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Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Little Treat for Someone So Sweet

Happy Saturday, my dear friends! I hope you're in the midst of a beautiful weekend. :o)

I had no time in the kitchen this week, but I do have a paper treat for a little kiddo to share today! (Or even someone young-at-heart.) A colorful card for a sweet occasion, inspired by a little girl who simultaneously warmed my heart and made me giggle. :o)
Interior: "A little treat for someone so sweet"
The best shot of the colorful holographic embossing powder: a rainbow of blossoming love:
The quick story that inspired this creation: I was sitting in the car and noticed an energetic little girl waiting not-so-patiently while her father was on his cell phone. When he finally started walking, she burst ahead of him to the door of my local cupcake bakery. She had a death-grip on the door handle and watched in horror as her dad walked right on by. She was so disheartened! But he was simply tossing something in the nearby trash can, so when he turned around and headed back to her, all trace of despair vanished in a heartbeat. All was right with the world as she hopped inside to the waiting world of sweet confections. She cracked me right up and I thought how sweet it would be to surprise a little girl with a bright card and a cupcake. :o)

You know my adoration for shaped cards of any type... they just seem to bring extra spunk and beauty to even the simplest of designs. This is one of my favorite Elegant Edges shapes, which is adorned in graduating rhinestones and heat-embossed. Originally, the wide frame felt too contradictory to the interior that bursts with excitement, especially for a kid, so I was super excited when our great Lord reminded me of some forgotten supplies! The flower stamp is from a set of 3 stamps from JoAnn's dollar bin, which is stamped in VersaMark Dazzle for extra shimmer. I stamped them sporadically, ensuring none were a complete flower so it would look like they're dancing along the frame. The rainbow flowers that appeared after a blast of heat made me much happier. I don't know why I often forget about this beautiful technique!

The sprightly patterned paper is from DCWV, which I topped with a Cricut cut I have been so eager to use: the elegant cupcake from Art Philosophy! I could hug it. The wrapper is from a sheet of paper I've had forever and I couldn't resist adding a sparkling pink trail for the butterfly. The frosting is pearlescent gemstone cardstock, embossed with D'vine Swirls, and topped with pink and crystal rhinestone "sprinkles." The wrapper and frosting are lightly inked with Spun Sugar distress ink. Since this is a fancy cupcake, I added a pretty twine bow with Blossom twine from My Craft Spot.

I lined the interior with the same DCWV paper so it would be exploding with color from within and layered it with the petal-shaped cut-out from the exterior frame. The white circle has a trace of Spun Sugar for a touch of color. The sweet Whimsical Designs sentiment and mini cupcake stamps are from Stephanie's Whimsical Fun~ Volume 1 and With Love sets. The cupcake is colored with Copics and the decoration is covered in Star Dust... it wanted to be a sugared heart. :o)

Challenges entered:
 * The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog~ Glitter and Bling
 * Docerela Creations~ Anything Goes
 * Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
 * Tuesday Alchemy~ No Work, Just Play

Thank you for dancing on by! I'll be back soon after I make a different version of this fun little card! Going a week between projects makes me unsparkly. :o) Have a blessed and sunshiny day, friends!


  1. such a gorgeous card Karen, I love the design and pretty colours. A beautiful story to go with it too.
    I hope you have a fabulous weekend

  2. Aaww . . a sweet creation AND story - Thanks for sharing it :)

    Btw, I found you on MIM.

    I would be oh, so happy if you played with us at Tuesday Alchemy ( this week!

    Happiness & lots of joy :)

  3. Oh this is just so beautiful, x

  4. Love this story behind of your card... You make me chuckle....(hehe)... Love your card, the butterfly on the front makes it even more special.....Enjoy your weekend!

  5. Spotted your card on MIM. It has a great shape, and it really glitters and sparkles, this one! Nice work!

  6. Oh my sweet friend, this is magnificent!! I love the gorgeous shape, enhanced by the sparkly flowers!! The cupcake looks good enough to eat, and the pink sparkles are the perfect topping!! The inside is just as beautiful as the outside!! Absolutely stunning card!! And what a beautiful story of the little girl at the cupcake shop!! How happy she must have been when her Dad came back :) This would be a perfect card for her :) I hope you are enjoying your weekend!! Big hugs!!

    Lisa :)
    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Super sweet and yummy! Great bling and details on the cupcake! Thanks for joining us at Docerela Creations!

  8. Super sweet Karen and love the inspiration behind this card! Your creations are all so fabulous and sparkly! I love the shape and the cupcake is so adorable with all your amazing details! Awesome card:) Hope your having a wonderful wknd!
    Sherrie K

  9. This is adorable! Thank you so much for joining us at Docerela Creations!

  10. This is just beautiful! thank you so much for sharing it with us at Tuesday Alchemy.

    *hugs* shell x

  11. *hugglers my Sunshine and her beyond sugary heart forever* TEE HEE!

    It's AMAZING!!!!!!! SQUEEEEEEE!!!

    *squishers the gorgeous rainbow flowers non-stop* How did you do that sis?! They are SO beautiful! Did you know that they match the rainbow that sparkles brighter inside your heart with every passing second?

    OMJ! I am smiling SO huge right now as I envision that sweet little girl and her adventures at the cupcakery! SQUEEE! That is SO adorable sis! I too would have reacted in the same way had I seen him walk by at the onset! TEE HEE! *giggles* I can just imagine the expressions on her sweet little face. Sooooo priceless! *gives her a dozen cupcakes cause she is just too precious*

    I think that the papers you used for this card are some of my mostest favs of all time, Sunshine. I JUST LOVE THEM!!!!!!! *huggles the happy flowers something fierce* SOOOOOOO PRETTY!!!

    *is more proud of you than I can ever express*


    *forever super rainbow heart squishies*
    ~~~ Christina (aka the one who just tried to eat your card because it looks wayyyyyy too real and you totally need to stop making them look so real and delish cause it is like torture to my poor little sweet tooth self)!!! TEE HEE HEE!!!!! :)

  12. What a cute take on a cupcake! I would be in shock too if there was a change in plan for our little father/daughter date. lol I'm glad there was good ending to that story.

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!


  13. Oh Karen, you are amazing... And I loved the story for your inspiration. It brought a smile to my face, but I always leave your blog smiling and full of inspiration. Hugs

  14. Karen my Love, this is a very sweet creation, and the story is adorable. I could see that little ones face as Dad turned back.

    I am spending a bunch of time getting our trailer ready for camping, we have 3 separate weeks of camping trips this summer. So if I don't comment much that's why, I still love you and adore you my Love.

    Hugs, Pam

  15. Loved your story behind the card Karen!Such a pretty card,love the butterfly.
    Jayne x

  16. How did I miss this cute card?! I love this cupcake card too! I really like how you decorated the inside! Such an adorable sentiment and story of how this card came about! :)


  17. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy Challenges!!

    you can visit
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