Sunday, 6 April 2014

happy birthday cupcakes!

hi all

I seem to be in birthday card mode at the moment - but then March and April are quite busy in the birthday dept. for me..

Well, hot on the heels of Mother's day- we're also just about to celebrate her birthday this week.

...and what better reason to give the Create a cupcake stamp set and matching punch, an airing.! So yes, I created a few!  and as her birthday is Tuesday am going to link this to the current 'Seize the Birthday' challenge where they want to see Buttons and Rhinestones' topping's - in my case I opted for 3 rhinestones!. and 'Simon Says' where Happy Birthday really is the order of the day.!

Being still in my 'Crisp Cantaloupe phase' - made all the more easier - as stuff was still out on my desk following my foray into the delights of last week's Sweet Sorbet designer series paper and accessories... but mostly inspired by this lovely lady Sandi and her fabulous card in a box colours.

So, herewith, cherry cupcakes galore, stacked down one side,

Create a cupcake
My sponged sentiment was die-cut using one of the Chalk Talk framelits and framed with the help of the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. (My very grateful thanks to Linda for her video on how to do this - brilliant!)

and with a touch of toning ribbon and my customary 'bit of bling ' to complete it.

But when I had finished it, I thought there was just too much 'white space' and it needed something else.

So I cut and coloured a few candles from the Cycles Celebration set (Vicky, my lovely up-line would be proud of me with all that cutting out!) and the coloured dots were just the waste from punching a border with the daisy scallop punch (sadly retired though!) which I had used to decorate the inside of the card.

Create a cupcake

..and of course a matching envelope which I opted to decorate with a label from the Label Love stamp set and matching punch and some trim.
Stampin' Up supplies for this card:
Stamp Sets:Create A Cupcake, Cycle Celebration, Label Love
Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe
Card stock/Paper: Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper
Framelits/Punches: Build  a Cupcake Punch, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch,  
Artisan Label Punch, Border punch, Chalk Talk Framelits,
Other Essentials: Stampin' Up dimensionals, toning taffeta ribbon,rhinestones, 
blender pens, sponge daubers

I can order Stampin' Up Products for you, shipped straight to your address and am happy to answer any questions you may have - if you would like to find out more or would like to place an order you can email me or contact me on 01438 820829

or why not visit my on line store 
card in a box 
.. of course I had to have a go at making one of those delightful boxes myself.

- thanks so much to both Monica and Sandi for the idea for them. I unashamedly cased Sandi's virtually wholesale - with very few of my own touches.. I just love how it turned out.

and the fact that it all fits in an envelobox for posting.. I worked out the dimensions, but the envelope punch did all the hard work!
Will definitely be making more of these 'cards' am sure...

well sad to say - the lawn mower really had reached a grass length too far after last week's trek into the uncharted territory that is our back garden. so am now the proud owner of a new one .. now quite honestly I can think of far more interesting things to spend my pennies on and lawn mowers are just not it!

til next time

Bye all and have a lovely week.  
Jan x


  1. So impressed with your card..then I scrolled down and saw your box and WOW! Very well done! I am about to jump on the band wagon and try one myself. Thanks for joining us over at Seize the Birthday!

    1. dear Nancy thank you so much for your lovely comments - I just wish the idea for the little box had been my own but do love it - but truthfully all thanks really ought to go to Sandi McIver for it is her design.. many thanks again. Jan x

  2. Jan, I really like your birthday card...I think your Mum will love it! the colors are so soft and who doesn't love cherry cupcakes. I love all the little embellishments you added to make it unique and quite a job on cutting out and coloring those candles...nice touch! Thank you for linking it up to Seize thebBirthday!

    1. Dear Colleen - thank you so much.. I don't often enter challenges as very rarely do I have any ideas of my own.. but was pleased how this one came out - inspired by the lovely Sandi Mciver for the inspiration. thank you so much again. Jan x

  3. I love your wonderful cupcake cute! I just tried to make a card in a box last week. It was so much fun, but yours looks better than mine. lol Someone is going to be very excited to get it! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

    1. Dear Sharyn - thanks so very much. Am not very confident with regard to challenges and very rarely enter as don't often have ideas of my own and so it really is all thanks to Sandi MacIver that I came up with my card and the box really was her idea.. which I did unashamedly case.. hugs and thanks o much again Jan x.

  4. I know that you will make your mum's birthday really special Jan and this cupcake card will certainly start things off on the right note! Never mind the cutting out, I always feel so proud when I come and visit your lovely blog. What a wonderful diary of your creative processes and a lovely way to connect with other crafters too! Vicky x

    PS These card in a boxes are wonderful aren't they?!

  5. Gorgeous card & box Jan, I love all the cute cupcakes and candles, they are just perfect for our challenge :)
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx


Thanks very much, everyone. I so much appreciate them all.

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