Saturday, July 30, 2011

Make a Wish Cupcake Card

Today I have a birthday card I would like to share with you. It is based on an inspiration photo for the Birthday Sundaes challenge this week. I don't usually make cards in this fashion. I typically either use a sketch or just make whatever my imagination leads me to. So this was a bit of a challenge, but a thoroughly enjoyable one. Anyway, on to the card . . .

This card features 3 files from the super talented Shelly of Shelly's Art (I will list the specific files below). For the background, I used my Scallops & Lines embossing folder from Sizzix. The folder is an A2 size and my card is 5x7 so I wasn't able to emboss the entire background. But I really like how it looks just partially embossed. I inked over the raised image with a French Blue inkpad. The two blue cupcakes are embossed with the D'vine Swirls folder and I used the French Blue ink on them as well. The brown cupcake is embossed with the Mesh folder and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I added a blue rhinestone to the tag. There is also lots of pen stitching added to the card. The Make a Wish sentiment is cut from vinyl. The rest of the sentiments are from K Andrew's Food for Thought stamp set. What other sentiments you ask? Take a look at the second photo. The cupcakes all pull out of their wrappers and have sentiments stamped on them. The cupcake file was originally intended as a card where the wrapper acted as the envelope. It works great that way as well, but I also love reducing it in size and using it as a card embellishment.

Here is the card with the cupcakes pulled out of their wrappers.

Cutter Files Used (all from Shelly's Art):

Cupcake Card (SS00029)
Pennant Border Set (SS00227)
Tags Galore (SS00115)

Other Supplies Used:

Assorted paper from my stash
Embossing folders (Scallops & Lines, D'vine Swirls, Mesh)
Ink Pads (French Blue, Vintage Photo Distress)
White Gelly Roll Pen
Sentiment Stamps (K Andrew's Food for Thought Stamp Set - you can find all of Kristal's stamp sets HERE)

I am entering this card for Challenge #19 (Inspiration Photo) over at Birthday Sundaes.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Kelly, what a super cute and creative it. Great work my friend. Also, you are the recipient of the Card R.A.K. for last week. ~Shen

  2. SO cute! I love how the cupcakes come out of the wrappers! Great idea to put the sentiments on the cupcakes too! :)


  3. I love this idea with the cupcakes coming out of the wrappers with a little nice message ! Thank you for sharing it :-)

  4. You are SO totally awesome, Kelly! I love, love, LOVE your card and you did an amazing job with Shelly's design! I love, love, LOVE it---and YOU! :)

  5. So gorgeous that they come out of their wrappers! Clever stuff! Love it. Love the embossing you chose too. x

  6. This is so darn clever, Kelly! I love how the cupcakes pull out from the wrappers! So creative and absolutely adorable!! :D


  7. What a clever idea! THank you so much for your comment on getting cricky, I had some problems with blogger this AM. But the post is up on my blog, come over and make sure you get in on the blog candy!!!
    Thanks a bunch! your blog is adorable! Im a new follower!

  8. What a beautiful and creative card! Love those cup cakes tags... I love surprises on cards!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Birthday Sundaes last week!

  9. This is sooooooooooooo cute--hahah-I love how you did the cupcakes--adorable!!

    Big Cricky Hugs,
    K Andrew of Getting Cricky!
    See My Stamp Line

  10. cup cakes coming out of the wrappers looking so cute.lovely work
    plastic cards
    plastic card printing