Friday, July 23, 2010

Hey Cupcake Card

Over at the Cricut Cardsz Challenge blog this weeks challenge is to make a card with a cake, cupcake, cookies or candy. Any colors and any theme. Here is what I came up with.

My card is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2". The card base is lavendar card stock. The pink mat is 4 1/8" X 5 3/8". My patterned paper mat is 4" X 5 1/4" and is from DCWV Sweets paper stack. The cupcake is cut from Once Upon a Princess (OUAP) cricut cartridge at 3 1/2". I cut the base layer out of brown card stock so I could have a chocolate cupcake to match the ones on the patterned paper. I used some aqua card stock to cut the frosting and the base layer of the cupcake liner. I then used some light aqua and white striped paper from the same DCWV paper stack to cut the outer layer of the cupcake liner. I inked the ends of the frosting and liners with some teal ink. The sprinkles that I cut for the cupcake were done in pink but just didn't pop enough for me so I added some light pink skittle (or dew drops) on top of the which helped them pop and show up more. I added a aqua ribbon I had on hand to the side of the card and tied a knot bow. For my sentiment I cut a tag from the OUAP cartridge at 1" X 2 1/4"  out of purple, 7/8" X 2.18" out of pink. I used my Gypsy to size the tags so they were wide enough without being too tall. I printed my sentiment out on the computer onto white card stock. The font I used was Hobby Horse and it is printed at 22pts.  I printed the sentiment 3 times on the same sheet of paper and laid it onto my Cricut mat. Using the squares and inch marks on my Gyspy mat I placed the tags into the positions where my text was and cut them out. Of the 3 I did 2 were right on. The one thing with the Gypsy is there is no center point feature which would have made cutting out the sentiment easier. I could have cut the tag directly from the cartridge but then my width measurement would have been off. I am pleased how it turned out and it was a lot of fun to make. Thanks for visiting.


  1. Yummy looking cupcake. Thanks for playing along with us at CCC.

  2. YUMMY!!!! and the fun background paper is great with your color combo thanks for playing along with us at CCC ;)Inspired