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Sunday, October 6, 2013

IBS New Release - Cupcakes and Balloons


Today's post title suggests a birthday party, right?  Well it IS!!  It's Inspired By Stamping's second birthday and we're celebrating with wonderful new stamp sets and lots of contests, prizes and even a free offer!

Today's card would be suitable for either a guy or gal.  I know guys like cupcakes (my hubby sure does), so why NOT put a cupcake on a guy card?  I used the Create A Cupcake stamp set.  There are a lot of fun elements to this set allowing you to mix and match frostings and bases, plus add all kinds of fun embellishments, i.e. a cherry, strawberry, sprinkles, candles, etc.

I followed the sketch, one of four, in the 4-sketch challenge that starts today over on Joanna's blog.

The paper used is from the Boy Digital Paper and Printables also being offered by Joanna.  I used stamps from the also-new It's Your Birthday, Chalkboard Birthday, and Celebrating Two Years sets to create my own designer paper, and I reduced one of the digital papers to paper piece the cupcake base.  I love the flexibility of digital papers when designing coordinating pieces.

I used Glossy Accents on the berry to make it stand out a bit and colored the paper pieced frosting with Copics before stamping the sprinkles.

The inside was stamped with more stamps from the aforementioned sets which coordinate with each other so easily.

Thank you for joining me today, and don't forget to check out the other DT members to see what gorgeous goodies they have prepared for you!

Create A Cupcake

Celebrating Two Years

A few useful bits of Birthday Bash Information (check out the freebie and discounts!)...

  • Today starts the 4-sketch challenge - details are on Joanna's blog!
  • All sets will be available for purchase on October 10th, 7 p.m. Brisbane time (5 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) in the IBS store.
  • Free shipping on all orders over $25 for 48 hours only -- September 10th, 7 p.m. Brisbane time to September 12th, 7 pm Brisbane time (5 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) -- coupon code is Birthday
  • All stamp sets will be offered at a 10% discount
  • Purchase $50 of product and receive Vintage Happy Birthday FREE for the entire month of October (no code needed).
  • Take 30% off all Birthday stamp sets ---coupon code is IBSBIRTHDAY
  • All ribbon and flowers marked down 25% - 50%, no coupon required
  • Dies are on sale - 25% off
  • 1 winner each day will receive the entire Birthday Bash Release, including all stamp sets, paper, printables and frames! Just leave a comment at owner Joanna Munster's blog each day for your chance to win. Each winner will be randomly selected and announced on the Winner's Page on October 12.  (Only one comment per person, please)
Happy crafting!


Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shea! Wonderful cupcake card - I'm impressed how a doily actually works in a masculine card! Really great card! hugs, de

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card inside and out!! Love what you did with the boy paper by adding some of the stamped images!! Great card!!

Anna Jernigan said...

Gorgeous card, both inside and outside! I love how you coordinated the papers with piecing and stamping inside, what a stunning final result!
Yeah, it's hard to imagine it's already been two years for IBS, what a fantastic ride thus far! Kudos!
TFS, your lovely card, and talent!

Shani Thomas said...

Mucho cuteness here, Shea! Great card!

Leah said...

What a fabulous card Shea! I love how it really can be given for either a guy or gal :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome job! Love that stamped bg~

Rebecca Deeprose said...

What a sweet card Shea!! Great colors and fabulous details inside and out!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very sweet card! Love the cupcake with the shiny berry!

Rose said...

FAB card inside as well as outside my friend :)