Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Cupcake Kind of Day

Today's card combines 3 challenges! First the awesome colors of the Fab Friday # 57, where they are welcoming a new design team member, Heather Herold. Welcome Heather! Then I found this new challenge over at Try Stampin' On Tuesday! Well today is Tuesday so I am trying their sketch challenge # 205. And then I saw that the challenge this week at Can you Case It?  was to make a 2-layer card plus the card base and include at least one embellishment (all that in less than 10 minutes?)

So here is my card. Once I had decided on all the elements, it was very quick (less than 10 minutes!) to put together. Colors and DSP were easy, it's just making the final decision on the stamp and punch that took a little bit longer (as usual):


And here are the banners for Fab Friday Color Challenge and the Quick and Clean Challenge at CYCI with the sketch at Try Stampin' On Tuesday:


I started with a Real Red card base and glued a piece of the stripes from the Stacked with Love stack that already had the 3 colors for the Fab Friday challenge! That was easy! On a small piece of Whisper White I stamped the bottom of the cupcake along with 3 candles on each side, with Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral. I punched the frosting for the cake out of another piece from the DSP stack, and the sentiment is directly stamped with Real Red. For the embellishements I used a piece of Real Red cotton Ribbon and 3 medium pearls again on each side of the cupcake. Voilà! The cupcake is the big heart from the sketch and the candles and pearls, the small ones.

Stampin'Up Products
Cardstocks: Real Red – Whisper White
DSP stack: Stacked with Love (137779) (Stripes:  Real Red – Calypso Coral – Crisp Cantaloupe)
Ink Pads: Red – Calypso Coral – Crisp Cantaloupe
Stamp Sets:  Cupcake Party (C 134126)
Punch: Cupcake Builder (121807)
Embellishments: Real Red Cotton Ribbon (134563) – Basic Pearls (119247)

I hope you like this very quick and simple card. I had fun putting it together and playing with a new challenge this week.

I hope you took a minute to read my Creative Blog Hop post right here and leave a comment. By now you know how much I LOVE reading them!

Thanks again for visiting my blog. Have a super Tuesday. I hope it is maybe not as cold where you are as it is here in Southern Ontario and the East Coast of the United States. Brrrr.....  Let me know what you think of my card today! And do check out all the fabulous cards on all 3 blogs. Awesome!



Louise love it! The candles and pearls are fun touch! Thanks for joining us at CYCI : ) Eva

Posted by Eva on February 17, 2015 at 01:35 PM #

Eva thank you so much. Like I said once I finally decided which one of the 5-6 sets I was considering for the card, it was quick and easy! Thank you for this fun challenge. :-)

Posted by Louise on February 17, 2015 at 02:00 PM #

Cute card! Thanks for playing with us at Can You Case It?!

Posted by Kim Ryden on February 17, 2015 at 06:34 PM #

Cute! I like how you did the candles and the cupcake base along the white stripe and add the frosting on top! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Posted by Amanda Mertz on February 18, 2015 at 09:49 AM #

Thank you Kim! Love the challenges at CYCI? and always try to play and make it "on time" lol

Posted by Louise on February 18, 2015 at 10:22 AM #

Amanda, thank you so much for coming to visit my blog! Love, love the colors for this challenge. They were the perfect combo too for the other ones.

Posted by Louise on February 18, 2015 at 10:24 AM #

Louise, The cupcake is a perfect image for this super-sweet color combination. Love it! Thanks for playing along with this FabFriday Color Challenge.

Posted by Brian King on February 18, 2015 at 04:24 PM #

Brian you are too sweet. I am glad you like it and thank you so much for your lovely comment! Cheers. :-)

Posted by Louise on February 18, 2015 at 04:31 PM #

Very cute! Thanks for playing with us this week at CYCI?!

Posted by Cindi Copeland on February 19, 2015 at 12:00 AM #

Thank you Cindi. It had to be a "quick and easy" one so very CAS indeed.

Posted by Louise on February 19, 2015 at 10:03 AM #

Cute card! Love how you used all of the challenges.

Posted by Marisa G on February 20, 2015 at 09:39 PM #

Thanks Marisa. It's either laziness or too much inspiration from all the DT teams on all the challenge blogs! :-)

Posted by Louise on February 22, 2015 at 11:35 AM #

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