Friday, September 9, 2011

Celebrate Cupcake - Art Philosophy

Of course I had to make a card using the cupcake from the Art Philosophy Bundle. I am not sure I like this card much but it is done just the same!

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expressions
Cricut cartridge - CTMH Art Philosophy
CTMH - Art Philosophy coordinating stamp set
Karen Foster - Celebrate
Coredinations cardstock
Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots
Memento Ink - stamping image
Cat Eye Chalk ink

I ran the green scallop frame through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder and then sanded over the top of the cardstock, lightening the color of the dots. I added mounting foam to the green frame around the cupcake, just because I like mounting foam!

The cupcake wrapper was colored with Crimson and Burgundy Promarkers. The icing was colored with Cocoa and Cinnamon Promarkers. I think I would have liked it better if I had cut an extra one and then done the icing to pop dot it. Maybe I will do that next time! *okie hates it when she has a good idea after seeing a picture she is posting*

I sanded and removed residue on the blue cardstock before cutting for the tag giving it a little distressed look.

For the tag I stamped the scroll design with Stampin Up ink *okie wonders if it is a sin to mix CTMH and SU products and decides she hopes it is since she needs a little sin in her life from time to time* and then used Memento to stamp the Celebrate on the tag.

If you would like to download the .cut file for use with Design Studio please click here - CELEBRATE CUPCAKE

If you would like to download the gypsy file for use with the Gypsy please click here - CELEBRATE CUPCAKE

If you would like to order this bundle please contact Melanie Brown at her CTMH WEBSITE.


  1. Cute card. I often second guess myself to as to whether I like the card I made or not too. It seems that people seem to like those the most!
    I chuckled as I have scads of CTMH stamps but use the Stampin' Up inks too as that is all I have... but you have to love the CTMH stamps.

    Thanks for sharing all of these project with this new cart. I haven't had a chance to play yet and you inspire me to get going.

  2. i think it's a really fun card! I'm sure whoever receives it will think so, too. Thanks for all the fun ideas that you provide. BethAnn M.

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [10 Sep 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. Needless to say, your work inspires me. But . . . do you really need to make me feel like I must try promarkers? I don't know about my coloring ability! Keep the inspiration coming!

  5. Sanding the blue cardstock for the tag really sets it off!

  6. I went to download your files for the chocolates you made but it says it's not available. Is there another site for me to download it? Thanks! LOVE your blog! Come visit me @

  7. Awesome, I can't wait!! I get such a kick out of the naughty cards! LOL