Friday, 10 July 2009

Cupcake Pocket Stamp With Us Challenge Card

This weeks challenge on the Stamp With Us blog is to make a childrens card. You can find this fun Stamp With Us Theme Challenge here.

I've made a cupcake pocket card. I made a pot of flowers pocket card recently at a class at the Glitter Pot and I got the idea to make a cupcake one then - so huge thanks to Joanne for the inspiration!

To make the pocket I cut Choc Chip CS to 18 x 10.5 cms and scored at 9 cms. Then I trimmed 1.5 cms off both sides at an angle. (For imperial measurements I would cut the CS at 7" x 4 1/4" and score at 3 1/2" and cut 9/16" off each side at an angle). I stuck down the pocket sides only with narrow red liner tape. I then covered the front with a piece of striped Sweet Always DSP cut to size. The ric rac is Regal Rose CS cut with the Sizzix 'Ribbons' Decorative Strip die - the die is part of their Hello Kitty range. I then tied round some Choc Chip grosgrain ribbon and added a sentiment circle. The sentiment is a Hero Arts clear stamp and I cut it out with a 1 1/2" circle punch and layered it onto a 1 3/4" circle. The circle is popped up.

This pic shows the pocket and insert separately.

For the insert, I used my Coluzzle Circle Companion template to cut a 10.5 cms (just over 4") Regal Rose circle which I cut in half. The message piece measures 10 x 6.5 cms (4" x 2 1/2") and is sandwiched between the two half circles. I embossed the front half circle with the D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder and then I've added die cut cherries, 1/2" punched circles as chocolate drops and metallic silver Dew Drops - I thought they looked like those silver confectioners balls! I've added white gel pen highlights and the cherries are popped up with 3d foam pads. The sentiment is from a USA SU! stamp set (Sweet Little Sentiments) that my super sweet friend Dawn sent me. It was absolutely perfect for this card - thanks Dawn, {{{{hugs}}}} to you! I added a small punched flower and rounded the corners of the insert to finish.

Stamps: It's Your Birthday from Hero Arts Clear Design Birthday Messages set, Celebrate One Cupcake At a Time from SU! Sweet Little Sentiments set
CS: SU! Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White and Very Vanilla
Patterned Paper: SU! Sweet Always DSP pack
Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip and Regal Rose
Tools: various circle punches, Corner Rounder punch, EK Success small flower punch, Coluzzle Circle Companion template, Sizzix Sizzlits Cherries die, Sizzix Decorative Strip Ribbons die, Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls embossing folder
Embellishments: SU! Choc Chip grosgrain ribbon, Robin's Nest Metallic Silver Dew Drops, 3d foam pads



Dawn (flowergal36) said...

This is wonderful Ruth. I love it. I have been trying to comment forever and it would not let me.. Finally I got it to accept it. I think it is on my end. Hope you have a great weekend. Happy Birthday to Owen...

Lainee said...

What a lovely idea, Ruth. You are very creative. I really love the striped dsp.

Sandra said...

What a yummie card! Love it! Esp. the cherry on top!
Sandra :-)

Sara said...

Great idea. I've seen a few of the flower pots but not the cupcake before. Love it. Sara xx