Tuesday, January 3, 2017

shape up... with cupcakes!

the very first shopping our stash challenge of 2017 is a good one! for "shape up" we'd like to see projects of any type... BUT... they can't be rectangular, square or round! so if you've been thinking about heart-shaped valentines, or egg-shaped easter cards, or flower-shaped birthday cards, this would be a great time to test-drive those ideas. or you could make a couple of cupcake-shaped cards, like this:

patterned paper: sei, creative imaginations, sassafras, plus textured white cardstock of unknown origin (i *think* the paper co?) and regular core'dinations red; ink: colorbox; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

i confess that i was momentarily stumped for this one. and then i found a template i made years and years ago (srsly... 2009?!) for an oversized cupcake card and the lightbulb went on. these new cupcake cards are smaller than the original template (to fit in a 6" square envelope) and they just open at the top like an ordinary card (the whipped cream & heart/cherry hide the card's flat hinge) but if you want to see the original, i even wrote my very first tutorial (of sorts) to explain it, lol! these guys are seriously old-stash-using as well: not only are all three patterned papers out of print by mannnnny years, the three companies have all gone out of business. which is rather sad, actually, i'm sorry i brought it up now...

need some more shape-centric inspiration? c'mon over to SOS and check out the DT projects. then put on your thinking cap and "shape up" with us! ♥


  1. Lauren, what a sweet pair of cupcake cards, love the colors and the details on each of them, specially the way you hid the hinge on both.
    Do I see stitching on the icing and bottom of the cupcake? I always forget what a beautiful detail adding stitching to your cards give to the design.
    Awesome job.
    Big Hugs,

  2. Super cool cupcake cards, love your idea of hiding the hinge worked perfectly. fab. stitching

  3. Such a fun and whimsical card design! Love these!

  4. Your stitching is so admirable. Love the papers you chose (though I thought they were Lauren Originals!) Didn't know Creative Imaginations was out of business.

  5. Hey, Lady! Of course the Queen of Collage would create a project that looks so simple but incorporates multiple shapes and forms a wonderful silhouette! Shapes within shapes even on your pattern papers. You are an artiste!

  6. These cupcakes are adorable!! Super cute cards!!

  7. Fabulous cup cake cards, love them.

  8. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm cupcakes!
    Yours are totes adorbs!

  9. Your cupcakes re beautiful!!!❤❤❤


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