Sweet Cupcake – Challenge Mash Up

Hi all!  I hope everyone had a good weekend.  I took Friday off, so I had a nice long weekend and enjoyed spending some quality time with my husband!  I also managed to slip in some stamping time which always help balance and center me.  I have been wanting to participate in more challenges but find that it can be a struggle at times to make a different card for each challenge I come across.  For this reason, I wrote down several different challenges that I could combine in one card.



This is the first time I have worked with the Sweet Cupcake stamp set and the Cupcake Cutouts Framelits dies. I bought it as soon as I could from the new catalogue and it has sat on my desk, haunting me ever since.  When I saw the Fab Friday #93 Sketch challenge, I decided it would work perfectly to meet the requirement.

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I used Irresistable Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper along the left of the card and sponged it with Tip Top Taupe ink to reveal the fun clear embossed circles.  Then to make this stand out more, I added a strip of Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon slightly under the DSP.



If you notice the colours I used on the card also meet the requirements for the Pals Paper Arts colour challenge PPA313 this week:



I have been itching to make the frosting that Sara Douglass showcases at OnStage Live in Utah in April and I have to admit my recipe did not quite pull off as well I would have liked.  Let’s just say I added a bit too much water right off the hop and it was hard to recover from that.  I still added the frosting on my cupcake, it’s just not as “yummy” looking as I hoped it would be!

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I do love how these three step stamp sets make the images so real looking.  Working with only so many colours also had me stamping off a lot to create the multi-layered look of the cupcake top and base but I was pleasantly surprised with how well you can triple stamp with one colour ink pad!  To create even more dimension, I popped up the cupcake base with Stampin’ Dimensionals but I still wanted the cupcake top a bit higher.  If you have ever used the Foam Adhesive Strips, then you’ll know they are thicker than the dimensionals and work great to pop your bits and pieces up even more. And what is a cupcake without sprinkles? I added a few of the smallest size Basic Rhinestones to add to the ‘flavour’.

Thanks for popping on by and I hope you’ll give the challenges at these blogs a go as well!









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  1. Well done getting all the sketch elements while still keeping it CAS! I love those colors for a cupcake and I think your frosting looks delish even if it didn’t come out how you had planned! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  2. Love the frosting and your use of the colors and sketch! Sweet card! Thanks for playing along with the Pals color challenge this week!

  3. Love your frosting, Margaret! I’ve been hesitant to try it, but yours looks fabulous! Very “yummy” card! Thanks for joining us this week for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge!

    • Thank you Peggy! Give the frosting a whirl! After I made mine, I looked on You Tube to see if someone had any tips to make it better and a demo named Maria has a great video posted on how she does it!

  4. Hi Margaret,
    First I love your comment about your stamp time balancing and centering you. Such an apt description I can also claim. :->
    I love your card and the pretty assortment of textures make it even more luscious. Great to have you join us at Fab Friday!

    • Thank you so much Cindy! I’m sure more crafters feel the same as us. Love your description of my card…luscious 🙂

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