Monday, February 9, 2009

Cherry on Top

Today I participated in the *new* clean and simple challenge on Splitcoast. A group of us decided that we want to shift away from the multi-layered, heavily embellished style that is popular right now on SCS. Nothing against those over-the-top cards--they are fun eye candy--but we also wanted to focus on quick and easy cards for those who are new to stamping, don't have the time to create elaborate cards, or who simply prefer the CAS style.

My card was inspired by this fun Snuggle Flannel found on the JoAnn.com website.

I inked up this a muse sentiment that just arrived in my mailbox today. The third cupcake is on dimensionals to give it some depth, and I added a rhinestone to both for a bit of sparkle.

I apologize for the poor photo. I just can't get good light in my craft room at night.

Stamps: Cherry on top (a muse)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, PTI white
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Accessories: Martha Stewart cupcake punch, rhinestones (The Paper Studio), dimensionals

17 comments:

~amy~ said...

SWEET...lovin' those cupcakes!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Very cute, love the progression of the decorated cupcake! CAS for sure!

~*Joni said...

My kind of card! I love simple and sweet designs. It brings more focus on the actual image than being over embellished. I know that's the trend but I prefer sending out a homemade card with a single stamp rather than a flat rate box. ;)
Your cupcake card is adorable!! I love how that third one is sassier. teehee! Great job Annie!

cadnileb said...

Oh how sweet! Love how only one cupcake has a cherry! How adorable!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

This is SO cute. I like how just one has the cherry to go with the sentiment.

I really want to make CAS cards. I love to see them. And that's how I started card making. But now I just feel like my cards are so naked if I don't have several layers.

Angie Tieman said...

Absolute perfection! The cupcakes are so precious! I wasn't aware of that group, but I better join, I'm a CAS girl too!

Elena said...

So cute! Love the che cherry!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Absolutely love this card. I am so going to check out this group.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Love this. Perfect sentiment for this sweet card. Thanks for the heads up about the new challenge.

Lyn S said...

Clean and simple design...love it!

cardcrazy said...

Very clean and simple, but so pretty! Great job!

Enfys said...

Lovely, I really love the progression of the cupcake on this one
hugs
Enfys

Christine Riley said...

Too cute, love that punch! :)

Stamp and Smile said...

Just YUM-O!! I've been really liking the CAS look... and I thank you for all the LOVELY comments on my blog! You are right, “it’s my blog and I can do what I WANT!” You make me smile... :) It's so happy to have great blogging friends to chat with!! Michelle :)

Lorraine said...

love this card! so sweet and simple and yet so adorable. thanks for sharing!

JoLynn said...

Hot dog! A clean and simple challenge!!! Do they kick you out if you use ribbon? :) Man, I am checking that out!

Karen Kelly said...

C-U-T-E! Love the one rhinestone cherry on the cupcake then the other on the sentiment. Very nice!