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.  

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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Cupcake

How about a Sweet Cupcake for a birthday?  Sounds delicious, right?  This one does look almost yummy enough to eat, but hold out for a real one, say from Gigi’s!  All kidding aside, my share today is a birthday card using the Sweet Cupcake stamp set and the fun Cupcake Cutouts Framelits Dies from Stampin’ Up! ( Bundle and save 10%).  


Sweet Cupcake


The sketch idea came from The Paper Players Challenge #305.  I turned it around for my card, though!


Paper Players



And, the birthday theme is from Can You Case It #130, Birthday Challenge Plus

Birthday challenge plus



I hope you will head over to both of those sites and check out the designers and those playing along for some great inspiration!


Sweet Cupcake


It is hard to resist all of the new stamp sets and Framelits or Thinlets that bundle with them.  They make card making so easy and fun!  Sweet Cupcake is a 3-step stamp for the cupcake top and the paper liner.  For my cupcake, I stamped Flirty Flamingo first, then Blushing Bride, and Pink Pirouette last.  It is difficult to see, but I also added some clear Wink of Stella to the lighter areas and also on the Flirty Flamingo candle. 

The cupcake liner was stamped first in Soft Suede, then in Crumb Cake and finally in Sahara Sand. I used the Cupcake Cutout Framelits to die cut them all and set them aside to build the rest of the card.


Sweet Cupcake


My card base is Blushing Bride.  I layered a panel of Crumb Cake and a panel of Soft Suede that was dry embossed with the Large Polka Dot TIEF on top, then added the layers under the cupcake.  They are Whisper White and Soft Suede from the Neutrals DSP stack. All of those layers are adhered with glue so I could pop up all of the other elements with dimensionals. 


Sweet Cupcake


One look at the Sweet Cupcake should be enough to convince you that it is sweet, but I love the Sweet die found in the Cupcake Cutouts die set, so I cut it out using some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  The banner is also included in the die set-don’t you like the way it can be folded to give the 3-D effect?  I added a heart from the Gift Card Envelope and Trim Thinlets, also using the Glimmer paper.  The other sentiments are from Thoughtful Banners.


Sweet Cupcake



The inside sentiment is from Birthday Blossoms and is stamped in Soft Suede.  It’s hard to see in the photo, but I added another Glimmer heart and on the bottom, another die cut from the Cupcake Cutouts set also in Glimmer paper.

Card stock cuts in inches and Stampin’ Up! products used will be at the end of the post.



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Card Stock Cuts

Blushing Bride card base 5 1/2 X 8; scored at 4 1/4; scraps for banner and word rectangles

Crumb Cake panel 5 3/8 X 4 1/8

Soft Suede panel 5 1/4 X 4

Whisper White  for front panel 1 5/8 X 3 1/2; for inside panel 5 1/4 X 4

Whisper White Thick for cupcake and candle 2 1/4 X 3

Soft Suede DSP panel for front 1 1/2 X 3 7/16; for inside panel 5 3/8 X 4 1/8

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper 9 X 1 1/4


Stampin’ Up! Products Used



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Thanks for stopping by today for my Sweet Cupcake birthday card!  Let me know if you have any questions and I hope to see you next time….