Saturday, July 11, 2009

Penguin Cupcake

Today's card is based on the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #14 at the Hope Stamps Eternal blog. I went very literal again as I HAD to use the Imaginisce penguins that I'm sure the cupcakes were based on:

It's also for Paper Bloom's Shape Up Challenge, which is to make a shaped card.

In case you can't tell, the top of the cupcake is supposed to be a little island and the bottom is the ocean. Yes, that's real sand on the top! I cut the cupcake and the tree with my Cricut using the Doodlecharms cartridge.

I was going to use the penguin stamps, but they were a little too big for my cupcake so I cut these out of a sheet of patterned paper and they're just the right size! I added some Stardust sparkle to the "ocean" and little rhinestones for the coconuts and on the flower.

I hope you like it and TFL!

Other materials used: blue cardstock - Core'dinations; green and brown cardstock - Bazzill; twine and sentiment (Mixed Messages set) - Papertrey Ink; Brilliant Blue ink - Stampin' Up!; tag - Cuttlebug.


  1. Love your card it is so super cute!! Love the way you used the twine to hang the sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us on Paper Blooms and entering my giveaway, be sure to check back this coming Wed. :)

  2. So fun!!! Glad someone used those penguins I am sure the cupcakes were based on them!!!

    Love how you used the palm tree like a candle!

  3. So cute and love your design!

  4. That is SO cute!
    I love how the cupcake top looks like the island. So clever!

  5. Adorable! Love how you colored these penguins with their rosy cheeks! And such a fun shape for the card!

  6. how cute :) and to use real sand is to fun!! thanks for playing with us at paperblooms this week and hope to see you next challenge on the 15th


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