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PENNY HANUSZAK, CONSULTANT, Independent Stamping Up Demonstrator, http://pennyhanuszak.stampinup.net

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Monday, March 14, 2011

How Do You Like Your Cupcakes

Ever since the Occasions Mini Catalogue launched on January 4th, I've been head over heels in love with the Create a Cupcake Punch and matching Stamp set featured on page 22 of the catalogue.  I knew the Create a Cupcake Stamp set would be the perfect stamp set to use for birthday cards because it's so cute and cupcakes are so in vogue right now!  With March being one of the biggest birthday months for all my girlfriends, I got busy yesterday crafting cupcake birthday cards.  The following are a sampling of my cards inside and out.  Hope you enjoy them. 


By flipping the little cupcake bottom you can create a nice little purse.  The large and small oval punches complete the flap and handle.  A Basic Rhinestone acts as a clasp on the purse fronts.  I've added a purse and one of the cute sentiments from this set on the inside of the card. 


I made five cards using the Create a Cupcake stamp set. Each card is made with a mixture of either Baja Breeze or Pacific Blue card stock for the base and details in Regal Rose and Riding Hood Red DSP and card stock.    Each card front features a singleton cupcake with a cherry on top.  The icing is stamped in pink pirouette ink and then blinged up using a two-way glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  Although the 5 cards are basically the same I've tweaked the fronts and the insides so there are minor changes, i.e. changed up the ribbons and bows,  changed the angle of the red riding hood base card  and the sentiments.  Here are some closeups.



 

You might also recognize the DSP I've used for some of the cards.  Although the striped and large polka dot designed papers are from the glittery designer series paper called Candy Cane Christmas that was featured in the Holiday Mini Catalogue (2010), they work with the cupcake theme too.  If you're interested in making any or all of these cards let me know (pennyhanuszak@telus.net).  I will be holding a card class in April that will feature this punch and stamp set. 

16 comments:

Michey said...

These cards are absolutely adorable and work really well with this paper! Thanks for the inspiration!

Julia said...

I love your creativity. The cards are great -- LOVE that punch!!

angelswhostamp said...

They all look YUMMY! Makes me want to spend more time with that punch myself.

Dale Morin said...

Penny, Love you selection of birthday cards. The purse is so cute. I just may have to case that one of these days. I am loving the cupcake punch and stamp set. You did a great job on your cards. TFS

Shari Winterstein said...

Oh Penny - said in pain - I am groaning! I was committed to not buy this punch - I LOVE THESE CARDS and the purse card is my downfall. Oy! Sigh! Thanks for blessing my day and being one of m enablers! :))))

Heather Hopson said...

Penny, these are just too cool for words. I love them, and I don't know when you would be planning your class in April, but I would love to attend. I love the paper and the colors. They worked well for you. Love ya!
Heather

helloholley said...

hey, these cupcakes look adorable with that DSP!!!! Great idea!!! ;)

paper bag create said...

These are so SWEET!!!!! Love them to bits...it's a shame that my b-day's not in March.... {{hugs}}

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Cute cards!! I just love them so yummy!!!

Patti said...

So cheerful; perfect for birthday cards.

Anne Marie said...

Penny, each and every one of your cupcakes are adorable! I really like all of the fun details you added to each one. Ohhh, and you might just make me bust out that coveted DSP I am hoarding, too. And that purse card...can I just saw "Awwwww!"!! I HAVE to try that out soon. Thanks for the fun inspiration! :)

Heather Dean said...

Love these cards, Penny. You've inspired me to get my punch out and start using it (I'm embarrassed to admit that I've had it for 2 months and haven't punched a single piece of paper with it)!!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Love the idea of using the cupcake punch for purses...super cute card! And, I also love that you used the Candy Cane Christmas paper to make birthday cards. The stripes are perfect. Love cupcakes...I just posted a few cards myself! Thanks for sharing!

~Heidi at stuckonstampin.blogspot.com

Jackie said...

I think I LOVE these cupcakes! :) Great cards - fab colours. PS - like your choices of music - Fleetwood Mac, Eagles....we must be 70-80's girls are we? :)

www.AvenueofArt.com said...

Love the B-day cards! I have the punch, but haven't used it yet... so many toys & so little time! lol
(following) Great blog! - Micki
"Avenue of Art" www.AvenueofArt.com

Crystal said...

WOWWWWW! WHat a lot of great cupcake cards, Penny! WOW! Thanks so much for showing these cute cards! :)