March 21, 2010

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge: 51

Looking for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch?  Hop on over to this post.

Spring is officially here and what better way to celebrate than to enjoy some sweet spring cupcakes!  There is much to be inspired by in these little cupcakes, and once again, I'm taking this challenge literally, lol!

I was digging through all my paper trying to find something lacey and delicate, but to no avail.  However, I did find some of this delightful 6x6 Kioshi paper by Basic Grey, which matched the colors in the cupcakes perfectly!  The butterfly stamp is also Basic Grey, Butterfly/b2 - I stamped it once on the blue background paper and again on white cardstock, which was cut out and popped up on dimensional tape.  The background swirls are stamped in Old Olive ink with the little flourishes from the same butterfly set.  I added the Little Leaves die cut and flowers as an afterthought to fill in some empty space and I absolutely love how well those flowers from the Flowers Trio match the paper!! The sketch is from There She Goes TSG46.

Join in on the fun this week and link up your cupcake inspiration project at the Hope Stamps Eternal blog.  The other Sweeties have more amazing inspiration for you as well - stop over and see:
Thanks for stopping by!
Karen


recipe -
stamps: butterfly/b2 (basic grey), thankful hearts (verve stamps)
paper: old olive, certainly celery, not quite navy, whisper white cardstock (stampin' up!), kioshi 6x6 paper pack (basic grey)
accessories: flowers trio punch (stampin' up!), sizzlits little leaves die cut (stampin' up!), vintage brads, certainly celery satin ribbon (stampin' up!), circle/scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), dimensional tape

24 comments:

  1. This is stunning...I love your take of the inspiration.

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  2. GORGEOUS. I adore the little flowers, they are SO sweet and of course everything comes together perfectly.

    xx SJ

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  3. This is beautiful Karen! I love the cut out butterfly and how the leaf branches and flowers coordinate with your pretty designer paper!

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  4. Everything is beautiful like always. Your work always inspires me.

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  5. This is just jaw dropping incredible Karen! WOW! Love all the detail and how everything blends together into one awesome creation!

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  6. Gorgeous Karen!! love the butterfly.
    Hugs~

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  7. Your card is gorgeous Karen. I often end up taking inspirations literally. I love those little flowers you've added. They're perfect and the butterfly is gorgeous.

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  8. This is STUNNING Karen!!! LOVE the little flowers that match the paper!!

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  9. This card is gorgeous! Love the colours and all the different elements you have used. The flowers on the branch are amazing.

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  10. What up girlie!! This is gorgeous! AND, GTMA baby! I used the same papers with butterflies -LOL! I love this butterfly, just stunning all around. Hugs,

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  11. Gorgeous colors and a sweet butterfly! Love how everything coordinates together!

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  12. So Pretty! Love that blue butterfly!!!

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  13. so gorgeous, karen! i'm off to play...those butterflies are too tempting:)

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  14. This is absolutely stunning. I love the color choice, the sketch, the layering.... You did a truly amazing job!

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  15. Beautiful samples! Here's a link to mine.

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  16. Such a beautiful card! Love the colours and butterfly!

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  17. This is soooooo lovely!! I'm absolutely loving the butterfly and the DP is perfect!! xx

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  18. Beautiful card. Love the butterfly image and the way you did the flower/leaves. Very spring like.

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  19. Just beautiful, and it makes such a nice set! I LOVE the cupcake butterflies too, btw! Very nice card. :)

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