Party Cupcake Pocket Sweet Surprise
I watch Tina Smith of Cards and Coffee Time on YouTube and love what she does. When I saw that she designed some dies for Spellbinders and watched her channel using them I decided to give them a try and they make great birthday cards, which is the majority of the type of cards I make.
Tina is a big fan of patterned paper and I have tons of it in my stash. So, I pulled out My Mind's Eye Hello Gorgeous and picked a flower pattern for the background on my card. The colors in the patterned paper were the inspiration for the colors used for the die cuts. A stitched rectangle was used to cut down the patterned paper smaller than an A2 card and adhered to a top folding ivory cardbase.
For assembling the cupcake I recommend you watch Tina's video. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN4E8jsVcHI) I first cut the cupcake from ivory cardstock and the frosting from brown. I also cut the candles from both green and yellow cardstock and the flame from gold glitter cardstock and adhered the layers together, sandwiching the bottom of the candle to the top of the cupcake. The frosting was then adhered at the top of the cupcake and over the bottom of the candle. I stamped the word "pull" in brown on the right side of the frosting and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. My crafting friend said she couldn't see the stamping unless you knew it was there, so I used a 005 Micron Pen to go over the letters in black and it is still subtle, but a little more visable. I stamped one of the sentiments from Tina's Sugar Coated Sentiment on the body of the cupcake in red ink and embossed it clear as well, which is what is seen when you pull out the cupcake from its wrapper.
To assemble the cupcake liner I cut it twice from green cardstock. On one of the die cuts I folded down the scored side and bottom edge. On the second die cut I cut the folded edges off with a scissor and adhered the two together with liquid glue. Cutting off the extra scored lines keeps the liner from being too bulky. The cupcake liner was then cut from yellow cardstock and cut down the embossed lines on the wrapper. Liquid glue was placed on every other strip and then they were adhered to the green assembled liner creating stripes.
For decorations on the cupcake I cut the flower and the leaves from the die set three times. The flowers from red cardstock and the leaves from green. I also cut the flower centers from gold glitter cardstock. I added a little green Copic Marker to the base of the leaves and adhered the two together. They were then adhered to the flower. Two flowers were adhered on the right and one on the left of the cupcake.
When I went to assemble the card the patterned paper was so busy that the cupcake got a little lost, so I decided to die cut a scalloped rectangle from vellum. I determined where I wanted the cupcake and stamped the sentiment in Distress Oxide Candied Apple Ink and heat embossed it clear. The cupcake and flowers were then adhered above the sentiment with liquid glue. To adhered the vellum to the patterned paper panel liquid glue was added behind the cupcake and a few drops on the thicker portions of the sentiment.
I really like this die and will use it again in the future.
PRODUCTS USED: · Spellbinders Party Cupcake Pocket
· My Favorite Things Sugar Coated Sentiments
· Spellbinders Sugar Coated Sentiments
· Distress Oxide Candied Apple and Ground Espresso Ink
· Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
· My Mind’s Eye Hello Gorgeous Paper Pad
· Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
· Gina K. Designs Base Red Velvet, Asparagus, Dark Chocolate Cardstock
· Yellow Cardstock from Scraps
· Bazzill 40# Vellum
· American Craft Gold Glitter Cardstock
· Copic Markers YG67, YG17, YG03
· Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
· Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
· Be Creative Double-sided Tape
· Spellbinders Sweet Sprinkles
· Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
· My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle