Friday, September 24, 2010

CSS Alumni Blog Hop 6

It's time for another StampTV CSS Alumni Blog Hop. You should be coming from Melissa's blog if have been following the hop in order. If not you can Start Here to see all of the cupcake inspired projects made by the CSS Alumni Team. This time we were given a photo to use as inspiration. Here is the photo Carolina provided for us to be inspired:


These cupcakes look to good to eat. Don't they?

I made three cards for this hop. For my first card I used a template from StampTV's Freebie page and made a cupcake shaped card.


I cut the base from PL Chocolate Brown card stock. The liner, icing and sentiment label are pattern paper from a new K and Company pad I bought last weekend called Que Sera Sera. I embossed the liner with a Sizzix embossing folder, Tropical Paisley. Then I gently sponged it with Memento Rich Cocoa ink to bring out the embossing. I also used Rich Cocoa ink to sponge the edges of the icing pieces. I used some baker's twine to tie the label and button to the liner. And I added some fun rhinestone bling to the label.

My next two cards were inspired by the colors in the photo and I used Vicki's Sketch Challenge for both. I kind of did a hybrid CAS and Advanced card for her sketch. I left out the oval piece because I didn't know what to put there. Plus these will be fairly easy to pop in the mail. And I already know the two people I am sending them to. :o)



This one is inspired by the bottom cupcake in pinks, chocolate brown and white. I used Wild at Heart and You Are Not Alone stamp sets for both this card and the next card. The base is embossed and then I sponged some Tattered Rose Distress ink onto it to enhance the embossing.


My last card was inspired by the top cupcake with the green, yellow and chocolate. I used Peeled Paint Distress Ink to sponge the embossed card base to enhance the embossing. I also used the Peeled Paint ink to dye the ribbon strip. It was white. It worked very well and matches the PL Grass Green card stock.

Now head on over to Miesje's blog to see her fabulous cupcake inspired project.

Cupcake Card Supplies
Paper: PL Chocolate Brown, K and Company Que Sera Sera
Other: red button, bakers twine, green rhinestones, Sizzix Tropical Paisley embossing folder, Cupcake Card Template from StampTV

Pink & Chocolate Card Supplies
Ink: Colorbox Dark Brown Chalk Ink, Tim Holtz Tattered Rose Distress Ink
Other: lace, chocolate stitched ribbon, mini rhinestones, Sizzix embossing folder

Green, Yellow and Chocolate Card Supplies
Ink: Colorbox Dark Brown Chalk Ink, Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Other: mini rhinestones, Sizzix embossing folder, white ribbon dyed green

27 comments:

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Wow! What fantastic projects, Melissa! I love the cupcake shaped card and the gorgeous one with Wild At Heart! Three great designs!

Melissa Cash said...

Amazing cards Melissa! I love them all, but the cupcake one is da bomb!

Giovana said...

The cupcake card is fantastic!! Awesome creations Melissa!

Sharri said...

Melissa, Wow! All three cards are gorgeous! Great idea to use the cupcake template and I love the color combos!

Cheri said...

I'm getting hungry! Your cards are gorgeous. Love the way you used both of the stamp sets - they really work well together. I think I'll need to CASE this one.

Carolina said...

Love, love, love what you did with the cupcake template - just darlin' in every way. Your other two card are also so sweet with all the textures you added to them! The monochromatic feel is also a great touch!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh that cupcake card is yummmmmmy!!! I need to use the template and make one!! And the design mixing Mel and Gina's flowers is just gorgeous!!!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

That cupcake is just darling, love that paper piecing. I LOVE what you have done with Melanie's set, the way you combined it with You Are Not Alone. All three are fantastic.

peggy wainman said...

I love all 3 of your cards Melissa!

Becky said...

All of these are just lovely but I must say I just love your cupcake :)

JaniceAileen said...

Awesome, Melissa! Love that cupcake shaped one! :)

Lagene said...

WOW! That cupcake is wonderful, love the embossing & colors! Beautiful Wild at Heart cards!

Melanie said...

ooh!! I was noticing the other day hen i was putting my stamps away that those images from "you are not alone" would be really beautiful withe "Wild at Heart", and they certianly are! Thank you for shairng these fabulous looks and samples! love both but I am partial to the pink!! :)
forgot about that cupcake template, I still need to make one of those!!!

KareS said...

All are just super, but I love the cupcake card! Great design!

joy said...

Great cards with great stamping -- but I LOVE your cupcake shaped card!

Kay S said...

Such fabulous cards, Melissa! Love the cupcake card and the use of the different colors on the Wild at Heart cards.

Deb said...

OMgoodness! Over-the-top gorgeous! Love the shaped card...and the other two with the same set are fabulous too! Amazing how different they are even with the same stamp set and layout.

Joan V said...

Wow, the cupcake card is so cute. How creative. Thanks for the notes on what you did.

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Your first card is so cute and creative! Your 2nd and 3rd cards are lovely and the two different color combos are great!

Jennie said...

Oh Melissa, your cupcake card is so very creative!!! Nice job on the Wild at Heart designs too.

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous cards Melissa! Love that giant cupcake, and what a great idea to use the image from "You are not Alone" with "Wild at Heart"!

Rhonda said...

Your cards are gorgeous. All three are fantastic...

Hugs Rhonda

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Wow...this is a "delicious" project. Well done!

Luv 2 Create said...

Cute cupcake card and I love the other two as well. Especially the brown and pink one. Some of my favorite color combos.
Marcie

Lyngo said...

That cupcake card is just so cute.

Sandy said...

Great cards! Loved the cupcake-shaped one, hmmmm, I know a little someone that could use a cupcake card right about now...Thanks for the wonderful idea!

rvlady said...

Now these are fantastic. I LOVE YOUR CARDS. Thank you. Mary