January 28, 2015

Manly Cupcakes

Good morning everyone - Jennifer here from Caffeinated Papercuts with a manly cupcake card.

Yes, I just used 'manly' and 'cupcake' in the same sentence.

I don't know about you, but I'm outnumbered and surrounded by guys around here, making it hard to reach for the glitter and sequins all the time. Heat embossing, on the other hand, is a great way to add some pizzazz without the glitter cooties!

See - manly! :D It actually turned out pretty CAS but is still so much fun. The steps are simple - ready?
  • Simon Says Stamp chocolate brown cardstock for the base, scored to make a standard A2 top-folding card. I then stamped it with their Wide Stripes background stamp and VersaMark ink to add a bit of geometric interest.
  • Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy cardstock for the front panel, die cut with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die. 
  • Stamp the Medium Cupcake Swirl and the Ice Cream Sprinkles sentiment stamp in VersaMark ink, then carefully apply your embossing powder. I used the Ranger Liquid Platinum for the cupcake and the Hero Arts White for the sentiment. Heat away!
  • Mount your front panel to the card base with foam tape and admire your handiwork.
So fun and easy, right? You could easily make it more feminine just by changing up the colors as well. While I was at it, I decided to make a little gift bag to go with it:

Isn't it CUTE?? Erm, in a manly way of course...I made the bag using the Lawn Fawn Treat Bag die and some fun cardstock. I then used the same Medium Cupcake Swirl stamp but this time carefully inked the frosting in HA Cornflower Blue and the wrapper in HA Cup 'o Joe, then stamped it on some white cardstock. A quick cut with a scalloped circle die, some Ranger Walnut Stain around the edges, and onto the bag it went with more foam tape. I then added some sprinkles with the Dark Chocolate Liquid Pearls. All done!

Ta-da - a fantastic, manly gift set:

In keeping with January's challenge, the Lawn Fawn dies are new, as are the stamps. Be sure to join us!

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Happy Crafting!

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