Saturday, March 14, 2015

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #300

Hey Everyone!  It has been a while since I've been on here and have posted, and Ive been meaning to fix that, so here's a new card for you.  

Cupcake Inspiration is celebrating 300 challenges and therefore has 3 different challenges to enter,  I have decided to take part in the colour challenge simply because they are colours that I rarely if ever pair together, and was wanting to challenge myself and see what I could come up with.  Sometimes I find it hard to do something new, or different...I find we stick to what we are comfortable with, and sometimes don't think outside the box to much.  I do however think that if we think outside the box we can create something beautiful and really surprise ourselves.

This is the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge that I took part in: 

There is so much that you could do with this challenge.  When I saw it I knew creating a card that I could add to my stock of Birthday cards would be great.  Birthday cards are something you can never have enough of...but Birthday Cards for Boys seem to be hard to keep on hand.

So without further ado here's stye front of the card

Here is the image that I selected...I think he is just the cutest

Heres the side view of the card

Because I can never have enough cards for boys, and like to stock pile cards, I decided to use the scraps that I had to create a couple of the same card

I am pretty proud of this card...I inked the background with a stencil and a couple different colours distress inks, and I love how it turned out!


Acrylic Block - tool used for stamping 
Paper Trimmer - used to cut the paper
Black Ink - used to stamp the image and sentiment
Letraset Promarkers - used to colour the image
Birthday Monkey - main image on the card
It's Your Birthday - stamp set that the sentiment came from
Stencil - used to ink the background for the card
Distress Ink - used to ink the stencil with for the background
Ribbon - Offray Turquoise
Ribbon - Offray Forest Green
Tags -  used 3 sizes to make the main tag
Circle Dies - used to stamp and matt the sentiment on 
Double Sided Tape - used to attach everything together 
Foam Adhesive - used to pop the monkey up off the paper
Wink of Stella - used to add shimmer to the bottom of the cupcakes
Glossy Accents - used to add shine to the candy ontop of the cupcake

The coloured Paper (green and blue) are from my stash of scraps, so unfortunately there isn't a link for them.  I think they could be from those Michael's packages of paper.

I hope that you guys enjoy the card, and I will see you all again really soon!


  1. Such a super CAS card! Great idea to make several...they are so cute! So glad you joined us for our 300th challenge! FYI--a new challenge starts tomorrow. Hope to see more of your great cards!
    Hugs, Debbie, DT Sweetie!

  2. Love these cute cards! Thanks so much for joining in the fun for the Cupcakes Inspirations 300th Challenge Celebration!

  3. Adorable! Just puts a smile on your face! Thanks for playing our 300th Celebration at Cupcakes Inspiration!