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Birthday Cupcakes

Hi there

October is a big birthday month for family and friends and this is the final card for our niece Amelia who turns 4 next week. I’ve inked the ‘Crazy for Cupcakes’ stamp set for the first time to make this card and I really enjoyed colouring the cupcakes on the cake stand. I mixed a few drops of Shimmer Paint with a few drops of Pink Pirouette re-inker to create the icing for the cupcakes, although the shimmer doesn't show much in the photo. Markers and the Aqua painter were used to colour the rest of the cakes.

The Top Note die was perfect to create the blind and curtains for the windows of the cake shop and I used both the frame and the die cut. The double sided DSP pattern stacks are fabulous for this purpose as both sides work so well together.  For the awning, I rolled the scalloped edge over a pencil to give a rounded edge and then used some dimensionals to keep it in place. This was a really fun card to make and I was pretty happy with the result.


I also decorated the inside of the card for some added interest for Amelia.


Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, Perfect Punches, Party Here
Cardstock & Papers: Pink Pirouette (textured), Close to Cocoa (retired), Whisper White, Rose Red Patterns Stack, Rose Red DSP (retired), Watercolour paper
Ink: Stazon Black, Shimmer Paint, Daffodil Yellow, Rose Red, Regal Rose
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Scallop Trim Punch, Rose Red button, Stranded Cotton (for blind tassel), Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon
Tools: Top Note Die, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet dies, Big Shot, Stampin’ Write Markers (Chocolate Chip, Rose Red), Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber, Aqua painter

Enjoy your week.




What a fabulous idea Judy, love the shop window effect, such detail and I am sure Amelia will be very pleased to receive it.

Claire Daly

This is adorable Judy!

Christine Blain

Oh, Judy, this is so CUTE! The little blind and the 'tassel' are exquisite; love them! What a lot of beautiful details for Amelia to look at.

Chris H

Judy, your card is a work of art! Love all your little touches...it's absolutely beautiful...especially for a pink-aholic like me!


This is fabulous, I know I will be making my own one of these, thanks for sharing!

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