Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Stampin’ Up! Sweet Cupcake Happy Birthday

I’m sharing a Stampin’ Up! Sweet Cupcake happy birthday card with you today.  

Stampin' Up! Sweet Cupcake happy birthday-Cardiology by Jari



My  sketch was inspired by the CTS#219 Challenge this week

CTS #219


And, the colors were inspired by Just Add Ink #357 “Colour”Just Add Ink #357

I started with a panel of Canson Cold Press Watercolor paper, an Aqua Painter, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry and Sahara Sand inks.  I wet the paper in the center and then “painted” some Sahara Sand first.  Next, I added some Sweet Sugarplum ink above the dry Sahara Sand area.  Finally, I picked up a little Rich Razzleberry ink with the Aqua painter and blended it with the Sweet Sugarplum and set it aside to dry. 


Stampin' Up! Sweet Cupcake Happy Birthday-Cardiology by Jari

When the watercolored panel was completely dry, I stamped the dotted stamp from Sweet Cupcake in Rich Razzleberry ink, some full strength and some stamped off once.  The cupcake paper was stamped in Sahara Sand ink and the actual cake part was stamped first in Sweet Sugarplum, then Rich Razzleberry that had been stamped off once, and the 3rd layer in Sweet Sugarplum that had been stamped off once.  

Stampin' Up! Sweet Cupcake Happy Birthday-Cardiology by Jari

The swirly line on my Sweet Cupcake happy birthday card was die cut in Island Indigo using the Cupcake Cutouts Framelits Dies.  If you do not have this set, now is the time to buy it as a bundle, because it will not be sold as a bundle in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  You will have to purchase the stamp set and the framelits separately.  My art panel was framed in Sweet Sugarplum, then was popped onto the Rich Razzleberry card stock base with dimensionals.  After stamping the sentiment, I used a die from Bunch of Banners to cut it out and the cupcake and banner were added  with dimensionals.  

Stampin' Up! Sweet Cupcake Happy birthday-Cardiology by Jari

What’s a Sweet Cupcake Happy Birthday Card without a candle?  I cut out the candle and WISH, using the Cupcake Cutouts Framelits once again.  

A complete list of stamping supplies needed to create this card will be at the end of my post.  


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Stampin’ Up! Products needed to complete the Sweet Cupcake Happy Birthday Card


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  1. Mary | |

    Sweet card, Jari! Love your colors and the design is perfect! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Mary 🙂

  2. Amy Koenders | |

    That’s awesome Jari! Your cupcake is just perfect in those colors and I love your design! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you, Amy 🙂

  3. Patrice | |

    Jari, your card is super sweet. I love your background watercolouring and the ‘sprinkles’ you’ve added around the cupcake. It looks good enough to eat. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink. x

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment!

  4. Sandi Borgmeyer | |

    SWEET CUPCAKE is the right name for this lovely card….beautiful color combination – it almost smiles at me! Thanks for sharing your awesome cards, Jari!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Hi Sandi, thanks, and I appreciate your sweet words! Hope you are doing well! 🙂

  5. Christine Blain | |

    Oh my goodness, Jari, this card is stunning! All of the elements are so beautifully put together, and you have used our challenge colours to perfection. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks! It was a fun combo to try!

  6. Nikki Spencer | |

    Super cute card Jari! I love the background details and watercolour….Fresh & Fun! Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you 🙂

  7. Chantell Randall | |

    Lovely Birthday card – the swirls and dots really give this card a party feel. Chantell Just Add Ink

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you so much!

  8. Jan M | |

    Such a gorgeous card Jari! I love the layers and details you’ve added to your background and your cupcake and icing looks so realistic. Thanks for taking the time to link up again at Just Add Ink 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Jan, and it was no problem at all! 🙂

  9. Karen Finkle | |

    Congrats on your win at Just Add Ink! You did a beautiful job on the cupcake. I need more practice with that set and I will try using your instructions.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Oh, wow, thanks, I did not realize I won! Thanks, Karen 🙂

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