Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Create A Cupcake... With Not A Cupcake In Sight

The Spring Mini Catalogue ends at the end of April and that means you only have a couple more weeks to get your hands on its contents!  One of the most popular items has been the Create a Cupcake stamp set and coordinating builder punch.  Cupcakes - or muffins, as I still insist on saying - have never been so popular so these stamps are a valuable addition to any collection.  Now I will be showing you a few cards featuring cupcakes, but for my first card with this set, I decided to have a play around and see what else they could make.

I thought the cases would make good Easter baskets in Crumb Cake (or any of the brown inks) and added in layers of grass with some torn strips of Old Olive card.  The baskets are the cupcake cases from the stamp set, with handles cut out of Crumb Cake card to match.  The hearts are one of the little toppers for the cupcakes, while the clouds are the icing.  The sky is Bashful Blue card - I wanted a nice pastel combination - and I inked the clouds in the same ink to match.  I chose the colours of the little hearts based on the lovely sorbet inspiration at Daring Cardmakers but I hope I'm still allowed to use blue - I have yet to see a green sky so there was no way round it!  I'd also like to enter this over at Simply Stampin', where it's all things Easter.

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, a most versatile stamp set with a sentiment for most occasions. This was stamped in Tangerine Tango to match one of the heart colours and snipped into a banner shape. The whole panel was mounted twice onto textured white card stock and adhered to a Certainly Celery base.

Stamps: Create a Cupcake, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue
Card: Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Other: sponge daubers, Cupcake Builder Punch

As always, if you are interested in these or any other SU supplies, or have any questions, please do get in touch!

I was going to show you an actual cupcake with this set tomorrow, but I've changed my mind as I've just seen an another potential use for this set.  You'll have to come back to see what it is!

Thanks for visiting today,


  1. This is a seriously inspired card using that set!! So clever. I can't wait to see what you will have tomorrow!

  2. Oh ! It's so pretty ! It's so lovely ! Fabulous composition ! I liikkkeeeeee !!!! Bravo !

    Hugs from France.
    The Queen of Box Card.

  3. FAB Victoria , I love your clouds they are super
    fantastic card I love this one.
    Hugs Elaine

  4. Awww that's very creative Victoria, they look great as baskets :0)
    Cute scene.
    Jenny x

  5. Just beautiful Victoria - love the colours

  6. What a great idea to use the cupcake holders for Easter Baskets! I'll have to remember that for next Easter.

  7. This is lovely, Victoria. Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers this week

  8. What a fab idea to use them cupcake cases as Easter baskets, great work!!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Simply Stampin'.
    Kelly xx

  9. Oh my word - ingenious to use the cake cases as baskets - that's so inspired! What a fabulous card Victoria!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us again at Simply Stampin' and I hope you join us again very soon!
    Ruth x

  10. Well your playing around produced one fantastic card!!!!!

  11. Very clever Victoria! I love the innovative use of the punch to make basketfuls of love! Vicky x

  12. Love your easter baskets. This set is so much more than just cupcakes! x

  13. Cute card,
    thanks for joining in with DCM.

  14. Clever idea to use the cupcake stamp as an Easter basket Victoria! Thanks for joining in with this week's Simply Stampin' Challenge! Kirei x

  15. Congrats Victoria on making the Simply Stampin' Challenge Top 3 for this week! Kirei x

  16. Hi Victoria

    fab card - love the way you have torn the paper for the grass - cool.

    Thank you for popping by and leaving me a lovely comment.

    I'll be back to see you soon.

    Toodle pip.

    Hazel xx

  17. That's a really cute card!! Back in the 1990s I was a SU demonstrator. It was more so I could buy at a discount. I did have two clubs that would meet once a month so that took care of my minimum sales requirement.

    Yes, I should limit my time on pinterest too! Although I did make something from pinterest this weekend. I'll post it on April 19!


  18. I always call them muffins as well Victoria, the icing part certainly makes good clouds, this is a fab Easter card.

  19. L-O-V-E this, Victoria! Your different paper textures is awesome and the use of the cupcake set and punch is fabulous!!! :)


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