Friday, May 9, 2008

Me thinks I've Been Had.....

It seemed like an easy enough challenge---use the adorable Hey There Cupcake set by Stampendous and the fabulous Cupcake Basic Grey paper and make a card.

**Stamps and paper available at Stamper's Dream store. (Check out lots of other fun stuff at Michelle's store including--May Arts ribbon, Inkadinkado, Stickles, My Favorite Things, Gina K, Northwoods, a muse, Hero Arts, Bind-it-All, Penny Black, Tim Holtz, Wordsworth and much more...)

Seemed easy.........until I tell you WHO initiated the challenge---two dirty girls whom I greatly admire--Tosh and Laurie. Yep---totally outranked..oh well...it sure was fun to play with these stamps though (Thanks Tosh!).

Check out their blog links above to see what they created for this triple challenge!

Here is my card:

I stamped the cupcake image and colored it. The frosting was stamped and cut out. I put it on foam tape for some added dimension. The cherry is covered in red stickles and I added some Sakura stardust gellyroll pen to the icing. I finished the card by adding some beautiful May Arts sheer ribbon.

I used my new Ranger white gel pen to connect the faux stitching and on the top I added the tab punch/circle punch design that I so often do. I just love these adorable stamps--the sets comes with TONS of different cupcake options AND sentiment options. Fun stuff!

Here is a close up of the cupcake:


You can see the icing is popped up and I popped up the Nestability layers too.



Materials used: Hey There Cupcake clear stamp set (Stampendous); white cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Designer paper-Cupcake (Basic Grey); brilliance black ink; Copic Markers; Sakura Stardust gellyroll pen; red stickles; Cuttlebug (Provocraft) and Nestability dies (Spellbinders); ribbon (May Arts); silver cord (Stampin' Up); small oval punch, small circle punch (Stampin' Up!); Ranger white gel pen; paper piercing tool and mat pack (Stampin' Up!); dimensionals (SU!).

Thanks for the challenge, girls. I can't wait to see what your creative minds came up with!

Thanks for stopping by!

28 comments:

Carol said...

very cute card! Now I think I'll go make some cupcakes! LOL the power of suggestion *sigh*
Happy Mother's Day tomorrow!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh how yummy looking! Fantastic job colouring that cupcake...wow! Fabulous layout too. Everytime I see you use the punches on the top of a card, I want to do it. Suppose if I jot it down, I may remember to try it ;) TFS!!

Kathleen said...

I think this card is great---that layout is WONDERFUL---I will definitely use that sometime. Again, the coloring is lovely---envy isn't a good thing! I'm going to visit the other two---they have some serious impressing to do to "out-do" this card--happy day~

Juanita B said...

Wonderful card! I love the cupcake, paper, and layout. Beautiful work!!

Have a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Hugs.

Linsey said...

OH, yumm-o! What a fun and delish challenge! Your card looks good enough to eat, 'cept it's too pretty, lol! Fun stuff with those dirty girls! Have a wonderful weekend and Mother's Day! hugs!

peanutbee said...

You thinks you've been had...me thinks you've just TOTALLY enabled me to buy this cupcake stamp. Oh my, I LOVE how you popped up the icing. Yumm-o!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Cammie, me thinks you are SO FULL OF IT!!!! I have no idea what you were talking about...your card is the BOMB!!!! I love your unique layout...your coloring is fantastic...and your use of the patterned paper is genius!!! I LOVE it!!

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!!

Erin... said...

this is such a great card!! i love that you popped up the frosting, since that's the best part!! Happy Mother's Day!

Rita said...

Yummmmmy, looks good enough to eat! Now I want something sweet! Cute card!

stampmonkey said...

I think you did a great job on the card -- looks very cute and so festive! Love all the dimension!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

Outranked my foot!! You did a great job on your card.

Christina Fischer said...

Your card is wonderful -- good enough to eat! I love all your great details! :)

Have a great Mother's Day!

Joan said...

Awesome card Carolyn. I love the little tabs at the top and that cupcake is fantastic. Joan

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This is totally the BOMB!!! Girl...this is completely, without a doubt, adorable!!! I love the colors!! And the icing...perfect with the cherry in it...the tabs...the right touch...the layout...well, it just makes me want to eat...thanks a lot!!! I knew you two would show me up. No more crazy ideas like this one...that's for sure!!

Michelle said...

I agree with everything Laurie and Tosh said!!! And everyone else, for that matter! Your card is great, love the way you used the designer paper, and the layout if FAB! Thanks, my friend....for everything! :-)

Bee said...

Very cute! This paper is darling too...

Donna said...

this card is fabulous! I love the dimension & your coloring

Jessie/knightrone said...

I think it is super fabulous!!! Love it!!

Carolina said...

Well, I think it's just adorable Cammie! Love the layout and the Stickles. The faux stitching is the perfect touch.

Happy Mother's Day!

Mothermark said...

It's adorable Carolyn. Just sweet!

Rae said...

Adorable card Carolyn! I admire all of the work and fine detail that you put into your cards!
Happy Mother's Day!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

This is darling! I love the sewing and layout!! :)

Janine said...

I LOVE this!!! What a great combination of colors and paper...

Alexandra said...

I think this is totally yummy - love that cupcake, your coloring is FABULOUS!!! Have a fabulous Mom's Day!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Ila said...

Yummy and Gorgeous!! I love the coloring, papers, stickles, dimension...everything!!!

dpkennedy said...

This card is super duper cute! I love those cupcakes and the colors you used are great! I love the dimension too...like I could reach out and pick it up and eat it...Hey, now that I think about it, you're mean! I can't actually pick it up and eat it and now I want it! Oh well, the weight watchers scale is waiting for me anyway...

I love it anyway!!

Rose Ann said...

Your cupcake looks so yummy, and I love your little tabs at the top! Fantastic!!

Libby Hickson said...

I love all things cupcake - and your card is fabulous!