15 October 2020

Birthday Cupcakes

Hello there, if you have followed me for a while, you will know that I make a lot of cards for design/guest design work. For this, I mainly need to stick to that companies products (makes sense!) but when I make cards for myself, I love combining products from different companies. Especially ones where I can personalise the card for the recipient. My niece turned 12 last month and this is the card that I made for her.

I started off by die cutting the MFT Frosted Cupcakes Die-namics. I cut the wrapper from cream cardstock and blended the bottom part with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink. For the frosting, I used MFT Sno Cone and Berrylicious (sadly now discontinued) cardstock for one and MFT Grapescicle and Grape Jelly Cardstock for the other. The candles were cut with the same colours but I used a lemon cardstock for the flame and went over it with Copic Markers (Y17, Y11) for some added dimension. I also coloured the wick black. 

For the cupcake faces, I used the smile and cheeks from the MFT Hey Ghoul Die-namics and cut them from pink and black cardstocks. Once the cupcakes were assembled (using liquid glue), I then added googly eyes for some added fun. They were then set aside while I worked on the background. I first placed the Taylored Expressions Rectangle Masking Stencil on to the front of an A2 white card base. On top of that, I placed the Simon Says Stamp Extra Large Dots Stencil. Using blended brushes, I then blended on Tim Holtz Wilted Violet and Broken China Distress Inks. The stencils were then removed. 

I took the numbers from the Concord & 9th Tall Type Numbers Dies and die cut the 1, 2 and 'th' three times each from MFT Grape Jelly Cardstock. They were layered up one on top of another and added to the card with liquid glue. I then took the sentiments from the Concord & 9th Tiny Tagalongs Stamp Set and stamped the happy and birthday on to MFT Black Licorice Cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. They were cut in to strips and added to the card with foam tape. The cupcakes were then also added with foam tape below. To finish off, I added Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen to the 12th and the darker frosting on the cupcakes. 


Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.

How about you? When making a card do you stick to one company or do you love to combine different ones depending on the products? I would love to hear your thoughts. Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today. I really do appreciate it. I hope that you are well and staying safe. Take care! 


  1. This is fantastic! Amazing card Michelle. All the details on it are so gorgeous, the colours are divine! Your niece is sure to love it 💕💕💕

  2. I love this cards and I think the color combinations are perfect and the mixing of the dies very very clever. Thanks for sharing your niece's card with us.


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