Birthday Treat

What does every birthday need beside candles?  Cake or a cupcake.  Today the popular thing is the gourmet cupcakes such an Oreo or peanut butter.   Sad to say no gourmet here, but I think it still looks pretty delicious.  We have a few cupcake stamps. So do you know which one this came from?  Sprinkles of Life.

Stampin’ Up! CAS Birthday card made with Sprinkles of Life and designed by Demo Pamela Sadler. See more cards at #stampinkpinkrose #etsycardstrulyheart

This is a challenge card today for Global Design Project.  The requirement was something sweet.  So I could have used Cool Treats but decided a cupcake instead.  However, I felt it needed to be dressed up a little bit.  So I decided to frame it. You know you don’t need fancy circles?  Plain colored circles will make the cupcake stand out, but I added a lace doily to make it special.  This card design is one I like to call it a concept card. That means you can use whatever paper and color you want.  To see the wonderful ideas on Global Design Project click here

Tips and Tricks

Color Combination:  I am using a retiring color that I like. However, this design can be used with any color you want.


  • Watermelon Wonder (retiring)
  • Soft Suede
  • Early Espresso

Stamp Set:   These stamp sets are not retiring.  You will find it in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.

Sprinkles of Life Photopolymer Stamp SetBirthday Blossoms Clear-Mount Stamp Set

  • Sprinkle of Life (139971)
  • Birthday Blossoms  words (139471)

Ink:  I used the Watermelon Wonder because it tied with the paper. So find your paper then tie it with your ink.

  • Watermelon Wonder (retiring)
  • Soft Suede
  • Early Espresso

Paper:  My base is always Whisper White because it makes it easy to stamp inside and be seen.

  • Whisper White
  • Watermelon Wonder (retiring)
  • Crumb Cake or Soft Suede
  • Mint Macaron (retiring) suggestion Crushed Curry

Designer Series Paper:  Find a pattern you like, but make sure it is not too busy to distract from the cupcake.

  • Envelope Striped Paper (retired), but other styles/colors available until May 31st. May suggest Fruit Stand has a Watermelon Wonder striped paper.

Embellishment:  Embellishment is a product that is used once.  Ex. ribbon, doily, etc.  It is an accent piece.

  • Lace Doily

Accessories:   An accessory helps to make the project.


  • Tree Builder Punch
  • Trimmer

Note: For the banner, I simply cut the ends myself.

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