Friday, July 29, 2011

Cutie Pie Cupcakes!

It's Friday stampin' peeps! Are ya'll ready for something CUTE to carry us into the weekend?
Well, you've come to the right place - not only do I have something cute for you, I have something delicious too! Ready?
Here you go:
Now, who wouldn't love THIS birthday cupcake? First of all, it's chocolate! Second of all, it's pink with pink sprinkles! And oh yeah, it's presented on this super cute cupcake stand with an adorable "candle" pick to top it off! Yeah, I'm ready for my birthday again! LOL!
And wait, it gets better:

There's a super cute cupcake card to go with it!
Last night at my Stampin' Fools group, we made these fun projects together - and ate a few cupcakes too! The best part of the cupcakes is that my Emma made them all by herself! She baked them, frosted them and decorated them too. They were yummy and adorable and the ladies loved them!

Let me tell you a little bit about the card:

I used a 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of Regal Rose cardstock folded in half to make a square card. The front was run through my Big Shot with the new Stripes Embossing Folder and I love the fun texture it added! I took a piece of 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" Whisper White cardstock and stamped the adorable cupcake image from the NEW Easy Events stamp set with Black Staz-On ink. It was colored in with Stampin' Write Markers, Lucky Limeade, Chocolate Chip and Pretty In Pink and blinged up a little bit with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and my 2 Way Glue Pen. The little triangle was cut out with my Paper Snips.

I took a piece of Lucky Limeade cardstock - 1" x 8 1/2" - and punched out the whole strip with my Pinking Hearts Border Punch. Once I had that punched, I adhered the left edge of the white, stamped cardstock to one end of the border. I trimmed it off to line up with the triangle edge. These steps were repeated on the other side and I adhered the whole piece to the card front.
The bow was made with a 9" length of Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon and I adhered it to the card front with Mini Glue Dots.

Now, let's take a look at the cupcake pick and stand:

The pick is my original design and is super easy to make! I used the Homemade A La Carte stamp to stamp in Lucky Limeade on Whisper White cardstock. It was punched out with the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch and is backed with a scallop of Regal Rose cardstock. The extra long toothpick was adhered in between the scallops with Sticky Strip and Tombow.
The circles on the front are Lucky Limeade punched with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch and Pretty In Pink with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch.
The "candle" is from the Party This Way stamp set and was stamped using Lucky Limeade and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Markers to color it. I punched it out with the Word Window Punch and added more Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the flame.
This would be a great way to celebrate a birthday in an office where you can't have candles or open flames.

Now, the cupcake stand I adapted from a stinkin' cute swap that I received at Convention. The original was created by demonstrator Elizabeth Hurst and I just fell in love with her design! You know right away when you have to re-create something and this one was at the top of my list!

It's pretty simple - you cut three full butterflies with the Beautiful Butterflies Die and the Big Shot. They are glued together with Tombow Adhesive. For my design, I stamped the little houndstooth butterfly from the Butterfly Prints stamp set in Pretty in Pink Classic Ink. It's punched out with the Butterfly Punch and I added a Basic Rhinestone to the center before glueing it on with more Tombow.

For the top, I glued a piece of 4' square Regal Rose cardstock to a 4" square piece of cardboard backer from a pack of DSP - always save that cardboard! It was run through the Big Shot with the Scallop Circle #2 Die. I added a piece of Lucky Limeade to the top that was cut out with the 3" Circle Die and then texturized with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.
As you can see in this close up, the butterflies were attached to the top with Stampin' Dimensionals. What could be easier or cuter?
The only other thing I added to my stand was a piece of kitchen parchment paper punched out with the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch. This acts as a barrier between the cupcake and the stand to keep any oils off the stand.

So, there are your sweet treats for the day! What will you do first, go make cupcakes or go make these projects?! HA!
Well, if you need the supplies for the cupcakes, you'll have to hit the grocery store, but you can get all you need for the projects by shopping from your comfy chair in my Online Store! I've put a supply list for you at the bottom of this post to make it easy for you!

Have a great weekend everyone!
~~ Robin

Stampin' Supplies:

105130 - Regal Rose Cardstock
122926 - Lucky Limeade Cardstock
100459 - Pretty in Pink Cardstock
100730 - Whisper White Cardstock
120738 - Butterfly Prints stamp set
123225 - Easy Events stamp set
120609 - Party This Way stamp set
101406 - Black Staz-On Ink
101301 - Pretty in Pink Classic Ink
Stampin' Write Markers -
100045 - Pretty in Pink
123002 - Lucky Limeade
100071 - Chocolate Chip
119677 - Daffodil Delight
117649 - Pinking Hearts Border Punch
118874 - 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch
119850 - 1 3/4" Circle Punch
119860 - 1 3/8" Circle Punch
119857 - Word Window Punch
119848 - Butterfly Punch
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
100425 - 2 Way Glue Pen
110755 - Tombow Adhesive
104430 - Stampin' Dimensionals
104294 - Sticky Strip
113439 - Big Shot
114507 - Beautiful Butterflies Die
113469 - Scallop Circle #2 Die
122125 - 3" Circle Die
123128 - Stripes Embossing Folder
117335 - Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Place your order at this link here: Robin's Online Store
Simply click the SHOP NOW button at the top right!


  1. Super cute! At my house, I'd have to break down creating these projects into two days - paper crafting on one day and baking on the other! There is a really cute story called "Pinkalicious" that would go perfectly with this theme. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you for the inspiration Robin! I am a new Stampin' Up!demonstrator and looking for all the inspiration I can get. Thanks for sharing! Carla Hinrichs

  3. Thank you for the inspiration Robin! I am a new Stampin' Up! demonstrator and looking for all of the ideas I can get! Very cute. Carla Hinrichs

  4. Unbelievably-to-die-for-darling cupcake holder! I am so happy you shared that! I saw one of these at convention and have been thinking of it ever since! Yeah Robin!!

  5. Oh my gosh're going to get me into more trouble!! Now I have to add some of these things to my shopping list because this would be a GREAT idea to celebrate my students' birthdays this year!!! Woohoo!!! Thanks for the super-cute idea!!!

  6. Eeek! This is so adorable! Love it. Thank you for sharing it and the directions. Going to make some right now.

  7. Love, love, love it!! By the way, tell Emma to feel free to send cupcakes to her buddy Matt ANY time! ;)

  8. Beautiful projects. I love your cards. The colors work so well together. Your cupcakes are making me hungry...Yum!!! Awesome!!!

  9. What a fantastic idea for a cupcake holder. I've been looking everywhere for a 'single' one and never ever thought about making it. This design you received as a swap has definitely gone in my CASE file. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I have a garden party coming up and was looking for some extra ideas to put the food out on the tables and this stand is just sooooo perfect. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. T

  11. I love this sweet cupcake card and stand!!! Awesome idea!

  12. WOW! This cupcake stand is so awesome! If you don't mind I'm going to use this for my club this month. I will let ladies know the inspiration came from you, a fellow demo.

  13. Oh my gosh, that cupcake stand is stunning, your daughter did a wonderful job on those cupcakes and your card is adorable. Great project to share.


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