Birthday, Card Making


First off, I’m majorly behind on my thank you cards for the boys’ birthday party. It was two weeks ago. That is my number one priority this weekend.
Second, I finally got around to placing my Sale-A-Bration order with Stampin’ Up! and received it yesterday. All in all, I ended up getting thirteen stamp sets!! So that required serious reorganizing. I organize all my stamps in a Crop In Style sticker storage binder. So there was a lot of moving around that needed to be done. I hadn’t organized the binder in probably a year.
I also got three punches in my order so I had to move things around there as well. I have quite limited storage so I always have to freshen up my area when I get a batch of new things. While moving around my punches, I decided to try and make my own cupcake like the cupcake punch that is in the current Occasions Mini Catalog. The punch makes a smaller cupcake than I would ever use and I don’t have a need for the punch.
So here is one of the cupcakes that I made, that will be on tomorrow’s card. Below I’ve gone through the steps, with pictures for clarification.

1. I punched out a little piece of paper in my scallop circle punch, going across five of the scallops.

2. Using a dauber, I sponged the cardstock with Pacific Point Ink.
3. Using Versamark ink, I embossed three layers of sparkle embossing powder.

4. Using Tessler Glossy Paint in clear, I liberally added little peaks and swirls to imitate frosting. It takes about 45 minutes for the paint to dry.

5. To make the base of the cupcake, I cut out a piece of cardstock using my 1 3/8in square punch.
6. I stamped the cardstock using the background stamp, Solid Stripes, in Pumpkin Pie.
7. By hand, I cut the edges of the square to have a cupcake shape, trimming it down to an inch high.

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