Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Takin' Out the Cupcake Stash

Takin' Out the Stash is a challenge that I give myself.
This particular project uses lots of stash and every piece of paper was
a SCRAP that I had lying around my table (yes even the card base was a left over from
my Fat Free "Box of Chocolates")

Shirley's 2 Girls is Celebrating the launch of their newest Digi Stamps by offering some "SWEET" Blog Candy, a Blog Hop and a fun "Twisted" Thursday Challenge....
There is still time to check out all of the all of the excitement and enter for you chance to WIN some great prizes.
Click on their blinkie for complete Details.

Although I am no longer on their Design Team, I still love their images and would really like to WIN one of the new images. This week's "TWIST" is to create a project with the theme "Indulgence".. Cupcakes are my Weakness! Here is a random bit of trivia about me. I would love to open up a Cupcake Boutique featuring all things Cupcakes, edible, non-edible, you name it, if it is a cupcake it is simply to die for because I think Cupcakes are just as fun to look at as they are to eat ;o)
About this card and trust me there is a lot going on: I used a Nestie to die cut my circle then while it was still in the die, I sponged pink onto the center then stamped my cupcake. I stamped the Frosting again, cut that one out and popped it up on foam squares. I stamped the wrapper onto patterned paper, gave it a little shadow then glued it in place. The white circle is mounted with foam squares onto the pink scalloped circle. I dipped the end of my Stylus into white acrylic paint and added the white dots to each scallop then added a smaller dot at the joint of each scallop. I also added dots in various sizes to my cupcake wrapper. These dry rather quickly and are raised just enough to give some texture. If you look closely behind the center image, you will see that I used one of the New Martha Stewart Valentine punches. I stamped both sides of my strip of CS to achieve this look. No way I was throwing out all of those adorable little chocolate hearts that are left over from the MS punch, so I added one on the side of my cupcake with a little smear of white paint for reflection. Check out the inside of my card, I then glued a little heart into each of these scallops. Pretty cool huh?
How about that Funky flower?? I found a new blog this week and was just blown away with inspiration. Check out----> THIS BLOG <---- (I just went to get the link and realized that Linda added a Tutorial on my new found Flower LOVe) I used a small heart punch, inked the edges, crumbled them up then glued and stacked my hearts. That is one of my Fancy Sshmancy Italian Buttons. You can view that story ----> "Just Shoot Me with Buttons" ----> HERE Challenges:
Shirley's 2 Girls: Indulgence s2gsc40
There She Goes: Sketch
Paper Sundaes: pink, chocolate, lace (I didn't have this so I created my own using my MS punch), flowers(again, I created my own)
SCS: Clean & Simple- CAS51 use patterned paper (mine didn't turn out clean or simple)
...........Supplies I used............
Stamps: Paper Trey Ink (cupcake collection), Inkadinkado (Valentine sentiment)
Paper: Stampin Up (chocolate chip, certainly celery, polka dot patterned paper), Paper Trey Ink (blush blossom, white), My Favorite Things (pink & whitle polka dot paper, heart patterned paper)
Ink: Stampin Up (close to cocoa, pretty in pink), Paper Trey Ink (dark chocolate, blush blossom)
Tools: Martha Stewart (valentine punch), Spellbinders (Nestabilities circles), Marvy Uchida (scallop circle punch purple, small heart punch), Stampin Up (stylus, sizzix leaf die, sizzix large scallop circle, label die)
Misc: button from Italy, twine from a clothing tag, foam dots from ABC Toys & Crafts


Jennifer said...

Wow that is amazing. I love your flower. I need to try that.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Haha - gGreat minds think alike! Of course, I don't mind that you linked to my blog. On the contrary, I am thrilled and honored!!

Wonderful card. It fits that pink and brown groove that I am so into right now! And your funky flower looks great!


Anonymous said...

JUSTINE...it was so good to see your name again...i hope you win...i know YOU can relate to ALL the indulgence series!!! hugs 2 you...DEIDRE

Stef H said...

this card is GORGEOUS! like totally gorgeous. i'd say it's my ultimate fav or yours now! i LOVE IT!

hugs :)

p.s. hubby is doing great. thanks for asking. me too.

more hugs :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, Justine-love your card. The flower is really wonderful. Good luck with your cupcake shop :)
Thanks for playing @ S2G

Cat said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! I love everything! Thanks for joining us at S2G!

Crystal said...

Wow, love the flower, it's amazing & love the border punches, very cute! I love cupcakes too, so yummy! Thanks for playing with us over at Paper Sundaes :)

Jane Wetzel said...

Girl..you are sooooo good! LOVE THIS! The flower is so darn cool..gees..everything about this is swwwweeeet! Big shoes to fill at S2G! hugz to ya! jane :)

Mina said...

ooooohhhhh cupcakes yum yujm love em...fabulous card Justine love the cupcake just one problem...made me want one lol
Mina xxx

Jeannie said...

Great card and a really beautiful flower!

Thanks for joining the S2G hop!

Peace & Luv,

Unknown said...

^^ it so nice~~~

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is the most elegant cupcake card ever! It's absolutely gorgeous! Not many days to go, woohoo!

Cindy Haffner said...

WOW, so pretty.

Alica said...

oh wow - the cupcake looks almost real! great job! Love how you decorated the card - inside and out!
Thanks for playing with Paper Sundaes!

NinaB said...

What a sweet card, Justine. I love cupcakes, too! Thanks for the link to the tutorial on the flower. I may have to try making one.

Danderella said...

What a great card! I love that you used all scraps...I'm sure we could all do it if we tried...and GREAT flower...thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes.

Nikki Schmaltz said...

You are sooo clever and oh my garsh I love that flower! Beautiful!

HappyCrafter said...

Beautiful card, and I loved how you improvised to follow the challenge, it came out great. I'm glad you could join us this week with the Paper Sundaes Challenge.

Cami said...

OMG Justine, I love your card! How clever to use those punched out brown hearts and placing them on the scallops! Your funky flower is so pretty also and now I must try this! Love pink and brown and everything about your beautiful card! Do you miss Hawaii! Hugs, Cami

Debbie said...

Justine...hey gf we've missed you. just love your cupcake card! Yum and it was great to see you playing with us over at shirleys2girls twisted thursday. Don't you just love the new images!