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Monday, July 16, 2012

Sprinkled with Love

Happy Monday, my crafty friends! I hope you had a beautiful weekend. :o)

One can never make too many cupcake projects, so I made a different take on the colorful card I posted on Saturday. The previous one was an explosion of whimsical color, while this one is bursting with sappy love. :o)
A peek inside, where even more heart sprinkles reside. (The sponged ink does not cover the entire circle, despite how it appears at this angle.)
I had it on my heart to make a card for either a profound lover of cupcakes or simply given to someone who is dearly loved. This card suits both purposes. :o) The SEI patterned papers on the front are amongst my favorites and seemed ideal for a cupcake creation. The card base is from Elegant Edges, with the frame popped up with foam tape for dimension. The chocolate frosting of the Art Philosophy cupcake is embossed for swirly texture and dotted with pearl "sprinkles." The wrapper paper is pearlescent, with a beautiful satiny embossed design. It's so pretty in person. :o) If enlarged you'll see the tiny pearls sprinkling down upon (and around) the cupcake, placed at sporadic intersections of the background design.

"Sprinkled with Love" is a Whimsical Designs sentiment, from Stephanie's With Love stamp set. It is stamped upon a Spellbinders Labels Four tag and inked with Spun Sugar distress ink. Blossom twine from My Craft Spot forms a sweet little bow, adorned with a Little Yellow Bicycle heart button because the best cupcakes showcase the baker's heart. :o)

The fluttering hearts paper that lines the interior is from Me and My Big Ideas. A Spellbinders Picot Edge Circle provides the base for the personal message, which is the same textured pink cardstock as the frame background on the front. I don't yet own any Spellbinders circles but I love being able to ink the embossed sections, so I cut out a picot circle in white and cut off the design, leaving only the center. The heart and white circle layers are inked in Spun Sugar. I can't seem to go too long without making a cupcake creation filled with sugary pink and sweet hearts. :o)

Challenges entered:
Cupcake Inspirations~ Photo Inspiration (Brown, pink, swirly chocolate frosting!)
Jaihart: Sundays are Lovely
Made Especially for You~ Three Colors, plus black/white as accent if desired; Brown, pink, and a touch of red for me!
Secret Crafter~ Food and Drink

Thank you for dancing on by today! I wish you a beautiful day, sparkling with love and cupcakes. :o)


  1. Such a beautifully designed card, I love that cupcake and the colours are gorgeous


  2. Beautiful card always.Love the cupcake and how you added extra sprinkles!
    Jayne x

  3. how cute is this cupcake...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  4. This is a sweet card! Love the shape of it and the chocolate frosting looks really yummy. Love cards that can be used for several kinds of occasions, like this one. Fab work!

  5. My dear, sweet friend, this is GORGEOUS!! Not that I am surprised...everything you create is amazing!! The details you put into this are stunning...the pearls, the heart button, the beautiful papers!! How creative to snip the edges of the Picot Circle!! Someone will be very lucky to receive will be treasured!! Have a wonderful week, Karen!! HUGS!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. such a sweet cupcake card, love the shape and the colour! thanks for playing along with us at MEFY!

  7. This card is so pretty, Karen! I love the shape of it and the little heart button! I really like the pearls you added to the top of the cupcake! Cute background paper too! :)


  8. Oh I always love to dance bye your amazing blog.. You are such an inspiration, and I so love reading all the little details of your card... Have a beautiful day Karen.

  9. Mmmmm mmmmm - love a cupcake!! Great card - inside and out!!

    Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!


  10. Beautiful card. Love you color combination. Thanks for joining us over at ME4Y.

  11. Loving this shape! Just an adorable card! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!
    Good luck!
    Rene :D

  12. This is so sweet - love the design, Jx

  13. What a BEAUTIFUL card Karen!! I always love to come visit your creations. Your projects are all amazing and so inspiring!!! Another amazing card:) Can I order one of those yummy cupcakes?? Looks mighty tasty:)
    Have a great day my friend!
    Sherrie K

  14. SQUEEE!!! I SEE SUPER CUPCAKE HAPPINESS!!!!!!!! *faints*

    OMJ!!! I SOOOOOO LOVE THIS CARD!!! *hugglers it and you forever*

    Gosh sis. Know what I am sooooo madly in love with about this one that I simply can't stop drooling over, Sunshine? The inside! GASP!!! Isn't it stunning?! It is just SO elegant! *is jealous cause I want to learn how to make something so pretty*

    And OMJ! Hello adorable little heart button accent! TEE HEE! OMJ! Where do you find these buttons, sis?! I LOVE THEM!!!!!! *needs* GASP!!! Look at the pearly detailing too! AHHHHHHHHHH!!! I LOVE THIS CARD!!!

    *tries to devour the chocolatey goodness right through my compy screen* Can you bake me a real one just like it sis? *begs*

    Did you know that everything you do and make always is sprinkled with the most sparkliest of sprinkled love in the universe? Just thought I'd let you know in case you weren't aware. TEE HEE HEE!


    *forever chocolate cupcake sparkle sprinkled squishies*
    ~~~ Christina :)

  15. P.S. *races back in to leave an extra sparkling trail of super squishies behind for my Sunshine because it is an extra special memory week and we soooooo need to celebrate because of it* WHEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!


    *forever sparkling hand squishering hugglers for the bestest sis in the entire universe and beyond*

    ~~~ Christina :)

  16. My dear Karen!!! How you been my friend??? I been trying to catch up on all comments but I thought I really had commented on your adorable card. I'm in love with all the hearts and dots and details. Its just precious.

    Thank you for sharing your inspirations.


  17. Hi Karen,
    This looks luscious! Love how you've used all those gorgeous papers to such fabulous effect. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge this week.
    Andie xx

  18. Lovely cupcake!! This is card is super cute!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at MEFY!!


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