CCG 216 ... A Shaped Cupcake Card

{ Color Combos Galore: Challenge #216 }
{ Card Patterns: Challenge #149 }
{ The Ribbon Reel: Challenge #20 }
{ DYSU Challenge: Challenge #55 }

Hello everyone! Did you all get snow? We did on Saturday, LOTS of it. The children made their igloos and I ended up getting sick. Feeling better today so I'm sharing my latest card.

It's CARDS, TAGS and OFF-THE-PAGE Week at CCG! Because it is National Pie Day (Jan 23), I decided this week's theme for Challenge #216 is "Sweets and Treats": Create a project using a sweet or treat image.

The colors are so yummy and the challenge was quite simple. I had so much fun creating my card!

{ The Design }
The Color Combo: I just love how happy these colors are. I used everything from "Ducks in a Row", an older October Afternoon release. Great thing about their products, it doesn't ever get old. Ever. I distributed a lot of the "Vanilla Ice Cream" color throughout the card. For the "Blue Sprinkles" color I used the Lullaby paper, sheer ribbon and buttons. I used the Sleep Tight PP, a Copic Marker, and twine for "Banana Cream Pie", and my "Pink Fondant" was their circle tag from the Label Sticker sheet and This Little Piggy paper used in the banner strips.

Janet Perafan-Babar | October Afternoon shaped cupcake card
Featuring products from October Afternoon

The Design: Okay, the way I made the cupcake template was very primitive. I downloaded and printed an image, cut it out, then traced it onto the PP, and cut again. I suppose it would be easier to have a die, but I don't have it. I decorated the filling with dimensional paint and yellow Stickles. The cupcake liner was passed through a crimper and I used a Dritz tool to create the faux stitches. See HERE for a tutorial I wrote at the old CCG site about faux stitching.

{ My Inspiration }

The Card Patterns challenge this week is shaped cards. I did not have a round card die or template so I decided to make the cupcake shape. I varied the design by creating a banner strip and circle tags for the lace strip design shown in the sketch. The Ribbon Reel Challenge required ribbon/lace/buttons/twine. A little hard to work in the lace, but check, check, check and check. The DYSU challenge wanted colorful mixed patterned papers. Check.

Totally fun!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and having a look!!! Hope you will pop over to Color Combos Galore as well as the other challenges I played. This Combo Challenge ends along with last week's Layouts, Mini-Albums and Off-the-Page Designer's Challenge on January 30th, 11:59pm USA/EST. Hope to see you there! Please visit each Designer's blog and see what they created for this gorgeous palette!

Happy Scrappin'!!!!

Project List:
{ Happy Birthday } Cupcake Card:

  • October Afternoon: Ducks in a Row - Lullaby, Sleep Tight, This Little Piggy
October Afternoon: Ducks in a Row - Label Stickers Other:
  • American Crafts - White Cardstock
  • Martha Stewart - Die-Cut Lace Tags
  • Divine Twine - Lemon
Stamps and Inks:
  • Punches: EK Success - 1" Square
  • paper crimper (Fiskars); deco-edge scissor (Provo Craft), Serrated Tracing Wheel (Dritz); ribbon; buttons; dimensional paint

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Chantal Vandenberg said... [Reply]

Wow these colours are stunning! Lovely card - looks delicious!!!

Pauline said... [Reply]

Stunning! Love this sweet cupcake shaped card! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Pauline said... [Reply]

And for joining us at The Ribbon Reel too!

WencheP said... [Reply]

WOW - this is a gorgeous creation! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


princesskitten said... [Reply]

That looks so fab

kitten - DYSU team

Bente Fagerberg said... [Reply]

Janet, Your card is a real stunner.
Love the shape and all those pearls!!
Have a great day!

Kelly said... [Reply]

Adorable card, Janet...everybody had cupcakes on the brain this week! And, your crimped cupcake liner is genius ;)

Lenet said... [Reply]

Love it ! Thanks for joining us at Cardpatterns this week

Danie May said... [Reply]

This is beautiful! I love the shape and all your gorgeous trimmings.

Helen said... [Reply]

Wow, this is just divine - really love the colours & those delicious patterned papers - really good enough to eat!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight :-)

purple_pea_fran said... [Reply]

Absolutely gorgeous! Love all the details and yummy colours! Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel.

Fi said... [Reply]

This is beautiful Janet, love it.