Thursday, June 4, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sneak Peeks Day 2

Are you ready for another day of sneak peeks? Well let me tell you, what I have to share is simply delicious...the best kind of eye candy...cupcakes!!!! It's another new set from the Whimsical Wishes line, For the Love of Cupcakes, which will be available at Taylored Expressions on Friday, June 5th at 11am PST. But don't worry...there's a new Cuppie set too which some of the other Baker's Dozen will be showing today. I was seriously craving cupcakes the entire time I was creating these cards! LOL!!! 
When I saw this week's sketch challenge on Splitcoast I knew exactly what I wanted to do, so my layout is SC231 which I flipped sideways to fit my design. When I first saw this set I knew I wanted to use flower soft on one of the cupcake tops. 

What I didn't realize was how stinkin' cute it would be! Doesn't it look like pink shaved coconut!!! And do you notice the sparkle in there too? After I applied the Baby Pink Flower Soft, while the glue was still wet, I sprinkled on some Cyclamen glitter. I think it fills in the "icing" perfectly! For the image, I first stamped the cupcake with Memento Tuxedo black onto Choice Snow White, then I masked it and stamped the footed plate. The cupcake was paper pieced and the plate was coloured with copics. 
 
The fun candy brad in the center of my bow is all sparkly and pretty, and it came from the Cupcake Key Ingredients

This second card was created from a die cut cupcake card which is included in the For the Love of Cupcakes Bundle.
I started by running the blue "liner" through my D'vine Swirls Cuttelbug folder. Next I ran a bead of glue along the top edge and applied some Cyclamen glitter. Then I set to work colouring and cutting the rosette image from For the Love of Cupcakes. I enjoy cutting so this wasn't a chore for me. I also coloured and cut out the numbers while I was at it. 
For the cupcake insert, I traced around the top onto the polka dot paper then cut it out and adhered it to the brown cupcake. A little paper piercing was all the top needed. I left a paper tab at the bottom of each number so I could slide them between the polka dot paper and the brown cupcake base. 

The rest was super quick. A fun cupcake sticker from the For the Love of Cupcake Bundle, a pink ribbon tail and the sentiment. I'm really hoping my SIL is turning 35 this year but I honestly can't remember. It's easy enough to change the numbers though if I need to.  :)

On the first card, with the exception of the flower soft, all the paper and embellishments are from the Cupcake Key Ingredients, which includes:
10 sheets of Prism cardstock and 2 sheets of Choice Snow White
16 6x6 sheets of Doodlebug patterned paper
5 yards of ribbon
4 coordinating confections brads
1/2 oz. of Cyclamen glitter

You'll be able to pick up For the Love of Cupcakes on Friday, June 5th at 11am PST, along with the Cupcake Key Ingredients. Or, if you want it all, the For the Love of Cupcakes Bundle is for you!

Check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen for more eye candy.

See you tomorrow for release day!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

18 comments:

Leslie said...

Those are deliciously cute! They look good enough to eat. I love the flower soft on the top of the cupcake - looks scrumptious!!!

Janet said...

wow how amazing!! you need to go buy some of those cupcake kits and start baking! yummy!!!!
hugs

Sankari W. said...

SOOO Cute Karen!! LOVe the flower soft on the cupcake! Makes me want to bite the screen and eat it!! LOVE the way you did the ribbon with the sweet brad! Your die cut is to die for delicious!! Love the papers and swirls and all the little cutting of the rosettes - so beautiful!!
Hugs!
Sankari :)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Oh my, this is adorable! Love the flower soft and glitter mix and your die cut card is fabulous! Love all the roses and the numbers are the icing on the cupcake!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Awesome, as always, Karen! Love the die cut cupcake card!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

I LOVE the flower soft on your cupcake "icing"!!! Soooo, so clever!! Your cupcake shaped card is just too fun...and all the flowers along the cupcake liner are so pretty!! :-)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh WOW! {smacking my head}...I would have never thought to use the flower soft on the icing...that looks COOL!

Taylor said...

How cute, Karen! I love how you used the Flower Soft on the frosting and your cupcake die cut card is adorable!!

Ana said...

ADORABLE!! Love every detail on both cards..makes me want some cupcakes..yumm

Karen Giron said...

That Flowersoft looks awesome on your cuppie!! Love the look, and your cupcake card is too cute! Can't wait to see more tomorrow!

Nancy said...

De-lish!

Dana White said...

Love how the icing on the cupcake turned out - now I want a cupcake...

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

These are just DELICIOUS looking, Karen! So cute!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is simply ADORABLE Saucy! The top card is DELISH and I LOVE the Flower Soft on the cupcake! Your cupcake die cut card is AWESOMENESS...just like YOU!!

Ann Kranitz said...

I love the flower soft on the cupcake. Perfect touch and oh that ribbon treatment is amazing!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh what fun to use the flower soft Karen! That looks fabulous!
Your die cut cuppie came out wonderfully too!

Jan Castle said...

soooo cute - love the flowersoft as frosting.
Jan Castle

Donna Baker said...

sweet cards! I love the die cut card with the number candles, hope you're right about the age, too!!