Monday, December 6, 2021

Papertrey Ink Flash Sale {The Sweetest Christmas}

I can't stop with the Christmas cards!!! How about you?? Are you done with your Christmas crafting and want to move on to Valentine's Day or are you still embracing the season? I'd love to hear your opinion because I can pick some Valentine's Day stamp sets for the upcoming Papertrey Ink Flash Sales if you like! Just leave a comment with your preference and I will definitely keep it in mind as I pick for the next few weeks!
My card for today uses some older favorites paired with some of the new stamps/dies you may have recently added to your collection! I saw a darling illustration of some Christmas cupcakes that inspired today's card! I wanted to incorporate each and every sweet detail and with this combination of products, I was able to achieve the look I was going for!

The Sweet Celebration Die was the perfect choice to bring these sweet treats to life! I die cut one liner from Aqua Mist cardstock and added some Ocean Tides ink around the edges for some dimension. The other liner is die cut using Bitty Big: Pure Poppy pattern paper with Scarlet Jewel ink around the edges. I wanted it to look there was an actual cupcake underneath the frosting so I got creative with some paper, punches, and the liner die to achieve this.
I used an old SU! oval punch, but you could use any oval die from your stash. I cut it from Fine Linen cardstock and then lined the liner up with the domed top to create the actual cupcake shape.

As you can see, once that was done, it nests perfectly with the liner. I glued it slightly below the liner so that it would be seamless. I did add some darker brown ink around the edges to give it that "golden brown" baked look.
I die cut the frosting from Rustic White cardstock to give it some added detail. I thought that the little specks in the paper could represent vanilla bean flecks! ha ha! I added some Aqua Mist ink around the edges of the red liner cupcake and Weathervane ink around the edges of the other cupcake. I glued the frosting pieces together using liquid glue and set them aside to dry.

I needed some holly leaves and berries that would be the right scale so I opted for the new Corner It: Festive Holiday that was released last month. I have used it so much this past month! The little red bow is also from the coordinating Corner It: Festive Holiday Die. I cut it from Pure Poppy cardstock and added some Scarlet Jewel ink around the edges using a blender brush.

I die cut the focal oval using the Nesting Basics: Ovals and the Nesting Basics: Pierced ovals. I wanted a sentiment that worked nicely with the sweet cupcake theme and of course this one that says "Wishing you the sweetest holiday season" was the PERFECT choice! It is from the new Just Sentiments: Holiday Tags stamp set that is part of the latest release! I'm obsessed with it and have used it so much!

I cut a panel of Spring Rain cardstock measuring 4 by 5 1/4 inches and layered a piece of pattern vellum over the top. I secured it strategically with glue under some of the hidden polka dots and at the top and bottom where the Splendid Snowflakes Border Die is attached. Once that was one, I was able to assemble all of the design pieces using both liquid glue and foam squares. I also tucked a few snowflakes from the Holiday Cheer Overlay Collection. I finished the cupcakes off with holly, sprinkles, and a sticker candy cane. Of course I couldn't forget the glitter and a few Moonshine Sequins. Thanks for fluttering by!
P.S. My sister has been giving me the Hallmark Cupcake Collection ornaments for quite a few years now. I thought it would be fun to share some quick pictures of those! These look so perfect on my kitchen Christmas tree! Each and every one would be so cute to recreate in paper form!



Becky Green said...

What a FUN CARD, Kelly! Sugary Sweets are the thing for Christmas! Making some here now. I think your Hallmark Ornaments are SO NICE! You have a GOOD SISTER! LOL I think these ornaments would look GREAT re-made in FELT, using dies of course! ;)HOPE you had a SUPER THANKSGIVING! ;)

Fred. said...

Another beautiful card! I love your style! Those cupcake ornaments are sooo cute!

Conniecrafter said...

Sweet cupcake card, how fun your sister has given you all those cupcake ornaments

Kelly Lunceford said...

You’re always so sweet! Thank you so much!🥰🥰🥰

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you so much!🥰

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you so much!🥰

Marcia Hill said...

What a sweet and yummy looking card Kelly...I'm loving that you're still doing Christmas cards (not quite ready for Valentine's Day yet!)! And your cupcake ornaments are awesome and what a great idea to have as decorations for a kitchen Christmas it!! Hugs. :0)

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you so much, Marcia! You’re so sweet!🥰❤️🥰