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September 25, 2008

Cupcakes, some glitter, and a SWAP!

That's right...you know that my cupcakes wouldn't have been complete without some glitter as the "icing on top" - he he he.  This card is one that I made for the GSG swap group.  I still can't believe I'm in this group with the AMAZING ladies who are part of it.  If you go to the GSG logo in my rightt sidebar, you can check out the blogs of each and every lady in both of the groups.  I had to wait to show you these swaps until the were received by each of the girls participating.  I've had this swap done since two days after signing up for the swap last month, so it's been hard to keep it under wraps!!

DSCN4678web Anyway, this card has been sitting in my head since I won this stamp set at Convention.  I was so excited to get it and as soon as I saw the curved phrase "happy birthday to you" I wondered if it would fit inside one of our circle punches.  Well, it does!!!  It fits just right in the 1-3/8" circle punch, and I was able to layer the 1" Regal Rose circle in the middle of it, with the little cupcake image punched out with the 3/4" circle punch.  I wanted to isolate one of the cupcakes to make the medallion really pop.  It was so insane, I saw on Nancy Riley's blog (here) a couple of weeks ago that she too had thought of this.  She layered hers with all circles, and I don't know what sizes though and used a cupcake from the wheel instead.  I never think about using my wheels as focal images, so I will have to try this out.  You should click on the link I gave you and check out her card, it's adorable and I think I like it more than mine!!!

Well, hope you like my card, I'll show you the other swap tomorrow.  I definitely hope all of the ladies in the two groups like my cards.  I was really nervous as this was my first swap with them.

Have a great day!

Stamps:  Crazy for Cupcakes
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White CS, Georgia Peach DSP
Ink:  Basic Black classic ink, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip and Basic Black markers, Pink Pirouette re-inker and blender pen
Accessories: Chocolate Chip grosgrain, 2-way glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive, Dimensionals, Stamp-a-Ma-Jig


  1. Wow! Your card is fantastic!!! I love the layered sentiment! I love the sparkles and the clean look! Awesome!
    Hugs and smimles

  2. Marie,
    I am so buying this set when it goes on Sale For the Big SU b-day Sale... I have been drooling over it sense you won it at convention.. I LOVE your card it is so darling I have to make a couple of these... I might even make it for a swap.... They will all be so impressed I will give you all the credit of course....
    miss ya

  3. So cute - these look good enough to eat!! Great job with the layered medallion! And a comment from Beate - woohoo!!

  4. LOVE THIS CARD MARIE!! That set is on my wish list and I'll definitely be casing your card when I get it.

  5. Marie, I love your cupcake card! Chocolate Chip and Pink Pirouette - fabulous combination!!!

  6. P.S. Thanks you for the mention and the link! Very sweet of you!!!

  7. Ooh! I love this card! I'm definitely going to have to CASE it! I just ordered this set and now I can't wait until it gets here! Thanks for sharing!

  8. marie...i saw this card in my feedblitz email first thing this morning....LOVE IT! it looks good enough to eat, girl! love the colors and the *sparkle*!

  9. Wow! What a darling card! That would have been perfect for my granddaughter but alas, her birthday is over already! Darn it! :)


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