Monday, January 23, 2012

Crazy for Cupcakes

Crazy, high energy day today! The students are back on campus and ready (okay - some of them are ready) for the final semester of the year. I didn't get any work done because of the giggling, hugging, retelling of 'what I did on winter vacation' stories, and general chaos. They were so happy to see each other - it was very uplifting.

I got the Taylored Expressions Build a Treat stamp set and coordinating die cuts for Christmas from daugher Amy! I just love TE stamp sets with coordinating dies! Here they are put to use:

Hey Cupcake!
~Base card Stampin' Up Old Olive
~Layer of DCWV Indian Summer design paper
~Cupcake stamp by Taylored Expressions, cup colored with Prismacolors, top of cupcake paper pieced using DCWV Indian Summer design paper
~Cupcake layer on scalloped die cut circle dotted with coral color Copic and olive green cardstock
~Rectangle piece of PaperTrey Ink Berry Sorbet, Stampin' Up Old Olive and the same DCWV Indian Summer used on the cupcake top
~Green cardstock die cut using Cuttlebug and Spellbinder Ribbon Banners - shaded with Copic and attached to rectangle using two green brads
~Taylored Expressions Build a Treat sentiment stamped using Stampin' Up Old Olive on white cardstock scallop using Spellbinder's die cut circle
One Stitch at a Time - round
Paper Sundaes - paper piecing
My Sheri Crafts - new things

Thanks for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. What a beautiful card. My daughter Amy would love this.

  2. SO CUTE! Love how you did the red dots on the scallop edges too. Precious card.

  3. Fabulicious Nancy,loving those die cuts, the author of the sentiment obviously hasn't sampled some of my daughters adventurous creations though lol! They looked like someone had mixed the Jamaican flag lol!
    Enough to put most off they were just soooooooo colourful! Xxx

  4. A beautiful card. That cupcake looks yummy.
    Thanks for sharing with us at 'One Stitch At A Time' for our 'Round & Round' challenge. Good Luck !
    Hope to see you back next week ;O)
    Choccy x

  5. Super fun card! I love that you pop-dotted the cupcake top. Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes this week.


  6. Hi Nancy, what a fun card. Cupcakes are very popular and it looks good enough to eat. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  7. Me either, particularly one that looks this good!

  8. What a sweet card! Great job on coloring. Thanks for playing along with us at My Sheri Crafts.


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