Cupcake Party for CC&S

It’s Thursday and that means that it’s time for another challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches. And with this sketch challenge, I’ve just completed my first month as a Design Team member. It’s fun and it’s definitely going to pull me out of my comfort zone and that’s a good thing.

Stampin' Up! Cupcake Party and Helping Me Grow and Have a Cuppa DSP

Here’s the sketch which inspired my card

I was going to use vellum but that was getting too fussy so I looked for a DSP with small images that would work showing just at the corners. And found just what I needed when flicking through the Have a Cuppa DSP stack. This obviously led me to the Cupcake Party stamp set. This card has been through many iterations – it was all in wisteria wonder, then I added melon mambo before finally deciding on cherry cobbler because it made the cherry believable. I still wasn’t happy with the card last night until I realised that it was the missing border that was bothering me. The sketch doesn’t allow for matting so I used the line of dots stamp from Helping Me Grow instead. This seems to give all the white space some purpose rather than it just being there.

I punched out the cupcake liner from the Merry Moments DSP out of the annual catalog; I chose this because I needed a very small pattern for the little cake. I even punched the cherry out of the same paper managing to get it without any of the gold dots. The top of the cake is stamped in wisteria wonder and punched out also.

I hope that you’ll pop over to the challenge page and take a look at what the rest of the Design Team have produced and then have a go yourself. It’s fun to push yourself.

I also hope that you’ll take a look at my post from Tuesday and enter to win the blog candy that I’m offering to celebrate my 400th post. You have until midnight (EST) on Friday to enter. Sorry, it’s only open to US residents.

Stampin' Up! Lotus Blossom and Heappy Heart TIEF and Jewels basic rhinestone and sequin trim

Here are the supplies that I used to make the card.

See you tomorrow,


  1. YES! That’s exactly what I said to my hairdresser (I was in the chair when you texted me). I said, “It needs a frame.” Which is why I mentioned stitches. I love what you did!

  2. It’s gorgeous! I love your colour combo and the cupcake theme is really fun. Although I’d question if it’s possible to have a non-cupcake kind of day 😉 I think your clever border is the perfect finishing touch too, with everything set off by that fab DSP. Caro x

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