Sunday, August 30, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #22...

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. -Kahlil Gibran

Happy Sunday! Today marks the last day of Summer Vacation here in son starts 1st Grade tomorrow! WOW...bittersweet, every Mothers biggest wish...and Biggest Fear!

Today I have a Very Sweet Cupcake for is happy and Cheery...and Cherry, too! :) I love the way Le Cupcake embossed the fondant and the cherry is just so Perfect!

For my card I HAD to break out the Early Bird paper...the cherries are just so Perfect for this challenge! I used the Fall to Layout for this week and just cut a bunch of squares, adhered them and added a sentiment from So Sweet by Elzybells. I made the Crystal Cherries...just colored some Clear Crystals with copic markers, then drew the stems and added leaves (I made the leaves from the petals of some small Prima flowers!)

The inside is blank in case I have a lot to write inside, for someone so sweet! ;)

Stamps: So Sweet (Elzybells)
Paper: Black & Vanilla CS (PTI,) Early Bird (Cosmo Cricket, In Stock Now!!)
Ink: Copic Markers, Brown Stampin Write Marker for stems
Misc: Clear Crystals, Prima Flower

I would like to introduce this week's Guest Sweetie, Anna F!!! Anna has been playing along with the CIC for weeks and has held a spot on the Top 5 Numerous times! Click HERE to see her Wonderfully Shimmery creation! Here is a little sneak peek at her card as well as a few tastes from the Sweeties:

Don't forget to check out what the other Sweeties have created this week as well...

If you play along this week make sure to add a direct link to your creation on Mr Linky below by Saturday, Sept 5th at 9 pm MT. If you upload to a public gallery like SCS or PCP make sure to use keyword CIC22 so we can easily find you. Remember, no cupcake stamps are required! I will post the Top 5 next Sunday!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Aren't you clever with those cute cherries! Great layout and paper Rachel!

  2. I LOVE this!! And I love how you did the cherries and leaves!

  3. This is perfect!! Why do I NOT think of these things?!!

  4. What a great layout and love how you made the sentiment the main focus

  5. Great minds think alike... we both used the cherry paper from Early Bird! This is fabulous, Rachel! I love your little crystal cherries!

  6. Beautifully done! I love the rhinestone cherries!

  7. Fun card Hope...Love the paper (I just bought that paper)and you used it in such a great way. Love your cherry bling too!

  8. I love your card. It's one of my favorite sketches, but the ones I've seen have different paper in each square. I like how you kept it all the same and then popped the sentiment. So artistic!

  9. Love all the cherries and the bling cherry...I just want to eat a cupcake now, I should go make some! :)

  10. Another fun inspiration picture! And LOVE your card - that cherry paper is delish!

  11. This is the cutest girlie!! Hugs,


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