Friday, 20 January 2012

Create a Cupcake notecard

Have you been wondering whether Stampin' Up are going to do their much-loved Sale-a-bration promotion in 2012? Well, the answer is YES! And the good news is that it'll be starting next week - with a fabulous selection of freebies and a great incentive for those of you who are thinking of joining Stampin' Up yourselves! I'll be telling you more about that soon but do contact me if you can't wait!

But first, let's talk about cakes! The trend for cupcakes continues and to be honest, I'm not surprised.  I mean, who doesn't like a cupcake?! The Create a Cupcake stamp set in the new mini catalogue is fabulous with lots of fun elements to mix and match and (the best bit!) a coordinating punch. I decided to have a play with mine and this is what I came up with:

This was serious fun I can tell you! I thought the Just Add Cake designer papers would be a nice addition and my goodness, they are beautiful! The dotty designs I used today are great but there are also some gorgeous sheets with what look like old fashioned typewriter letters on them but in funky colours. They'd be great for sentiments, personalising cards, making scrapbook titles etc - watch this space!

And here's my cake! I've stamped a pretty paper case and some yummy pink frosting with delicious sprinkles, and cut them out with my punch. The trimmings were punched too - do you like the glittery cherry? It was punched out of the amazing glimmer paper which delivers loads of glitter with no mess and is perfect for all your valentines projects! I added a designer printed brad - and I love how the dots on it coordinate perfectly with the papers.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Create a Cupcake, Hello you (retired)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo
Card stock: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, So Saffron textured
Other: Cupcake builder punch, Just Add Cake designer paper, 3/4" circle punch, designer printed brad, glimmer paper
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. 

My youngest son was sent home from school with a sore eye yesterday. He was a bit miserable as I immediately scotched any plans he'd had for watching TV or playing computer games, so I suggested making cakes together. I've always wanted to have a go at those gorgeous cupcakes with swirls of pastel icing and delicate little sugar flower decorations but we just had to make do with what we had. The end result was...

...well, shall we say not quite what I'd envisaged! I'm afraid the nozzle on the piping bag wasn't big enough - and the bag split; the sprinkles were supermarket basics, not the beautifully modelled flowers in my head. But boy oh boy! those cakes certainly didn't hang about long and my son and I agreed that whatever they looked like, they tasted like heaven!

Thank you so much for coming here today and a big welcome to my new followers too! I'm always so pleased if people like my work and love reading the comments and emails you leave me. I hope you have a great weekend and I'll see you very soon.



  1. Hi Vicky

    I am loving the look of both types of cupcakes!!!

    The paper type and the edible type .. .. they look super scrummy and I'm not surprised they didn't last long.

    Hope your Son's eye is OK again now.

    Love Jules xx

  2. I love your pretty cupcakes, both kinds !! A xx

  3. Hi Vicky delicious cupcakes that new stampin up set looks fabulous especially with the punch and the pretty papers are such a good match. Your home made variety look perfect to be and I,m not surprised they didn't last long. Wishing you a happy weekend.


  4. Your cupcakes look delicious. The real ones and the one on the card. Must have another look at those papers, you've presented them well. x

  5. Fabulous card Vicky and those cakes look yummy..


  6. Fabulous card Vicky, and wow your cakes look and I bet taste devine.


  7. I've got a sweet tooth and you're doing NOTHING for my good intentions!

    Between your blog and Di's, I might just have to do some baking this weekend!

    Great card and scrumptious looking cakes xxx

  8. Yummy to both projects! and they co-ordinate too :) Cute card, the papers are so sweet and love all the patterns to go with the punch and stamps.
    The cakes look mighty fine to me...bravo for getting the icing bag out...I have a hate, hate relationship with mine!
    Jenny x

  9. Great layout for your card Vicky and the cupcakes look delish!!!
    Val x

  10. Another winner! Glad to see your son is enjoying baking and doesn't think it is only for girls! You obviously need to visit that little shop in the arcade in Buckingham that is a cafe and gift shop as they have lots of baking related goodies. I had a wonderful time in there!
    Have a lovely weekend Mrs Walton.
    L x

  11. Fabulous card. Totally love your design work. I'm saving it to CASE someday as I never know what to do with my cupcake images that I JUST HAD TO HAVE!!! LOL.

  12. A lovely bright card, love the papers and the cupcake, as for your yummy yummy baked cupcakes, YUMMY and soo pretty too.

  13. Super cupcakes all round Vicky. The edible ones look delicious!!

  14. I think BOTH of your cupcake samples were lovely! It's funny you said that your piping bag split. BOTH my small & large bags split just recently---while making Christmas cookies, of course. I guess they were just tired....they are about 20 years old!!!

  15. Your card is just yummy looking and so pretty - and those cupcakes y'all made are WOWSERS!!! Wish I'd been there to help you enjoy them!

  16. Love this card. Great layout and colour scheme.

  17. Mmmm to both cupcake creations! I love how you have both layers and lots of white space on your card - I can never seem to combine the two. Really smashing!

  18. Those cakes look mighty scrummie:)

  19. I love how you've used dots and circles on this card, Vicky; and gorgeous colours! So cute.

  20. Hi Vicky

    I LOVE your cupcake card and the homemade cupcakes look delicious. Thank you for the inspriration and colour combo today - I will be inking up my new stamps and having a go!

  21. Lovely cup cake card and a proper cake to match....pass one over then!

  22. I'm not sure which of the cupcakes looks the yummmiest, Vicky!

  23. Love the colours and polka dots on your sweet card and your real cupcakes look fabulous to me!

  24. WOW!!! This card is totally awesome!! Love everything about it!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #50 with a link back to your blog on 1-29-12. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

    If you wish to decline please email me by responding to this comment to let me know.

    Thanks and take care
    Tiffany Bauer


I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x