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Birthday Cupcake

Today I made a shaped card using the Cupcake die-cut from the Shape Up Series Collection to participate in the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday Challenge 37 to layer mats and frames (I layered my cupcake wrapper), and for the Splitcoast Stampers Clean and Simple Challenge 140 to use cupcakes.

I first started my card by die-cutting the cupcake in its entirety lining up the top of my card with the guide on the die-cut and then cut out a separate die-cut, both on white card stock. I wanted to use fun and vibrant colors so I chose the Funky Town designer paper to accomplish just that. As there's a separate die-cut for the cupcake wrapper with very small dotted lines for definition, I recommend using the Metal Shim in your die-cut sandwich with the shim, paper, and then die-cut.

I made a sight mark where to start the stamping of the polka dots on the single cupcake layer using Stampin' Up Pool Party, which is an excellent substitute for Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist, and then stamped the polka dots. I stamped my sentiment from Think Big Favorites #2 with black ink. I then used a medium-sized Raspberry Fizz button to thread my Pink Sorbet twine through from The Twinery and tied my bow on the backside of the button. I then used a Hero Arts Blushed Mixed Accents rhinestone to place in the center of the Raspberry Fizz button.

I die-cut two cupcake wrappers using similar patterns from Funky Town designer paper. I layered the more busy pattern on the outside of my card using foam dimensionals to adhere the wrapper to the card. It looked a little plain to me so I decided to add a little more bling with KaiserCraft rhinestones in light blue at each scallop of the cupcake wrapper. It was just the perfect touch this card needed to make it complete. I then applied adhesive to the back of this layer and adhered it to the front of the card.

On the inside of the card. I used the less busy pattern matching the front cupcake wrapper pattern and adhered it directly to the inside of the card. My sentiment is stamped with Melon Mambo by Stampin' Up, which is also a wonderful substitute for Raspberry Fizz. In the middle of my sentiment, there is a dot were I used a Hero Arts Sea Mixed Accents rhinestone to replace adding a little extra something to the inside of my card.

I hope that you enjoy this birthday card.

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