Apr 9, 2016

Cupcake Love

Hello friends~ Birgit here and I'm excited to be posting my first project for the Dies R Us inspiration blog!
I'll start right off with a couple of birthday cards I made using the really sweet Cupcake dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I started by cutting all the pieces from the cupcake die set in white card stock, except for the liners, which I cut from colored card stock. I added distress inks to color up the cupcake pieces and then assembled them. I cut two Stitched Octagon Layers from Memory Box using white and a coordinating color card stock for each cupcake. I layered the cupcakes on the octagon layers and placed a Cheery Lynn doily behind one and a Taylored Expression fishtail banner behind the other.

My cards feature the following Dies R Us products:

QUICK DESIGN TIP: ~ For die sets than have many small components, try cutting them all out of white card stock and adding the color to each piece using your favorite coloring medium. This saves time by not having to cut all the pieces out individually using different colored card stock and also gives your die cut shapes a softer look.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings~ Birgit 

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  1. mmmm YUMMY cards! Love how you displayed them in the octagon centers. Great toppings too...love the heart and the strawberry makes you think you're eating healthy! Sweet!

  2. those are adorable and I love the shading you did with the distress inks!!

  3. Love how you made all these dies work together .............and your color choices are beautiful. Thank you for sharing such inspirational ideas and your tip.

  4. ooooh, Birgit! Fantastic layers in your pretty cards! I love the happy colors and cupcake theme. What a great idea to use the same focal image, and then mix it up with different coordinating shapes in the background. Thanks for the tip about die cutting in white - I used it this morning! Wonderful cards! hugs, de

  5. Both such pretty cards Birgit and I love anything with cupcakes on! Great tip about the die cutting, it's definitely something I will try.

  6. I am hungry now for a cupcake. love the composition and palette and use of dies and shapes


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