Sunday, June 9, 2013

Seize The Cupcake! - Taylored Expressions & Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #214! 8-)

Hi all! And a Very Happy Sunday to you! Hope you all been having a Wonderful weekend..8-) Today I'm back to share Taylored Expressions is Sponsoring the Fabulous Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #214 and I am so thrilled to be joining in all the Fun!! Yay!  And to make it even more fun we are focusing on Birthday Cards/creations in honor of Taylor's Birthday, happening later this week! Whoo Hoo!! And are you ready for the Best part?... There's an Awesome prize up for grabs: the full-size stamp set, Sweet Friends, will be given to one lucky challenge participant! How Cool is that!! 8-) So I sure hope you can play along with us!

For each challenge, there's an inspiration cupcake and you make a card or other craft project that is inspired by the cupcake.  Here is this week's cupcake... (linked to original source):

And here's what I came up with especially for Taylor's Birthday... 8-)

I stayed focused on the Soft Dreamy colors & the Cupcakes, since I know Taylor LOVES Cupcakes! 8-)  I Stamped my Sweet TE Build a Treat Cupcakes with Memento Tuxedo Black, did a bit of paper piecing & added a touch of shading with my Trusty Copics. I cut them out with the help of TE's Build a Treat Tops & Bottoms Dies and popped them up with bits of foam tape.. My mats and BG layers were created with Kraft CS, Choice Butter Cream CS, Lavender CS from my stash, dp's from Echo Park's Everyday Eclectic, for the Seafoam & Chartreuse parts and various unknown scraps from my stash for the Lavender parts...8-) To finish it all up I added touch of distressing with Colorbox Frost White ink, stamped my fun Build a Treat Sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black. I also added a Sweet little Flower created with TEs' Flower Box Sprigs & flowers Dies, topped with cute little gem, some fun polka dot ribbon and last but not least lol, I created a Fun custom made Envelope with the Super Cool We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board!....8-)

And just for fun! I also made some Sweet Cupcake Birthday tags for my stash... ;-)
I pretty much used all the same supplies as my Card with the addition of  TE's Frame it up 1 Die, TE's Label Stacklets 3 Dies & TE's Circles BIG Background Stamp for my Tag bases... Also TE's From the Heart Frame Die to frame up my Sweet little Cupcakes and Also some sparkly eyelets just For Fun!... 8-)

Now make sure to stop on over at the Cupcake Inspirations Blog & check out all the Darling creations the rest of the Terrificly Talented Designers have in store for your inspiration! 8-)

Here are the items I used on my projects today...

Hope you all have a Super day & Thanks so much for Stopping by! 8-)
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Yummy! Love those sweet cupcakes, and those gorgeous little tags, great die cut shapes!

  2. You've actually made me hungry for a cupcake now, thanks! LOL Those cupcakes look dreamy in those shades of lavender & aqua, and the tags are ever so cute too! Isn't that envelope maker fun to play with too?! This is one sweet post Shannon ;)

  3. MMM, I could fancy a cupcake right now!! They look delicious! Love the purple! Well this is my last comment of today. Sorry, I was a little bit behind! Have a great sunday, Colinda

  4. beautiful creations, thank you so much for joining us over at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  5. Awesome composition...those stamps and dies are such wonderful tools to use, but you brought it all together and mastered the feel of soft, creamy and the ice cream parlor ambience.

  6. Magnificent job with those colors, Shannon! Of course, you know I love the purple especially. What a fabulous ribbon. (Great post title!) :-D

  7. OMGoodness!!!! Shannon, these are the yummiest cupcakes I've ever seen! LOVE all that purple! Fantastic card!

  8. Oh Wow! these are gorgeous Shannon!! you've used the inspiration photo beautifully… I love the colour combo… SO pretty… those cupcakes look really scrummy and I love the gorgeous papers and embellies… the ribbon is just perfect! :-)
    Hope you're having a lovely weekend hun!
    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog!
    Hugs Sue xx

  9. Such beautiful projects Shannon! Those cupcakes look scrumptious! I love how you topped them off with a pretty little bloom!

  10. I would love to seize that cupcake - doesn't it look delicious!?! Speaking of delicious - your card is pretty yummy too!!

  11. Your cards are YUMMY and those tags are so FAB! I LOVE the shape and the BGs you used!

  12. Gorgeous projects, Shannon! Love the yummy lavender cupcakes! Such a sweet card and beautiful tags!

  13. Sweet cupcake cards and tags! Gorgeous color and love the purple polka dot ribbon!

  14. OMGosh Shannon, gorgeous creations!! I love the beautiful colors and your fabulous paper piecing!
    Hugs, Tammy

  15. Yum, cupcakes!!! I love the colors you used, so perfect together! Fabulous card.
    <3 Emily L.


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