Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Inkspirations 55 - eat cupcake!

Hi there,

well we made it through Miss Sixes birthday, although she informs me her real birthday will be when she has a party!! Hmm I obviously still have some work to do and of course Mr almost 3 is old enough now to make it quite clear he wants a fuss and party and all things nice when its HIS birthday too! Ok enough chatter - onto today's card - for this weeks Inkspiration sketch challenge. Here's the sketch.

The DT did a fabulous job of showcasing wonderful ways to deal with this multi square design, in the end I went with repeating the same image. Here's what happened.

A square card (again but you see I've got a stash of envelopes just perfect for this size) 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 Melon Mambo base, layered with Early Expresso. Then I stamped my cupcake inchie 9 times on Whisper White and then punched them all out with the 1 1/4 inch sq punch. Mounted each square on dimensionals then added them to the Expresso layer. To act as the focal point I stamped my Party Hearty cupcake in Early Expresso on Whisper White. Then I cut a Melon Mambo top to match (using the stamp as a guide). I stamped a little vine image in Versamark on the Mambo top and white embossed it, then added a rhinestone to finish it. The cupcake top was mounted on dimensionals as was the cupcake. I used a decorative circle to frame the cupcake and some Melon Mambo ribbon to finish off the front. The inside was just simply finished off with a little inchie cupcake coloured in with markers.

I was thinking girls birthday card but since Miss Six tells me she doesn't like it because it has too much pink - say what!!!! - oh and there is no yellow (yellow is right at the top of her favourite colours right now) so given these glaring issues I've decided this is a big girls birthday card.

Thanks for visiting,


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Cute by the Inch, Party Hearty
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Early Expresso, Whisper White
Ink: Early Expresso, Melon Mambo, Versamark
Accesories: White embossing powder, 1 3/4" limitless layer die (Papertrey Inc), 1 3/4" circle punch, Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" , 1 1/4" circle punches, 1 1/4" square punch, Melon Mambo dotty grosgrain ribbon (R), Jewels - rhinestones, Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. Your card is absoulutely beautiful!! I found it thru Inspirations Challenge blog. Just found this blog few days ago. Love the colors and cute coordination btw all the cupcakes. Tx!
    Jessica U

  2. Love it Kim! - especially how you embossed the cake top to match the stamp.
    I laughed at miss 6's comment. Let me say it doesn't stop. My miss 9 starts planning her next birthday as soon as one is over...& sometimes even before, LOL.
    Hugs, Di

  3. The repetition of the cupcake image looks great Kim & I love that you matched your icing on the feature cupcake. Awesome colour combination too! Don't Little Misses say the cutest things? :)

  4. Gorgeous, love the olour n the embossing. Very clever.

  5. If this doesn't make you want to eat a cupcake, nothing will LOL! Great card. Thanks so much for joining us at Inkspirations this week :)

  6. Wonderful use of the sketch! I like the stamp combo!



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