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Cup Cakes and Stickles – Card Making

Cupcake card - OrangeAs I mentioned in a previous post, I have been playing with the papers and stamps from the Nook & Pantry collection by Basic Grey.

In the stamp set for the cupcakes, you build the cupcake with separate stamps.  For instance the image on this card is made up from a cupcake case, then I added the icing in pink, finally the sprinkles/half cherry.

I did colour the cupcake case with pens.

The “keep calm and eat a cupcake” quote is a stamp from the set.

Using the Nook & Pantry Cupcake stamps

I printed a number of cakes, colouring their cases in different colours and adding some stickles.


I then cut around one and made a card.




I added some self adhesive lace and a simple tied ribbon, and with the background patterned paper and double matting of the cupcake image, the card was finished.

 Below is a close-up, could have been used for valentines day, I suppose, with regard to the colour scheme!

cupcake-card-red-close up

Close up pictures of the Fairy Birthday Cake

I’ve had a few requests for more pictures of the cake which I iced for Honey’s 6th Birthday last month (posted at THIS post), so here are some close ups of the cake (below).


I did use some scrapbooking supplies on this project!  The wings are cut from a sheet of acetate and I used Stickles to draw the wing patterns.  I also used some stickles around the doll’s forehead and hair to make her a little more sparkly (it was actually a Cinderella doll!)


I coloured some white ready made fondant icing with blue food dye and after covering the main skirt, I cut thin strips of both blue and white icing to make the twisted tendrils and then piped the darker blue which was just icing sugar and water (and colour) and I have to admit to being a little on the runny side!


The cake itself (inside) was created using 3 pre-made chocolate sponges (victoria sponge type) – on of top of the other.  I still then had to pile the off-cuts to the top as the dolls legs were sooooo long!  I didn’t want to destroy the doll (as it was another gift for Honey) so I carefully wrapped the bottom half of the doll’s dress and legs in cling film before making the cake around her!