: Prism, Doodlebug Designs (Birthday Girl Key Ingredient Kit by Taylored Expressions), Neenah
Ink: Black Soot Distress Ink, Copic markers
Misc: Glitter, brads, ribbon (Birthday Girl Key Ingredient Kit by Taylored Expressions), border punch (Fiskars), button (JoAnns)


Bevie Pearl said...

HB....Cute is right!!! You are Rocking the stamp scene with your TE stamps!!

Heather "Hev" said...

Oh my how totally adorable :)
Greetings from another HB :)

MichelleY said...

OMW....your granddaughter is so flippin CUTE! I mean it...she's TOTALLY irresistable! LOVE what you've done with her picture!!!

StamperSharon said...

Love your pieced cupcakes, Carol! Great idea for the pocket gift card holder -- love it!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

This is so cute, Carol! So many little details to check out! I love how you added an orange brad in between each cupcake!

Anonymous said...

Love that lineup of cupcakes and great tip about using blue to shade the white! I haven't done a pocket card in awhile - yours is really really CUTE!


Vicki C said...

Super cute missy! Fun to come over and catch up on things.

Debbi said...

These cupcakes are ADORABLE HB! Thank you for sharing the tip - I actually HAVE that marker!!!