Thursday 16 February 2012

Three minutes to create a cupcake

The Create a Cupcake stamp set in the mini catalogue is brilliant fun and just the thing to entertain children with - especially if you have the coordinating punch! My ten year old son had a whale of a time with it and came up with all sorts of yummy-looking confections - and the bonus was that when he'd finished he was feeling a bit peckish, so he disappeared into the kitchen with his big sister and rustled up a batch of the real thing!

I thought I'd have a play too while the stamps were out and came up with this super-quick design for Three Minute Thursday:

My cupcake was stamped straight onto the card base in the name of speed but a punched cupcake would be pretty quick too. I love all the different looks this set allows you to achieve - with each cake looking more delicious than the last!

Scored lines are a very quick and easy embellishment perfect for a one-layer card. Mine are there to ground my cake - we don't want any floating cakes now do we?! When I said this to my son while I was making this card,  he categorically disagreed with me: Yes we did want floating cakes, he told me, and the more the merrier! He added that he very much approved of the sentiment!

There is something so appealing about cupcakes isn't there? My cake is sporting a stamped ribbon around its paper case with pink sprinkles and a flower on top decorated with a rhinestone but you could really let your imagination run riot with glitters and sparkles, ribbons, buttons, pearls and embossed finishes...
Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Create a Cupcake
Ink: Regal Rose, Rose Red, So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler
Card stock: Naturals Ivory
Other: Markers, Basic Rhinestones, scoring blade, corner rounder, stamp-a-majig
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.
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Call me a complete loon but one thing that cracks me up is a play on words. For instance, my daughter once told me about Undini, a character in a video game she was playing; "Undini?" I said. "Well why doesn't she just do herself up again?" Yesterday, my youngest son mentioned a character in his book, Erac. "Nothing a bit of paracetamol won't sort out!" I said. This is the kind of thing that sends me off into uncontrollable paroxysms of laughter while the children stare at me as if they cannot believe their ears.

Anyway, moving swiftly on... must investigate those cupcakes before they all mysteriously disappear!
See you tomorrow (when wedding bells will be ringing!)


  1. How nice that your son broke in the cupcake stamps for you and that he made the real thing! I love hearing about your lovely family. Great quick card!

  2. Such a cutie.. love the cupcake and love the sentiment!!! :)

  3. Such a lovely cupcake, Vicky. A gorgeous CAS card with lovely sentiment that would make the ideal birthday card:)

  4. Sweet card Vicky. Love this cupcake set and punch, I've been having lots of fun with it and not as many calories as the real thing!!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  5. I love the simplicity of this Vicky. I've got this set and haven't really got my head round it yet! You would be good where I work, we're always doing the 'play on words' - well you have to do something to keep you sane :0)
    M x

  6. Beautifull card, so simple yet so effective! Love the shadow as it shows off the "yummy" cupdcake.

  7. I thought your cupcake was punched out to begin with. Love the shadow effect. It all looks very scrummy. x

  8. Great card Vicky my cup cake set has just arrived so can't wait to have a play


  9. I love the shadow and embossed lines you've added. The cupcake looks gorgeous and hope you managed to get a real one too before the mysterious kitchen monsters ate them all!

  10. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous card ... Looks good enough to eat.... I hop yor children saved you one
    Hugs Sylvie x
    We have the sun back today ... Thank goodness!!!!!

  11. FAB CAS OLW card (can't think of any more acronyms!) LOL! xxx

  12. Your cupcake looks scrumptious Vicky - hope you enjoyed the real thing - Jacqueline xx

  13. This is gorgeous, I'm afraid I quite like the idea of light, floaty cupcakes myself!

  14. Gorgeous CAS card Vicky, with a scrummy cupcake.

  15. The shadow effect is so clever, I didn't realise that it was stamped onto the card at first.
    Regarding the play on words I think you are getting close to entering the home for the bewildered!
    Linda x

  16. I love cupcakes and this one is gorgeous. The stamped ribbon is super and I LOVE the sentiment! Love Sarah xx

  17. Hi Vicky, Fabulous cup cake card, as you say no calories here:0) I'm with you your play on words is wonderful and would have me in fits too, I have to say you're very good with them! I can imagine were we to craft together we wouldn't get a awful lot done!! Imagine the fun? LOL xxx

  18. Vicky fantastic card and very yummy indeed , I totally agree with the sentiment but don't think I could manage 51 cakes ( my age ) but I would certainly have a good go !!


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