Friday, June 26

Sneak Peek: The More the Merrier

What could make you more merry than cupcakes? How about a whole stamp set full of things that make you merry... and perfect for a range of holidays and occasions. Today's cupcakes are a Sneak Peek at The More the Merrier, a Hostess Level 3 set that makes its debut July 1st!

Here in Houston we have a delightful bakery called SugarBaby Cupcake Boutique. It is full of all things whimsical and wonderful... with frosting piled high! This picture, in addition to this fun sketch from The Pink Elephant, got me started... and the rest is yummy history.

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  • My Kiwi Kiss card base is 5.5" square and topped with Textured Basic Gray cardstock. (5.25" square) The pink 'tiles' (2.5" square) are Regal Rose from the Patterns Pack II (Hostess Level 1) and are mounted on NEW In Color Melon Mambo. (My favorite NEW In Color!)
  • Another 4" square piece of Kiwi Kiss provides the middle panel. A Basic Gray scalloped circle courtesy of my Big Shot and the Scallop Circle #2 Die adds emphasis. This entire panel is popped using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • I stamped my cupcakes onto watercolor paper and colored using Blender Pens and ink puddles. Smoosh your ink pad to create a puddle on the lid then dip your blender pen to pick up color. TIP: Start coloring where you want the hue to be darkest and shade outward - the color will naturally fade.
  • I snipped out my no-calorie treats and stacked them up. Beads are today's sassy something. I added a few from the Red Bead Duo to each cupcake for dimension and sparkle. Perfect sprinkles!
  • A quick rub-on sentiment punched with the Wide Oval Punch makes a nice statement... especially when accented with NEW Rich Razzleberry Polka Dotted Grosgrain.
Today: Sneak Peek - The More the Merrier

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Stamps: The More the Merrier - Hostess Level 3 - available July 1st
Paper: Kiwi Kiss (Last Chance List 111353), Basic Gray - Textured Neutrals 12x12 astd. (108693), Melon Mambo (available July 1st), Regal Rose from Pattern Pack II - Hostess Level 1 (114325)
Ink: StazOn Black (101406), Blender Pens (102845); For Watercoloring: Regal Rose (105211), Kiwi Kiss (111835), Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo (available July 1st)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Scallop Circle #2 Die (113469), Wide Oval Punch (112082)
Sassy Somethings: Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain (available July 1st), Red Bead Duo (110731)


Melissa said...

Adorable! Lovely colors! As usual, you deliver!

Ann Schach said...

Perfect take on the inspiration piece. These colors really work together!

Patti said...

your cupcakes look good enough to eat. I hope I get to this challenge!

Mary Fish said...

OMG . . . did I steal your little ribbon idea . . . I used the same thing for our Pals challenge and swear I didn't notice it before . . . In any event, I love this card and sketch. You did such a great job coloring the cuppies. Hugs, M

Kris Kilcoyne said...

So pretty! You had me searching the net for the SugarBaby Cupcake Boutique.

Love your colored cuppies.

Carol said...

Gorgeous card and what a wonderful bakery!!
Thanks for joining in with my sketch challenge at TPE :)

carol x

LORi said...

Love your post!! Your card is sensational!! That bakery is totally wow!!! Thanks for joining us at TPE this week!!

Ann said...

Great card - wow on the bakery - looks stunning.
Ann xxx