My husband Bob & I recently had the pleasure of attending our Granddaughter Katie's 9th birthday party.  She had a mystery party with the object to determine who stole the party favors!  It was tons of fun and we even participated as witnesses.  The kids questioned us and we had scripted answers.  It was hilarious.  Yes, they solved the mystery and the party favors were returned to the party!  This is the card I made for Katie.

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Katie is growing up and I thought she would appreciate a card that reflected that change. When I first saw the Sweet Cupcake stamp set & matching Cupcake Cutout framelits, I really did not think I needed them.  However, at On Stage Live in April, Sara Douglass (Stampin' Up! CEO) showed us how to make the cupcake look like it has real frosting – yes, you heard that right!

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Can you see the raised areas that appear thicker? That is the frosting.  I will share the recipe later in this post.  

Ginger's Snaps:

  • 4-1/4" x 11" Watermelon Wonder Cardbase scored at 5-1/2".  Emboss the base with the Large Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  • 3-5/8" x 4-1/2" Whisper White C.S. mat.  The bottom edge is cut with a scallop from the Popcorn Box Thinlits.
  • 3-1/2" x 4-3/8" Bermuda Bay Polka Dot DSP found in the Brights DSP Stack.  The bottom edge is also cut with the scallop from the Popcorn Box Thinlits.
  • Cut a Whisper White Circle & a Watermelon Wonder Scallop Circle using the Layering Circles Collection Framelits.  Emboss the Whisper White Circle with the Large Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  • Stamp the cupcake bottom on Whisper White C.S. using Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, & Early Espresso Inks.  Cut the image out using the Cupcake Cutouts Framelits.
  • Stamp the cupcake top on Whisper White C.S. using Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo & Watermelon Wonder Inks. Cut this image out with the same framelits as above.  
  • Stamp the last layer in the frosting mix -recipe below – by spreading the frosting on either a plastic lid or a clear block.  Carefully dip the stamp into the frosting but don't press down.  Stamp onto the stamped cupcake top image from above.  Allow to completely dry.  
  • Make sure that you immediately wash both your stamp & blocks.

FROSTING RECIPE  courtesy of Sara Douglass

Approximately 1/4 cup Corn Starch

1tablespoon white acrylic paint

1 tablespoon white glue(multipurpose or school glue)

10+ drops of reindeer of your color choice

Add water for desired consistency.

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I used Watermelon Wonder Reinker in my frosting,  In my photo, you can see the frosting layer as the thicker layer on the cupcake.  In addition, I used the Clear Wink of Stella in order to make it shine.

Here's a closeup.

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The candle is stamped on Bermuda Bay c.s. with Soft Suede Ink & cut out with the Cupcake Cutouts Framelits. The candle also got a Wink of Stella application.  Did you see that bit of Whisper White Baker's Twine that represents the candle wick?

The sentiment is also stamped on Bermuda Bay c.s. with Soft Suede Ink. It is punched out with the Classic Label Punch.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! If you need any of the supplies uses on my card, just click on the image of the item below to be taken to my On Line Store.  Remember that if you have any questions about my card, I am only an email away. Chatting with my Blog Readers is such a pleasure!  Please don't hesitate to ask a question or leave me a comment.



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