Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sweet Cake for a Sweet Treat PP343

Hiya friends!  Welcome to another week at The Paper Players where our lovely friend LeAnne is hosting a Theme Challenge this week:
Sweet Treats!  So I went looking in my stash….I got a little sidetracked by all the STUFF in there, oh my!  But I did find a retired stamp set called Sweet Cake that fit the bill and with all the May birthdays among my family and friends, I have another birthday card:
So cute…now I remember why I didn’t get rid of this stamp set!  I wanted to use up some more of my designer paper and thought this cherry paper would coordinate perfectly with the cupcake.  I covered my thick Whisper White base with this pattern from the [retired] Cherry On Top DSP stack.  I used some [contraband] Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies from My Favorite Things to cut my focal panel out of Watermelon Wonder cardstock.   My teammies all use these wonky stitched dies often and I just had to have them!  I stamped the main image several times fussy-cutting each layer.  First the whole thing was stamped in Pool Party and cut out.  I then stamped again in Watermelon Wonder ink for the cupcake and Soft Suede on Crumb Cake cardstock for the cupcake liner.  So you can’t tell in this pic but the cupcake, cherry and heart all sparkle with a liberal application of Wink of Stella—I mean really because if you’re gonna have a cupcake, it should sparkle, right?!
The inside needed a little something extra beyond just the stamping so I cut a frame from the same Cherry on Top DSP to decorate the sentiment.  This sweet sentiment is from [yet another] retired set called Remembering Your Birthday and while I didn’t use pink on this card, I thought the sentiment fit well with the sweet treat theme of today’s card.

Thanks for stopping by today, friends!  Be sure to check out the amazing inspiration from the rest of my teamies over at The Paper Players.  Maybe you will be inspired to join us before our challenge closes on Friday, May 12th at Noon (PST).  Talk to ya soon!

The Paper Players Design Team 



8 comments:

LeAnne said...

OOoooooh, love all the sweetness you've got going here! Every layer is just full of sugar! Especially love that wonky stitched layer, you go, girl! That die is on my wish list too!

barb mann said...

Me Too Nance - I LOVE this retro stamp set! Thanks for using with that wonderful SDSP!

laurie said...

Love the cute cherry paper and fun stitches! So SWEET!!!! Have a great day Nance:)

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Nance this is so cute! Love the DSP background and sunburst tag! Very sweet... and have the wonky stitches dies too. Love them to pieces! Your focal point is set up so cute!
Your inside verse is perfect too. Love that one. Hugs.

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

This is so sweet, Nance! Adore the background paper and amazing red panel, great back for the lovely cupcake!

Jaydee said...

Nance, I love the cherry background DSP and that wonderful sunshine label it's the perfect foil for your focal image. I LOVE the inside, too. Fabulous card, my friend
hugs
jaydee

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, I love that cherry DSP! It is just perfect for your card! The wonky stitched layer is so fun, too! I hope you are having a great week! XX

Joanne James said...

Love the retro feel of your card this week Nance - and everything so perfectly co-ordinates, I miss that cherry paper! Such a bright, fun card and as always as beautiful inside as out.