Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Chocolate Ribbon Cupcake & Cupcake Birthday Card

Hey Guys! Got a couple more projects to share with you today. I actually made these a few weeks back but haven't had a chance to post on my blog. Still playing catch up, as you can see.
A dear friend of mine celebrated her birthday recently by hosting a super fun challenge on Youtube. She asked everyone to make her a cupcake or anything depicting sweets. I guess we know what she's craving. She is 8 months pregnant after all, lol. I had never made a cupcake before ( well not one made out of paper) so I jumped at the challenge. And believe me it was! I don't understand how something as easy as making a cupcake liner could be so hard. But it was for me! I was having such a hard time getting the liner to adhere to my cup base. Too much of a perfectionist I guess. So after 3 botched tries, here's what I came up with.

Chocolate Ribbon Cupcake
I used a paper cup as my base for the cupcake. I cut it to stand 2 inches tall and adhered the scored liner to it with hot glue. The cupcake liner is 2 strips of paper, scored at 1/4 and glued end to end. I added a bit of lace and some pearls at the bottoms because I didn't want it to look to plain and I placed my cupcake on top of a die cut doily. I just love the way the brown satin ribbon looks like real chocolate. Almost good enough to eat huh? A few pearl " sprinkles" and a "cherry" on top finish off my sweet cupcake.
Cupcake Birthday Card
Inspired by my chocolate cupcake, I decided to create a coordinating card. I used the leftover scored strip from my cupcake and punched one edge with my MS punch. The top of the cupcake was created with a bunch of little punched out flowers using brown cardstock. I then added small pearls as sprinkles and topped it off with a pink flower sprinkled with diamond dust. I love the cute sentiment too! It's a Stampendous stamp I picked up at Michael's. It was just perfect for my card.
 Here's another view of the card. You can see I finished the inside as well. I kept it pretty simple so I can have lots of room for my message.
And here are my 2 cupcake projects side by side. I think they turned out real " sweet" and I hope you like them as well. My friend got a kick out of them and that always puts a smile on my face.
Until next time, my friends. Take care and I'll see you all real soon!


  1. Now you made me hungry for chocolate cupcakes....going to have to find some! I am little late with saying thank you for the kind message you left on my blog. I am on holiday so getting on the net has been limited to a few minutes here and there when there is a connection. It meant a lot to me to read your sweet comments - thank you.

    1. You are quite welcome! I really did love your tag. Hope you have a wonderful holiday.