Monday, May 13, 2013

Lovely Cupcake Inspirations

I don't know about the rest of you, but I just LOVE it when I see a challenge with a theme, photo, colors, etc. that truly inspires me.  When I saw this week's colors on the cupcake inspirations photo at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog, I just knew that I wanted to participate.  The cupcakes are in the colors of grape, poppy and rose - beautiful!  I pulled out some supplies and got busy.
I used several different products on this card.  I started with a card base that I made using Buff Ivory Cardstock from The Kraft Outlet.  The red and pink polka dot washi tapes are also from The Kraft Outlet.  Next, I placed a grape (purple) doily that I cut using a Papertrey Ink doily die-cut from grape Bazzill.  The flowers are Recollections (from Michael's), and I also used some Doodlebug glitters.  The baker's twine is from The Twinery, and the "Just Because" sentiment is from Paper Sweeties.
Once you see these darling inspiration cupcakes, you will want to play along as well.  I am hoping to create and share three cards (the maximum) in this challenge because I just LOVE this lovely color combination.  You can read all the details of the challenge on their blog here:
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog - Challenge #210

I'm also entering and sharing my card in this challenge:

Get Inky Challenges - Challenge #4 - Use Some Die-Cuts - The die cut I used on this card is a doily die-cut from PTI.
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my card.  If you've been creating this week, I really hope that you will stop by Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog (always Anything Goes) and join us.  We would LOVE to see what you've made this week, and to have you fellowship and share with us. 
Have a blessed week,


  1. Love this bold but feminine card Karen. Stunning.

  2. This is very pretty! Love the colors! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Cupcake's absolutely perfect for our challenge this week! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  3. super jolie, très sobre mais élégant et sympa, avec de jolies couleurs lumineuses, biz

  4. this is beautiful, love that you used the washi tapes...perfect for our challenge..tanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  5. This is beautiful, Karen!! I love the roses!

  6. So pretty! Great take on the challenge!

  7. I love washi tape!! Your project is darling!! Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge.

    La-Vie B. – Get Inky! DT
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

  8. You did a bang up job! I think you nailed it perfectly. I love your tapes. That's the way I layed mine out but I only had one tape that worked with my card and the inspiration photo, but yours looks so much better with the three tapes.

    Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations.

  9. oops, I mean two tapes. I am such a numbskull at times. I usually thank people for playing and then type in the wrong challenge name.
    anyway, thanks again. your card is great.

  10. pretty card! thanks for playing with us this week at Cupcake Inspirations.
    Hugs, Jill

  11. sooo gorgeous! way to rock this challenge. thanks so much for joining us at cupcake inspirations. :)


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