These birthday cards made with the Hello Cupcake stamp set look good enough to eat!

The sweet thing is that you can use the same stamp to make frosting for a cupcake OR a dollop of ice cream in any flavor you’d like!

Let’s start with the basic cupcake and add my favorite chocolate frosting…

 Grapefruit Grove card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″
Gingham paper: 2-1/4″ x 4″
Whisper White rectangle: 2-5/8″ x 4″

Cupcake Card Tips:

  • Cut your card stock base long (4-1/4″ x 11″) instead of wide so you can wrap ribbon all the way around the card front.
  • I’m loving the Rectangle Stitched Framelit DiesThey cut out a nice main piece for your cards with NO MEASURING!!! Cut the rectangle first then stamp so you know where to fit your words and images.
  • The cupcake top was cut out with a framelit die that sold out so fast it made my head spin! You could fussy cut it out with your Paper Snips (no thank you), use your ScanNCut or sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator so you always get the first chance to order new products (that’s what I recommend!)
  • Use Wink of Stella on your frosting to give it a little shimmer and pop it up with dimensionals to make it stand out.

 

Now for a little “out of the box” thinking. It’s always great when you can use your stamps in different ways!

For this next card I took that dollop of frosting and turned it into ice cream!
 Grapefruit Grove card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Gingham paper: 2″ x 5″
Early Espresso rectangle: 2-5/8″ x 4″

 

Let’s take a closer look at that cone…

Ice Cream Cone Card Tips:

  • It’s kinda hard to see, but I used the Tufted Embossing Folder on the ice cream cone. It really looks like a sugar cone! First I cut a triangle out of Crumb Cake card stock then I embossed it. It was trial and error to get the top the right size to fit the ice cream but I did it!
  • That Early Espresso card stock behind the cone was cut out with the Rectangle Stitched Framelit Dies. Remember, NO MEASURING! It doesn’t get easier. Plus it’s got that fun stitching for extra detail.
  • Use Wink of Stella to give your ice cream a little shimmer. Also, pop that scoop up with dimensionals.
  • Stamp your greeting, then punch it out. It’s easier to get your words centered that way.

 

Did that inspire you to make a card? Good! Now go forth and be crafty.

Happy Stamping!
Jessica

 

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