Sunday, December 3, 2017

Christmas Cupcake

Hi friends! It's Sunday and that means time for a new challenge at The Paper Players. This week the wonderful and talented Laurie is our hostess with a theme challenge: Christmas Baking.

I have very little in the way of baking themed stamps, in fact, this cupcake set is just about it! My first thought was that cupcakes aren't very Christmas-y, but a Pinterest search for Christmas cupcakes proved me wrong. Wow, some of them are like little works of art! Anyway, I dressed my cupcake up in some Christmas paper and adorned it with holly leaves. My custom sentiment was created using three different stamp sets. Finally, a few pearls colored with a red Sharpie and some Wink of Stella on the frosting added a bit of shine. 

I am also playing along with two other challenges today. I was inspired by the red plaid and white dish ware in the inspiration photo at Fusion, and at Addicted to CAS the Code Word is Sweets.  

Stamp Sets: Cupcakes (Avery Elle), Joy to the Woods, Costume Party (Lawn Fawn), Christmas (Simon Says Stamp), Hand Lettered Holiday (W plus 9)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Here Comes Santa (Doodlebug), Perfectly Plaid Christmas (Lawn Fawn)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: Copic
Tools: Big Shot, Wonky Stitched Rectangle Dies (My Favorite Things), Cupcakes Dies (Avery Elle), Joy to the Woods Dies (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories: Pearls (Stampin' Up), Wink of Stella

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment, and then head over to visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players. We hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too! 

Inky hugs :)


  1. Sandy, this is adorable! I love that glittery icing and those red pearls! The plaid is always a hit with me! Such a fun card! Have a wonderful week, My Friend! XX

  2. Hi Sandy, Love the whole card! I can see the shimmer on that sweet whipped cream. I also like the cupcake paper.
    Did you start shopping yet?
    xoxo :)

  3. Fabulous! Love the softer red tones, gorgeous plaid BG and fab cupcake case x

  4. We thought alike! Cute cupcake, and I love the bit of sparkle and shine.

    Have a great day!

  5. The holly paper on the cupcake is really Christmassy and I like they way the cake picks up the colours of the background DSP. Lovely card!

  6. I love your cute Christmassy cupcake Sandy, especially the glittery frosting - yum! Perfect with the festive plaid background too.

  7. Cute, cute, cute! Love the patterned cupcake wrapper!

  8. For having a limited "baking" supply, you sure nailed this challenge. Love that yummy cupcake and the plaid DSP!

  9. Oh your coloring is divine! I love the soft shading and sprinkle of sugar on that cupcake!

  10. Great job at working with what you had...I would have done the same thing! This cupcake is Christmassy and adorable too! Well done!

  11. I love this cute and sweet card :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS - Ellenor

  12. Cute, cute, ca-ute! Love the plaid paper in the background and the super fun cupcake liner. Sweet little holly accent on the cupcake too. Just adorable, Sandy!

  13. Super cute! Love how you "Christmased" up the cupcake!!