you cannot tell from the (even crappier than usual--sorry--but it was a dark & rainy day) photo, but the star, the strawberry and the chipboard alphas are all glitter encrusted. i could get photos where you could tell the glittery bits by the big honkin' glare-y light bounce...or ones that were a bit dark and made all the papers look plain and dull. i went with the latter. believe it or not, this was a no-brainer! :(
(patterned paper: creative imaginations, making memories, prima, doodlebug, mustard moon; glitter cardstock: doodlebug; glossy white cardstock: ranger; fuzzy rub-ons: heidi swapp; glitter thickers: american crafts; pearl flourish: prima; other: paternayan persian needlepoint yarn, strawberry glitter rub-on from the dollar store, colorbox inks; adhesives: tombow monoadhesive runner, uhu gluestick, 3m foam tape & doublestick tape)
you will just have to trust me when i tell you that this card is easily 37% cooler in real life. maybe even 39% cooler. here is an equally crappy detail pic, which at least shows how the (exceptionally elderly) heidi pink fuzzy flower rub-ons give a frosting-like (in my head, anyway) effect on the cupcake top. and, for that matter, how the cupcake top is not plain pink, it's actually the reverse of a prima "angelique" paper with a subtle text print. see that strawberry rub-on? it's from the dollar store...i got a whole pack of glittery strawberries and cherries...they are meant to decorate your cellphone. and i have finally used the last bit of pearl flourish leftover from baby isabel's card. it required serious surgery to fit where i wanted it and point in the right direction, but i got there in the end!
hope your day has a bit o'cupcake in it...either a real one, or the paper-crafty variety!