Do I smell cupcakes baking???
Is it Friday?!!!
YES and YESSS!!!!
Because its the most wonderful day of the week: It's time for Taylor's Friday Cupcake Challenge and this week is awesome becauseTaylor just announced that she is releasing a new line of stamps called: Stamp a Sweet Impression and let me tell you, from the tempting sneak peeks that I have seen - they are SO awesome and beyond cute!!! You will have to go check out both her stamps and her awesome storage system that will available starting at midnight (EST) on the 5th.
Well, I was already looking forward to this week because it was my birthday (and while I am excited about everyone else's birthdays, this was the first time in a long while that I have been excited about my own). To even make it more exciting, Taylor picked me to be the Featured Cupcake Sampler this week!
Woo-hoo! I was so honored and excited and surprised! THANK YOU TAYLOR!!The best part is that I got to participate in the new release of her sweet stamps. As soon as I saw this stamp, I was in love!! and couldn't wait to make a card for this week's sketch - which is awesome!
I love the half-circles in the sketch and the sentiment that immediately popped into mind was: Wish Big! So this is what I came up with:
I love this little guy blowing out his cake!!! I colored this set with my Prism pencils and then covered it with liquid glaze. The little cherry on the cupcake is a red brad, there are yellow brads on the cake and teal star brads on the corners. The sentiment was made in Photoshop and then cut out with My Creative Memories Circle cutters. I outlined around the circles in both little droplets of teal paint and red candy cane
stickles. I wanted a big bow for the Wish Big sentiment and I love that you can see the fun cardstock through the ribbon. This card was beyond fun to make!
Well, you know what they say ... time flies when you are having fun... I couldn't stop after making this card - so I made another one with Taylor's sketch (I couldn't get this sketch out of my mind because the half circles reminded me of cupcake tops - seriously - all I see these days are cupcakes! :)
So I thought I would make another simple card with two cupcakes next to each other:
I used my new Stampin UP! scallop punch (courtesy of my awesome buddy Brooke!) and punched out some aqua cardstock and folded it in half and adhered them together to create the tops. For the cupcake bottoms, I went to the pantry and got 2 baking cups that I folded and wrapped and adhered them side by side.
The little "cherry" is a button with red thread and little burgandy paint droplets on the edges. The edges of the cupcake tops are lined with waterfall stickles and the edges of the pink cardstock are edged with Martha's metallic ink. I wrote the sentiment (happy b-day dear you) around cupcakes in a brown archival pen from CM. This card was so much fun to make too - and very simple :) But then again, how can things not be fun when you are working with cupcakes :)
I love Cupcake Land :)
Thanks everyone for coming over for a visit!
Have a fabulous weekend and hope you give Taylor's fun sketch a try!
EDIT: just realized that the OCC theme for this week is birthday - so I am so excited that I can offer these cards for the challenge :)