Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Your Next Stamp Challenge #44

Your Next Stamp Challenge

Yay! I have another Your Next Stamp Challenge today! This time I'm your hostess and since I love shaped cards, that's our challenge - no plain square or rectangle shaped cards!

Here's mine:


I just love the Make a Wish set and have wanted to make a cupcake shaped card ever since I saw this post by Jin (one of my card making idols!!). I've had the Build a Cupcake graphic set for a long time and have been meaning to play with it, but couldn't think what I wanted to do. After I saw Jin's post, I found my inspiration!

I basically followed Jin's instructions and added one little twist: since I wanted to incorporate the Make a Wish stamp set, I traced the candle image into Make The Cut, set it the same size as the stamp, and made a shadow layer off of the traced image. I welded that onto the card base and that's how I got the candle shape to cut out on the top!

To finish off the card, I added the sentiment from the set on a tag, tied with some hand dyed seam binding. All the paper is from the old Basic Grey Two Scoops paper pad.

We hope you'll play along with us! One lucky participant will be drawn at random to win this stamp: Rock Star Fhinn

You don't have to use YNS images on your card, but if you do you'll get a double entry in the draw!

Also, I'll choose my favorite card, and that winner will get the YNS Challenge "Top Pick" blinkie to proudly display on their blog PLUS $5 in YNS Stamp Bucks! You must use a YNS image to be eligible to be chosen for Top Pick.

Full details can be found at the YNS Challenge Blog. TFL!


  1. Love this fabulous card Maureen! I had so much fun making shape cards for your challenge that I've already made 2 more - YAY! FUN!

  2. This is wonderful, love the cupcake, it is making me hungry!


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