Sunday, July 5, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #317: Sprinkles

Hi Friends,
I hope you are enjoying your summer and if you are a USA friend that you had a lovely Independence Day and 4th of July celebration!

The Paper Sweeties Creative Designers are joining the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge team for their "Sprinkles" challenge which starts today - July 5th.  Here is the fun inspiration photo:

Paper Sweeties is launching a brand new sequin mix in honor of sponsorship of this fun challenge.  Aren't these pretty!  They are available at Paper Sweeties today!  I just adore Debbie's flower sequins so much!  They looks so cute on cards and scrappy projects too!  I just stocked up on some fun colors for Autumn and Halloween which will be here before we know it!

Debbie has also donated a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties store!  That would buy a lot of sequins!  Or some stamps, or some dies....or ?  I hope you will play along for a chance to win one of the prizes being offered.

On to my projects for today....For this first card I was inspired just by the cupcake itself!  I love making birthday cards with cupcakes on the front and then gifting a box of 4 cupcakes from our local Cupcake Royale as the birthday gift!  The "Sending Sweet Thoughts" stamp / die bundle from Paper Sweeties is perfect for cupcake themed cards!  I have a few feminine birthdays coming up which feature this stamp/die set and several other wonderful products from Paper Sweeties...

My first card has a soft color palette of cream, green and pink:

I used clear embossing powder on the cupcake top to make it look like real frosting.  It is hard to get a good picture of it though.  Then I added some glossy accents to the flowers to make them shine!

The sentiment is so fun because of that little "heart" in place of the word "love".  I colored it in with my Copic marker to match the flower center.
A cream twine bow, a bit of lace, and a tiny scalloped border strip finish off the card. I love the vintage feel it has.  What girly girl would not want to receive this for her birthday?

My next card is a pocket card - it is a gift and a birthday card in one and is for my Mother's birthday coming up on August 3rd:
 Inside the pocket are some small tags made with the "Stitched Tags #1" die set that can be used again on future birthday gifts that my Mom hands out.  She has 7 children and 6 grandchildren so she is always giving a birthday gift to someone and she loves having little tags and cards on hand!
There is also a cupcake attached to a length of paper straw that she can use to decorate her birthday cupcake before she eats it! I tucked it into a spool of twine for the photo just for fun!  It is topped with a sweet pink flower sequin!  Love these Paper Sweeties sequins so much!  The sentiments on the tags are from the "Sending Sweet Thoughts" and "Sweetie Pie" stamp sets. 

Here is a peek at the inside of the card:
 The left side has another pocket with more tags that can be used on gifts in the future....
 I will link all of the various stamp sets I used for the sentiments at the end of this post.

And finally a close up of the card sentiment:
The word "Mother" is from the "You are the Most Wonderful" stamp set.  The "You Make Life Sweet" is from the "Sending Sweet Thoughts" stamp set.  I love them together!

That is is for me for today.  I hope that you join in the fun of this wonderful Cupcake Inspirations "Sprnkles" challenge!  

Thanks for looking at my cards


  1. Hi Jill. Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July with family and Timmy.
    Love your cards. My favorite is the scalloped one with the tags inside the left pocket. Very cute. Perfect card to give to a loved one on valentines. Have a great sunday and happy crafting. Ana

  2. Just so awesome to make this fabulous pocket card for your Mom, Jill!!! Happy Birthday to her! Tucked inside with those sweet tags...she'll love it! Your first card is so pretty, too, with the cupcake, design paper, and pretty lace!

  3. These are both especially sweet Jill! Happy birthday to your mom, she's going to love all of those little tags!

  4. I love the soft cupcake with the vellum! But that card full of birthday tags takes the prize! What a wonderful idea! I think your Mom will love it! I do!

  5. Your mom is going to love that precious pocket card!!!! Love all the cute tags! What a great gift! And the first card is just so pretty! I just love the pink and mint !!!

  6. Beautiful, soft, and wonderful cupcake projects! All of those tags just make me smile! I love how you made your frosting!

  7. Awww, these are the sweetest little cupcake cards, Jill! I LOVE the pretty feminine style to both of these, and yes.... who wouldn't love to receive one of these beautiful creations? I absolutely adore your idea of creating the pocket card with all those cute tags, for an all-in-one card and gift idea! That is brilliant, and SO pretty! Love it all!

  8. Wow Jill! Someone's been busy! All of your projects are just gorgeous and so sweet - much like little ol' cupcakes!!!

  9. Love them both Jill. So soft and pretty. How thoughtful adding all the extra little tags for your mum. Lots of loveliness.

  10. Such cute projects! Love that sweet cupcake!

  11. love the color combo - thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspirations

  12. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

  13. super adorable project!!!
    Sandy, Cupcake Inspirations DT

  14. Fun project and the results are every bit the same. Wonderful crafty work Jill. Everything is done perfectly.

    Love, Hugs and blessings

  15. I just love your style! Sweet and lovely. And look at all those tags! Your mom will treasure this!

  16. Your projects a are as sweet as can be! I love the tags and the sweet card that will hold them till needed....way to cute!

  17. All your projects are so nicely done. I'm a big fan of gingham and pastels with pink being my favorite color. You KNOW I like each and every one of these!!!

  18. These are all just so sweet!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Hope to see you again! xx

  19. These are so cute! Love the soft pastel colors, and the fabulous pocket card! Fun! So glad you were inspired to join the Sprinkles Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

  20. Your cupcake card is so feminine and sweet. But, I have to say, your mother's pocket card is my fav! How great that you included all those cute tags! Love that little heart punch you used on the heart tags--perfect.


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