March 23, 2012
Ok, ladies (and gents),
I have a confession. I'm *slightly* obsessed with cupcakes. Both the kind you eat(I love decorating them) and the paper kind. There's nothing easier than making a birthday card and sticking a cute glittery cupcake on top. Some of my first cards I ever made were of a single cupcake image. I'll have to try and find some pics...
So when Papertrey Ink came out with their shape up series-Cupcake I was over the moon.. that die paired with Melissa Philips sweet style is a match made in paperie heaven. I held off as long as I could - really, I did. But as usual I gave into temptation, with visions of Melissa's cupcake cards floating in my head, hoping to create something half as magical on my own.. and bought the die in my last PTI order.
Be warned. You will see these as much as you've seen my handmade cameos. To say I'm in love is an understatement. I tried my hand at an all boy version.. I tried to make it the least frilly and pretty as I could...but this girl has to add a bow or two..or a flower..a little lady bug button that was too cute to pass up...
A new found love of ric rak...used here as the icing on the cupcake..just peeking out. I need to find it in every colour imaginable.
So it's a little bit girly. A little fussy. But it's L-O-V-E... Melissa Frances goodies(flashcard as a flag) and papers...seam binding from 5dollarfrench market. Some old trim from my stash.. upcycling an old tag from an online order...a handmade mini doily.. its the first of many cupcake cards to come..
Stick with me, it's gonna be sweet :P
Night night my friends!