Stampin’ Up! Sweet Witty Birthday Cupcake for the Stamp Ink Paper #132

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to Tuesday and another Stamp Ink Paper challenge!  I hope you’ll come and play along with us!

I grabbed a couple of likely-seeming stamp sets and some dies – settling on the Birthday Wit (2018 Occasions) and the Sweet Cupcake (Annual) stamp sets, and the Cupcake Cutout Framelits.  Then I added some Picture Perfect Birthday DSP from the Occasions catalog and…take a look-see:

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #132 is a theme challenge!  Cake Walk anyone?

I grabbed a couple of likely-seeming stamp sets and some dies – settling on the Birthday Wit (2018 Occasions) and the Sweet Cupcake (Annual) stamp sets, and the Cupcake Cutout Framelits.  Then I added some Picture Perfect Birthday DSP from the Occasions catalog and…take a look-see:

Because I needed a little help – on top of the theme! 😉 – I took a gander at the Viva La Verve sketch for help with the layout…

I started with a graphic paper from the Picture Perfect Birthday DSP Stack (one side is graphics and the other side is photos!) and Fast Fuse’d it to a Lemon Lime Twist mat for the card front.

The horizontal element is a simple strip of Whisper White, embossed in the new Simple Stripes TIEF, matted on Lemon Lime Twist and Fast Fuse’d to the card front.

Then I used one of those fun photo-papers, and matted it on Lemon Lime Twist.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue to adhere it.  I wrapped a length of Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon around the whole thing, securing it in the back with some Fast Fuse.

I created a cupcake with the Sweet Cupcakes stamp set – this is three-step stamp set – I used Peekaboo Peach for the “frosting” and Pool Party for the cupcake paper.  These stamps are made so that you can use just one color and you still get great 3-D images! 🙂  I cut them both out with their matching die in the Cupcake Cutouts Framelits.  Then I decided I didn’t want white borders – so I snipped the excess off.

I stamped some candles in Berry Burst and Bermuda Bay ink and fussy cut them (same reason – didn’t want the white border!).  I adhered a couple to the card front with Liquid Glue and a couple of Mini Dimensionals,  Then I adhered the cupcake liner over the ribbon with Liquid Glue and popped the frosting on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added the rest of the candles with Liquid Glue.  To decorate the cupcake, I used Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins and Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

For the sentiment, I colored the stamp from Birthday Wit using Stampin’ Write Markers – Peekaboo Peach, Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist – and stamped it on a piece of scrap Whisper White.  Then I fussy cut the colored words.  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add just the words “This is” to the card front in Berry Burst, then adhered the words with Liquid Glue.

To finish up, I tied a faux bow with a short length of the Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add two more sentiments from Birthday Wit in Berry Burst and Bermuda Bay.  Then across the bottom I added some sparkles from Birthday Wit in Daffodil Delight.  Each “sparkler” got a Sweet Cupcakes candle in Berry Burst or Bermuda Bay.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

I repeated the sparkler candles across the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope…

…and gave the envelope flap some more of the Picture Perfect Birthday DSP – you kinda knew that was coming, didn’t you?!!

Et Voila!  Not my usual kind of card, for sure, but I like it!  I love the sentiments from Birthday Wit – they’re so cute and fun!  And the Picture Perfect DSP is a perfect foil for those sentiments and the cupcakes from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set!  Hope you like!

Hope you’ll come play with us this week at Stamp Ink Paper! 🙂




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Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Special Bundle Sale!

As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites in the 2018 Occasions Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  

Consider me your own Personal Shopper – but… I’m giving you about a 15% savings on each bundle over the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own.  All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.

As a bonus –  you’ll get a free gift from me when you order!!  Or two free gifts…read on to see what I mean… and I’m also letting you cash in on Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!

Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time!

Picture Perfect Birthday Suite Bundle (Photopolymer)
Sweet Soiree – You can select Wood or Clear
Painted With Love – Wood or Clear
Petal Passion  – Wood or Clear
Brusho Starter Kit – Wood or Clear
Tutti-Frutti (Photopolymer) 
Myths & Magic – Wood or Clear
True Gentleman – Wood or Clear


I’ll also add in a pack of the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes (they’re on page 19 of the Occasions Catalog) when you place an order for one of these bundles.  

Order multiple bundles at the same time…and I’ll throw in a pack of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (page 33)!  🙂

So – if these look good to you, head over to my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Occasions Catalog Bundles page and fill out the form you’ll find there.  There are also pictures of the bundles!  

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration time – I’m going to let you reap those benefits, too!  After each bundle you’ll see noted the number of SAB items that will come with that bundle (Level 1 and/or Level 2) – so please type which ones you’d like into the box in the order form!  If I have any questions, I’ll drop you an e-mail!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice as soon as you order.  Then, on 3 Jan,  I’ll get them ordered and right on the way to you!  Please note: these offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States. 🙂


Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale of the year! You can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order. You can reap the rewards when you shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration!  There are lots of good deals to be had when you SHOP and when you HOST and – when you JOIN!!!   Folks – this is absolutely the best time of year to do all these things – but…JOINING is the best way to get the most for your money!!

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Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for center DSP panel); 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for embossed panel)

Whisper White Card Stock: 1 3/4″ x 5 1/8″ (embossed front panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Cupcake Cutouts die cuts

Picture Perfect DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (front DSP panel); Envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix  

You know how it is when you’re really REALLY excited about doing something or going somewhere?  

That anticipation?

And – have you ever been just a little let down by the actual “thing”?

Well.  Finn sometimes has the same thing happen.

He always ALWAYS wants to go for a ride.


But sometimes, it’s just kinda boring…

Sometimes all you do is go the store and wait for your Mom.  It’s one of the good things about it only being 30 degrees – Mom takes you.  But…you can only people watch for so long.  Then you just gotta lay down and chillax till Mom gets back. 😉

Check the face and the paw.  That’s the Aussie chillaxing pose!

Isn’t it nice that he actually HAS a chillax mode??



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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Sweet Witty Birthday Cupcake for the Stamp Ink Paper #132

  1. Cute card! Love the pile of candles in your cupcake! 🙂 And that pose is calendar worthy. He does hae quite the look going on. 😉

  2. I just love those candles…perfectly stamped. I am already regretting that I didn’t hop on board with your ribbon/paper shares. Have you ever thought of having Finn go to modeling photo shoots? What a hoot that would be.

    • I think so, too! We have some training to do – and a little (lot!) more socialization. But – I kind of think he’d do really well!! Thanks so much, Karen!

  3. Kate

    Oh the ennui!

  4. If ever a dog looked bored…..!
    Love your card. so creative and fabulous fussy cutting.

  5. Kathy L

    This is one cute card! My SIL will definitely be the recipient of this one. Perfect for her! I’m so glad I got this bundle from you. I’m all ready to dive in. Thanks.

  6. Such a wonderful card! Love how your posititoned your candles and sprinkles… it brings so much whimsy to the design. So glad you could join us for Viva la Verve!

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