CUPCAKE PAPERS REMAINING
We made 20 vanilla cupcakes and 22 chocolate cupcakes to celebrate President Nelson's birthday a day early.
Earlier this week, I received a mystery box in the mail from a nice lady on Instagram. Included were two sets of Cuttlebug Confetti dies, which formed the background and XOXO accents for this card. The layout was based on a Wednesday Sketch Challenge.
It was also a good day to bake doughnuts. The Rodelle Vanilla Bean Doughnut recipe turned out well, and we had pink frosting in the freezer (from a recent ballerina birthday cake) just waiting to be melted for the topping.
My lovely oldest niece Emily came over for a day of card making and companionship. Here is her completed gallery, after approximately 6.5 hours of die cutting, trimming, coordinating, and gluing!
Here are two of the unknown quantity of cards I made (possibly six?):
Now you know how we both felt about this day. Thank you for coming over, Emily!
I do not usually make shaker cards or fussy cut images, but somehow this card ended up with both. It also qualified for two challenges: MFT #500 (double the winners, double the prize, double the miniscule chance of me winning) and Stay Crafty with Hero #12.
Once I had found a home for this pair, the other puppies on the page demanded attention.
Fortunately, there were only eight doggies on the page, so everyone is satisfied. We'll ignore the minor detail that there was a second identical sheet in the pack for now. . .
A friendly cetacean participating in MFT's Wednesday Sketch Challenge. . .
. . .and candles from the Sizzix Layer Cake Triplits repurposed for an ABC Christmas Challenge.
These cupcakes were a combined effort: one baker, one frosting specialist, two sprinkle experts, and several taste testers contributed to making this project a success!
Inspired by a sketch challenge from Scrapbook & Cards Today, this card incorporates several patterns from a Craft Smart Love Letter paper pad I bought at Michaels last year, plus some solid cardstock and a sticker of unknown origin. The pink lacy strips (produced with an edge die) are my favorite part, because somehow they make the whole design work.
Our family has a lot of summer celebrations on the calendar, so I used the latest MFT sketch as inspiration for a birthday card. The word and polka dot papers have been in the stash for ages--they were in a 6x6 paper pad that I think came from Target clearance! Regular readers of this blog will recognize the versatile Sizzix balloon triplits, here with the star insert to coordinate with the star embossing folder and hint at patriotism and warm summer nights.
A loosely organized collection of happy things.
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