Tuesday, April 23, 2019

everyone loves cupcakes!

ok, maybe not everybody... but that's ok because i love them enough for all of us, which is why i'm wearing yoga pants with a really comfy waistband right now, lol. but this fortnight at shopping our stash we're not asking you to bust your diet, just make the papercrafting project of your choice which features a cupcake. easy, peasy! see?

partial list of supplies, because not only are there waaaaaaaay too many, everything is absolutely ANCIENT, lol, but here are a few... cupcakes: martha stewart; chipboard monograms and covers, plus various tags and papers: the late great basic grey; other papers: sei, graphic 45, ki memories, studio calico, kaiser, teresa collins, october afternoon; washi tape: doodlebug; border and sentiment stickers: crate paper, echo park, doodlebug, fancy pants, mme; ink: colorbox; book rings: staples; adhesives: elmers brand glue tape, 3m foam tape, sookwang scor-tape 

today not only am i *SERIOUSLY* shopping my physical stash of papers and embellies for these two little tag booklets, i went back to an idea that was popular when these classic basic grey papers were new, lol! and i mean years and years ago, before instagram was invented, even before blogging was a big thing, we used to read and/or post projects to crafty bulletin boards, like two peas in a bucket and (in my case) lifetime moments. 

and for a while, minibooks were all the rage. mostly mini-scrapbooks, admittedly. but one year, i when i had loads of tags (both cardstock and chipboard) i decided to make a little book like this for my niece riley's birthday. it didn't have photos, just lots of little stickers and secret messages and things.

it was really FUN to make, and she loved it. so much so, that later in the year i had to make one for her cousin madeline and sister lindsay. so last fortnight, when we were celebrating chipboard, i had sort of a flashback (especially when i found a few leftover basic grey chipboard monograms and their cardstock toppers!) and thought, "i should make one of those again!" so i did. 

or rather, two. because i happen to have an honorary niece an nephew called carlos and isabel, whose birthdays are two years and two weeks apart, and thus we tend to celebrate them together. so it's kind of important to make cards and presents which a distinctly unique... and yet clearly EQUAL.  so i had a blast getting out all my favorite papers and stickers and tags and going embellishment crazy!

but of course all ♥YOU♥ have to do is make a card or project with a cupcake on it, and link up with us at SOS. if you need more inspiration, go see all the fab things the DT made, it's worth the trip i promise! ♥


  1. Oh my goodness these are adorable, love the idea of mini booklet tag cards. Fantastic idea for the little ones. You come up with the most amazing ideas.

  2. I remember these and Two Peas In A Bucket was one of my favorite spaces. These were the forerunners to "Pocket Letters". I think Mini Books are far more interesting and yours are just gorgeous! Such a riot of color and shapes and interesting little embellishments. Outstanding!

  3. OMG your tag booklets are totes adorbs!
    (BTW who doesn't like cupcakes????)
    Fabulous!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

  4. Beautiful! Fabulous tags, Lauren. I kinda miss Two Peas in a Bucket, Jo x

  5. Well Lauren, I'm joining your club of people who love cupcakes, as I'm sitting here sipping my coffee and actually eating a soft and delicious Blueberry/Walnut muffin.
    These books with their little cupcakes on the front are amazing, so gorgeous and lovingly created, I love each and every little page, with all of those sweet and fabulous details, simply outstanding.


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