Saturday, 18 August 2012

Cupcake on a saucer card - Waltzingmouse Stamps August blog party

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This is the first time I've joined any blog party and have really enjoyed making this card.

In my last post I made a teacup and saucer card and it gave me the idea to change it into a cupcake for this blog party.

I had fun working out which stamps to use for the icing and doily. After stamping the half doilly from Dainty Doillies 2 Small I used the trim from Eat Cake to finish off the icing. The scallops around the trim were punched using a corner punch with the guard removed. The plate is made from the Cheery Lynn English Tea Party die and a circle cut with Nestabilities Big scallop circles with the circle from the Dainty Doillies Large set. The happy birthday is from Frame It.

This card packs flat to fit in an envelope and then stands up for display.

You can join the blog party and find out all of the details here.

STAMPS: Dainty doillies large and small, Eat cake, Frame it - Waltzingmouse Stamps 
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight - Stampin' Up!
INK: Melon Mambo - Stampin' Up!
DIES: English tea party - Cheery Lynn, Big scallop circles - nestabilities
EMBOSSING FOLDERS: Distressed stripes - Cuttlebug

Teacup and saucer card

I've wanted to make these cute cards for ages. I first saw a version here. To make a simpler version I used this template and placed the top edge on the fold before tracing and cutting out. To make cutting the finger hole easier I used an egg shaped punch. The Cheery Lynn English Tea Party doily die really sets off the design I think. I used the Elements of Style stamp set and Not Quite Navy ink and card stock from Stampin' up.

The card packs flat so that it fits in an envelope and stands up for display.

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