Thursday, January 20, 2011

Cocoa Powder Embossed Cupcake with Stampin' Up!'s new Create A Cupcake set!

This card was so fun to make using the new Build A Cupcake Punch and Create a Cupcake stamp set.  I enjoyed using the Mojo Monday sketch 172 for it as well as the new Sale-A-Bration Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper (which also comes with a Quick Accents Pack perfect for scrapbooking or quick cards!).  I used cocoa powder mixed with my clear embossing powder over Chocolate Chip Craft Ink for a chocolate scent for my card. (It does give the cupcake top a matte rather than shiny look.)

Mini Tutorial:

I also wanted to show you an easy and green way to punch just what you want from your Cupcake Punch...simply cut a strip of designer series paper or cardstock the width of the part you want to punch and slide it into the punch.  Especially if you are going to stamp first, it is really helpful to use just a strip of cardstock for perfect punch placement. When you punch your cupcake wrapper, just a bit of Chocolate Chip carstock will be wasted this way.

The fluffy icing is just as easy....

A tiny strip of your favorite red (Real Red shown below) is perfect for the little cherry. :) You can also slide in a tiny scrap of Daffodil Delight for your candle flame.

Some stampers were surprised by this locally, so I thought I should share how easy this punch is to use online as well.


Tandra said...

Hi Rhonda! Great idea with the strips of paper! cute card too!

Bev Dahl said...

Thanks Rhonda. I forget to tell people about this also. finally someone much more savvy than I actually took the initiative to put it in pictures!
You are great! Great blog, too!

Ellen Pruett (aka Chipper) said...

Love how you used the strips of card stock so you only get what's needed and not being wasteful....

Also love the fact that you added cocoa powder to make the scratch and sniff!

A+ on this card!!!

Bev Gomez said...

Thanks for the great tip Rhonda! SO sweet of you!!!! Great projects for your blog hop! Love all of them!