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Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Change of Mind...

It's a good thing that we were created with the ability to change our minds!  I find I do it a lot, much to my husband's dismay I'm sure!! LOL!!  PTI has had the "Cupcake Collection" stamp set for quite some time and I've just never really been drawn to it although I LOVE cupcake images!!  Well, slowly my mind has changed... And, guess what?  This last release I broke down and bought it and the dies to match!  And, I have to say I LOVE it!! It was the first set that I wanted to play with when I got my release box.


Yes, I know! This card is super, super simple.  I think I'm going to go back and add some twine around the middle border.  I based this card off of the Clean and Simple Sketch #123 from this past week and the colors were inspired by Jay Gee's Nook Challenge #3.




I pulled out some of my glittered paper and used the dies that match this set to cut out the frosting layers.   The base of the cupcake was made with some old patterned paper that I had.  The polka dots were kind of an off white, so I took a yellow copic and colored them to match the pink & yellow theme.  I added a cherry at the top of the cupcake, but I'm not sure it actually looks like a cherry, more like a button with a string sticking out of it, lol!! 


The yellow polka dotted piece was made with a Quickutz Embossing Folder.  After I embossed the piece, I turned it around so that the embossed side isn't showing and instead you see the impressed side.


COMING UP...
I also wanted to tell you about a fun blog hop coming up next week!  I am again going to be participating in the 2nd Annual "March of the Snowmen" blog hop on Tuesday, January 25th!  If you enjoy snowmen, be sure to check this out! 


There will be prizes a long the way and I'm going to have a a little blog candy up for grabs!!  Here's a little hint on what I'll be offering:


Thanks for stopping by today!!  I hope you enjoyed my super simple card!! 


Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps:  Cupcake Collection
Paper:  White, Lemon Tart, Sweet Blush, DCWV Glitter Paper
Ink:  Hibiscus Burst, Dark Chocolate
Other: Tin Types Impression Plate, Cupcake Collection Dies, Hibiscus Burst Button, Twine from the Twinery, Black Scrappers Floss, Quickutz Embossing Folder, Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch

25 comments:

  1. TOO SWEET!!! I love the colors and all the bling on the cupcake. I was in the same boat as you and I too have come to the dark side ...... sorry I have been watching too much starwars with anton :) Just beautiful Jenn!!!

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  2. I was the same way with the cupcake set! I was so excited for a PTI cupcake set and when I saw the big reveal, it wasn't quite what I wanted. I changed my mind and bought it right before this last release and was happy to see the dies come out. I love your card!

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  3. I have had that cupcake set for a year now and still have not used it. That is going to change soon though especially now that I have the dies too. Great job on your card. I especially like how you stamped the bottom layer on PP. Love the colors too.

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  4. Wow! You sure did change your mind! I thought you were pretty set against it! But sooo cute! I love the glittery paper! So fun!

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  5. Jen - this is a gorgeous card - it's so good I could eat it (LOL!). I've ordered the dies but not the stamp set - think I'm going to have to add that to my next order. Thanks (?!) for enabling! Nx

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  6. Well now. I'm a changed person after seeing this. I NEED those dies now! I love the cuppie bottom, the impressed dots, and the glittery paper for the tops! Oh yeah, I will be on the hunt for some of that glitter paper now too! Thanks! :)

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  7. So cute, Jen! I find myself weakening on the cupcake set, too. You definitely did a fantastic job on this card. Love the two textures.

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  8. This is an adorable card. I just have to say your cards are not only cute, but you photograph them so nicely. I would love to know what kind of set up you use. Every detail of the impressions come out perfectly. I love that cupcake set too and will get it one day. Maybe someday you could do a post and show us your photo tips. I would love it.

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  9. Awww...that is SO cute! I've never even thought about cupcakes unless I'm eating them, but you made this look so adorable...and necessary. :)

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  10. I'm totally going to cave for the Cupcake collection - it's been on my 'maybe list' forever. Your sweet card is a glittery delight!

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  11. It's a very sweet card!!! :)

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  12. Jen - this is seriously THE CUTEST little card! Can you believe I had those dies in my cart on release night and by the time I got to check out..........they'd sold out! lol

    So now I sit patiently and wait for the store to get restocked so I can FINALLY order!

    Thanks for stopping by my little ol' blog too - really apprecaite that!

    Karen
    x

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  13. SOOOO SWEET! I LOVE the soft color palette and all of the yummy layers on that cupcake!!!

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  14. i love this...the colors are so yummy and i love the glittery cupcake...can't wait to get my dies!!

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  15. Now Jen, don't you go making ME think I need this set, too! LOL!

    I love the simple design of this and all of the embossing. And the glittered cardstock just makes that cupcake look scrumptious! Super cute, Jen!

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  16. Very cute. I love the button for a cherry on top. Great job!

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  17. I have not got this set Jen, but maybe I should after seeing this sweet little creation. The cupcake is so cute cut with the glittered paper. Thanks so much for joining us at Jay Gee's again :)

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  18. This is so cute Jen! I just love that set, it hits the spot everytime!

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  19. I did not need to see this post because I have been resisting that set and now the dies!! Love your colors on here too!

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  20. I love all the different textures and the soft colors! It makes me happy! Great card!

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  21. Cute as a button (pun intended). Love the glittery icing. So sweet indeed.

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  22. Your cherry button does indeed look like a cherry! LOL
    I've had this set for ages but have only used it 2 times...sad. But your layers of glittery frosting are making me want to pull it out!

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  23. Such a sweet and yummy looking card! Thanks for playing along with us this month ... Ange

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  24. So absolutely cute, Jen. Love the cherry on top! ADORABLE!

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  25. Yikes! I sure am behind on visiting your blog! My husband keeps asking why I don't just mark everything as 'read' in my Reader. I keep telling him that I don't want to miss something great! So here I am one month later on this post! Anyway...love this card! The sparkle is perfect!

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