Cupcake Love

There's nothing quite like it!


7/20/20233 min read

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Letโ€™s Get Started:

Card Base: 5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

Border: 5.25 x 4

Card Face: 5 1/8 x 3 7/8

Small Piece of Cardstock for cupcake

Small piece of black cardstock - border for focal image

Card Face:

  • I secured the stencil to the card face with Mint Tape grabbed my brushes and ink and got to work.

  • I used very soft pink and green inks for this, echoing the colours in the cupcake.

  • I started with pink on the left and worked towards the center: I applied it with a fairly light hand (I wanted this background to be soft and understated to avoid any distraction with the cupcake image). I did the same with the green, starting on the right and again working towards the center.

  • I was careful to bring the two colours just far enough to meet, but not to overlap as this would have created a very muddy tone. I also avoided having a harsh line down the center by varying the amount of cardstock covered by each colour (I didn't go half way in either case).

  • I used my stamp positioner and Memento ink to put the sentiment directly onto the cardface. I stamped a couple of times to get the intensity I wanted.


  • I stamped the cupckake with Memento ink, and coloured it with alcohol markers.

  • I cut it out using a die that is approximately 2" x 2".

  • I used my paper trimmer to cut out a black border that was 2 1/8 x 2 1/8.


I glued the black border to the cupcake, and put this to the side.

I glued the black cardstock to the cardbase, and set it to one side as well.

I decided that metallic thread would add nicely to this simple card: I had found an assorted package in the Dollar Store a while ago, and it included a spool in a very soft green which was perfect.

I experimented briefly with placement for the cupcake , so that I could find the center point; then I secured one end of the metallic thread with scotch tape and wound in around the card face, securing with tape again when I was done.

I glued the card face onto the black border layer.

I glued the cupcake in place on the card face.

I added a few metallic sequins I had in my stash, to act as sprinkles on the cake

Final thoughts:

I love the combination of this pure-fun cupcake and the happy faces created by the stencil in the background. A pretty, lighthearted and whimsical card.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

I have listed which products I have used, and where they were purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.

Stencil: Smiley Faces, A Colorful Life Designs


cupcake: Bon Bon set, Frog's Whiskers Ink, Ecstasy Crafts

sentiment:Hello Cupcake, Stampin' Up! (retired)


Black Memento, Stampin' Up!

Dye based ink: Stampin' Up!

Mint Tape:

Blending Brushes: Stampin' Up!

Stamping Platform:: Misti, Spellbinders

The platform I use has retired, but the Misti is very similar.

Alcohol Markers:

Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!

Metallic Thread: Dollarama

Adhesive:Tombo Aqua, Michaels

Black Cardstock: Stampin' Up!

Card Base: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

Card Face: Accent 80 lb., Amazon

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