My Favorite Things Cupcake Day – CAS Challenges

Hey Guys! Today I made a clean and simple card with My Favorite Things Cupcake Day stamp set and die-namics. Clean and simple cards are uncluttered with plenty of white space and minimal embellishments. The focal point of your card definitely plays the starring role and this cute little cupcake girl is certainly enjoying the stage!

I am also playing along with the AAA Challenge and Less is More Challenge. These two challenge sites have teamed up for one Clean and Simple Challenge — Create a single layer CAS card on a colored card base.

For my card, I started with an A2 card base made of Neenah Desert Storm 100# cardstock. Using the MISTI stamping tool, I stamped my image and sentiment directly on the card base in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

TIP: Using a stamp positioning tool like the MISTI is very helpful when stamping directly on your card base. It allows you to position your stamps exactly where you want them and if any images don’t stamp perfectly clear the first time, you can re-stamp with no problem.

To add some interest to my stamped image, I added patterned paper to the dress and balloon. I simply stamped them on pattern paper, cut them out and glued them in place. I also added white gel pen to the shoes and cupcake.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. Using these links costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page. Thank you — I really appreciate your support!

MFT Cupcake Day Stamp

MFT Cupcake Day Stamp

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MFT Cupcake Day Dienamic

MFT Cupcake Day Dienamic

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Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black

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Neenah 100# Desert Storm Cardstock

Neenah 100# Desert Storm Cardstock

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Sakura White Gel Pen

Sakura White Gel Pen

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MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

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Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

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Scor-Pal Scoring Board

Scor-Pal Scoring Board

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Sizzix Big Shot

Sizzix Big Shot

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Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Tonic 12×12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

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Happy Crafting!
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La-La Land Crafts Birthday Gift Molli

Hey guys! I’ve been doing some coloring! This is Birthday Gift Molli and she’s by La-La Land Crafts. Isn’t she a cutie! This stamp is available in both cling mount rubber and as a digi stamp. I used the cling mount for my project.

I’ve never used digi stamps on my cards but I may be tempted to get some soon. The immediate gratification of a download sounds pretty good right now and the cute little characters from La-La Land are perfect for coloring with Copics — I confess, I might be addicted to Copic markers!  I don’t know why I waited so long to purchase them.

The only drawback to the La-La Land stamps — no dies — and you all know how much I dislike fussy cutting. This Mollie is cut by hand but I have a plan for future cutting!

My friend, Linda just got a Brother ScanNCut and she let me come over and play with it. That thing is AMAZING! It cuts out a whole sheet of stamped images in record time and you have the option of cutting right to the line or leaving a white border. It is definitely going on my crafty wish list!

After I cut and colored Molli, I needed to give her a place to sit so drew a line with a ruler and a marker on a piece of white cardstock that I cut with a stitched rectangle die. I attached the stitched rectangle to piece of slightly larger green cardstock and attached that to an A2 card base. Lastly I used foam adhesive to place Molli as if she was sitting on the gray line.

TIP:  As small as it seems, that gray line is actually pretty important; without it she’d be awkwardly sitting in mid air.

I would like to tell you the exact colors I used today but I’m just not sure which markers I grabbed. In the future I will try to keep a list. I would also like to improve my hair coloring technique. So if you have any tips or know of a good tutorial leave me a comment!

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Today’s card is entered in the Seize the Birthday Challenge.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. Using these links costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page.  Thank you — I really appreciate your support!

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

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Copic X-Press Blending Card

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COPIC Sketch Markers

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Memento Tuxedo Black

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Sizzix Big Shot

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Scor-Pal Scoring Board

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EK Success Precision Scissors

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Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

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Lawn Fawn EXTRA SENTIMENT BANNERS

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MFT STITCHED RECTANGLE STAX Die-Namics

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EK Success THIN FOAM SQUARES

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La-La Land Crafts Birthday Gift Molli Stamp Set

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Brother ScanNCut CM100DM

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Brother ScanNCut 2 CM350

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Happy Crafting!
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Happy Birthday with a Bold Sentiment

Today’s card features a bold “Happy Birthday” sentiment accompanied by a sweet bouquet of purple flowers. I am playing along with this week’s Paper Player’s Challenge to create a CAS (clean and simple) card with a sentiment as the focal point and this card hits the mark!

To create the bold sentiment, My Favorite Things All Occasions Sentiment stamp set was an easy choice. It has 9 different sentiments to fit almost any occasion. I stamped the bold “Happy Birthday” with Stampin’ Up! Old Olive ink on a 1″ wide strip of Neenah 80lb Solar White cardstock.

TIP:  I like to use the 100lb cardstock for the base of my cards but the 80lb for layers…the heavier base gives my cards the support they need and the 80lb layers keeps them from becoming too heavy.

For the background of my card I mounted a piece of retired Stampin’ Up designer paper on a layer of SU Old Olive cardstock. The scallop circle was cut using the My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Circles Die-namics and the flowers were cut with the Stitched Flowers Die-namics. 

Both the stitched flower and stitched scallop circles are such pretty elements to add to a card…two of my faves!  For the final touch, I added a little bit of iridescent white sequins.

TIP: I use Glue Dots brand Micro Glue Dots for attaching sequins to cards. They are smaller than the regular glue dots and the perfect size for sequins and other small embellishments.

Besides the Paper Players Challenge, I am also playing along with the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge and the  “Less is More” CAS Challenge where the theme for this week is Alphabet. Why not head on over to the challenge blogs and play along too!

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. This costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page.  Thank you — I really appreciate your support!



Happy Crafting!
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