Thursday, June 23, 2011


I love cupcakes, just ask anyone who knows me.  I think it's the cake-to-frosting ratio that I love...almost 1:1.  Yum.  My mouth is watering, just thinking about it.  My favorite cupcake place is New York Cupcakes in Bellevue.  Their frosting is so buttery, and the cake is so moist and DE-licous!

Anyway, I've been told (mostly by my daughter) that I'm obsessed with cupcakes.  So I made this card...

This is really a 4x4 card with a 3" circle punched and stuck on the top.  Makes it interesting...Plus, it will still fit in a "standard" envelope.

I made the top of the cupcake with Close To My Heart's Scallop Punch, then I trimmed the bottom off.  The cupcake liner is made with a crimper.  Very easy!

The most interesting part of the card is the glass beads that I stuck on top of the "frosting."  First I put Liquid Glass all over the "frosting," as an adhesive and smeared it around with my finger.  Then I sprinkled the small size glass beads on top of that. It's a little slow drying, but I love the look!

I used Martha Stewart Glass Beads.
You should try making some cupcakes today!  These are non-fattening.

TIP:  To stick the button on top - I made a little adhesive 'sandwich.'  I wanted to pop the button up, so it wouldn't be below the frosting, but I knew the foam mounting tape wouldn't properly hold the button.  So I made a Glue Dot - Foam Mounting Tape - Glue Dot 'sandwich' below the button.  Worked perfectly!

And Kitty says:
"Don't bother me, Can't you see I'm trying to get some rest!?"  
Why do they always have to sleep on your stuff? -- like computer bags, gym bags, pillows...  

Supplies Used:
Sweetheart Paper Pack (X7134B, $12.95)
Piece of Cake (D1407, $22.95) - the sentiment
Blooming Layers (C1449, $18.95) - the little tan circles on the circle
Black Card Stock (included in Sweetheart Paper Pack)
Cotton Candy Card Stock (included in Sweetheart Paper Pack)
Buttercup Card Stock (1271, $9.50 for 24 sheets)
Black Stamp Pad (Z2105, $5.25)
Sponge Dauber (Z726, $3.95)
Liquid Glass (Z679, $6.95)
Glass Beads (Martha Stewart Brand)
2" Scallop Punch (Z1392, $14.95)
Paper Crimper
Desert Sand Stamp Pad (Z2118, $5.25)
White Daisy Ricrac
Basic Assortment Buttons (Z1358, $5.95)
Blush Waxy Flax (retired)
Foam Mounting Tape



My husband says I am obsessed with cupcakes as well! Thanks for the tip on New York Cupcakes...might have to make a trip there this weekend!

Lisa Sargent

Mmmmmm. There are a couple of good cupcake places around here. :)